The tradition of bringing a live tree into the home and decorating it as part of the Christmas celebration is relatively new. Only in the last 200 years have private homes had Christmas trees, but the tradition took firm hold in Christian communities and the Christmas tree became symbolic of the holiday.
Fire Call Summary November 2011
Jolly old St. Nicholas and his elves are once again making the rounds in Turlock atop his magical fire engine. Their visits started on Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, visit www.ci.turlock.ca.us/citydepartments/firedepartment/decembersantatours/ and type in your street address; or look at the schedule below.
As the Christmas holiday draws near – and heavily on shoppers' bank accounts – Valley residents are seeing savings at the gas pumps, down 21 cents per gallon in the last month.
The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.
What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season.
Sailors and Marines aboard two ships whose names honor the memory of the Pacific War held services to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.
Though the economy may be slow to recover, taxable sales are projected to have surged 13 percent from third quarter 2009 to third quarter 2011, according to the California State Board of Equalization, the state's tax commission.
Nothing tastes better than home cooking. It used to be that the family recipe book was passed down from generation to generation so dishes that took sometimes a century to perfect were never lost.
Earlier this year Robert Dean Dooley, a 56 year-old unable to work due to injury, was evicted from his home by his brother. Since then, he's had no choice but to live with friends – or wherever he could.
The human remains found Nov. 29 in Yosemite National Park have been positively identified as that of Ninos Yacoub, one of three hikers who were swept over the swift-moving waterfall last summer.
Turlock Irrigation District's electric rates will increase 4 percent annually in 2012, 2013, and 2014, following Board of Directors action Tuesday morning.
California is making headway in the fight against childhood obesity, but the progress is largely uneven with some counties registering increases, according to a new study from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
Downtown Turlock was filled with holiday revelers Friday night for the annual parade, which this year focused on "Christmas Around the World."
"Alternative" radio stations have nothing on KCSS, a radio station based at California State University, Stanislaus. The station plays everything from modern rock to hip hop, bluegrass, and even video game soundtracks. Until recently, the station had a modest listener base and broadcasted only in Turlock and the immediate area. Thanks to a new transmitter and antennae, however, the station will be boosting its signal to broadcast in Modesto, Merced and beyond.
Stanislaus County has one of the highest rates of heart disease in California and since February is American Heart Month, local health providers are seizing ...
Since opening Jars of Delicious nearly two years ago, Cheree Hill has expanded from making a couple hundred jars of jam as party favors for ...
Chaka Khan, a 10-time Grammy Award winner and international music icon with 22 Grammy nominations to her name, will perform at the Stanislaus County Fair ...
Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.
Name of Business: Edith's Crust & Crumb
Although celebrated, recent rain certainly has not meant the end of the unprecedented drought in California or strict water conservation measures as the State Water ...
Over 600 people showed up Saturday to the first annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi ...
A report card released by Children Now revealed less-than-satisfactory grades in the well-being of children for California, which is a state that over 9 million ...
Punxsutawney Phil failed to see his shadow Tuesday, indicating an early start to spring for the United States. The decision marks only the 18th time ...
Super Bowl 50 has officially landed in the Bay Area, bringing with it droves of football fans and enough excitement and energy to power Levi ...
A blaze ignited by a lighter destroyed one apartment but a quick response and attack from Turlock firefighters kept the fire from devouring the complex.
ABC Fitness is hoping Turlock will run together to help a member of the community while he battles a rare disorder.
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