The 10th season of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is starting Thursday.
Halloween can be scary, especially for little ones.
Handling a tarantula or pet lizard is all in a day's work for local veterinarian Brandon Barrett, and something that often occurs at home as he and his family are the proud owners of several exotic animals.
As the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the following superstorm continues to mount, area residents are not only sympathizing with those on the East Coast but many are asking how they can help.
Last January, Hilmar Covenant Church packed over 300,000 meals for hungry kids around the world through the Christian organization, Feed My Starving Children. HCC will continue its missionary work this January with a goal of packing over half a million meals.
It may be Halloween, but planning for the Christmas holiday is already in full swing.
The Turlock Firefighters' signature pink t-shirts to benefit Emanuel Cancer Center are popping up all over town -and the Valley. There's still time to purchase the pink shirts and submit a photo to the Journal for publication.
The number of Californians covered by employer-based health insurance fell below the halfway mark as a result of the recession, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Thursday night presented Dan Olivas, a 2011 graduate of CSU Stanislaus and Ceres resident, with his "15 minutes of fame."
The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time of year, but for some it's a painful reminder of loss.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will discuss the impact of expiring farm bill programs to the State at a Nov. 6 meeting. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.at the California Department of Food and Agriculture, 1220 N St., Sacramento.
With Halloween just around the corner, local families are gearing up for the festivities by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes and, of course, buying candy for trick-or-treating. Along with the traditional door-to-door candy collecting on Halloween night, one particular house is hosting its own spooky adventure and inviting ghosts and ghouls of all ages to join in the fun.
The Turlock Certified Farmers Market came to a close on Friday, finishing a summer-long run of food, fruit, and fun.
Since its opening on Feb. 27, the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry has provided the homeless a safe place to go during the day and a variety of social services. Thanks to the Turlock Rotary Club, the H.A.M. center will soon offer literacy and GED test tutoring.
The California crop report coming out in November is expected to reflect a shake-up as almonds take the number two spot in the state's top agricultural commodities.
As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.
The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.
When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.
When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.
The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.
After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.
How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.
Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.
There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.
For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.
The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.