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Club holds first annual garden tour

Spring has sprung, and for local gardeners and plant fanatics, there is nothing like taking a stroll through a perfectly manicured garden.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Lifestyle


Local dairywoman donates $1 million to UC Merced

When it comes to educational opportunities, Turlock native Margo Souza believes that it is better to give than to receive.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Education


Rotary tables bocce ball courts

For over a year the Turlock Noon Rotary Club has been trying to build two bocce courts in a city park, but everywhere they turned, Rotary members were met with more opposition than well wishes from Turlock citizens.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


'Critically dry year' for irrigation

California is not technically in a drought, yet; but low snowpack and a dry spring is not looking good for local growers.

May 07, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Planning approves smaller version of multi-tenant freeway sign

Bigger may not be better according to the Turlock Planning Commission. After two months of back and forth with Planning and city staff, Main Street businesses and developer Reed Onate will be able to move forward with building a multi-tenant freeway sign - albeit at a smaller scale than the original plans.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Annual event calls for unity through power of prayer

Prayers are not only a symbol of hope, but an act of faith. This week marks the National Day of Pray, an annual celebration inviting all faiths to pray for the nation.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farmers market opens on high note

Hundreds flocked to the Turlock Certified Farmers Market for opening day on Friday, looking for a taste of locally grown products. new location off S. Broadway between A and W. Main streets on Friday morning for to see new and old vendors offering their latest merchandise.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


TID stretches energy efficiency with rebate programs

Last year, the Turlock Irrigation District had little success attaining greater levels of energy efficiency through its rebate programs. The district fell short of its proposed goal - to attain 12 gigawatt hours in savings - due to a lack of customer participation.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Denham honors next generation of military leaders

As high school seniors prepare to tackle the next phase in their lives, four area students were honored for making service to their country at the highest level their next challenge.

April 30, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Farmers market turns over a new leaf

Since it was revived in 2010, the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market has continued to grow, adding new vendors, features - and for the 2013 season, a new location and manager.

April 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Water board comes to Valley to discuss river flow proposal

It is no secret that residents throughout the Central Valley were unhappy with the original draft of the State Water Board's flow proposal, which intended to dedicate 35 percent of unimpaired river flow for fish and wildlife beneficial uses.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City housing funds topic of public forums

The City of Turlock is reaching out to residents for input on how housing funds are dispersed, including low-income loans and rehabilitation projects.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City, students branch out to honor Arbor Day

Where would Turlock be without trees? According to the City of Turlock's Parks and Recreation Department, the answer is a desolate wasteland. Trees control climate changes, preserve warmth, and supply two of life's greatest necessities, food and oxygen.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Creative bouquets can brighten a home

Flower bouquets can bring the sights and smells of springtime into any home, no matter the weather outside.

April 24, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Home & Garden 2013


Work slated for Sante Fe intersection

Commuters who travel through the Santa Fe Avenue intersection off of Hatch Road may find something other than the railway to slow their trip within the next couple months.

April 23, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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