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Local gardener grows big surprise

Chester Chimel might be 84 years old, but he can grow cucumbers as well as any young gardener. Chimel's Asian cucumber plant recently yielded several vegetables over 2 feet in length. The largest of the cucumbers was 26 inches long.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Assyrian Martyr’s Day event to be held Sunday

Assyrians across the country will recognize Assyrian Martyr's Day on Sunday. Locally, there will be an event held at Turlock Memorial Park to recognize and celebrate Assyrians who have been martyred over the centuries.

August 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Construction biggest obstacle to Central Valley recovery, finds report

California's economic outlook is still grim, but remains stable according to the University of the Pacific Business Forecasting Center.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County sees decrease in mortality rate

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency released its annual public health report in April, and the diagnosis is good for the county.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Diving into summer fitness

Central Valley Aquatics opened its extended season on Monday evening with a practice at Pitman High School. The extended season runs until Oct. 31 and it opens CVA participation to Turlock Marlins members and swimmers from neighboring communities like Hilmar, Ceres and Delhi.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local homebrewer wins big at national competition

Local homebrewer Mark Ranes enjoys sharing his love for beer with friends and family. At any one time he has eight of his homemade beers on tap, including his award-winning Mark's Bigfoot Barleywine. Ranes took home a bronze medal and bragging rights for his barleywine at the 33rd annual American Homebrewers Association National Homebrew Competition on June 18.

August 02, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Brewing up a dust cloud

Turlock's award-winning Dust Bowl Brewing Company tapped the kegs and officially opened the doors to its downtown tap room Tuesday evening.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID looks to avert tunnel collapse

The Turlock Irrigation District is set to blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on its upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing the top of the tunnel in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.

August 02, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Neighbors get to know each other at ‘Night Out’ event

Residents all across Turlock turned on their porch lights, locked their front doors and joined their neighbors for National Night Out on Tuesday. Neighborhoods across the city held block parties and were visited by police and fire department officials.

August 02, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local business helps former foster youth

How many of us are actually an adult when we turn 18? Think about this, what if you got cut off from money, food and shelter the day you turned 18, how would things have worked out for you?

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Crops up in 2010

After a rough 2009, local farmers enjoyed a bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $260 million for an all-time record for total income of nearly $2.57 billion in 2010, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.

August 02, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


TID weighs rate increase

The Turlock Irrigation District expects to raise electric rates in February, but the cost and the structure of the increase have yet to be decided.

August 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man hospitalized with West Nile Virus

A Stanislaus County man remains hospitalized with West Nile Virus after the onset of symptoms on July 22. The 68-year old is the first human to test positive for West Nile in Stanislaus County this year, and the second person to test positive in the state.

August 01, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stanislaus County to join major biofuel project

The United States Department of Agriculture recently announced that Stanislaus County will be part of a multi-state, $45 million biofuels project to produce renewable energy.

July 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Local programs help emancipated foster youth to beat the statistics

This article is the first in a three-part series featuring former foster youth who have recently made the transition from foster care to adulthood, the challenges they face, and local organizations, schools and employers that are dedicated to providing a bridge for the dangerous gap existing between youth and emancipation.

July 29, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


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Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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