Downtown Riverbank Coffee Shop Shows Progress

What does one do when COVID restrictions have your primary interest virtually locked down? Well, if you’re Riverbank High School head varsity football coach, you can open a coffee shop in downtown Riverbank. That’s just what Coach Anthony Buich is working on, a shop called Coffee Bruin, to be opened on Santa Fe Street, between… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics To Reopen In Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County Public Health will re-open the COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics on Thursday, Jan. 21. The clinics are located at Modesto Centre Plaza in Modesto and California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock. Both clinics will be vaccinating Stanislaus County residents who are prioritized under Phase 1A and individuals 65 years and older as prioritized by California… Keep Reading

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Free career training offered for Turlockers impacted by COVID

Turlock residents who have been economically impacted by COVID-19 can find new, reliable career opportunities thanks to a scholarship program offered through the Valley Occupational Learning and Technology Institute in Modesto.  In November, the Turlock City Council allocated $50,000 of its $2.5 million in CARES Act funding toward scholarships that would assist residents adversely affected… Keep Reading

Turlock mom turns bread baking into business

Nearly two years ago, Turlock resident and stay-at-home mom Megan Olson decided she wanted to try baking a loaf of bread to go with dinner. Little did she know, that one loaf would lead to her own business run from the comfort of her kitchen.  Kneady Wife Bread Co. was formed shortly after, when Olson’s… Keep Reading

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Stanislaus County ‘out of vaccine’ due to Moderna pause, temporarily closing clinics

MODESTO, Calif. — Stanislaus County’s vaccine rollout hit a snag on Monday after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recommended a pause for a certain batch of Moderna vaccines. The specific lot on pause had registered a “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions” at one California vaccination clinic, according to a news release. Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, head… Keep Reading

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COVID-19 vaccine clinics canceled in Stanislaus County amid Moderna batch investigation

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Two COVID-19 vaccine clinics have been canceled in Stanislaus County amid concerns of vaccine availability as health officials examine a batch of Moderna vaccines linked to reports of allergic reactions. On Sunday, California's top epidemiologist, Dr. Erica Pan, recommended providers pause the administration of lot 041L20A of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine due to… Keep Reading

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Children are the next frontier for COVID vaccine clinical trials

Twelve-year-olds are tween-agers, staring down puberty and middle school, surprisingly mature one minute and tortured by angst the next. Some also are scientific pioneers, volunteering for clinical trials to test COVID vaccines in children. Slowly and gingerly, researchers are testing COVID-19 vaccines in younger and younger kids — even as millions of doses are pushed into… Keep Reading

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