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Blue Star Moms bring Christmas to local soldiers serving overseas

Over 500 boxes were stuffed with toothbrushes, Nerf balls, and cans of refried beans Tuesday with the help of 100 volunteers. Their goal: To send some holiday cheer to those fighting for our country.

November 24, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Santos to helm TID Board

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted in a new president and vice president on Tuesday, as they bid adieu to two long-term members of the board.

November 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local bakers submit record number of pies for contest

In a year that has been called the worst since the great depression, Turlock residents are finding the means to give to the less fortunate this holiday season. Dave Dubyak, owner of Dubyak Family Chiropractic, hosted the 14th annual Turlock pumpkin pie contest on Monday. All pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritans Foundation's Daily Bread program to be served as desert on Thanksgiving Day.

November 24, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Hunger in the Valley

On any given day thousands of gallons of milk, tons of nuts, and truckloads of fruit roll out of the Central Valley headed to dinner tables across America and the world. And on any given night, thousands of Central Valley residents go to bed feeling the pangs of hunger.

November 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local company talks turkey for over 20 years

When Americans think Thanksgiving, they think turkey. This proud bird has been the pièce de résistance at feasts across the country since the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkeys have also been a part of the Turlock culture from nearby Foster Farms to the former Butterball processing plant to the "Turkey Tech" nickname of CSU Stanislaus. Turlockers know a thing or two about turkey, but sometimes even they need some assistance in the kitchen.

November 20, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Turlock woman takes a spin on the W-H-E-E-L

Hopefully, the wheel was kind to Turlock resident Jenn Handy and spared her from the dreaded "Lose A Turn," and the loathsome "Bankrupt."

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County sows high unemployment as harvest season ends

After months of a steady decrease, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County shot back up again as the harvest season came to a close, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

November 20, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog show comes to town

Dogs of breeds big and small braved the windy weather on Friday to compete, along with their owners, in day one of the Golden Valley Kennel Club's all-breed show. While there was stiff competition in every judging ring at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Friday, participants still found time to talk with friends, human and canine alike.

November 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Hughson electrical line project tabled after public outcry

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors put the brakes on a planned $16.7 million, double-circuit 115-kilovolt transmission line from Hughson to southwest Ceres after an outpouring of opposition on Tuesday.

November 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID budget reflects tough economy

On Tuesday the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a $466.5 million budget for the 2010 fiscal year that includes no electric rate increases for ratepayers, despite declining revenues.

November 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Bring on the bells

The Salvation Army celebrated their annul Kettle Kick Off on Tuesday, which signals the beginning of the holiday bell ringing campaign. The Salvation Army raised more than $41,000 within seven minutes during the event's Kettle Klash along with an anonymous $50,000 donation. Over 700 people were in attendance for the kick off luncheon.

November 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Leo returns to fair as interim CEO

The Stanislaus County Fair (38th Agricultural Association) Board of Directors made several decisions on Monday that will affect the 2010 County Fair. Agenda items included the future hiring of a new CEO, an increase in gate ticket costs, and rearranging the dates for some FFA and 4-H events at the fair.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Construction begins on bike park

Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon building the long-awaited Turlock BMX bike park at the corner of Panorama and Springer avenues. City workers, bike shop employees, and Turlock residents showed up with shovels and other tools. They spent the morning and afternoon building jumps and berms. Over $10,000 dollars was spent on dirt, fencing and a water fountain for the park.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Officer saves woman from burning home

A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.

November 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Friends of the furred host adoption event

Casanova pranced around a pen in front of Turlock Tractor Supply with his tongue poking out of his mouth on Saturday. The tiny black and tan Chihuahua wore a green coat to keep him warm on the chilly fall morning. Nobody would have guessed that this same dog came to an animal rescue agency months earlier with a fractured hip and several rotten teeth.

November 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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Applications available for annual Christmas parade

It may be the first day of October, but the City of Turlock is already gearing up for the 36th annual Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade.

September 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID solar customers face 5 percent cap

With the popularity of solar energy systems growing exponentially, Turlock Irrigation District is making the necessary adjustments to accommodate more solar customers, while still remaining fair to non-solar customers.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Mountain lion makes another appearance in Turlock

There has been another confirmed sighting of the mountain lion that has been prowling Turlock's neighborhoods for several weeks.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Church has plans to grow alongside town

Although construction for Hilmar's Holy Rosary Church's expansion only began this year, the idea of the new church was years in the making.

September 30, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock father, son drown in waters off San Francisco

A Turlock father and his adult son drowned earlier this week after they were swept out into the pounding waves off a treacherous San Francisco beach.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


BRING ON THE PINK

Support Turlock Firefighters 2434 union's efforts to raise money for breast cancer awareness by purchasing and wearing their specially designed pink T-shirts. T-shirts can be pre-ordered through the union's website at www.turlockfirefighters.org.

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Status update on current and future drought conditions

The end of summer has arrived but what does that mean for the severe drought that is plaguing California? Weather forecasts indicate the answer is: "not much."

September 26, 2014 | | Local


Merced County reports first human cases of West Nile

The threat of West Nile Virus remains high across the area as Merced County reported its first confirmed human cases of the virus this year.

September 26, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chiefs chill out for good causes

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson and Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman completed the ALS ice bucket challenge Friday by getting drenched with buckets of cold, icy water as they stood in the Columbia Pool. The challenge allowed for the largest donor to have the honor of soaking the chiefs and in the end it was the police explorers who claimed the victory. An exact total of the funds raised is unknown because donations were still being collected, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dog’s injuries may be from mountain lion encounter

The mountain lion seen prowling the streets of Turlock that officials believed had left the area, may be back and may be responsible for an attack on a resident's dog.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mystery of the lost class rings

Class rings are meant to be a treasured memento of high school days, but for two individuals those mementos vanished around 20 years ago.

September 26, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Vongsaly brings passion for Thai cuisine to new downtown restaurant

Name of Business: Ju Ju Thai Cuisine

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety, childhood cancer awareness focus of weekend events

Two events will highlight children this weekend, the MedicAlert Health & Safety Fair and Lil Scotty's Soldiers of Hope Survivor Boot Camp.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


American Legion Riders hit the road for good causes

Although their motorcycles and leather jackets may look tough, the mission of the American Legion Riders is all heart.

September 25, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


TID throws weight behind water bond

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees joined leagues with a broad coalition of water, conservation, and agricultural organizations with its adopted position of support regarding California's Proposition 1, or the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014.

September 25, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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