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.
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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 Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
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