Emanuel Medical Center is starting the new year with a change in board members and a new chief of staff.
Over 30 years ago Rick and Teresa Kaepernick became one of the thousands of parents who suffer the loss of a child due to congenital heart defects - not once, but twice in a two year span.
The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale.
At first glance, Tanner Woods appears to be just a normal one-year-old baby boy.
Emanuel Medical Center is wishing Turlock a happy Valentine's Day with free blood pressure checks. Hearts are the universal symbol of the holiday of love, and Emanuel is showing its love by giving the free checks from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Feb. 14 in the Education Training Room.
All Californians are invited to participate in the inaugural year of the California Arbor Week Photography Contest. The contest is designed to highlight the broad diversity of tree species, settings, and landscapes throughout our state, in locations urban and rural, large and small. Winners will be featured at the State Fair and awarded cash prizes. Photographs may be entered in two categories: My Favorite California Tree or Trees Where I Live. Entries are due by March 31.
The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock installed new officers on Saturday. Among them was club president Raymond George, who was re-elected to serve another term. The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock holds elections to decide their leadership every year. Over 400 members voted in this year's officers, which took place on Jan. 14.
For Turlocker Nana Bekoe-Sakyi a recent two-week volunteer stint in his native homeland of Ghana was the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance to bring agriculture technology to a developing part of the country.
When Ed Sai started farming 40 years ago, the process of planting almond trees was labor intensive. It involved manually marking out the field in evenly spaced rows, then using an auger to drill thousands of holes before placing each and every tree into the ground by hand and filling in the dirt and patting it down.
Turlock's homeless now have a few more beds to call home.
Come Feb. 14 the bars on Capt. Rob Jackson's uniform will be replaced with a few shining stars as the veteran law man officially takes the helm of the Turlock Police Department.
The Turlock Gospel Mission is expanding and would like community input on future services.
A 20-year milestone in the fight against whooping cough was reached in 2011. There were no deaths from whooping cough reported in California in all of 2011. The last time California went a whole year without a whooping cough death was 1991, announced Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health and the state public health officer.
About one year ago Delhi High School student Emmanuel Perez volunteered at the We Care Program shelter. His experience serving food to the homeless men sheltered at We Care moved him so much that he started a club at Delhi, the school's first student-run service club known as "The Helping Hawks."
The Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards Friday morning, recognizing those officers and employees who have exhibited an exemplary year of service. The Employee of the Year award was given to Trish Panos; Officer of the Year was awarded to Sgt. Miguel Pacheco; Volunteer of the Year Rick Wallace; Excellence Award went to the Firearm Training team, consisting of: Lee Medlin, Brandon Bertram, Michael Parmley, Jesse Bawcum, Michael Stapler, Justin Williamson, Steve Crawford, Ian Rodriguez, and Al Updike; Two Distinguished Service awards were given to Detective Timothy Redd and Officer James Brewer.
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A Golden Eagle affectionately known as "#53" is recuperating at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center in Hughson after being hit by a car in Los Banos.
Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.
The growing severity of California's drought has resulted in one of the lowest water allotments for irrigation purposes in Turlock Irrigation District's history. Starting the irrigation season on March 27, local growers serviced by TID will see a 20-inch cap water allotment, with little to no carryover in the Don Pedro Reservoir for 2015 – an unprecedented decision by TID staff.
There wasn't a bike race happening in Turlock on Sunday morning, although it looked as though that was the case. It was a "bike run for fun," according to Jose Garcia who teamed up with Mario Martinez of Turlock and the Rolling Relics of Modesto to bring this family-oriented function to Turlock. The event brought people from various locations including Gilroy, Sacramento and the Bay Area. Garcia, who works for the City of Turlock, has participated in various bike runs with the Rolling Relics and wanted to bring one to Turlock.