Less than a year after California saw an historic increase in whooping cough cases, another contagious disease is making a comeback - measles.
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.
Fire call summary, April 2011
Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 will be holding their annual Boot Drive on Saturday. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the intersection of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive in Turlock. Money raised will go directly back to the community. Since last year, the firefighters have donated around $18,000 back into the Turlock community raised from the Boot Drive and their annual crab feed. This year money from the Boot Drive will be donated to Turlock Unified School District, Turlock Together, Turlock Recreation and Random Acts of Kindness. Random Acts of Kindness ...
An electrical spark behind a fish tank display ignited a fire that damaged a Turlock pet store.
Longtime Turlock resident and educator John Brereton Allard passed away at Covenant Village Care Center. He was 85 years old.
A large contingency of law enforcement officers from throughout Stanislaus County paused Wednesday to remember all the many officers who have been killed in the line of duty in 2010, as well as countywide since 1935.
As prices continue to rise at the pumps, drivers are trying to make every drop count. But, more and more frequently, drivers are running out of gas in their quest for extra mileage.
Michael Langston, who has served as a police captain with the Turlock Police Department for the past three and a half years, is heading to Southern California, where he'll take the helm as the police chief of the Signal Hill Police Department.
On April 20, 1990, Seattle Mariners pitcher Brian Holman was one out away from throwing a perfect game and Major League Baseball immortality. After recording 26 outs, Oakland A's pinch-hitter Ken Phelps ruined his dream with a line-drive home-run over the right-field fence at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
Back in a chilly early February it would have been hard to believe this year's almond harvest could possibly set a record, let alone increase. At the time many growers were concerned that freezing temperatures and rain could damage the fragile crop and ruin the pollination process.
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.
When Maggie Gianesin was a teenager, computers were room-sized machines for serious work by universities, governments and corporations. At the same time, cellular phones were just invented, and only business executives and computer nerds owned one.
Manual and electronic readings show that California's near-record snowpack is slowly melting with warming spring weather. But snowpack water content is still 144 percent of the April 1 full season average.
It is safe to say that Turlock farmer Charles "Chuck" Ahlem's year is off to a good start.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting public comments on its interim final rule for the new Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, designed to help producers protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The 2014 Farm Bill consolidated three previous conservation easement programs into ACEP to make it easier for diverse agricultural landowners to fully benefit from conservation initiatives.
What is on the horizon for U.S. farmers in 2015 as they finalize plans for planting this spring? The March Agricultural Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service will survey approximately 82,000 of the nation's farmers to determine their plans for the upcoming growing season.
The Amazon fulfillment center in Tracy is hiring more than 100 additional full-time positions to work at the 1.1 million-square-foot facility.
Name of Business: Shooters Wings & Things
The Hughson Family Resource Center has announced they have dissolved the Hughson Family Resource Center and have turned the assets, grants and programs over to Sierra Vista Child and Family Services in order to continue to provide services to the southeast communities of Stanislaus County.
Local libraries are hoping to inspire young athletes as well as readers and crafters this month with a host of special programs.
Turlock's public safety agencies discussed their future needs Tuesday night during a city council workshop, with the possibility of expansions looming for both the Turlock police and fire departments.
Turlock firefighters were kept busy Wednesday morning battling two house fires that injured one resident and left five others displaced from their home.
While a couple shops in downtown Turlock have closed their doors in recent months, just as quickly new tenants have filled them, such as Minerva's Furniture which seized the opportunity to establish an additional showroom in the former Ritzy Ragz and Thingz location.
Those looking to improve their public speaking and leadership skills now have an opportunity to be a part of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Toastmasters International Club, which is launching this Thursday.
Samuel Mendoza of Turlock has successfully completed the 27-week cadet training course at the California Highway Patrol Academy. He is assigned to duty at the CHP's Hollister-Gilroy Area office.
The measles outbreak that has struck California has moved a bit closer to home with the news that a Merced County child tested positive for the virus.
Despite the relatively wet characterization of snow, data extracted from this month's snow course measurement has revealed wintry powder throughout the Tuolumne Basin to be momentously dry.
"To keep the body in good health is a duty… Otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear."