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Toy drive quadruples 2010 totals

The outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive proves that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth.

December 16, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Holiday travel on the rise

More Californians are expected to travel this holiday than last year, despite the recession.

December 16, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Good news, bad news in local unemployment rates

The latest figures from the Economic Development Department reflect some good news for Stanislaus County and some not so heartening news.

December 16, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Hwy. 99 construction project moves forward

The California Department of Transportation has closed bids on a project to repair Highway 99 through Stanislaus County. The project will replace a section of 99 in Turlock, Ceres and Modesto from the San Joaquin County line to the Merced County line at an estimated cost of around $76 million.

December 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Giving back with shopping spree

The 20-30 Club held a holiday shopping spree for 50 underprivileged children in Turlock on Tuesday. The club raises funds for the event and each child is accompanied by a 20-30 Club member who is given a budget of $120 to buy necessities such as pants, coats, shoes and socks.

December 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Total eclipse of the moon

Local amateur photographer Fred Schumacher caught stunning images of Saturday's total lunar eclipse. Saturday's event was the last total lunar eclipse until 2014.

December 13, 2011 | | Local

Early rainfall totals concern TID

It has been a slow start to the Northern California rainy season. The low rainfall totals have Turlock Irrigation District officials mildly worried - and there is little to no chance of rain in the next week.

December 13, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local

Keep it local with live trees

The tradition of bringing a live tree into the home and decorating it as part of the Christmas celebration is relatively new. Only in the last 200 years have private homes had Christmas trees, but the tradition took firm hold in Christian communities and the Christmas tree became symbolic of the holiday.

December 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

The Fire Lane

Fire Call Summary November 2011

December 09, 2011 | | Local

Santa rides his fire engine once again

Jolly old St. Nicholas and his elves are once again making the rounds in Turlock atop his magical fire engine. Their visits started on Dec. 1 and will continue through Dec. 22. To find out when Santa will be in your neighborhood, visit and type in your street address; or look at the schedule below.

December 09, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local

Savings at pump could be short-lived

As the Christmas holiday draws near – and heavily on shoppers' bank accounts – Valley residents are seeing savings at the gas pumps, down 21 cents per gallon in the last month.

December 09, 2011 | | Local

Death ruled suicide

The death of a man found at a Turlock egg supplier was ruled a suicide, according to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department.

December 09, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Quilters donate 82 dolls, complete with handmade ensembles

What started as a project for an embroidery club four years ago has now turned into a holiday service tradition for many local sewers and quilters. The goal of the project: to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need this season.

December 09, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local Marine helps commemorate 70th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

Sailors and Marines aboard two ships whose names honor the memory of the Pacific War held services to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor.

December 09, 2011 | BY GUNNERY SGT. SCOTT DUNN 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit | Local

Taxable sales see increase

Though the economy may be slow to recover, taxable sales are projected to have surged 13 percent from third quarter 2009 to third quarter 2011, according to the California State Board of Equalization, the state's tax commission.

December 06, 2011 | | Local

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