The Gymnastics Unlimited level 4 competitive team (ages 6 to 11) recently won three out of four competitions, something Unlimited owner Paul Mayer says is a big time accomplishment. At a competition in Oroville, the team took the all-around award in nearly every age group. Of the 19 girls on the team, 15 have already qualified for the state championship.
Turlock's annual Halloween event brought goblins, ninjas and princesses downtown for trick-or-treating and festive fun. The 12:10 Lions Club of Turlock and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock teamed up for their annual haunted maze. Alpha Xi Delta sorority of California State University, Stanislaus provided pumpkins for the maze and held a Halloween Carnival on Broadway.
Normally the Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library system is a quiet place but on Thursday morning it was full of screams, howls and cries of madness when dozens of trick-or-treaters invaded for a Halloween story time.
Downtown Turlock had a few more skeletons - and ghosts, goblins and fairies - than usual on Friday as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market marked the end of its season with a Fall Festival night market and the Carnegie Arts Center held a Dia De Los Muertos celebration.
One year after Denair student Cody Alicea took a stand for his right to fly the American flag at school, Cody's patriotism is still running high. The high school freshman and his family will be hosting a Veteran's Day barbecue at the American Legion Hall Post. 88 in Turlock. Cody is hoping to feed 1,000 veterans and supporters at the luncheon.
The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock celebrated several milestones on last Saturday. They commemorated 100 years of Assyrian history in Turlock; they celebrated 65 years of AACCT membership; and they recognized the oldest living Assyrian in Turlock.
Abraham Lincoln. Benjamin Franklin. William Faulkner. While known as presidents, inventors, and writers, all three had another profession in life: that of the postmaster.
A local man went above and beyond his normal job duties when he traveled all the way to Medford, Ore. to volunteer his time for the television program "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." The show builds brand new houses for worthy families in need. Scott Jerner spent several days in Medford in September helping to build a brand new home for the McPhail family, a family of five including two autistic children.
Losing a loved one can be very difficult, especially during the holiday season. Hospice of Emanuel is hoping to help those dealing with loss through a free workshop titled, "Coping with the Holidays."
Stephanie Valgos and her family and friends are hard at work building the creepiest house in the neighborhood. Valgos' haunted house is a community effort and is open to the public for free.
Friday will mark the final appearance of the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market for the season and it will be ushered out with day and night markets, Halloween festivities and live music.
The latest irrigation season in the history of the Turlock Irrigation District may be extended further, as some farmers have asked for a longer irrigation season to cope with slow-growing crops.
The California Department of Public health announced this week that infant mortality rates in the state have reached a record low. This decrease in infant death rates is attributed to prenatal care, genetic testing to identify health risks at birth, breastfeeding, childhood immunizations, and continuing proper nutrition.
The California Department of Public Health is once again issuing a warning to consumers regarding a salmonella contamination. This time CDPH is warning shoppers to avoid certain bagged spinach and salad mix manufactured by Taylor Farms Retail Inc., Salinas. A package of fresh spinach tested positive for Salmonella in Washington. So far no cases of illness have been reported.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to show some improvement in September as several industries recorded job growth, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
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A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.
Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.
The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.