Christmas jingles echoed throughout the halls of the Bel Air Lodge Convalescent Hospital on Tuesday when the Kiwanis Club of Turlock crew including Santa (Joe Blanc) and his four elves passed out presents. The Kiwanis Club of Turlock delivered a total of 81 hand-knitted afghans to residents in long-term care facilities throughout Turlock on Tuesday.
During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion.
Name of business: Rad Rags Scrubs
Every December members of Turlock Fire Incorporated and their families volunteer to drive Santa around town on a vintage 1955 fire engine spreading holiday cheer through the neighborhoods of Turlock.
Starbucks is hoping to make the holidays a little bit brighter for area foster youths.
Organizers of the popular annual "Journey to Bethlehem" event hope to get a break from the weather that partially rained out their outdoor venue during last week's opening.
The rain fell and the winds blew this past weekend - as predicted - and the City of Turlock fared pretty well in the first big storm of the winter season. In fact, some residents took advantage of the temporarily flooded streets to get in some kayaking.
A beloved family pet is now slated to be euthanized, over disputed allegations that it bit two women in the face.
A new report from the California Attorney General's Office on charitable fundraisers shows that just over half of the money raised by commercial fundraisers last year was actually received by charitable organizations.
The vodka started when she was eight years old. A young Blossem Burciaga had her first taste of the alcohol and quickly discovered that it numbed the internal pain she was feeling.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock hosted its annual holiday shopping spree for children at Kohl's on Tuesday.
The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will not pay a visit to the Central Valley in 2013, organizer AEG announced Tuesday.
The Indian summer conditions Valley residents have been enjoying - or lamenting - will finally come to an end this week.
There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Name of business: DIGS
"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."
When Volkmar Kunerth attended Eurobike in Germany, the biggest bike show in the world, he did not just admire the sleek design of the electric bikes before him. He saw the potential to contribute to the worldwide shift towards sustainable transportation.
A fire that is believed to have started in a heating and air conditioning unit charred a closet inside a downtown Turlock apartment.
The multifaceted nature of eating disorders - with nearly 50 percent of people with eating disorders also meeting the criteria for depression according to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders - is the reason that the nonprofit Mental Fitness evolved from being an organization that focused on solely eating disorder education to include other pertinent aspects such as body image, self esteem and nutrition. The expansion of the nonprofit's focus has allowed Mental Fitness to "really broaden our horizon" and address the complex disorder, said outreach director Jacob Burman.
Chris Borovansky's time at the Stanislaus County Fair has come to an end. The fair's chief executive officer for the past five years announced his retirement on Thursday. After more than 30 years in the fair industry, Borovansky said it was time for him to have a real summer vacation.
The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."
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Those needing dialysis treatments may now have a closer location to go as the City of Turlock Planning Department is presently reviewing plans for a nearly 10,000 square foot building in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.
In the spirit of protecting small businesses in Turlock the Turlock Chamber of Commerce hosted the president of the Civil Justice Association of California to speak specifically about one issue plaguing businesses across the state: noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is developing Phase II (Research) of its new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, authorized by the Budget Act of 2014.
A tentative agreement reached on Friday between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association was met with a sigh of relief by many, particularly by members of the California almond industry.
The UC Cooperative Extension will hold its 45th annual Quad-County Walnut Institute from 8 a.m. to noon March 12 in the Stanislaus County Ag Center's Harvest Hall, on the corner of Crows Landing and Service roads in Modesto.
The Check Before You Burn Program is expected to close out the winter season Saturday with far fewer wood-burning prohibitions issued than in the past and a cleaner air basin, according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
A historically dry January has turned into a somewhat moist February as the region experienced some much needed rain on Sunday with more expected this upcoming weekend.
Drivers who typically travel along the well traversed Golf Link Road will need to find an alternative route as the portion of the road that passes over Highway 99 is deteriorating prompting City staff to seek an emergency declaration.