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.
With the approach of fall, mosquito abatement districts and public health officials are warning of increased West Nile Virus activity. The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency reported five people in the county have thus far been sickened by West Nile Virus, with four of those individuals requiring hospitalization. West Nile Virus has traditionally remained active in Stanislaus County after Labor Day weekend and into the fall. Last year, three of the 12 ...
The Steppin' Pards square dancing group performed an exhibition at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market Friday night. The Steppin' Pards meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. for workshops at the American Legion Hall, located at 75 Bothun Rd. (off of East Avenue) in Turlock. During the month of September the club offers square dance lessons free for new dancers. Club members include adults, both single and married couples of all backgrounds and ages ...
Perhaps you know someone who is struggling due to medical or financial problems. Or maybe you know of a non-profit who could use a paint job. Turlock's Lancaster Painting wants to know about that person, family or business. For the second year in a row, Lancaster Painting is donating its expertise for a community service program - Paint it Forward. In the past, the local business has donated its services with multiple projects ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported record high honey prices and a 20 percent increase in honey production across the country for 2010, however, at least one local beekeeper is finding 2011 a tougher year.
When a call came in Thursday of a fire at a Turlock apartment complex the responding firefighters had all the information they needed at hand with just a touch of the screen. The Turlock Fire Department recently outfitted five fire engines and one battalion chief vehicle with new Mobile Data Computers. The new system comes with some of the latest mapping technology and programs that are designed to improve safety, response times and ...
With electric cars booming in popularity, many owners are learning a new phrase for the first time: "Range anxiety." Where a gasoline-powered vehicle can simply refuel at any one of the thousands of gas stations across the state, electric charging stations are still few and far between. The relative rarity of charging stations inspired Dominick Speno, owner of Patterson's Best Western Plus Villa Del Lago, to pursue a unique new amenity for ...
The Stanislaus Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance did their part to keep local senior citizens safe by hosting an abuse prevention information day. The event was held Friday morning and included lectures, information booths and a free lunch. Catholic Charities, which helps organize the yearly Senior Information Day and funds SEPA, hopes the event will spread awareness about elder abuse. "Elder abuse happens more often than people realize. Most people have heard of ...
Shouts of "Si se puede!" could be heard along El Capitan Way in Delhi Friday as a group of 20 to 30 United Farm Workers supporters marched through town and to that day's lunch spot, Iglesia de la Cruz (Church of the Cross). The marchers took a much-needed rest and refueled to continue their journey north. Friday marked the fourth day of the 13-day, 200 mile "Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Now March" ...
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reminding citizens to stay vigilant in their efforts to reduce ozone emissions, as the district tries to stave off another round of fines from the Environmental Protection Agency. "Temperatures remain high and there is very little atmospheric dispersion, which are ideal conditions for ozone formation," said Stephen Shaw, the Air District's supervising air quality analyst. "The importance of everyone in the Valley reducing their ...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $1,150,000 in Conservation Innovation Grants to the Western United Dairymen and Fiscalini Farms to implement new programs and purchase equipment. The grant is an effort to help agricultural businesses adopt new technologies to comply with federal, state, and local environmental regulations and address important natural resource concerns facing the industry.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors took the next step in the Hughson/Grayson 115 kilovolt transmission line project on Tuesday by voting to approve the resolution of necessity, which will allow TID to file eminent domain proceedings.
San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District officials are asking Valley residents to change several behaviors that cause smog-forming emissions, including driving automobiles, due to an Air Alert that was issued Tuesday and will continue through Sunday.
An 82-year-old Delhi man last seen going for a walk Sunday was pulled from the Merced River Monday afternoon.
Air officials have issued the first Air Alert in their newly-minted program that asks individuals to make some small changes, which could have big impacts on the Central Valley's air quality and collective wallets.
Stanislaus County's unemployment rate saw another slight increase in July, with an estimated 3,400 jobs lost during the month according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.