Name of business: Turlock Academy of Jiu Jitsu
Lemonade stands- some kids do it for fun while others do it for money. But for Davis Hill, his reason is closer to the heart.
Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 held its annual Random Acts of Kindness Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday and was able to raise almost $16,000 for local charities. Turlock firefighters voluntarily stood out on the corners of Monte Vista Crossings asking citizens to fill their boots with donations. Firefighters were able to raise $836 alone from people emptying the change trays in their cars. This year's total amount donated is an increase of almost $2,000 from last year, said Captain Frank Saldivar.
Doomsday scenarios were bantered about at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with the economic repercussions of this season's failed crops pitted against the impact of having no water at all for future irrigation years.
There's something in the air.
The Children's Crisis Center will be able to continue to serve at-risk kids in the Turlock area thanks in part to a donation from the Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock. On Thursday, Kiwanians presented a check for $2,000 to Children's Crisis Center Executive Director Colleen Garcia.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 495 incidents during the month of April. These included a total of 316 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 18 motor vehicle accidents and 19 commercial/residential fire alarms. There were a total of 19 fire type calls: two building fires, one vehicle fire, six grass/ rubbish fires, four unauthorized burnings, four Dumpster fires, one cooking fire, and one outside storage fire. Remaining incidents consisted of public assists, assist to police, water or steam leak, smoke checks, gas leaks, haz-mat, and power lines down.
Downtown Manteca's transit station is on target for completion in June.
Sara Cardoso always had a strong bond with her mother. But she didn't truly understand the meaning of motherhood until last month when she gave birth to her twin sons, Kayleb and Kayden.
As the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare proceeds through the regulatory approval process, the Turlock hospital's faith-based service to the community will continue through two new organizations.
The Kids Club program provides educational and fun activities for young visitors to the Stanislaus County Fair. This year, Kids Club members will also get a chance to hang out with "Sesame Street" favorites.
Name of business: DevonMiles Fashion Accessories
The red poppy is a symbol of the blood shed by American service members who fought on foreign soil. It is an emblem of willingness to serve - and sacrifice.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
For over a year the Turlock Noon Rotary Club has been trying to build two bocce courts in a city park, but everywhere they turned, Rotary members were met with more opposition than well wishes from Turlock citizens.
For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.
Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).
After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.
For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.
Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar
Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.
Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.
As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.
For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.
Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.
Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.
If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.
While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.