Crowell Elementary fourth grader Emily Van Gorder will never forget her recent trip to USCG Base Alameda for the commissioning of the USGCS Stratton. First Lady Michelle Obama was in attendance to launch the first Coast Guard cutter to be named after a woman, Capt. Dorothy C. Stratton, who helped establish the Women's Reserve of the Coast Guard in 1944.
The local dairy industry is now accepting applications from young women wishing to compete for the District 6 Dairy Princess crown.
Hughson Nut teamed up with Cenergy Power to complete one of the largest solar photovoltaic systems in the area with a 50,000-square-foot almond processing facility on Verduga Road in Hughson.
From the well-worn saddles, riding and ranching photos, cowboy hats and other memorabilia crowding the walls to the battered doors and long wooden bar, the H-B Saloon is rated by many the best cowboy bar in California and has long been associated with the Oakdale Rodeo that happens each year just a little further east along F Street from the establishment.
There's a serious deficit in Stanislaus County, and it's not the budget.
The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross, which includes Stanislaus and Tuolumne Counties, is looking for local people who have gone above and beyond in helping their neighbors to honor at the annual Heroes Breakfast.
Spring break has finally arrived for local students - offering a short reprieve from school work and ample time to catch up on a little fun.
Turlock Irrigation District directors may increase the available irrigation water this year, thanks to better than expected rainfall – and a potential windfall of water from the City and County of San Francisco.
A Turlock mother, who has taken up the mantle of researching autoimmune diseases after her son's diagnosis, is planning a benefit walk for the end of April.
Students from Turlock Nursery School went on an Easter walk Thursday morning to Willard Anderson's home garden in Turlock. Anderson owns a home near the school, and opened his garden to the students. The trip tied into the student's reading of "Peter Rabbit and the Briar Patch." At Anderson's garden they followed the trails like little bunnies.
The number of fatalities on California's highways and roads has reached a new low according to the latest data from the California Department of Transportation.
Army Pfc. Matthew U. Vazquez has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 440 incidents during the month of March, which included a total of 304 emergency medical service calls.
An important deadline is almost here for independent junior exhibitors planning to enter their goats, sheep or swine at the 2012 Merced County Fair. The date to remember is April 16.
A veteran of the newsroom, Hank Vander Veen, has joined the Turlock Journal as its new general manager.
The sisters of the Alpha Pi Sigma sorority at California State University, Stanislaus are working to increase awareness and equality for disabled individuals through their newfound partnership with The Society for Disabilities.
Spring is in the air and jelly beans are on the shelves of grocery stores across the country which means Easter is fast approaching.
Nonstop flights between the cities of Modesto and Los Angeles are closer to becoming a reality, says DestinationLAX - a campaign striving to collect $1 million in nonbinding pledges as proof that the local community would support the new air service.
Last week may have been National Volunteer Week but the efforts made by local individuals and organizations in Merced County are lasting contributions that will boost the local community all year long.
The Turlock Chaplaincy held their fifth annual 5K/10K Fun Run Saturday with more than 100 participants joining in the festivities.
In preparation for what is expected to be a busier than normal fire season the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is adding more fire fighters to their ranks.