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Horse shows upcoming at fairgrounds

Before the gates of the Stanislaus County Fair open for the 10-day run of festivities, the fair will be doing a little horsing around.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Annual Garden Party highlights local art, food

For over 20 years, the Turlock community has gathered in the lush gardens of The Greenery Nursery to support the Carnegie Arts Center.

June 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lock-N-Stitch named Small Business of the Year

Over the past few years, the Turlock-based company Lock-N-Stitch has been thrust into the limelight.

June 11, 2015 | | Local


Gas prices begin to stabilize

California's high gas prices aren't likely to stall July 4 holiday travel plans even as state gas prices continue to reign over national averages. Despite high prices, retail gas is beginning to hold steady as Tuesday's average price was registering $3.59 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline. That is $0.14 cheaper since AAA Northern California's last month's gas survey on May 12.

June 09, 2015 | | Local


TID provides water metering update

As the drought continues to make it even more pertinent to conserve water, Turlock Irrigation District is doing its part by installing water metering equipment throughout the district in conjunction with its Agricultural Water Management Plan.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Summer fun for kids

Although it is still a couple months away, Turlock Certified Farmers Market manager Derek Griffin is already looking forward to Kid's Day in August.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stevinson Ranch Golf Club set to close in July

This September would have marked the 20 year anniversary of the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, but due to a downturn in golfers and the influence of California's ongoing drought, the golf course is closing its doors this summer.

June 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Heat, wind prompt health alerts

Although the official start of summer is still almost two weeks away, the heat has already arrived. Temperatures reached 106 degrees on Monday - one degree short of the record high of 107 seen in 2013 - and are forecast to stay near the century mark through the weekend.

June 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local agencies partner to educate consumers on water conservation

With the Governor's recent executive order regarding water conservation and the severity of the drought, the City of Turlock, Turlock Irrigation District, California State University Stanislaus and Turlock Unified School District have joined forces in the coordination of water conservation education and outreach efforts. The partnership aims to maximize resources in order to achieve the common goal of raising customer awareness and promoting changes in behavior that will lead to more water-efficient practices.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Local truck driver finalist for Driver of the Year

Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Merced County coroner seeks man’s next of kin

The Merced County Coroner's office is seeking the next of kin for a man who died in a traffic collision on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | | Local


Drought report predicts bleak year for ag economy

Due to decreased water availability, it comes as no surprise that this year will be even tougher on California's agricultural economy as the state suffers through a fourth year of drought.

June 05, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


StaRT goes solar at 32 bus shelters including two in Turlock

The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chamber earns statewide recognition for seventh consecutive year

The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.

June 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denis RV Center offering used trailers since 1971

Name of Business: Denis RV Center

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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CONSERVATION CORNER

Outdoor water conservation tips for uses other than landscape irrigation

June 19, 2015 | | Local


Turlock resident crowned as District 6 Dairy Princess

A passion for the dairy industry runs in the family of Makenzie Neves, who on Thursday was crowned in front of an audience of more than 300 people as the 2015 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6.

June 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Westside Ministries continues Summer Soccer Camp tradition

For the past seven years roughly 14,000 of Turlock's youth have participated in the annual Westside Ministries Summer Soccer Camp, joining community mentors to learn the basics of soccer in a three-week program at Wakefield Elementary.

June 19, 2015 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Chamber leader plans departure

Through the shifting economies and changes in city leadership, Sharon Silva has been the undeniable face and champion for the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, and after more than 16 years, she is ready to pass the baton on to someone new.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment makes small dip in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained below 10 percent for the month of May, with more workers finding jobs as the harvest season gains momentum.

June 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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