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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 Turlock night spots.

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 two-day festival that allows Valley residents and visitors to pick their own blueberries, cherries and strawberries alongside the Merced River.

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 countdown during the 17th annual Festival of Lights and community Christmas tree lighting.

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 of plans for the debut screening next year in Turlock.

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 be the 38th annual show held at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Dec. 5 and 6.

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 encompass what Mike Hibdon, executive director of Prodigal Sons and Daughters, says the holidays are really about - giving.

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 things sweet into the creation of her award-winning entry titled, "Grandma's House."

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, through community dinners, donations of food baskets and providing winter survival kits to the homeless.

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 the Turlock resident won the Dubyak Family Chiropractic's annual pumpkin pie contest-again.

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 Directors on Tuesday as they discussed the planned expansion of the Lateral 8 Regulating Reservoir.

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 that one must have item this season. Instead, it's the parking lot.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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75 years later: A look back at the Turlock Assembly Center

Sunday marks the 75th anniversary of a time in America many would rather forget and hope to never repeat.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Don Pedro Reservoir nears max capacity with more rain on the way

While the latest winter storm to hit Turlock left the city with a number of toppled trees and several power outages Friday, the precipitation forecast ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Kiwi Woodworks provides custom cabinetry

Type of business: Fine custom cabinetry

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


State Water Board extends water conservation regulations

Although Turlock and surrounding reservoirs have readily welcomed recent rainfall, the State Water Resources Control Board made a decision earlier this month to continue existing ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Registry seeks high-speed rail vendors

In an effort to boost economic development throughout the state, the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently launched ConnectHSR, a free, online vendor registry that will ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual prayer breakfast to feature World Series champion

This year's annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be a morning of "giant" proportions, as the city will welcome former San Francisco Giants ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Miracle League accepting signups for spring season

Disabled children and teens will soon get their chance to do what was previously thought impossible: play a game of baseball. This feat, which would ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital mourns loss of beloved cockatoo

It is not often that a bird leaves an impression quite as significant as Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital's beloved 24-year-old cockatoo and unofficial ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Couples tie the knot at Valentine’s Day wedding extravaganza

If you were to ask Modesto resident Vanessa Martinez what Valentine's Day meant to her prior to Tuesday, she likely would have said that ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock IRC office helps family separated by travel ban

Just three weeks ago, Nael Abdulqader was unsure if he would ever see his family again. He was permitted into the United States as a ...

February 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Conservation Corner

In 2016, the average residential water use was approximately 117 gallons per person per day! What can we do to reduce that number? While the ...

February 10, 2017 | | Local


Births Feb. 2 - Feb. 8

· Ashley and Randy Holder of Delhi are the parents of an 8-pound-15-ounce girl born Feb. 2 at Emanuel Medical Center.

February 10, 2017 | | Local


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