All members of a family are impacted by the loss or foreclosure of a home, and that includes pets. The City of Turlock Police Department released its 2010 annual report, and Animal Services has seen an increase in dog euthanasia, likely related to the increase of foreclosed homes in the area.
Turlockers are welcoming the warm and sunny spring weather after more than a week of rainy days in the Valley. Spring got off to a rainy start, but sunshine is in the forecast for the upcoming week.
With unemployment rates hovering around 18 percent in Stanislaus County, many residents are looking for any type of job they can find. Hundreds of those would-be workers lined up outside Modesto's HIREvent and waited up to an hour for the opportunity to hand their resumes over to companies looking to hire.
Local cancer survivors and their supporters are gearing up for Relay for Life. Emanuel Cancer Center kicked off Turlock's Relay for Life 2011 with "Take Two," a survivor reception and a special concert by their Monkey Business children's group.
The American Red Cross held their 28th annual CPR Saturday this weekend, and the Stanislaus County office offered two-year certification classes for only $10. One certification location was California State University, Stanislaus, where Red Cross volunteers, including Turlock City Council member Amy Bublak, taught three-hour classes on CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED.) More than 150 people attended the Turlock classes, where they received two-year certifications in CPR ...
Turlock will host a major softball tournament in August 2012, and the economic benefits for the town could be significant.
City Hall was unusually active this weekend, with artists from all over the Central Valley dropping off their entries for the 29th annual Spring Juried Art Show. Judging took place on Sunday and the show is now on display at the Turlock City Gallery inside of City Hall.
Hutton House has been a safe haven for runaway and homeless teens in Stanislaus County since 1976. Youth ages 13 to 17 who need a temporary place to stay during a crisis situation can live at the Modesto shelter for up to two weeks. Hutton House also offers day and drop-in services, and between the residential and non-residential programs they serve around 800 clients per year.
California State University, Stanislaus students kicked it old school during the final day of homecoming celebration activities. Due to rain, the homecoming parade went from an outdoor float decorating competition, to an indoor shopping cart decorating contest.
In 2008 the Hughson Chamber of Commerce held their last Fruit and Nut Festival, and shortly after they shut their doors. The chamber has been completely inactive since that time.
The day after his eighth birthday, Henry Johnson was in surgery. This was not just the latest of a lifetime of reconstructive facial surgery, but a surgery that would give him a whole new face.
After-school programming at Turlock Junior High has taken a leap into the technology era with Wii game systems, flat screen televisions and the latest in video gaming technology.
Downtown Turlock was serenaded by the sweet sound of bagpipers on Thursday evening. The musicians were part of the entertainment at a wine and chocolate event hosted inside of the Community Art Gallery on Center Street. The kilt-clad men and women played out on the sidewalk and confused more than a few passers-by.
Valentine's Day is often despised by singles who have not been struck by cupid's arrow by the big day. But local singles will have a new opportunity for meeting their dream date thanks to Turlock entrepreneur Amber Scabia and her business partner Enrique Mendoza. The two used their own experiences with dating in the area as inspiration for their new speed dating business, Two Minute Match. <span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; ...
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest times of the year for florists nationwide. The same holds true for local flower shops as they gear up for the mad rush of flower deliveries and drop-in customers on Monday.
The Turlock Salvation Army Corps held a Community Awareness Day on Friday to educate the public about available resources. Participants each received a card to have signed at 16 non-profit agency booths and four business booths. Participants who received signatures at every booth got a free bag of groceries.
Denair students got a better look at the agriculture industry and related businesses on Friday. A variety of organizations had exhibits including a FFA petting zoo, Foster Farms chicks and a roping demonstration by Frank Ford.
One second grade class at Julien Elementary School had a unique visitor on Friday morning. Marti Brown's students have been corresponding with U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal Charles Hernandez since around Thanksgiving, and on Friday he came to meet them all in person.
Tasty food and thirst quenching local brews were just part of the draw of Taste of Turlock 2011. This year's event was themed a heritage festival, with performances by multicultural dancers, singers and masked wrestlers.
Nineteen local teens recently wrapped up a program where they explored career options with a behind-the-scenes look at many fields of work.
Turlock's Farmers' Market got off to a lively and active start on Friday with the addition of 10 new vendors for the 2011 season. This is the market's second year of operation in downtown Turlock. Jellies, jams and cacti were just a few of the new products for sale.
Pitman High School students took a look into their futures on Thursday with a Career Day in the quad. Students still have a few years to figure out what career field they want to enter, but the information fair gave them a few more options to consider.
In celebration of Earth Day, the California Milk Processor Board and Sunnyside Farms, a local dairy product producer, are offering to donate a $40,000 recycled play structure to the City of Turlock.
Sex trafficking and human slavery are not things that most Central Valley residents would consider a local issue, but an upcoming conference at Patterson Covenant Church might make them think otherwise.