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‘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


Ex warriors find peace in therapeutic riding program

Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


CHP taking applications

The California Highway Patrol will be accepting applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


AAUW FUNDRAISER

The Turlock-Modesto Branch of the American Association of University Women hosted its annual Wine Social on Nov. 8 at the Carnegie Art Center. The event, with raffles, silent and live auctions, netted $6,800 according to organizers Diane Wold and Gity Miller. Co-Presidents Mary Giventer and Carol Anderson stated that proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for local high school seniors and to 7th grade girls for a math-science camp (Tech Trek).

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Emporium takes advantage of downtown resurgence

Name of business: Emporium

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Top businesses sought for SBA awards

Could the 2013 Small Business of the Year be based in Turlock?

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Ag Census highlights role of farmers

As California farmers sit down with family and friends this Thanksgiving, they might consider how far U.S. agriculture has come since the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Rainfall still short of normal year

This past week's rain has helped improve the irrigation forecast, but year-to-date rain still lags behind historical averages.

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson youth wins pumpkin pie contest; 123 pies donated to United Samaritans

The next generation of pastry chefs in the Turlock area are leaving their mark, at least when it comes to pumpkin pie.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blue Diamond posts record-breaking revenues in 2011-2012

When Blue Diamond began planning for the first phase of its massive new Turlock plant, executives thought the increased capacity would see the company through at least five years of growth.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Event offers help for suicide loss

Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others like them.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Family Network: Providing support for young parents

For some young families, the holiday season brings financial and emotional stress instead of good tidings. But the Turlock Family Network, a resource for young parents, many whom have come from difficult backgrounds, provides an outlet for family members to enjoy one another's company by providing support and education.

November 16, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


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Carnegie thrives in revived Turlock arts scene

When Lisa McDermott looks around the Carnegie Arts Center, she can't help but smile and feel slightly justified.

February 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Colors of kindness

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Pesticide manufacturer makes buzz worthy donation to California bees

In the heart of the state that dominates the global production of almonds, the Central Valley is known to welcome an influx of honeybee colonies just in time for almond orchard bloom each year.

February 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Modesto job fair aims to connect unemployed with companies looking to hire

Central Valley residents looking for jobs need not look far as HIREvent will be hosting a job fair in Modesto in March with a host of employers and opportunities available including full-time, part-time, and seasonable positions.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season

It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters partners with TUSD, Carnegie for positive projects for youth

Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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