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.
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In an effort to help local women who do not have health insurance or are underinsured, Emanuel Cancer Center is offering free mammograms for women over the age of 40 who may qualify to have a free screening for breast cancer as the New Year approaches.
Following a worldwide search, local insurance company, GDI Insurance Agency Inc. of Turlock, has been named as the insurance broker to a United Nations Humanitarian Program.
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Castle Air Museum will begin to host tours of the recently arrived Presidential Douglas VC-9 aircraft ( former Air Force One ) Friday. Tour times are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will also be available to the public on Saturday and Sunday at the times noted above.
Jessica's House, the center that helps children and families through the grieving process, will host a "Tour of the Heart," an informal information session about the services offered at the Turlock facility.
Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.
Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.
Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.
While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.
Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.
A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.
Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.
Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.
This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.
Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.
An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.