The Air District officially lifted its first Air Alert of the season on Thursday; and the Valley is even closer to a historic achievement.
With the crossing alarm clanging distantly down the tracks, emergency personnel peered into the crumbled wreckage of a four-door sedan that moments before was struck by a passing freight train in downtown Turlock, killing the 80-year-old woman behind the wheel.
One of the city's most influential faith leaders has left a hole at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church - and the community at large. Reverend Oren Geiger passed away on Aug. 15 at the age of 94.
It's official, Turlock is getting it's very own ice rink.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Name of business: Munch Run
For most people, flushing a toilet isn't an action that prompts a lot of concern.
Turlock firefighters were kept busy Friday battling two separate blazes in town.
Three months ago Tyler Murphy was living his dream. It was the tail end of his senior year at Turlock High, he was leading his record breaking Bulldog baseball team into the SJS Division I Finals, and the ink had already dried on a scholarship to pitch for St. Mary's College.
Firefighters remain busy as they battle nine major wildfires burning in California and are bracing for increased winds and lightning. Over 5,500 firefighters continue to battle the large fires and are making progress including the recent containment of two large fires. Several wildfires have already been sparked by lightning over the past 12 hours, including a new 200 acre fire in Kern County.
What are the odds?
The teen birth rate in California saw another yearly decline in 2011, which includes a significant drop in Stanislaus County.
A fire of undetermined cause spread through a home in the 1200 block of Glasgow Street in Turlock Friday afternoon. The flames raced through the garage, leaving it in ruins and charred two vehicles parked outside. No injuries were reported and the investigation into the cause is ongoing, the Turlock Fire Department reported.
The Valley Air Basin will be in an Air Alert episode from Monday to Wednesday, and air district officials are urging residents to spare the air when out and about in the community.
As high school seniors prepare for graduation and to make their first life decisions as adults, they may seek advice (and financial assistance) from parents, siblings or extended family members. For many foster youth, however, there are no supportive family members able to help them transition from youth to adulthood.
The game is soon to be afoot at the Turlock Historical Society.
For most Californians, the time spent thinking about the importance of the dairy industry throughout the state often equates to less than the amount of time spent pouring milk into a bowl of cereal.
Those living in county areas, or unincorporated communities like Denair or Keyes, will not be exempt from limiting their watering as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors passed an urgency ordinance amendment Tuesday evening requiring county residents to reduce their watering to two days a week.
Donning the uniform of the Turlock Fire Department has been a regular routine for Tim Lohman for the past 35 years. Come Aug. 15, Turlock's Fire Chief will put it on for one last time before his retirement from public safety takes effect and his new position in the agricultural sector begins.
An industrial accident at a Turlock cheese plant partially amputated the arm of a man fixing a piece of equipment.
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.