The number of individuals suffering from pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough is increasing in the state, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Locals seeking employment can rest assured that their odds of attaining a job are increasing as several sectors in the San Joaquin Valley are growing and employing more people, despite a slight decrease in wages.
Diabetes is having a major impact on health care in California, accounting for a third of all hospitalizations in the state and amounting to an extra $1.6 billion annually in costs, according to a recently released health report.
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Mayor John Lazar's vision of having Turlock become the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing" may soon turn into a reality, as two new large food processing factories have started the process to build in Turlock's Regional Industrial Park.
Old Glory will look just a little more glorious this weekend as the hundreds of American flags that line the path through Turlock Memorial Park in honor of the community's fallen service members have been given new life, thanks to the Adopt a Flag campaign.
Despite the lower than normal water levels caused by California's ongoing drought, the recreation areas at Don Pedro Reservoir will be fully operational for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday.
An economic study conducted at University of California, Davis is estimating a $1.67 billion loss to agriculture and ag-related industries in the Central Valley due to the recent drought, resulting in a $3.4 billion hit to the state's economy, and a ripple effect throughout all segments of the state.
This Memorial Day holiday is expected to bring out the second highest number of travelers since 2005, and the highest increase since the recession of 2008, according to AAA's latest holiday travel forecast.
In recognition of the World CPR Challenge, the Turlock Fire Department and American Medical Response are hosting a series of CPR classes today.
The intersection of Canal Street and Geer Road in Turlock was partly closed down on Saturday but there was no accident or street fair in sight. Rather, it was the Capital Insurance Group's Community Safety Saturday hosted by local business GDI Insurance.
Lois Davis never dreamed that when she bought an itty bitty agave palmeri 50 years ago that she would live to see it bloom. Davis bought the plant in 1963 at the Turlock Sales Yard for about $15. She planted it in her back yard and has enjoyed it through the years as the plant has produced several baby plants.
Turlock Firefighters Local 2434 members donned their helmets, fire resistant pants and signature suspenders on Saturday - but put their boots in hand instead of foot to raise funds for a worthy cause.
A wide array of exhibits in 2013 helped the Carnegie Arts Center financial future and established it as a premiere art center for the region.
In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters. The new aircraft will enter service in the coming weeks and support over 10,000 firefighters for the 2014 wildfire season.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.
Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.
The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.
Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.