The Medal of Honor is the highest military honor that the United States bestows. It is given for personal acts of valor that go above and beyond the call of duty. It is a selective few who are awarded the medal and even fewer who earn it while still alive. The Turlock community will have an opportunity to meet one of those rare individuals when the Turlock Gospel Mission brings Sgt. Dakota Meyer to town.
While most Central Valley residents are cognizant of the drought and doing their best to conserve water, many people are uneducated on how to maintain a beautiful yard while doing so. The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop will present a drought fighting tools seminar Saturday, in recognition of the historic drought leaving many yards bare and lawns dry.
Bad news: There's been an outbreak of the zombie virus and all of society is breaking down as people struggle to survive in the new post-apocalyptic world. The good news is you've secured a seat on a train that is staffed by soldiers, a zombie tracker, a gamer turned zombie expert and a doctor working on a cure for the virus. And thus your journey on the Zombie Train begins.
As the only boat launch ramp available with current Don Pedro Lake elevation levels, the Fleming Meadows launch ramp has encountered troublesome boating traffic, significant wait times and substantial labor hours to manage the ramp during peak operation times.
The Merced County Department of Public Health reported on Monday the county's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus. According to the public health department, the person who tested positive for WNV was hospitalized but has since been released and is expected to recover.
The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for cancer research and awareness and wear them during the month of October. T-shirts can be purchased at www.turlockfirefighters.org or at the Turlock Farmers' Market on Saturday mornings and Crivelli's Shirts and More, both in downtown Turlock, and the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center.
Take a large dose of science-fiction, add some steam-powered machinery and finish with Victorian flare - that is what steam punk is all about. Steam House Con 2015, a steampunk convention, rolled into town on Friday bringing all of this and much more to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, complete with celebrity appearances and world renowned host Doc Phineas.
As a business whose goal is to connect consumers to locally sourced products, it only makes sense that the United States Department of Agriculture awarded Ag Link of Ballico nearly $100,000 in grant funding to bolster affordable access to local, fresh and healthy foods.
Medicare's fall open enrollment has changed. It is now from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. This is the time for people with Medicare to enroll in a drug plan, review their health care and drug coverage, and make changes. The Stanislaus County HICAP is hosting Medicare Advantage forums this October at local senior centers so Medicare recipients can learn about the changes coming for 2016 premiums and benefits offered by the plans.
October 02, 2015|
Just as the City of Turlock was inching closer to its 32 percent conservation mandate with a 27.9 percent overall water use reduction in July, hot and dry conditions in August caused the city's conservation rate to fall back slightly to 26.3 percent, placing the City farther away from reaching its water saving goal.