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Kindergarten student left behind during field trip

A Turlock mother's worst nightmare was realized Monday when her 6-year-old son was left behind during a school field trip to the Fresno Zoo.

April 02, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hughson city employees cry ‘hostile work environment’

Three Hughson City Council members and Hughson city employees are attempting to expose the hostile work environment they say exists within the walls of City Hall, but the Civil Grand Jury, an independent investigator and a workers' compensation company say the claims are unfounded.

April 02, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sunnyside Up moved to next spring

Turlock residents will not be greeted by giant decorated eggs on Sunday morning after all. Sunnyside Up Turlock, a public art project that would have brought the eggs to downtown Turlock just in time for Easter, has been postponed until Spring 2011.

April 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID wrangles rodeo win

This wasn't the Turlock Irrigation District's first rodeo. But it was their second trip to the winners' circle.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local businessman honored for volunteer work

In the 38 years Bob Endsley has called Turlock home, he's always stayed involved. He's served as president of the Turlock Lions Club, sat as director of the Turlock Historical Society, and worked on the board of directors for the Turlock Community Continuum College, a school for the mentally challenged.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘A Living Easter’

The congregation of Hilmar Covenant Church will reenact the Easter story through music and a live production on Thursday. "A Living Easter" follows the Bible story of Jesus' last few days on earth, and his resurrection on Easter morning.

March 30, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Fair changes to benefit livestock exhibitors

Local FFA and 4-H livestock exhibitors will be able to compete at both the Stanislaus County Fair and the California State Fair this year - something that was uncertain when the fairs' new run dates created a conflicting schedule.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Local


TID to increase irrigation spills

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved an irrigation management plan Tuesday morning that will see spills nearly double for the sake of increased operational flexibility.

March 30, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local man returns home to care for foster mother

Waterford resident Kevin Walls found his 15 minutes of fame recently when he was featured in the March edition of the National Enquirer. Among headlines about cheating celebrities and photo spreads of the best and worst beach bodies, Walls told the story of his love for his foster mother.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Surface water plant stalled by fee increase fears

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered in Ceres on Tuesday to hash out the issues surrounding a proposed surface water treatment plant 22 years in the making.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Birthday benevolence

When Gladys Mathews turned 95, she announced that she didn't want any gifts or a big party. She said that she would rather see her family give donations to charity instead.

March 26, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Cesar Chavez honored at university event

Chants of ¡Sí, Se Puede! rang across California State University, Stanislaus Thursday evening, as students and community members joined together to celebrate the memory of César E. Chávez.

March 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Alliance Worknet receives grant to put people back to work

A grant of $8 million in stimulus funds is headed towards the San Joaquin Valley to boost efforts of putting the thousands of unemployed back to work.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County unemployment reaches record numbers

Stanislaus County reached an unhappy milestone Friday when the Economic Development Department released the latest unemployment numbers and the county recorded it's highest unemployment level in 16 years.

March 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Volunteer work a surprisingly satisfying way to spend time

Turlock has a reputation of being a sleepy berg, but is it truly boring?

March 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Lake drained for 10-year inspection

Water levels at Turlock Lake are the lowest they have been in 10 years and for once the ongoing drought is not to blame. Rather, Turlock Irrigation District has intentionally dropped water levels by over 10,000 acre feet in order to carefully inspect the lake's control structure and power house.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Running for the Army

Participants in the 4th annual Kettle Dash ran around downtown Turlock on Saturday for a good cause. The event, which included a kids' dash, 5K and 10K race, as well as this year's newly added dog walk through the help of sponsor Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, included over 300 runners and dog walkers, said event chair Nick Hackler.

November 11, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lancaster Painting accepting nominations for annual service project

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices continue to fall

A welcome decline in state gas prices has fueled Californian's spirits with yet another double-digit drop in prices registering at $3.21 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on Tuesday - that's $0.38 cheaper than prices reported in AAA Northern California's latest monthly gas survey of Oct. 14. California leads the year-to-year decline nationwide with almost $0.40 drop in gas prices.

November 11, 2014 | | Local


Unskilled labor force holding Valley back

Where do people hire unskilled laborers? Not in the United States, at least according to Professor Gokce Soydemir of California State University, Stanislaus.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


One teen killed in motorcycle crash, another critically injured

At 8:49 a.m. Saturday, Jared Collins, 15, posted a new photo of him perched atop a motorcycle to his Facebook account. One hour later the Turlock teenager had sustained fatal injuries while out riding the bike with a friend.

November 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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