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Black Friday (Thursday): Report from inside the lines

As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Thanksgiving night, one overwhelming thought entered my mind.

November 23, 2012 | | Local


‘Silent crisis’: Local families seek word from runaway teens

For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.

November 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small businesses seek support from holiday shoppers

Turlock's annual Festival of Lights Christmas tree lighting ceremony isn't just a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

November 23, 2012 | | Local


Ex warriors find peace in therapeutic riding program

Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


CHP taking applications

The California Highway Patrol will be accepting applications in January from individuals interested in a career as a CHP officer.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


AAUW FUNDRAISER

The Turlock-Modesto Branch of the American Association of University Women hosted its annual Wine Social on Nov. 8 at the Carnegie Art Center. The event, with raffles, silent and live auctions, netted $6,800 according to organizers Diane Wold and Gity Miller. Co-Presidents Mary Giventer and Carol Anderson stated that proceeds from the event will go to scholarships for local high school seniors and to 7th grade girls for a math-science camp (Tech Trek).

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Emporium takes advantage of downtown resurgence

Name of business: Emporium

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Top businesses sought for SBA awards

Could the 2013 Small Business of the Year be based in Turlock?

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Ag Census highlights role of farmers

As California farmers sit down with family and friends this Thanksgiving, they might consider how far U.S. agriculture has come since the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Rainfall still short of normal year

This past week's rain has helped improve the irrigation forecast, but year-to-date rain still lags behind historical averages.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Hughson youth wins pumpkin pie contest; 123 pies donated to United Samaritans

The next generation of pastry chefs in the Turlock area are leaving their mark, at least when it comes to pumpkin pie.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blue Diamond posts record-breaking revenues in 2011-2012

When Blue Diamond began planning for the first phase of its massive new Turlock plant, executives thought the increased capacity would see the company through at least five years of growth.

November 16, 2012 | | Local


Event offers help for suicide loss

Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others like them.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will ...

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles ...

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Pre-literacy program encourages parent, child bonding

For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus ...

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the ...

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Blaker Brewing makes new plans for Turlock microbrewery

Just over a year after beginning its brewing journey, Blaker Brewing of Lucas Dairy is preparing to rewrite its microbrewery plans.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Fire burns shed, chars Turlock home

Firefighters were able to battle back a blaze that had ignited in a backyard shed before it caused too much damage to a residence.

August 15, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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