Mariah Vitoria doesn't consider herself lucky.
The United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread lunch truck program is starting out the new year with a much-needed financial boost, thanks to Kaiser Permanente.
Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind some key tax provisions that have taken effect in recent years, especially those affecting donations of clothing and household items and monetary donations.
A truckload of donated blankets is making its way to Hurricane Sandy devastated New York residents from Stanislaus County thanks in part to area churches and Casey Moving Systems of Ceres.
After 20 years of being in the midst of obscurity, one of Turlock's original clubs is ready to make a triumphant return to its community.
Looking for an outdoor getaway for New Year's? America's state park systems across the nation will sponsor over 500 guided First Day Hikes on New Year's Day 2013, offering hikers an up-close and personal look at the country's natural beauty.
A long-awaited economic recovery began to take shape in 2012, with major businesses breaking ground throughout the year.
Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most Turlock residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.
A 9-year-old Turlock boy travelling with family for the holidays was killed in a solo vehicle crash along Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County.
Steven Ames, a marketing and economic development expert from Iowa, has been named the new Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Development at the Stanislaus Economic and Workforce Alliance.
Name of business: Blansh International Wholesale Foods
Residents of California can ring in the New Year with five free crape myrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2013.
Salvation Army bell ringer Burt Gilpin got a little help from his grandson and a few musical friends to make spirits brighter on Christmas Eve in front of the Raley's supermarket.
Every December for the past 36 years, members of the Livingston United Methodist Church spend a day recreating a Japanese New Year's tradition - Mochi Tsuki, or rice pounding.
The decision was touted as nothing less than "historic" by Turlock Irrigation District Director Michael Frantz.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
NAME OF BUSINESS: Batteries Plus Bulbs
A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.
Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.
The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.