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University Women celebrate 50 years

The American Association of University Women has been supporting educational opportunities and equity for women and girls for the past 50 years.

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID Director Phillip Short dies at 73

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has lost its longest tenured member.

September 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stanislaus County declared a disaster area

The United States Department of Agriculture declared Stanislaus County a primary natural disaster area because of an ongoing drought. This declaration allows farmers and ranchers to apply for USDA assistance and emergency loans for losses directly related to the drought conditions.

September 29, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


New doctor in town fights disease

Infectious diseases can spread from the brain, to the heart, or to the foot. Each doctor has their specialty that they are trained in, like a neurosurgeon who is trained to diagnose problems in the brain. But if there is a disease in the liver of a brain tumor patient, the neurosurgeon might not be aware of the problem because that isn't the doctor's specialty.

September 25, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


City calls for new bus routes to attract more riders

The City of Turlock needs more people to get on the bus, if the city's public transportation systems are to remain feasible.

September 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Foreclosure victims

The Lightners immediately knew the home on Turlock's Ivory Lane was for them from the moment they walked through the front door.

September 25, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock woman dies after driving car into sewage pond

A Turlock woman lost her life Friday night, when in the course of leaving one wreck, she plunged off an embankment and crashed into a sewage pond.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Date of county fair up in the air after state fair moves to July

The Stanislaus County Fair, which traditionally begins the last weekend of July, might be moved to a later date next year. The 38th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors, who make all decisions regarding the Stanislaus County Fair, discussed changing the date of the fair at their meeting on Monday.

September 23, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


IDEAL program training leaders, taking applications

The Institute for the Development of Emerging Area Leaders Fellowship isn't just another local leadership program.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Stimulus sought for high-speed rail

The State of California is working on the railroad - the proposed high-speed railroad that would stretch from San Francisco to Orange County - and they're hoping the federal government might be willing to pitch in and help.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alpaca Farm Days looming

Alpaca farmers around the central valley are tidying up their ranches, dusting off their spinning looms, and getting their animals photo-ready for National Alpaca Farm Days.

September 18, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


COMMUNITY: MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

Dozens of Turlock families grabbed a blanket and some snacks and made their way to the Turlock Regional Sports Complex Friday night for the season's final "Movies Under the Stars" event hosted by the Recreation Division.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Insurance man secures donation for homeless shelter

Christopher Freeberg was so moved by his Christmas Eve volunteer experience at the Turlock We Care homeless shelter program last year that he wanted to do more. So the local insurance man nominated the We Care program to receive a grant through Safeco's Agent Giving Program. Freeberg's petition was granted; and We Care was presented with a $2,000 check from Safeco last week.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County labor market shows improvement

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a modest dip for the month of August while the state saw another gain, according to the latest numbers from the Economic Development Department.

September 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New lights for old Turlock neighborhoods

Just five months ago, the Turlock City Council was considering turning out the lights in some areas of town in an effort to save money. Today, the City of Turlock is planning to replace 1,800 high pressure sodium street lamps with induction lamps, thanks to a $643,100 award from the Department of Energy.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Sunday drive turns perilous for Denair couple

A Denair couple is back at home on their dairy after a harrowing trip that saw them stranded in the isolated back country of the Sierra National Forest.

April 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Time to Fly'

Those in Livingston who glanced at the sky on Sunday morning saw more than just clouds and sunshine: they saw a multitude of colors as kites of all shapes and sizes hung in the air.

April 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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