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Opening day at the fair

The 2010 Stanislaus County Fair started their 10-day run on Friday amid sweltering heat. The triple digit temperatures did not, however, deter die-hard fair fanatics, who swarmed the corndog stands, petting zoo and midway.

July 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Summer classes encourage creativity

The Turlock Recreation Division is offering classes in drawing, baking and sculpting - just to name a few - for local youth to make the most of their summer vacation, however, attendance numbers remain low.

July 16, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Accident takes out power lines

A single vehicle roll over crash in Denair sheared off a power pole and started a small grass fire.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Victim of fatal pile-up identified

The truck driver who was killed in a fiery pile-up on Highway 99 outside of Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Car crashes into canal

A driver who ran a red light ended up crashing his vehicle into a canal. The collision occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Geer and Taylor roads and involved two vehicles. Both drivers were taken to the hospital following the crash.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Seasonal jobs stabilize unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed at a steady 17.3 percent for the month of June, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Arts Commission looks to define their role in community

"Change" is the word of the day at the Turlock Arts Commission. After one year without a paid arts facilitator the commission has decided to pick up the pieces and move on without a paid staff member. They are also looking into changes that can make them more productive as a volunteer committee.

July 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Train kills man in apparent suicide

A man was struck and killed Thursday morning by a train along a stretch of railroad tracks just south of Turlock, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.

July 16, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Election season officially opens

Election season officially kicked off Monday morning as the nomination period opened for the Nov. 2 Turlock City Council race, and Forrest White took advantage of the occasion by officially announcing his candidacy.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Excell Center transitions troubled boys into upstanding adults

As a young child, leaving hand imprints in freshly laid cement in front of a new house is just a fun activity for most. But boys at the Excell Center in Turlock experience a great deal of accomplishment and success as they leave their hand imprints at the center to celebrate their graduation from the program.

July 13, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Turlock Rural Fire board reviews grand jury findings

In the wake of a civil grand jury report criticizing the accounting practices of the Turlock Rural Fire Department, the board of directors is taking steps to adjust their policies and bring them in line with the jury's recommendations.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Weis expected to leave TID

Turlock Irrigation District General Manager Larry Weis has been chosen to lead Austin Energy, a large Austin, Texas utility, according to the Austin American-Statesman newspaper.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Funding approved for new county courthouse

The plan to build a new state-of-the-art courthouse in Stanislaus County moved one step closer Monday with the funding approval coming from the state board helping oversee the project.

July 13, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Downtown incubator heats up

It's been a successful first year for the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association business incubator – full of new businesses getting their starts in downtown Turlock – even if things haven't moved as quickly as originally planned.

July 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Community comes together to raise funds for Denair girl

A variety of activities are planned for today in an effort to raise money for Bailey Davis, 6, of Denair. Bailey has been diagnosed with juvenile dermatomyositis, an autoimmune disease.

July 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


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Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Here come the pumpkins

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.

October 24, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


America says no to cappuccino potato chips

Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.

October 23, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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