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Parenting resource receives much-needed grants

Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.

June 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Ann's brings English style fish and chips to Turlock

Name of business: Ann's Fish & Chips

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Road Work Report

Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:

June 11, 2013 | | Local


Free training helps warehouse job seekers

Stanislaus County will soon welcome at least one large warehouse facility - Amazon.com is expected to open its 1-million-square-foot Patterson fulfillment center this fall - but many local residents lack the education and training to apply for logistics jobs.

June 11, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Walmart Neighborhood Market starts hiring process

Are you a Turlocker looking for work? Walmart might have a spot for you.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Turlock is not a bike friendly city, survey finds

If one were to drive down a busy street in Turlock, they would most likely see an assortment of cars, trucks and even on rare occasions, tractors. However, sighting bicycles seems to be a more daunting task. The reason behind the lack of bikes?

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


TID to purchase water from MID

Turlock farmers who are looking to finish out their 2013 crops but are worrying about the necessary water to do so, may be in luck.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Hundreds mourn loss of P.E. teacher, track coach with memorial walk

Over 300 community members showed their love and support for the Howze family on Sunday with a mile and a half long candlelit memorial walk in honor of Sharon Howze.

June 10, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Dominique Germann crowned District 6 Dairy Princess

Dominique Germann of Ceres was selected as the 2013-14 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6. The crowning took place before a crowd of approximately 300 dairy industry members and their families and friends on June 1 at Our Lady of the Assumption Hall in Turlock.

June 07, 2013 | | Local


Turlock farm to add seasonal ice skating rink

Wintertime in Turlock will bring with it cold weather, Christmas parades, grandma's hot apple pie and, an ice rink?

June 07, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Local donut lovers celebrate national holiday

Whether it's glazed, jelly-filled, powdered, or frosted with sprinkles, donuts are one of the country's favorite sweet treats. On Friday, donuts lovers across America - and right here in Turlock - celebrated National Donut Day by partaking of the fried dough treats.

June 07, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Merced County opens cooling centers

With temperatures expected to reach 107 degrees Saturday, several cooling centers will be open to help Merced County residents cope with the heat. The following locations will be available Saturday to be used as cooling centers if needed:

June 07, 2013 | | Local


California dairies expect grim future

While the national economy seems to be on the road to recovery, dairy farmers in California are still on the decline.

June 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


Air District offers help with lawn mower trade-ins

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's well-received electric lawn mower program is back for another round.

June 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID 'gets serious' about water theft

Those who steal irrigation water will now face harsher fines, after the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a new resolution on unauthorized use of water.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Local


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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


California posts highest gas prices in nation

California leads the nation in its export of almonds and technology. As of Tuesday, the Golden State also a ranks number one as the state with the highest retail gas prices in the nation.

May 12, 2015 | | Local


City of Turlock promotes bike to work week

It is Bike to Work Week and that means there is no better time to enjoy the spring weather than getting on your bike and peddling to work.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Region optimistically awaits more rainfall

As the 2015 precipitation year dryly begins to wind down, the region is still hoping to catch up in terms of precipitation starting as soon as tonight.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center celebrates newest arrivals

From Bella the resident Eastern Red Fox to a host of early arrival baby squirrels and owls, the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is home to a bevy of critters - both cute and creepy depending on your disposition - that make up the menagerie of wild things roaming Stanislaus County.

May 12, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Report shows ag job openings outnumber qualified graduates nationally

Graduating from college can be a scary concept for most students, especially for those who do not have a job lined up once they receive their diplomas.

May 12, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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