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Unemployment continues to fall in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County dropped to a new low for the year as the harvest season provides additional jobs for the area, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department.

June 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries expand hours to Fridays

Library users around the county will soon be able to stroll into their local branch on a Friday and peruse all the books, periodicals, and other materials they wish to see, as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved extending operations at all 13 branches.

June 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Free child seat inspection

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency's Keep Baby Safe Program will conduct a free child safety seat inspection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The safety inspections will be held at the Flea Market parking lot located at 3113 Crows Landing Road in Modesto.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


Merced County Fair wraps up 125th year celebration

June 12 marked the end of the Merced County Fair after five days filled with entertainment, carnival rides and lots of fair food.

June 16, 2016 | | Local


The Beauty Bar keeps Turlock smiling

Type of business: Salon/Spa

June 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fair CEO ready for first foray in Stanislaus County

With the Stanislaus County Fair just around the corner and residents from all over the Central Valley gearing up for twisting rides and fried foods, excitement is on the rise high.

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Turlock church offers free youth sports league

While many parents would like their kids to get outside and play this summer, sometimes the cost of recreational activities can put a wrench in that plan. The Turlock Church of Christ is offering a free youth sports league to help local families insure that their children are staying active, healthy and happy, all without financial strain.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Navy SEAL promotes alcohol and drug abuse prevention at Turlock seminar

Whether they hope to one day become a United States Navy SEAL or simply want to do their best in school, the Assyrian American Civic Club Youth Group now knows one thing: substance abuse will keep them from achieving their goals. Jason, a U.S. Navy Seal and speaker for Applied Performance Sciences, educated the group Sunday on the physiological effects of poor lifestyle choices and the specific ways in which these choices directly impact their ability to perform on the sports field, on the stage, in the classroom and, ultimately, in life.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continuing a family tradition: Local student vies for national rodeo title

For the Brazil family, rodeo isn't just a hobby – it's a way of life. Years after both Mandy Brazil and her husband, Jeff, competed individually in the National High School Finals Rodeo, their daughter, Londyn, will now continue the tradition as she prepares to travel to Lebanon, Tennessee for the National Junior High Finals Rodeo.

June 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Patient care efforts earn recognition for EMC

Emanuel Medical Center recently earned two national accreditations and recognitions for the efforts of the hospital to advance patient care.

June 14, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms named 2016 Processor of the Year

Foster Farms has been selected as the 2016 Processor of the Year by The National Provisioner, a leading meat and poultry trade publication that has been around for 125 years.

June 10, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Local jeweler offers scholarship to be awarded at fair

Yonan's Jewelers will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship at the Stanislaus County Fair in connection with this year's empowHER Lounge, a series of workshops and other activities meant to inspire young girls to become great leaders in their community.

June 10, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Fire Department adds Division Chief

A position in the Turlock Fire Department that has been vacant since the recession was filled Friday when the department promoted long-time employee Gary Carlson to Division Chief of Operations.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Lifeguards perfect their skills at regional training

As pools around the valley begin to open for the summer, local lifeguards were able to perfect their life-saving skills Friday morning at the fifth annual California Park and Recreation Society's Aquatic Training for District Five lifeguards. Around 120 lifeguards gathered at the Johansen High School pool in Modesto to work on their ability to prevent and save swimmers from drowning, as well as their capability to work efficiently with emergency responders in crisis situations.

June 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Local Korean War veterans celebrate 50 years together

Sixty-six years ago, American troops were fighting on Korean soil as they came to the aid of South Korea in the Korean War. Today, those ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Smile Farms growing bonds to the community

Approximately 80 percent of adults with developmental disabilities are unemployed. To some that's a staggering number that seems impossible to tackle, not to all ...

July 19, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at Turlock residence

Two Turlock firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation and heat-related issues from their efforts to put out a residential fire during the blazing midday heat.

July 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the ...

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police officers receive breakfast of thanks

In the wake of recent attacks on police officers across the nation, the Assyrian American Civic Club took it upon themselves to say "thank you ...

July 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H ...

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turf Club could soon see new digs

Organized horse racing has been a part of American sport since this country's earliest days. Of course where there is competitive racing there is ...

July 15, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one ...

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Family entertainment center coming to Turlock

For years, Turlockers have hoped for a bowling alley to roll back into the city. After endless rumors and failed attempts at building an entertainment ...

July 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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