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Turlock native receives presidential recognition for Haitian relief efforts

Growing up on the westside of Turlock, Rachel Rodriguez Grant had dreams of going to college and doing something big with her life. But she never thought in a million years she would end up overseeing the distribution of food for millions of people all over the world - or be shaking hands with the president of the United States of America.

March 12, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Unemployment continues to rise

The job sector numbers for the new year got off to a grim start with Stanislaus County recording their highest level of unemployment in 16 years, according to the latest data from the Economic Development Department.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Missing woman found in orchard

The Delhi woman who went missing after learning of her mother's death was located in an orchard north west of her home Thursday afternoon, according to the Merced County Sheriff's Department.

March 10, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID's green goals rest in consumers' hands

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors adopted a set of energy efficiency goals on Tuesday that will cover the next decade, but admitted that convincing customers to pursue energy efficiency projects in these economic times was challenging.

March 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Methane leaks found at water treatment plant

The Turlock City Council was briefed Tuesday night on methane gas leaks at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility that could pose a threat to the public.

March 09, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Valley air cleaner this winter due to wood-burning bans

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is reporting another successful season of reducing particulate matter in the Valley's air through the Check Before You Burn campaign.

March 06, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Make love, not war

A handful of anti-war demonstrators took over the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive Friday afternoon, offering the message that war funds would be better spent on pressing national concerns.

March 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New church equips community members with life tools

When looking for a name for their new church, Pastor Greg Hazenberg and his faith community decided that a literal explanation of what members would find in the house of worship would be best. And thus was born the Equip Church.

March 06, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Children’s Craniofacial Association fundraising run set for Sunday

When Rachel Johnson saw her newborn son for the first time, she wasn't sure what to think. Henry was the only baby in the nursery who looked like he did. He had an oversized head, and his fingers and toes were fused together. Rachel waited for someone to tell her what was going on, and why her baby looked different from the others, but nobody knew.

March 06, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Stadium use plan at issue

Now that issues of legality surrounding the Redevelopment Agency funding of Joe Debely Stadium renovations have been put to rest, concerns over field usage have arisen. Members of the Turlock City Council have previously stated that a renovated track and field at Turlock High School could bring new usage to the field, which in turn could increase hotel and sales tax revenue. Now, however, members of the Turlock community are questioning whether the renovated stadium will see an increase in usage, or if it will simply provide a better experience for current users.

March 05, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Community gathers to support Salvation Army

The Turlock Salvation Army Corps Women's Auxiliary held their 8th annual Membership Tea on Saturday at the Salvation Army Corps Community Center. Proceeds from this annual fundraising event stay in the Turlock Salvation Army Corps, and they help fund children's programs, community programs, and S.A.L.T (Senior Adults Learning Together.)

March 03, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Court rules Debely renovations legal use of RDA funds; TUSD says usage impacts will be minimal

Two rulings fell on the side of the controversial project to renovate Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium this week, striking blows against the Turlock Citizens Coalition who oppose the development.

March 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Turlock pilot loses life in aerobatics stunt

Turlock's Keith Sutton Erwin loved to defy gravity. If the opportunity presented itself, he would take to the sky in one of his ultralight planes or a hang glider and soar through the air like a bird in flight.

March 03, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Golf Road intersection mess focus of county project

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department is looking at ways to alleviate traffic at the intersection of Golf Road and Golden State Boulevard in south Turlock. The intersection is currently a web of stop signs where Golden State Boulevard, Golf Road, Frontage Road, Paulson Road, and South Berkeley Avenue all meet and form several four-way stops.

February 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Calling all brides and grooms!

February 26, 2010 | | Local


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Kids learn about salmon at the fair

Sawyer Wilson, 3, and his sister Emily Wilson, 5, were just two of the many children who learned about the lifecycle of the salmon while making paint prints at the Stanislaus County Fair on Friday. Patrick Cuthbert of Fishbio helped the siblings with their craft project as part of a booth featuring the Salmonids in the Classroom program, a kindergarten through 12th grade program run through the Turlock Irrigation District and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County unemployment unchanged

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained at a steady rate between May and June, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

July 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Baking not my forte

My fondest olfactory memories of childhood are of when my mom would bake cinnamon and sugar stuffed apples - yum! So when local chiropractor Dave Dubyak called me with a desperate need for apple pie contest entries, I decided it was time for my own house to be filled with the mouth-watering smells of cooked apples and my most favorite spice, cinnamon.

July 18, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hot Rod Diner serves up classic fare and cars

Name of Business: Hot Rod Diner

July 17, 2014 | Frankie Tovar | Local


Raise a glass for a good cause

Buying a margarita from the Active 20-30 Club booth at the Stanislaus County Fair offers customers more than just a cold and delicious treat. The profits from the fair booth help the club give back to the community in a variety of ways, with their biggest project a Christmas shopping trip for underprivileged children.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study highlights drought's severe impact on ag, economy

"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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