In an effort to recognize the county's most generous senior citizens, the Stanislaus County's 2017 Senior Awards are calling for nominations of those who have devoted their time to a number of areas, from community service to simply being a good neighbor.
In June of last year, a new, statewide law increased the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old, hoping to produce healthier future generations. E-cigarettes are regulated under the law as well, which also includes hookah. Now, local lounges that offer the flavored tobacco are finding new ways to appeal to the demographic that once made up a large part of their clientele.
Raising a child is no easy task - or cheap. In a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, it is estimated that for a child born in 2015, the average American family will spend $233,610 on child-rearing expenses from birth through age 17.
The Diocese of Stockton announced this week that a judge has approved their bankruptcy plan, including the establishment of a $15 million trust for survivors of sexual abuse committed by church officials.
The aging process brings with it a multitude of obstacles, from memory loss to health issues. At Covenant Village of Turlock, the continuing care retirement community is hoping to help area seniors combat these problems through a free health and fitness program.
Smith Chevrolet-Cadillac is heading into the New Year with an environmentally conscious approach, as the Turlock auto dealership recently connected with local solar energy installer JKB Energy to bring a rooftop solar system to their site.
While Turlock actively prepared for what was originally forecast to be the storm of a decade this past weekend, the city came out relatively drier than other regions throughout California which were dealt blizzard warnings and flooding, leaving many residents without power or forced to evacuate.
Josh Gottlieb is no stranger to the pawn business. The owner of Turlock's newest shop, Mid Valley Pawn, essentially grew up in the industry, as his parents ran a pawn shop of their own in Sonora. Now, his expertise in the pawn business has enabled him to successfully open the city's first pawn shop in nearly a decade.