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Walnuts worth their weight in gold

California is known for its strong agricultural ties, but a recent business boom in the walnut industry has captured many first time farmers attentions, and quickly. According to Ag Alert, tree nurseries throughout California have already sold out walnut varieties for 2013, and are even unable to sell for 2014. Nurseries are now starting to take orders for 2015.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


First influenza death reported in county

A 28-year-old man in Stanislaus County with chronic health problems has died from the flu county health officials reported Friday.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Gearing up for the BIG GAME

Turlock is preparing for a Super Bowl celebration like has never been seen before in this small Central Valley town. From his high school alma mater to the streets of downtown and even City Hall, Turlock has thrown its full support to hometown hero and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he and his team prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.

February 01, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Flea market rebuilding to old glory

Plans are in the works to resurrect the Ceres Drive-In movie theater by the group that reopened the Ceres Flea Market last year as it seeks additional draws.

January 29, 2013 | | Local


Gas prices rise, despite end of busy travel season

Gasoline prices have jumped approximately 12 cents per gallon at Turlock stations within the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon, as of Tuesday. Comparatively, the average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas fell to $3.36 nationally, according to GasBuddy.com.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Rex Klein Insurance: Passion for people, art

Name of business: Rex Klein Insurance Services

January 29, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Funds to aid dairy producers with water conservation

Farmers and dairy producers within Stanislaus County can now apply for funds to implement water conservation and improvements, which may save a few local dairies.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


IN SERVICE

Marine Corps Pfc. Mercedez L. Stewart, whose former guardian is Katie Cravinho of Turlock, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.

January 29, 2013 | | Local


Public forum set for Don Pedro relicensing studies

The Turlock Irrigation District's efforts to relicense Don Pedro Reservoir are moving forward with an Initial Study Plan public forum set for today and Thursday.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Ammonia leak reported at Turlock facility

A busted pipe seal at a Turlock factory caused an ammonia leak that forced neighbors to stay indoors Sunday morning.

January 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Best of Turlock' honored at annual Chamber event

In a room filled with the best and brightest Turlock has to offer, the Turlock Chamber of Commerce took the opportunity to recognize outstanding citizens and their accomplishments in 2012 on Friday.

January 25, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


Shelly Bell named Realtor of the Year

The Central Valley Association of Realtors named Shelly Bell of Bell Real Estate the Realtor of the Year.

January 25, 2013 | | Local


TID launches power outage info website

Power outages remain the most common complaint call that the Turlock Irrigation District receives in a year. Most outages are due to external forces, such as weather or downed lines due to car accidents. Despite the cause, TID customers just want to know one thing: when will I get my power back?

January 25, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Fire ruled accidental

A follow-up investigation by the Turlock Fire Department into a fire at a Turlock apartment has concluded the fire was accidental in nature.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unique mix of wares on offer at The Thrift Store

Name of business: The Thrift Store

January 22, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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