The dream of becoming a homeowner burst for countless individuals when the housing market collapsed and now even the hope of renting a decent residence is slipping further away from them, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
It was 5:30 a.m. on a Friday and Curt Andre Park was filled with the sounds of grunts and groans that are common with physical struggle. A group of about 10 was lugging a weighted duffle bag 50 feet - bear-crawl style -while another group was running laps, and still another holding a plank pose for as long as each person could.
When you work for something, really put your whole self into it, it's a bit hard to accept when it's all over.
February's unemployment rate in Stanislaus County was up from the month prior, but well below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
The Stanislaus County library system is asking residents to pick up their crochet needles and stitch together some well needed creature comforts for the dogs and cats at the county animal shelter.
Employers must adjust to a changing Valley landscape, including an increasing reliance on social innovation.
Make this St. Patrick's Day more about St. Paddy and less about the paddy wagon. If you've been drinking on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.
Alix Ribeiro is proving that at least one New Year's resolution can stick. Her resolution was to make her community a better place, and, unlike many who soon forgot their goals, she has stuck to her resolution.
The California tobacco tax funds many programs aiming to create smoke-free environments. In Stanislaus County, the DMC Foundation received state grant funding to operate the Fresh Outdoors Project, which is designed to decrease tobacco exposure were people live, work and play. Its mission is "to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, discourage tobacco industry sponsorship, and improve air quality in and around Stanislaus County."
Local girls joined millions of others across the country this week in celebrating a century of Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912, founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, 3.2 million girls are members of Girl Scouts in troops across the country.
The push to keep local libraries funded will begin in earnest next week as the Save Stanislaus Libraries campaign kicks off.
Sunrise was still two hours away when Kurt Jerner slid on his goggles and prepared to enter the Brenda Athletic Club pool on Thursday for his daily swim routine. The Turlock resident is regularly the very first person to dive into the gym's pool.
The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock scholarship program (formerly known as Turlock's Junior Miss) will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Turlock Community Theatre.
CERES – Bingo games resumed in Ceres Friday evening after months' worth of repairs were completed to the fire-damaged Assyrian Club of Urhai bingo hall.
John and Nicole Santos, owners and operators of Santos dairies one and two in Turlock, took home the Collective Bargainers award devoted to excellence in dairy operation at the 2012 National farmers Convention on Jan. 31 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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.
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