Turlockers had a lot to talk about in 2014, from multiple mountain lion sightings to a high school talent show performance seen the world over. The following is a list of stories from the past year that received quite a few likes, shares, comments and clicks - along with some old-fashioned word of mouth.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors' recent decision to send staff back with the mission of formulating a new solar program was likely received with a sigh of relief from solar providers and customers, who have raised both questions and concerns since the district reached its net metering cap earlier this year.
The holiday season is a time to relax and commune with family which can make the New Year an ideal time to step outside and get moving. With the National Parks and Recreation Department opening up the parks across the country for free guided tours through their First Day Hikes initiative, locals can kick off the New Year by exploring new territory with friends and family.
As the state fair in the largest agriculture producing state in the country, the California State Fair wants to recognize individuals who contribute extensively and professionally to the state's agricultural industry.
Turlock Junior High student Aunika Light got her Christmas wish. She didn't wish for an iPhone, video games or any other electronic gadget popular with the pre-teen crowd. No, all Light wanted was to feed the homeless.
Turlock has been experiencing significant economic growth in recent years and while it may be difficult to pinpoint exactly when the resurgence began, the Turlock Regional Industrial Park has certainly played a role.
After a series of power failures in 2012 that left Turlock Irrigation District's working relationship with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in an impaired state, both sides were able to come to an official Memorandum of Understanding on Tuesday.
Every Christmas, a miracle takes place right here in Turlock. Hundreds of community members from all walks of life put their combined efforts into providing a better holiday to those struggling to make ends meet.
The Turlock Police Department sought to bring a little bit of holiday cheer to a Turlock family rocked by a tragic loss earlier this year with donations and a special visit from the department's Blue Santa.
It's a holiday tradition for Maci Williams to make her way to Christmas Tree Lane in Turlock, but this year was one for the books as her boyfriend Nick Smith got down on one knee to propose Sunday evening.