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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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Local business adopts Osborn classrooms

Although ACE Cash Express is known throughout the community for providing payday loans and cash advances, the business has recently taken action to help out a relatively younger crowd: sixth graders at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy.

May 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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


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