Giving up the California sunshine to help establish a community hospital in Asuncion, Paraguay is just one of the reasons why Dr. Ira Bailie was recently honored by his colleagues.
This isn't your mom's roller derby. SINtralValley Derby Girls skate fast, hard and rough. These women are no strangers to broken bones, bloody noses and other injuries. They have seen it all, but the love of the game keeps them rolling back for more.
The libraries in Stanislaus County saw more usage in the last year, despite the cutbacks caused by a 10 percent cut to funding, according to Stanislaus County Librarian Vanessa Czopek, who gave the library's annual report to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night.
Participating in the health careers club in high school was just a way to escape class, but for one Hilmar man it grew into a love that has led him to an important role in Turlock's community hospital.
Love is in the air and flower shops are pulling out their best amore bouquets for Turlockers to give to their special someone this Valentine's Day.
Hikers, outdoor enthusiasts, local history buffs, and all others will have the opportunity to walk in the "path of the Padres," over the next few months with the re-opening of a popular trail.
Every year, the El Capitan District for Boy Scouts of America hosts an annual recognition dessert night to honor the best of the best.
For 13 years in a row Jack and Judy Megee have donned biblical garb and led their "family" on a journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. They assume the names Isaac and Mary for the journey, and they travel by foot carrying only lanterns and walking sticks; and they do this all without leaving Stanislaus County.
Prior to the big man's arrival - jolly old St. Nicholas, of course - the spirit of the holiday is celebrated around the Christmas tree with decorations and lights galore awaiting the presents soon to be delivered. So picking out the perfect Christmas tree can be quite an important task.
A suffering child can often find comfort in an animal. Cathy Calvin knows all about the concept and uses her love of horses to help disabled children and adults for therapeutic reasons. She recently opened the Rosie's Journey of Hope therapeutic riding program at the Diamond Bar Arena south of Ceres, to give others a unique opportunity to rise above their disabilities or illnesses. "Just think of a child in a wheelchair," said Calvin. "Once ...
Ken Burrow is the end of an era in Ceres. In 1979 he joined the Ceres Fire Department in a day when the average citizen could volunteer to put out fires. Not anymore. Because equipment became more complicated and state laws about certification put training out of the hands of most volunteers, the city is ending its program. Burrow, 63, is being retired as a reserve firefighter since the city is phasing out the reserve ...
Have you heard that there is a shortage of pumpkins this year? That might be true in the Northeast, but it isn't true for most of country. There are hundreds of pumpkins and squash varieties, but the two main groups we think of when we say pumpkin are the jack-o'-lantern and the pie pumpkin.
Students at California State University, Stanislaus took time out of their day on Oct. 21 to focus on an important women's health issue - breast cancer.
The color pink has flooded streets all over the world during the month of October in an effort to raise money and awareness about breast cancer. Community members have created fundraisers, big corporations have dyed their supplies pink and countries are hosting walks to bring about increased awareness of breast cancer.
After placing nine times in the same competition, auctioneer Chuck Cozzitorto plans to keep on going until his dream of becoming the best auctioneer in the world comes true.
Visitors may be drawn to Atwater's Castle Air Museum by the rare aircraft on display, from a stealthy SR-71 Blackbird to the massive Boeing B-52D Stratofortress.
Nearly two years ago Turlocker Freddie Gomez-Mercado was having a rough time with his life. He was just out of incarceration, and it took him the better part of six frustrating months to find a job with the Turlock plant Valley Fresh. Unfortunately six months after he was hired Valley Fresh announced it was moving to another state and Gomez-Mercado was once again out of work and down on his life situation.
With the 60th Annual Oakdale Rodeo going on this weekend, you don't want to miss out on all the fun. Whether you're a seasoned spectator or a "greenhorn" like me, you'll want to know what to keep your eye on and how to follow all the action in the arena.
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