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Honoring past leaders

Former Turlock mayors Brad Bates and Curt Andre help to unveil the signs dedicating two soccer fields at the Turlock Regional Sports Complex after the retired city leaders on Friday morning.

October 09, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


‘Community deserves a larger library,’ says Czopek

On Tuesday evening, kids crammed into the children's section of the Turlock Library to hear a story. It was past 7 p.m., the Library's normal closing time, but the tables in the main room of the library were still occupied by people reading books and newspapers, and every computer was in use. Even at this late hour the Library was alive with activity.

October 09, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Air pollution development fees legal, says court

A Fresno appeals court has sided with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, upholding a rule allowing development fees for air-pollution mitigation.

October 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Children top priority for H1N1 vaccination

The first shipment of the H1N1 virus vaccine has arrived in Stanislaus County and is being dispensed to those considered to have the greatest risk of serious complications from the virulent flu strain.

October 09, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County libraries hope to set reading record

Generations of children have grown up with "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." This childhood icon has been munching his way through fruit, salami, a cupcake, and other goodies since the book was first published in 1969. This week children in Turlock will get the chance to set a world record with the help of their very hungry caterpillar friend.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


CSU Stanislaus hears lessons on homelessness

A little over two years ago it became clear that the homeless population of Portugal's largest city, Lisbon, was increasing at a rapid rate. Half a world away, here in Stanislaus County, the City of Turlock is seeking a solution to the same problem in the wake of the 2008 closure of the Emergency Cold Weather Homeless Shelter.

October 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Kiwanis jump for family house fundraiser

October 06, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Christian bike rally hopes to leave bad economy in their rear view mirror

Bikers lined up rubbing their engines ready to cruise, motorcycles of different styles gleaming in the sunlight and sounds of Christian bands jamming in the background are what people can expect to see on Saturday at the "Carry the Fire Bike Rally" at BackRoad Choppers in Delhi.

October 06, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Around Town

Over 200 volunteers participated in the 2009 Turlock Shines clean-up day on Saturday. They picked up trash along roadways and were also dispatched to the homes of Turlock senior citizens to help with yard work and minor outside repairs.

October 06, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Giving back

The Turlock Police Department presented Katie Soares a certificate of appreciation for her donation of teddy bears for officers to give children who are in bad situations. Soares is an avid volunteer and enjoys making the community a better place.

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


New cell tower coming to town

The new tree soon to go up near the corner of North Olive Avenue and East Minnesota Avenue isn't a tree at all, in fact.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Making the best better

The Sacred Heart 4-H club worked on a window display featuring what 4-H is all about on Thursday. The window, located in front of the Endsley and Associates office on East Main Street, is part of National 4-H Week where clubs all over the country create window displays to "Celebrate 4-H."

October 02, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Carnegie Foundation agrees to council’s lease terms

The goal of creating a community arts center moved a little closer to realization Wednesday when the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation unanimously agreed to accept the lease terms laid down by the Turlock City Council.

October 02, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID hopefuls hold forum

Four of the five candidates on the Nov. 3 ballot to become Turlock Irrigation District Directors gathered on Wednesday evening for the first candidate forum of the year.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Making the summer last

September 29, 2009 | Maegan Martens | 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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