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Local woman wins Boy Scout Honor Award

The Boy Scouts of America is known to be one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based organizations for young boys over the course of a century, and has helped build education and humility through their participants by combining hand-on activities with responsibility.

April 23, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Almonds voted top nut in state

Almond Board representatives recently announced the results of an online contest in which KGO radio broadcast proclaimed almonds as the winner of the nut category in the State of California.

April 23, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock readies for mosquito season

As spring turns to summer, members of the Turlock community are being told to gear up for mosquito season.

April 23, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Local kids learn benefits of eating healthy

Teaching children the importance of eating healthy is not always easy. Children often think negatively about fruits and vegetables, and are slow to taste new things.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Premo’s proposal: Pit salmon welfare against land-based endangered species

Ever since the State Water Resources Control Board weighed a proposal that would negatively impact the region's water supply, agriculture operations and economy, members of the Central Valley have rallied together to protect the precious resource.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fair jobs event draws hundreds

While the opening of the Stanislaus County Fair is still three months away, hundreds filled the Turlock fairgrounds Thursday in hopes of securing at least a temporary job.

April 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID launches irrigation user webpage

It isn't easy maintaining over 250 miles of gravity-fed canals and laterals, but the Turlock Irrigation District refuses to shy away from assisting nearly 5,000 customers or their assets. Instead, they are creating an easier method for irrigation customers to pose concerns, ask questions, or view their current regulations.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


A bit of Turlock in the Capitol Dome

No one can represent patriotism quite like Turlock native and CEO of LOCK-N-STITCH, Inc. Gary Reed. Reed, born on the 4th of July, also shares an affinity for cast iron; a feature which designer Thomas Jefferson and architect Thomas U. Walter found necessary in building the U.S. Capitol's Dome.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


School district buys land for ag farm

After three years of planning and plotting, the Turlock Unified School District finally decided to purchase a 10-acre parcel near East Taylor and Berkeley in Turlock to house farm animals, and provide agricultural field education for local students.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Locals reach out to Boston loved ones

As explosions turned a jovial celebration at Monday's Boston Marathon into a tragedy, local residents frantically reached out to teammates and loved ones in the Boston area to inquire about their safety.

April 16, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Olsen talks new bills, hydrofracking and regulations with Turlockers

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and residents of Turlock came together Thursday to informally discuss pressing issues affecting citizens at a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Items discussed included Olsen's 2013 legislative measures to protect students and veterans, as well as the need for job stability and Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to hydrofrack in California.

April 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Bocce ball courts met with protest at all sites

Wednesday night marked the one year anniversary of when the Parks and Recreation Commission first heard a proposal from the members of the Turlock Rotary Club regarding their interests in establishing a bocce ball court in Crane Park. Since then, little progress has been made in the matter.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Queen Shamiram still homeless

It's been six years since Turlock native and television personality Narsai David has attempted to place a 9-foot bronze statue of Queen Shamiram on Turlock grounds. Since then, David has been met with confusing mixed messages by California State University, Stanislaus about placing the statue on its campus, and has found little ground for placing the statue anywhere else in Turlock.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Local man receives top honors in sales and customer service

Carlos Gonzales' embodiment of hard work and dedication were acknowledged recently when he was awarded the highest honor possible for a Verizon Wireless sales representative.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Biggest Loser program offers cash incentive for weight loss

Lala Vasquez has made great strides in trying to keep her weight in check, but feels there is certainly room for improvement. The active grandmother and cosmetic sales representative is a returning contestant for Biggest Loser Turlock's "Get in Shape for Summer Challenge," a program designed for weight loss and cash prize incentives.

April 09, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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