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CDFA receives input on farm bill from local stakeholders

The California Department of Food and Agriculture kicked off a series of listening sessions with a stop in Modesto on Tuesday to receive input from local farmers, ranchers and stakeholders regarding what the State's priorities should be for the 2018 Farm Bill.

February 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


New developments underway in Turlock

There is an array of construction taking place around Turlock, leaving many curious as to when the new developments will be completed and what businesses or venues community members can expect to welcome.

February 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Camp Taylor to host Valentine fundraiser for children with heart disease

For 12-year-old Justice Van Dyke, Camp Taylor isn't just a place for children with heart disease such as herself to spend the summer. It's a feeling of belonging.

February 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Denair business owner hopes to stand again with community’s help

The ability to stand allows us to accomplish small tasks, such as reaching an item on a shelf and even participate in more significant moments, like looking into a loved one's eyes. For Denair business owner Jimmy Oliver, being able to stand once more is a dream he hopes to accomplish through the purchase of a standing wheelchair.

February 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Event to celebrate community’s female trailblazers

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, and Turlock residents will soon be able to see if that sentiment holds true while donating to a charitable cause. The inaugural Divas on Broadway event is set to celebrate the city's most influential women through an afternoon full of empowerment, complete with a luncheon and fashion show.

February 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rental rates on the rise in Turlock

A recent report released by Apartment List, Inc. has revealed that cities across the nation have seen a year of lowered rent growth. Here in Turlock, however, rent rates have steadily risen since last year.

February 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Glow Red event motivates women to stay alive with heart healthy lifestyles

Over 300 women moved to the beat of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" during an event hosted by Emanuel Medical Center on Friday. It wasn't a disco revival, but instead a way for those in attendance at the Glow Red Luncheon in honor of National Wear Red Day to practice hands-only CPR at the right speed - at least 100 chest compressions per minute.

February 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business blooms at The Flowery

Type of business: Floral boutique

February 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Survey shows statewide snowpack at 173 percent of average

What a difference a month can make.

February 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Free exercise program encourages Turlock to get moving

Locals who might still be looking for help fulfilling their new year's resolution to get in shape or lose weight without spending money on a costly gym membership can get all the assistance and motivation they need through 100 Citizens, a free exercise program taught three times a week by Stanislaus State kinesiology students.

January 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


January wraps up with record breaking rainfall total

Thanks to a recent string of storms that drenched the region during the month of January, the Tuolumne River Watershed received more than 20 inches of precipitation - an amount that Turlock Irrigation District utility analyst Jason Carkeet regarded as record breaking.

January 31, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock teen dispels common vaccination myths

When Modesto resident Dora Lomeli started to develop a cough last year, she thought it was just another cold. After months of sleepless nights and no relief, however, Lomeli found out her condition was much more fatal when she ended up in the emergency room, where she was diagnosed with pneumonia, H1N1 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. She was told that she would not survive.

January 27, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock church featured on National Geographic show

Turlock residents Mervat and Matius Shlimoun were recently able to meet one of the most famed names in Hollywood while sharing their own story of persecution and relocation to the United States, as the National Geographic Channel show "The Story of God" featured their church in its most recent episode.

January 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock welcomes a familiar face to the rank of chief

In a ceremony marked by an overflowing crowd, local dignitaries, and past and present chiefs, the Turlock community came together Thursday to officially make Ninus C. Amirfar, a 27-year veteran of the police department, the newest police chief.

January 26, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local farmers express disappointment in U.S. withdrawal from TPP

In his first Monday in office, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to withdraw the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, a move which left some local growers feeling apprehensive as to what comes next.

January 26, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Merced County feels impact of recent storms

Some of the Central Valley's most prominent political figures were given a bird's eye view of Merced County on Friday afternoon to see ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Brief break from rainy weather forecast for Turlock

While Turlock has been doused with showers this week, skies are expected to clear just in time for the weekend before a possible return to ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


International Rescue Committee to educate community on refugee crisis

In response to the ongoing deliberations surrounding President Donald Trump's travel ban, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock hopes to inform the community ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


United Samaritans spreads the love with Valentine's fundraiser

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the United Samaritans Foundation has those who are still scrambling for the perfect gift covered with a ...

February 09, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Cruelty alleged at Denair egg farm

The animal rights group Direct Action Everywhere is alleging a Denair egg producing farm that is promoted as a "certified humane" cage-free egg supplier was ...

February 09, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dancing duo turns lessons into a party

Type of business: Dance lessons

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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