With more cases of the Zika virus being confirmed as locally transmitted in Florida and travelers returning home from the Olympics, the California Department of Public Health is urging residents to take precautions upon return to help prevent the spread of the virus in California. While the virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, it can also pass from one person to another during sex.
A newly awarded grant from the Department of Homeland Security will help the Turlock Fire Department train and prepare for emergencies that might arise in the expanding retail and industrial developments in the city.
Nearly a year after it was announced that the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park would relocate from Starr Avenue to Donelly Park, the revamped skaters' paradise opened to the public Friday afternoon. An upwards of 60 children, teens and adults took their wheels to the pavement in celebration of a new place to skate, and they weren't disappointed.
Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster.
For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus County library system, the seemingly-impossible feat has become a reality for children in the area, allowing them to enhance their literacy skills and develop lifelong reading habits.