It's official. The 2013 Girl Scout cookie selling season is almost open. Get ready to be tempted by the likes of coconutty Samoas, peanut-butter-chocolate Tagalongs and the ever-popular Thin Mint. Turlock residents will soon be able to get their hands on the famed Girl Scout cookies starting Feb. 22 through March 17.
This year's flu season is hitting the population harder than expected and is taking a particularly harsh toll on the elderly, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
It started with a kiss - but has become much more than that.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to make a slow, steady progress toward pre-recession rates, with the December unemployment rate hitting its lowest level in years.
He's Sports Illustrated's newest cover boy, the inspiration for a brand new clothing line, and he's sold the third most NFL jerseys in the month of January behind only Ray Lewis and Peyton Manning. He's trending worldwide with his trademark bicep kiss and one of his autographed football cards recently sold online for $6,000. It's safe to say he's taken the nation by storm.
Name of business: Mundo's Latin Grill
The elections last November have most business communities such as Turlock scrambling for answers regarding new tax bills. After a slim couple hundred vote win in some regional areas, Democrats reigned winner over the Republicans within the Assembly and Senate in California, and are encouraging the state to increase taxes and spend more money in response to the debt crisis. But according to The Apex Group in Sacramento, businesses have no need to fear tax increases for this year.
Book lovers have cause to celebrate as the Friends of the Turlock Public Library gear up for their annual book sale.
There are not many towns that can boast of dedicated residents simultaneously promoting diversity, recreation, and education for more than 50 years. Thanks to resident Abe Rojas, Turlock has that legacy.
A collision involving four vehicles caused significant damage to the vehicles and slowed traffic, but no serious injuries were reported.
Rufino "Joe" Centeno physically left the jungles of Vietnam 45 years ago, but the sights and sounds and the losses experienced on the front lines have remained tangled in his mind for long after.
RIPON - Richard Hodder browsed the safe room at Barnwood, stopping to examine a firearms storage unit as tall as him.
Name of business: Bella Viva Orchards
Two events aimed at grieving will be held in Turlock - one for those suffering a loss and another to help train grief counselors.
Gurjeet Dosanjh-Brar has been battling a rare form of lymphatic cancer and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.
The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.
Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars
The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock's Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock's Westside.
The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area's Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.
After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.
For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food - that some years reached as high as 25 feet - no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.
While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.
While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won't need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock's annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.
The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.
Peninsula Plastics Recycling in Turlock was selected among more than 50 applicants to receive a $1 million grant which will bring new equipment and nine new positions to the company.
As Thanksgiving approaches Foster Farms is taking steps to ensure that more families will enjoy the holiday by gathering around the table for a turkey dinner, by donating to food banks up and down the West Coast.
The facilities and landscape of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds will soon receive a much-needed makeover, made possible by a generous donation and new partnership.