Turlock may not be Flanders Field, the former World War I battlefield made famous by John McCrea's poem, but the poppies most certainly will blow. In fact, thousands of crêpe paper poppies, each hand-made by a hospitalized or disabled veteran, have made their way to Turlock and the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) this year in preparation for poppy week, during which members of the ALA, Sons of the American Legion and local Boy Scout troops will work to raise money for those hospitalized and disabled veterans by distributing the flowers.
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.
For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.
Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.