The holiday spirit of giving is contagious as not only friends and families but business also give back to their community to help the less fortunate.
On the day before Thanksgiving the narrow kitchen in the back of Latif's Restaurant is teeming with bakers in pie dough crusted aprons, their faces dusted in flour. There is a large refrigerated room filled with vats of pie filling, pounds of dough on the counters, and a contagious holiday spirit as employees pitch in to make the restaurant's biggest pie-baking days of the year a success.
The City of Turlock's 39th annual Turkey Trot brought in more than a hundred runners ready to get their daily fitness in just before the Thanksgiving holiday.
Turlock Irrigation District Director Ron Macedo was appointed to the position of president on Tuesday morning, filling the shoes of Director Michael Frantz who has served as president for the past two years.
The spirit of gift giving is on the minds of many as Christmas gets closer each day. This holiday season, coffee empire Starbucks is joining alongside local social services agency Aspiranet to help bring holiday gifts to youth in foster care.
That a fire fighter needs to remain physically fit is a given. Every shift work is going to include some physical element and now the Turlock Fire Department is trying to add some fun into it.
In her younger days, Lisa Massey had stars in her eyes.
Over the past 18 years, local chiropractor Dave Dubyak has been helping feed the homeless through his annual pumpkin pie contest.
Clerk Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan has scheduled a Candidate Filing Workshop for judicial candidates in preparation for the June 3, 2014 Gubernatorial Primary Election.
For the first time since the 1800s, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are falling on the same day giving birth to the newly formed celebration of 'Thanksgivukkah'.
The average turkey lives a relatively short life, rarely making it past three years old. This fact makes the annual National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation pardoning ceremony a significant event for the turkey community.
From sandwiches to burgers, turkey is consumed year round but it is the final months of the year when turkey takes the spotlight as a staple of Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
Preparing a turkey for Thanksgiving is usually the most cumbersome task of the holiday, often becoming a chore that is annually passed off among relatives. The Volk family of Turlock has been easing consumers' turkey cooking concerns for years through their company's trussing and temperature devices. A family owned business that has expanded internationally with offices from Brazil to England and a manufacturing facility in Turlock, Volk Enterprises has made its mark in the meat industry.
The We Care Program, which just opened its cold-weather shelter for men Nov. 15, received a hefty donation to keep its services running.
After much deliberation, a new food truck will soon be parked downtown.
As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.
The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.
When Elias Ruiz ventured to San Diego to present an invention at the "Shark Tank" audition, a reality competition that allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business presentations to a panel of potential investors, he was disappointed that he did not hear back from the show. That was until his friend discovered that he could apply for a similar competition locally: the Stanislaus Innovation Challenge.
When discussing the current drought in California, there is often talk of desalination and its potential to increase our freshwater supply. Desalination, the process of removing salt and minerals from saline water, seems like an obvious solution to the drought and ongoing water scarcity concerns because it is a reliable, drought-proof water source. Indeed, many new desalination plants have been proposed along the California coast and a number of them are already in operation, such as in Monterey and Carlsbad. While desalination may be a reliable option, the answer is much more complicated.
The Turlock Gospel Mission is expected to close a deal today that will have them operating a new day center across from the year-round shelter under construction on Broadway.
After 88 years of operation, Heckendorf's Auto Electric will be closing its doors for good.
How much is 99 dozen cupcakes worth? For the Bell Real Estate Cycling Team, $2,700 to purchase bicycles for kids in need this Christmas.
Students, community, faculty, and staff are invited to California State University, Stanislaus's Sexual Assault Awareness Fair, where they will be acquainted with resources offered by the campus regarding sexual assault and sexual violence.
There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.
For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.
The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.
November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.