Amid a bounty of tears and a few laughs, several hundreds of mourners gathered to bid a final goodbye to Mary Donahou, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's crime scene investigator who died in the line of duty.
Unseasonably warm and dry weather was a welcome boon to local residents looking to spend time outdoors this week, but also a cause for concern to growers who rely on wet winters for bountiful harvests.
Sometimes lifelong friends come from the most random of places and in the case of the Santos family of Denair, it was a simple advertising flyer they saw at a local Starbucks. The flyer was for information about hosting a foreign exchange student through the STS Foundation.
Recent dog attacks on young children have raised public awareness of the dangers of animal bites. A 6-year-old Delhi boy is recovering from bites to his head, neck and arms after a Nov. 10 dog attack. This was just days after a 3-year-old Winton boy sustained severe injuries when the family dog attacked him on Nov. 7. Both cases involved attacks by pit bulls.
When a heart attack strikes the time it takes for treatment to be given is of critical importance. Now that Emanuel Medical Center has been certified as a receiving center for heart attack patients, the time it takes to get to a hospital is even less.
News of the first influenza related death in California this year is prompting public health officials to urge residents to get a flu shot. The victim is an adult male in his late 30s from Kern County.
Dozens of children and families gathered at the Turlock Library on Wednesday for presentations from the Sacramento-based Puppet Art Theatre. Puppeteer Rachel Malin performed "Three Little Pigs" at two separate shows. The shows were sponsored by Friends of Turlock Library.