The flu season is in full swing across the country and with it health officials are seeing a resurgence of the H1N1 virus that reached pandemic levels in 2009.
Nereyda Felix's New Year's wish for a baby girl was granted on Wednesday, as she gave birth to Turlock's first baby of 2014 at 3:43 a.m. Baby girl Felix came into the world weighing 7 pounds, 14 ounces and 19 and half inches long. She is Nereyda's fourth child, but first girl. As of mid-day Wednesday, she had not yet chosen a name for her new daughter. As the first baby of the year, Emanuel Medical Center gifted the new arrival with a basket full of blankets, bottles, teething rings and other goodies.
The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a 65-year-old man who died Dec. 20.
Name of Business: Melinda Chance Massage Therapy
With losing weight ranking at the top of New Year's resolutions for 2014, Stockton-based fitness chain In-Shape Health Clubs has begun the process of hiring nearly 500 fitness professionals as the company expands its services.
The New Year is a time for resolutions and champagne toasts, but it can also be the sign of expanding waistlines as people across town tuck into annual all-you-can-eat crab feeds.
After moving to Stanislaus County from Wisconsin two years ago, local resident Jodi Baur was alarmed by the rates of animals being euthanized in the county.
While Mayor John Lazar is used to being in front of the camera at community events, it is not every day that he is photographed while teetering in red stilettos in downtown Modesto.
A Japanese New Year's tradition was continued on Saturday at the Livingston United Methodist Church, with the annual mochitsuki -or pounding of the rice cakes.
A large commercial storage building was destroyed by fire in Hughson Saturday evening, but the real headache for firefighters was putting out a pile of 4,000 railroad ties that caught fire in an adjacent outdoor area.
Ringing in the New Year should not include a visit to the hospital or behind bars for drunk driving. If you've been drinking during end of the year celebrations, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.
The state's agriculture industry isn't just a thriving economic engine, it's also a source of beauty. Photographers across California turned their lenses toward fields and orchards for the California Farm Bureau's 32nd photo contest.
Michael Cooke became the City of Turlock's Municipal Services Director in September. Cooke previously served as Turlock's Regulatory Affairs Manager.
It's always hard to look back at an entire year and sum it up in a few hundred words. While Turlock remains a "small town" in the eyes of most of its long-time residents, the truth is the city is the second largest in the county and an important agricultural engine for the region and country. There is no way to succinctly summarize all of 2013 (without inducing a post-holiday lethargy), so instead I have poured over the year's headlines and found two reoccurring issues -economic development and water.
A celebration of life ceremony will be held for legendary coach and mentor Steve Feaver at 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at Monte Vista Chapel, 1619 E. Monte Vista Ave., Turlock.
Local growers are facing another bleak irrigation season that could turn out to be even worse than the historically-low 20 inch water allotments seen in 2014.
The Turlock Police Department is rolling out a new crime prevention and information tool for the public and it's right at your fingertips.
As the 114th United States Congress settles into session, the Family Farm Alliance aims to guide the steps legislators should take towards securing the agricultural future of family farmers, ranchers, irrigation districts, and allied industries in the 17 Western states.
Driving to work, taking a shower, fixing a snack. Good ideas can be born at anytime and those individuals who have been struck with the creative impulse to invent now have an opportunity to showcase their idea at the San Joaquin Entrepreneur Challenge for a shot at $20,000 in cash and services.
As the state faces its fourth consecutive dry year, Turlock Irrigation District is preparing local growers for a potentially rough irrigation season with two upcoming evening grower meetings.
Turlock is once again being thrust into the national spotlight with the planned appearance of beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby at the Turlock Community Theatre.
Now all you need to check out at the grocery store is your phone - that is if you're shopping at your local Save Mart, FoodMaxx or Lucky markets as each Northern California business now offers Apple Pay.
Turlock Fire fighters were able to quickly douse a house fire after noticing the smoke and flames while extinguishing a vehicle fire just down the road.
Although Evelyn Matney is technically a novice painter, but her works of art are far from elementary. In fact, she earned first, second, and third place with her oil paintings at the 2014 Stanislaus County Fair – she is also 96 years old.
Even though El Capitan Elementary School suffered a potential gas scare that merited the evacuation of several classrooms early on Thursday morning, Delhi Unified School District superintendent Adolfo Melara reported that one of the teachers positively equated it to the calmness associated with any other day.
A fifth wheel caught on fire Wednesday morning and erupted into a blaze that threatened to ignite the commercial buildings it was parked next to, the Turlock Fire Department reported.
Name of Business: Lisa's Pet Styles
With the drought carrying on with no foreseeable end, sustainability and conservation practices are more crucial than ever.
The United Methodist Church has a specific outreach goal for 2015 - end preventable death from malaria in Africa.