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Dentists to exchange Halloween candy for cash

Trick-or-treaters who would rather get money than cavities from their Halloween candy this year will not only have the opportunity to sell their candy to two dental offices during candy buy-back events, but also help out troops overseas.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Pumpkins, people and pups

Brothers James and Joseph Lynch picked out their perfect pumpkins at R.A.M. Farms just in time for Halloween.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Family focused on creating positive dining experience

Name of Business: Strings Italian Café

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Women’s Symposium on challenges in the workplace

The first Business Women's Symposium scheduled for Nov. 5 in Modesto, aims to present attendees with insights, inspirations and motivational ideas from successful business and educational leaders.

October 29, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Wood-burning restrictions return for another season

The annual cold weather air pollution control program, Check Before You Burn, is slated to return Sunday.

October 29, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Insect known to host fatal citrus disease found in Turlock

The California Department of Food and Agriculture will soon quarantine a portion of Turlock after an invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease was found earlier this week within city limits.

October 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Turlock church offers support for those with addicted loved ones

The outreach minister for the Turlock Church of Christ has taken a pressing issue of Turlock head on by speaking with numerous gateway figures throughout the community including the mayor, the police chief, the fire chief, city manager and many churches to come up with a group that is centered for people or families affected by a loved one facing addiction.

October 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Pancakes with a side of goodwill

On many occasions Dorothy and Bob Steeley have been supporters of the annual Denair Lions' Pancake Breakfast. The couple has gladly handed over donations for tasty pancakes coming off the griddle, and never once did they ever think they would be the benefit of the club's annual outreach of goodwill.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock non-profits tickled with ‘Dancing’ donations

The final phase of Dancing with the Turlock Stars was completed over the last week as the organizers presented two non-profits with a total of $90,000.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Red Cross readies response to mega storm

The American Red Cross is proactively readying its workers and resources in anticipation of Hurricane Patricia in order to be ready to respond quickly to the enormous storm.

October 23, 2015 | | Local

The City of Turlock introduces its first Water Saving Hero: Covenant Village of Turlock

The City of Turlock is happy to announce the first Water Saving Hero, Covenant Village of Turlock. From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 of this year, Covenant Village has reduced its landscape water use by 4,934,790 gallons of water!

October 23, 2015 | | Local

Martial Arts school breaks with tradition

Name of Business: Unleash It Martial Arts

October 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Tobacco sales to minors on the decline

A recent survey from the California Department of Public Health shows the rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors is decreasing from past years.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Free program to help those grieving over the holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard any time, but especially difficult for many during the holiday season. Covenant Care Hospice is hoping to help those in the community who are mourning with a special program titled Coping with the Holidays.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Upcoming classes to help transform farms into tourist destinations

For over a decade, Riverdance Farms in Livingston has stood as a popular agritourism destination filled with guided farm tours, wine tastings and an annual ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Downtown event draws hundreds to kick off holiday season

Similar to the hoards of coat-clad celebrators around them, Turlock residents Marissa and Owen Cameron gathered in downtown Turlock on Friday to begin the holiday ...

November 27, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Latest Turlock film project moves into next phase

Filming has wrapped on the latest project to use Turlock as the backdrop, and as producers move into the post-production phase, they're already thinking ...

November 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Toy train show rolls into Turlock

The holidays in Turlock wouldn't be the same without the San Joaquin Toy Train Operating Society and their annual Toy Train Show. This will ...

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Love Light: Remembering those who are gone

Sometimes the most meaningful way to memorialize a loved one is by simply remembering their name.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Starbucks partners with Aspiranet to provide Christmas for foster youth

Starbucks is doing more to share the joy of the holidays than just changing their notorious cups to red.

November 27, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Prodigal Sons & Daughters takes part in Giving Tuesday

After the madness of Black Friday and the boom of Cyber Monday, a new trend has formed over the last four years that aims to ...

November 25, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Disneyland awaits for one lucky family

For some children a trip to Disneyland is a rite of passage, while for others it is a far off dream.

November 25, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Annual Thanksgiving donation proves to be as easy as pie

Maybe Janice Virgo's family is making a mistake by not putting her in charge of baking the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year as ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

TID votes to expand Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir in Hilmar

Whether or not Turlock Irrigation District would move forward in allocating over $900K to reservoir lining was a source of contention between the Board of ...

November 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Safe driving habits should include parking lots

It turns out the most dangerous place to be on Black Friday might not be in a toy store fighting with the other shoppers for ...

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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