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Different strokes: Local business ‘Paints It Forward’

Lancaster Paint welcomed the opportunity for spring cleaning this weekend through its 3rd annual "Paint It Forward" campaign. After receiving a year's worth of nominations, the Turlock business picked residents of Stanislaus County to receive a free paint job for their good deeds and community service.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Website links schools with local growers

As part of a new age of agricultural business, Jana Nairn, CEO of the newest e-commerce web solution known as Ag Link, is trying to bridge the gap between farmers of older generations with a new and easy approach to serving those who need and buy a greater quantity of produce: schools.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fish v. farm: Water board hearing sparks heated debate

Hundreds of concerned residents from the Central Valley made their presence known during the high-stakes State Water Resources Control Board hearing this week. Their message to the water board: farms are more important than fish.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Local students take top honors at Occupational Olympics

They may be young, but they are ambitious! Local high school students showed they were ready to take the next step into a new career path during the 28th Annual Occupational Olympics and Career Exposition held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock on Wednesday afternoon.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Sewing to mend the soul

To celebrate the first day of spring, students of Pitman High's home economics fashion class collaborated with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock for the 11th year in row to donate hand-made dresses to the Salvation Army. On Friday afternoon, the students presented their creations to Major Debi Shrum of the Turlock Salvation Army.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Certified Laboratories hosts open house at new Turlock facility

Almond blossoms are not the only thing coming to fruition this spring; economic development in Turlock is also blooming. One of the newest businesses to open up shop in town, Certified Laboratories, Inc., is hosting an open house on Saturday for its employees and the community.

March 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Local runner Chrissy Cole prepares for first marathon

Over a thousand contestants, from as far as Hong Kong to as local as Turlock, have signed up to strut their stuff this weekend at the annual Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon. The event consists of a 5K run, and a half and full marathon. One applicant in particular is looking to fulfill her dreams of finishing her first full marathon.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Theta Chi rows in the dough

Make way, geese! California State University, Stanislaus has a new resident in its pond for the next 36 hours. Members of the Theta Chi fraternity are taking a quick break from the books in order to row a canoe in the school pond as part of the group's annual Row-A-Thon that began on Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Local Catholics welcome Pope Francis

When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected as the Supreme Pontiff under the name Francis on March 13, Catholic churches throughout the Central Valley welcomed him with open arms.

March 19, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Mobile veteran’s clinic to roll into Turlock

Local military veterans seeking health examinations, benefit consultations or referrals, won't have to travel far this month. Opportunities for military veterans to meet with the VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic team will begin next week as part of collaboration with the Turlock VFW Post 5059.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Bocce ball court debate continues

Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Assyrian statue closer to finding new home

The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


TID rallies against state water board proposal

The Turlock Irrigation District is shouting from the proverbial rooftops about how devastating the new State Water Resources Control Board proposal would be to residents of the Valley.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID promotes energy conservation with shade tree event

Think that the only way to beat the summer heat is to turn on the air conditioner? Hold that thought.

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Film documents rescue of 4,500 starving hens from Turlock farm

In order to mark the anniversary of one of the largest rescues of farmed animals in California history, farm sanctuary Animal Place created a film directed by Keegan Kuhn titled "Turlock."

March 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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