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Library seeing digital growth

The popularity of ebooks continues to rise among the region's readers as the Stanislaus County Library saw a demand for the material in 2013-14 that was more than double what it had been the previous year, according to the library's annual report.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


The return of measles

The measles outbreak that has reverberated from one infected person's visit to Disneyland in December has now sickened 102 people in 14 states, including 99 in California, and has sparked a national conversation over vaccines, personal choice and community responsibility. It also has parents expressing concern over whether their children are protected from the highly contagious virus.

February 06, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock boys come to the rescue for ailing grandmother

Skylar Bremen, 9, didn't really think of himself as a superhero, but he doesn't really mind the title, as long as his 6-year-old brother Connor is his sidekick.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Ammonia sickens employees at Ballico plant

An ammonia spill at a Ballico strawberry facility sickened more than 40 people and sent two dozen to area hospitals.

February 05, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sweets and crafty treats focus of February library events

Local libraries have a host of activity-based events set for February.

February 05, 2015 | | Local


Rejuve offers a relaxing salon experience in an intimate atmosphere

Name of Business: Rejuve

February 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local businesses promote volunteer opportunities, events to boost morale

The holiday season may have come and gone, but that doesn't mean the giving is over for several local companies that make contributing to the community a year-round effort.

February 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Reports of skate park memorial sign theft erroneous

The reports that a memorial plaque honoring a Turlock skateboarder had been stolen from the skate park are nothing more than rumors.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Law enforcement plans to call a time out on drunk driving

For those planning to make a party out of the Super Bowl, law enforcement in Stanislaus County is telling them to pick a side: Drink or drive.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public restrooms pose issues for City, users alike

Where can local residents, away from home, head when Mother Nature calls? Not too many places as a scarcity of public restrooms in Turlock has proved difficult for some, even prompting one local resident to approach the City Council.

January 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Volunteers span out to count homeless

An estimated 100 volunteers took to the shelters, parks, libraries, and other locations around Stanislaus County to perform a count of the area's homeless population.

January 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Summit examines groundwater supply sustainability

With the drought occupying nearly every mind throughout the state, the Stanislaus Water Summit drew in a number of representatives from local agencies, one of which was Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director Michael Frantz.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


More than just waffles at the Waffle Shop

Name of Business: Waffle Shop

January 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award proves that Hilmar cows are happy cows

It is a popularly known fact that happy cows come from California - or more specifically, Hilmar.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Alternate boat launch reopens at Don Pedro

Despite the drought entering into its fourth consecutive years, boat owners have triumphed as a previously closed boat launch at Don Pedro Recreation Area has been reopened.

January 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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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


Despite recent drop, gas prices on the rise

Locals were rushing to the pumps in late January when gas prices began to dwindle to less than two dollars, but now the value of gas is once again on the uptick evident by the 16.5 cents per gallon average increase in Modesto area pumps according to GasBuddy.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small pouches, big impact

Hilmar Covenant Church associate pastor Dan Johnson believes that it only takes two hours for volunteers to make a huge impact to malnourished children throughout the world.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Farm Bill celebrates one year anniversary, achievements

Since its official signing by President Barack Obama one year ago, the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, has made significant impacts across landscapes throughout the world and regionally.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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