Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties. Winds are expected to be especially strong in the western and southern portions of the Valley.
Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand to those looking to quit smoking in the month of November.
The Turlock Irrigation District will keep an electric power purchase fee flat, thanks to the continued low cost of natural gas.
IMC Consulting & Training is now accepting applications for the $25,000 Edwin Toolis Memorial Award.
Name of business: Sunrise Bakery
An ongoing labor dispute between management of the Raley's grocery store chain and employees represented by the United Food and Commercial Workers union has resulted in a strike, affecting 90 Raley's and Nob Hill stores.
In honor of Veteran's Day, the Don Pedro Recreation Agency will grant active military personnel and veterans no-cost admission – and camping – between Nov. 7-14.
Goodwill continued to expand its regional presence with the opening of a new Turlock store and donation center this week, located at 3000 N. Tegner Road in the Monte Vista Shopping Center.
For 17 years, Turlock Together has embodied "goodwill towards mankind" during the holiday season. The organization's efforts continue this year, as the iconic blue barrels used to collect toys and non-perishable food items for low-income families have already been dispatched around town.
For 24 Emanuel Medical Center employees, the start of the holiday season was bleak this year as the hospital eliminated 17 full-time and seven part-time positions on Thursday.
One local dentist is redefining the phrase "put your money where your mouth is." Trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Antoine Varani at the Dental Spa and receive $2 for every 5 pounds of sweets. Along with the cash, participating kids will also receive a gift bag to replace the cavity-provoking candy.
October has come to an end, and with it the Turlock Firefighters' "Working Toward a Cure" fundraising campaign for Emanuel Cancer Center.
The Denair Lions Club is hoping a few hot cakes can help fill gaps in after-school funding.
Turlock Irrigation District staff warned Tuesday that the water year has been far drier than expected thus far.
Name of business: Angel Baby
Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.
My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.
Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner
Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.
"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.