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Relay for Life event raises over $121K for cancer society

Approximately 800 community members participated in Turlock's Relay for Life at Pitman High School this past weekend, bringing in a net total of $121,000. Event coordinator Taylor Howard reported that she was very happy with this year's turnout, noting that everyone was happy to be there and participated in all of the activities. This year's fundraising efforts extended past one weekend, as nearly 200 students involved in Turlock High School's Relay for Life Club have also been busy fundraising since July to raise $30,710, according to advisor Kristin Bettencourt.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Business Alliance survey finds interest in growth, need for qualified employees

Stanislaus County employers are looking to grow according to data from the Stanislaus Business Alliance's first annual Local Industry report.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VFW to pour beer at Fair Foundation booth for donation

While the Veterans of Foreign Wars will not have their traditional beer booth at the Stanislaus County Fair this year, that doesn't mean they won't have a presence as members of the VFW will be voluntarily pouring beer at the Fair Foundation's beer booth.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


West Nile virus found in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County health officials confirmed a dead bird found in Modesto earlier this month tested positive for the West Nile virus, marking the presence of the debilitating disease in the region earlier than the previous year.

May 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Tracy fire prompts health caution for Stanislaus County

A large biomass fire near Tracy has prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for the northern counties of San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced, particularly the communities of Lathrop, Manteca and Modesto. The caution is in place until the fire is extinguished.

May 19, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to look at fish passage on Tuolumne River

Local irrigation districts will hold a workshop on Wednesday to discuss fish passage in the Tuolumne River as part of the La Grange Dam licensing process.

May 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Memorial park asks public to adopt a flag

Since 1963 countless American flags have flown at the Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home on Memorial Day to honor the veterans who have sacrificed their lives to serve the United States of America.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock couple landscape with artificial turf, drought-resistant plants

This week the City of Turlock notified its rate payers that watering would be cut to two days a week with limited hours, a measure taken as a result of state mandated water conservation rules. However, this rule does not apply to at least one household in Turlock.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Several road projects ongoing, upcoming in Turlock

Driving through Turlock is becoming an obstacle of sorts as several construction projects are underway.

May 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair student suffers major leg injury in bike collision

An 11-year-old boy riding his bicycle to school Thursday morning suffered a severe injury to his leg when he was hit by a truck.

May 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local security company launches self-defense component

Name of Business: Liberty Private Security Inc. & Training Academy

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Central Park may soon house historic cannon

The Korean War era cannon that used to sit in front of the War Memorial Building may soon be moving to downtown Turlock. While the details of the historic cannon's relocation are still being considered, one thing is already clear: Turlock veterans want a say in the placement and presentation of the memorial.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bring on the rain

Turlock residents heading out to work Thursday morning were pleasantly surprised to find that they needed an umbrella. A short burst of rain in the morning was followed with a heavy downpour in the afternoon.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Safety event aims to educate families

Smokey Bear will be educating the public about wildfire prevention at the 5th Annual CIG Insurance Community Safety Saturday event set for Saturday at GDI Insurance Agency's Turlock office.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Small but powerful: The not so niche small business industry

Small business may be, well, small, but they are far from insignificant. In fact there are 28 million small businesses in the United States according to the United States Small Business Administration.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Water conservation in the workplace: Commercial, industrial & institutional water use reduction stra

Conduct a facility audit to quantify water use.

July 02, 2015 | | Local


Philanthropist and businessman Don Smith leads Turlock's Independence Day parade

The annual Fourth of July parade in downtown Turlock wouldn't be complete without a Grand Marshal, an honorary title bestowed to a notable individual in the community. This year that honor was given to Don Smith, who will be leading the parade in a brand new red convertible Camaro.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former Turlock City Council member to head United Samaritans Foundation

Barbara Bawanan, a long-time champion of the United Samaritans Foundation, will be leaving her position as executive director in August and former Turlock City Council member Beverly Hatcher will be stepping into the role.

July 02, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms to open turkey hatchery in Turlock

For the past eight years Foster Farms has had a chicken hatchery in Turlock that has not been utilized, but that is about to change.

July 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lemonade for London

A baby battling leukemia in Minnesota will be honored in Turlock on Saturday with "Sweet London's Lemonade," a lemonade stand and bake sale fundraiser that aims to raise $1,000 for cancer research.

July 02, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Passersby attempt to put out house fire

Multiple fire crews, including an engine from Ceres, battled to contain a Turlock house fire Thursday evening that broke out in the 2000 block of Royal Wood.

July 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local companies prepare to exhibit new products at Fresno Food Expo

The fifth annual Fresno Food Expo is fast approaching meaning several local companies are eager to introduce their new and improved products to the public for the first time.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


68 local candidates achieve citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 239th year of the United States of America's independence, but for many individuals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Officials warn of West Nile presence

With all the holiday activities sure to bring people outdoors, the East Side and Turlock Mosquito Abatement Districts want to remind people to be mindful of taking steps to avoid contracting West Nile Virus.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


New civil grand jury selected

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury for 2015-16 has been selected by the Superior Court and started their term Wednesday.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Turlock Police Department promotes two and welcomes new officer

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer and promoted two of their own this week during two separate ceremonies.

July 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dinner brings consumers, growers to the table

It is not often that consumers get to share the dinner table with the growers who are responsible for the meal in front of them.

July 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Country business offers funky take on home and garden goodies

Name of Business: Ebb n' Flow Patio Home and Gardens

July 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Marshmallows, real-life heroes part of July library events

Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.

July 01, 2015 | | Local


Mini-grants to cultivate community gardens

In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.

June 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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