Turlock Fire Call Summary, December 2011
Every business wants to deliver top-notch customer service, but few know just how.
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.
As 2012 begins, gasoline prices are rising.
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.
Foreclosed homes aren't just enticing to homebuyers. The vacant properties make easy targets – and makeshift homes – for vandals, vagrants, and lawbreakers.
Yarely Contreras and Rogelio Rodriguez of Atwater rang in the New Year by welcoming their first child - and the first baby born in 2012 in Turlock.
One Turlocker's quest to complete a bike ride around the world has taken her all the way to China in just a little over a year, she told the Journal Monday.
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.
The Merced County Sheriff's Posse will be prancing down the streets of Pasadena come Monday as they take part in the 123rd annual Rose Parade.
Muddy Balls, a local charity mud volleyball tournament, will take place at the Stanislaus County Fair starting at 8 a.m. Aug. 2, with all the proceedings benefitting 8-year-old Kaiden Pacheco, who was recently diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma.
The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has undergone a makeover that has the organization sporting a new name with new leaders at the helm of what is officially now known as the Stanislaus Business Alliance.
A 39-year-old man died Saturday morning when he rode his bicycle in front of an oncoming freight train in Turlock.
Over the past few years Turlock's downtown scene has experienced a revitalization, forging a new identity for itself with a combination of craft beer and nightlife destinations. After nearly a year of anticipation, Downtown Turlock again adds to its newly formed reputation as a Central Valley hotspot with the opening of Memo's Cocina and Tequila Bar.
Emanuel Medical Center is instituting a new check-in and visitor badge process to come in line with the recommendations from a safety task force.
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.