West Nile Virus activity on the rise locally

A mosquito bite this time of year could bring something far more serious than an irritating itch. The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a “significant increase in West Nile Virus (WNV) cases for the 2023 year compared with recent previous years.” Continue reading on Ceres Courier Keep Reading

Dropping balls for good causes

Usually, the phrase “dropping the ball” has a negative connotation, but that’s not the case for the Ball Drop for Turlock. The fourth annual event, rebranded this year as the Ball Drop for Turlock, will be held Oct. 21 at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Money is raised for local charities — Adult & Teen Challenge,… Keep Reading

Parents advised to pay attention to warning signs of suicide

With September being “Suicide Prevention Month,” mental health experts are doing their part to educate parents and others about risk factors and warning signs. On average, one person in Stanislaus County kills themselves each week. Most of them are male. According to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), youth who are contemplating suicide frequently… Keep Reading

Local project part of National Public Lands Day volunteer event

Stanislaus River Parks will celebrate National Public Lands Day on Saturday by waiving fees for its day-use recreation areas and volunteers who participate in a number of park improvement projects at the Knights Ferry Recreation Area. The National Environmental Education Foundation coordinates National Public Lands Day in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, National… Keep Reading

Man shot while driving his vehicle in Modesto

 A man was driving in Modesto overnight when he was shot. Modesto police say there was a shooting in the area of McHenry and Woodrow avenues between midnight and 2 a.m. During that time, an officer pulled a driver over for a traffic-related issue, and when the officer made contact with the driver, a male,… Keep Reading

Local unemployment rates dip for second straight month

Unemployment rates in Stanislaus and Merced counties dropped in the month of August, according to preliminary data provided by the State of California’s Employment Development Department. It marks the second straight month — and the only two months of the year — in which the rates for each county fell. Continue reading on Turlock Journal Keep Reading

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