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Despite recent drop, gas prices on the rise

Locals were rushing to the pumps in late January when gas prices began to dwindle to less than two dollars, but now the value of gas is once again on the uptick evident by the 16.5 cents per gallon average increase in Modesto area pumps according to GasBuddy.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local agencies host a call to action in response to immigration ruling

What was meant to be a celebration of President Barack Obama's new expansion of programs for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals transformed into a call to action after a federal court ruled late Monday night to block the president's executive action that would extend present DACA laws.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Celebrate Stanislaus event to honor companies that have hired

Over 25 companies will be honored at the Stanislaus Business Alliance's inaugural Celebrate Stanislaus event to recognize businesses that have hired more than 10 employees in the past year.

February 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local communities still aiming to revitalize the region

Turlockers can still find sweet treats at Frost Bakery's Modesto location, but the business recently closed the doors of its Monte Vista Avenue shop.

February 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayor’s State of the City address emphasizes collaboration of all ages and agencies

'Carpe diem' was the spirit of Mayor Gary Soiseth's first State of the City address, which set forth several new developments in the next year all aimed at engaging the public, especially the youth.

February 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


CSUS, City partner to improve Crowell Road conditions for pedestrians

California State University, Stanislaus and the City of Turlock are joining forces to improve Crowell Road, which borders the college, in order to create a safer environment for pedestrians and drivers alike.

February 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


The Gallery Finesse offers an eclectic take on antiques and fine art

Name of Business: The Gallery Finesse

February 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City, Chamber contract to operate tourism services terminated

A 24 year partnership between the City of Turlock and the Chamber of Commerce to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is tasked with bringing tourists to town, has come to an end after the Chamber submitted a letter of termination on Tuesday.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


State of the County address focuses on stronger family structures and water

In the words of Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Terry Withrow, "The state of our county is strong," but that did not keep the chairman from emphasizing two long term goals in his State of the County address last week: water and a stronger family network.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local dairy designates Hilmar Colony 4-H as recipient of $2,500

The Hilmar Colony 4-H Monday night meeting was a special one as the local chapter received $2,500 on behalf of the Martins Brothers Dairy furnished through the Monsanto Fund.

February 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local chorus to sing classic love songs for Valengrams fundraiser

Those looking to make a memorable impression on their valentine this holiday can hire members of the Golden Valley Chorus to sing their sweetie a romantic tune, or Valengram.

February 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Council to vote on new subdivision near Crowell, CVB contract on Tuesday

While the community surrounding Crowell Elementary School has been developed for years, nine new homes could be built on Hawkeye Avenue pending the Turlock City Council's approval on Tuesday.

February 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Neighbors protest student apartment project

Neighbors are up in arms at the prospect of a four-floor apartment complex that could be built near California State University, Stanislaus for student housing making it the tallest apartments in Turlock.

February 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New planning technology on the horizon for Turlock

The City of Turlock Development Services is looking into purchasing electronic plan checking software that would allow applicants to upload building plans automatically which would not only streamline the process, but also eliminate the impact that the expensive plans have on the environment.

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City managers discuss proposals for solid waste agreement with Stanislaus County

The City of Turlock presently takes its solid waste to Merced County but is hoping to achieve an agreement with the Stanislaus County to begin a new pact that would keep the service in Turlock's home county.

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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