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New report details charitable contributions

A new report from the California Attorney General's Office on charitable fundraisers shows that just over half of the money raised by commercial fundraisers last year was actually received by charitable organizations.

November 29, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock sober living facility helps women, children recover

The vodka started when she was eight years old. A young Blossem Burciaga had her first taste of the alcohol and quickly discovered that it numbed the internal pain she was feeling.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock hosted its annual holiday shopping spree for children at Kohl's on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock loses bid for Amgen Tour

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will not pay a visit to the Central Valley in 2013, organizer AEG announced Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Winter storm on the way

The Indian summer conditions Valley residents have been enjoying - or lamenting - will finally come to an end this week.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Farm income up in 2012, so are expenses

There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DIGS: 'Life is short; decorate well'

Name of business: DIGS

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID, lineworkers continue contract talks

Turlock Irrigation District labor negotiations, which have stretched on for more than a year and a half – and have been blamed for a lengthy electrical outage in September – will resume Wednesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Homeless receive gifts from Knit Wits

Members of Home Community Church's group Knit Wits put their hobby to good use on Tuesday, handing out 100 handmade scarves to the homeless at Denair Park.

November 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dogs strut their stuff at annual show

Janice McClary purchased her first Old English Sheepdog nearly 50 years ago, and credits her husband for starting a passion that continues to inspire her to compete across the globe.

November 23, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Toy drive sets 5,000 goal

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. The continued outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive means more toys for kids at local hospitals during the holiday season.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Holiday tradition lights up downtown

The 14th annual Festival of Lights once again heralded the holiday season as hundreds gathered Friday night to watch the lighting of Turlock's Christmas Tree in Central Park.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Black Friday (Thursday): Report from inside the lines

As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Thanksgiving night, one overwhelming thought entered my mind.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘Silent crisis’: Local families seek word from runaway teens

For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.

November 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small businesses seek support from holiday shoppers

Turlock's annual Festival of Lights Christmas tree lighting ceremony isn't just a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

December 18, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New year to offer a host of employment opportunities in Turlock

If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mayors compete in bell ringing to raise money for Salvation Army; local high schools follow suit

While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.

December 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Locally grown products fulfill every Christmas wish

It is time to forget department stores and parking chaos, because fresh and locally grown products can make for the perfect gift for any and everyone during the holiday season.

December 16, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Rain topples pine giant

Karen Anderson got quite a scare Monday afternoon. The south Turlock resident was labeling cans in her kitchen when she heard a "swish, swish" sound and then "a big bang" before her whole house shook. She ran outside to find a giant tree had fallen into her yard, a foot away from hitting her house.

December 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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