The end of 2011 brought an increase in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, closing at 16.1 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
Ask the National Weather Service for the local conditions in Turlock, and you might be surprised what you see.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Women Award. There are three categories of awards including Women of History, Living Pioneers and Young Women (high school seniors to age 24 which includes a cash scholarship).
A major leadership shakeup faces the California High-Speed Rail Authority.
January is a busy time for the Alzheimer's Association. The organization receives an increased number of calls from concerned family members who noticed a change in a loved one during holiday visits. For some families, the holidays are the only time they see elderly relatives. Those visits can be a challenge for children, grandchildren and other family members who see personality changes in their loved one.
Team Depot, a volunteer program for Home Depot employees, is making a difference across the Central Valley. Team members from Sacramento to Turlock volunteer their time to work on construction projects that give back to their community. Team Depot's latest project took them to Oakdale, where they helped a local family regain independence in their own home.
Turlock high school student Miranda Scoles is one of the approximately 5,000 foster youth in California and 40 in Stanislaus County who turned 18 this year, automatically aging-out of the system. In the past, Scoles would have had to face the world without financial support or the help of a social worker.
In January 2008, the Turlock Gospel Mission started serving nightly meals to local homeless and in-need families. Exactly four years later, TGM staff and supporters gathered to celebrate the over 45,591 meals served and prepare for the future of the mission.
An irrigation water outlook termed "critical" just a week ago appears much rosier today, with new forecasts showing heavy rainfall this week.
Construction for a modernization project at Crowell Elementary School ignited a fire inside an empty classroom wing, prompting a school-wide exodus onto the adjacent ball field and track.
An accident at a Turlock auto body shop claimed the life of one of the employees Wednesday afternoon.
Hanna and Dieter Renning both survived an episode of world history that most Americans have only read about. Both Hanna and Dieter were born in Germany during WWII, but they had vastly different experiences. Dieter was made to join the Hitler Youth, and Hanna's family fled the Nazi Party for their lives. The Rennings will share their story at the Jan. 25 meeting of the Association of American University Women Turlock Branch.
The determination of a mother to help her children can be of a boundless supply. Just ask Turlock resident Sarah Mascorro, who for years has been struggling with obstacles in her efforts to have her son, Andrew Mascorro's, medical conditions diagnosed and treated.
Jaskeerat Kaur was named the Turlock Sikh Temple's Student of the Month. She is a second grader at Harmony School in Delhi.
While the Stanislaus County Fair is still six months away, entry deadlines are fast approaching for replacement heifer exhibitors.
Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.
Lourdes Calderon and her sons, George Sanchez, 6, and Victor Sanchez, 4, all of Keyes, turned out for the Keyes Library's Feb. 19 craft session where participants made paper pigeons. The craft was in celebration of Mo Willems, an American writer, animator, and creator of children's books who often uses pigeons in his work.
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.