A long-time pet store in Turlock is being investigated on allegations of animal cruelty. "There is an open investigation on an animal complaint at The Pet Shop," said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Nino Amirfar. "There have been allegations of animal cruelty." Brian Trask, a local dog owner, said he gave a statement to a Turlock Animal Control officer about his experiences with The Pet Shop in May. Trask said he was called by a groomer ...
Turlockers who make use of analog broadcast television were granted a four-month reprieve when the transition to digital TV was postponed from Feb. 17 to June 12, but the new cutoff date for analog broadcast television is now just six days away.
School is out for many elementary school students around Turlock, and parents are looking for something fun and safe for their children to do for the summer. The City of Turlock Recreation Division is offering summer camps for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Americans planning a summer vacation to the Caribbean islands, Bermuda, Canada, or Mexico now might need to make a stop at their local passport office before hitting the road.
Low-income senior citizens in Stanislaus county can get free produce from local farmers' markets through a program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce garnered statewide recognition earlier this month, as the California Chamber of Commerce bestowed the President's Circle award on the local chamber.
Canal Drive, long known as Turlock's bumpiest road, is getting a much-needed makeover this year, which should result in a newly paved, easy to drive, east-west thoroughfare.
The Turlock teenager who claimed she was sexually assaulted by former Turlock police officer Jorge Cruz has filed a lawsuit against the city and is seeking $500,000 for pain and suffering.
Just as California enters the most dangerous time of the year for mosquito and West Nile virus outbreaks, mosquito abatement districts around the state are finding their ability to fight the pests hampered by new restrictions on mosquito sprays and reduced funding from the state.
Jack Wilkey doesn't like to talk about his own achievements. When asked about his community involvement he can rattle off an impressive list - with a little help from the memory of his wife, Pat - of organizations that he has contributed to or been involved in over the years. But when he describes those organizations he talks about the good that they do, and not the good that he has done for them.
A fire sparked by a welding torch burned through several junk cars and hay bales before firefighters were able to contain it.
"Look mom, I'm really holding him!" said Connor Smith as he snuggled a rabbit. The 12-year-old Ceres boy was one of 22 area children with Autism that took part in A Day on the Farm, a one-day camp sponsored by the Society for Handicapped Children and Adults to introduce young people to activities typically seen on a horse ranch.
An era will come to an end at 7 a.m. Monday when the Turlock Poker Room will forever shutter the doors of its West Main and Locust streets card house, where it has continuously operated since opening on June 1, 2004.
As 1,060 of the best female poker players in the world gathered at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday to kick off the Ladies World Championship - event 17 of the World Series of Poker - six patrons of the Turlock Poker Room were counted among their ranks.
The Turlock Planning Commission kept plans moving to construct a new public transportation hub during their Thursday night meeting, voting 6-1 in favor of the $1.75 million development.
Friends of the Fair Foundation officials presented CSU Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani with a $25,467 check for the CSU Stanislaus Agricultural Studies Department at the Stanislaus County Fair Board of Directors meeting on Monday.
A Bay Area power plant presented the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District with funds to help off-shoot the costs of pollution-reduction efforts. Mariposa Energy, LLC, the owner/operator of the Mariposa Power Plant in Alameda County provided the Air District with a check for $644,503, as part of a 2009 agreement. The plant is just outside the jurisdiction of the San Joaquin Valley, and instead is in the Bay Area Air ...
The outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive proves that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. Bradley passed away on Thanksgiving Day in 2007 at just eight years old. At five months old he developed spinal meningitis and for the rest of his short life he spent most holidays in hospitals. Two years ago his mother Lisa Pires, owner of Bronze Body tanning ...
More Californians are expected to travel this holiday than last year, despite the recession.
The latest figures from the Economic Development Department reflect some good news for Stanislaus County and some not so heartening news.
The California Department of Transportation has closed bids on a project to repair Highway 99 through Stanislaus County. The project will replace a section of 99 in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line at an estimated cost of around $76 million. The contract for the project went out to bid on Dec. 6. Project engineers estimated the project to rehabilitate concrete pavement on Hwy. ...
The 20-30 Club held a holiday shopping spree for 50 underprivileged children in Turlock on Tuesday. The club raises funds for the event and each child is accompanied by a 20-30 Club member who is given a budget of $120 to buy necessities such as pants, coats, shoes and socks.
Local amateur photographer Fred Schumacher caught stunning images of Saturday's total lunar eclipse. Saturday's event was the last total lunar eclipse until 2014. The total phase lasted 51 minutes and was visible from the Pacific side of North America, across the entire Pacific Ocean to Asia and Eastern Europe. Schumacher took his photos at around 5 a.m. Saturday from Merritt College in the Oakland Hills.
It has been a slow start to the Northern California rainy season. The low rainfall totals have Turlock Irrigation District officials mildly worried - and there is little to no chance of rain in the next week. Other than trace amounts on Monday, there has not been any rainfall since Nov. 25 - and that was only .03 inches. In November, 1.28 inches of rain fell, compared to the average of 4.25 inches. ...
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. Local tree farms and Christmas tree lots do the majority of their business during the first and second weekends in December. ...
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. But those savings could dry up as the countdown to Christmas continues, according to GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan. "Even as oil and gasoline futures rallied after strong Black Friday sales reports and a drop in unemployment, retail gasoline ...
The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department. The deceased was found Monday afternoon in a barn at Rainbow Farms by a manager. The deceased was identified by the sheriff's department as Jose Guzman, 56, of Winton. The sheriff's department said Guzman died from a self-inflicted wound.
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. For months, members of the Turlock Quilt Guild and customers of local store Cloth and Quilts have been sewing and quilting up a storm. The focus of their labor has ...