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Cold weather homeless shelter prepares to open

With more and more people losing their homes and jobs across the nation, the increase in the homeless population has become a type of epidemic. More people are living on the streets, in cardboard boxes and in alley ways just to keep warm during the coming cold months of winter.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Sold out crowd sticks to ‘good-spirited’ cheering at rivalry game

Blue and gold balloons filled the sky Friday night along with cheers from the Pit-Crew as the national anthem finished, welcoming fans to the 2009 Harvest Bowl.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Public split on SR 165 plans

A small, but interested group of community members were on hand Thursday night at Turlock's City Hall to hear the 15 different alternatives presently being considered to fix the traffic problems on State Route 165, also known as Lander Avenue, through Hilmar.

October 17, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


County’s unemployment declines

Unemployment in Stanislaus County for September reached its lowest level of the year, but the county remained among one of the state's worst regions for joblessness, according to the latest report from the Economic development Department.

October 17, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Pride reaps Harvest Bowl victory

It wasn't very difficult to spot running back Dominick Walker after the final whistle blew at the sixth annual Harvest Bowl on Friday night. He was arguably the dirtiest player in the white Pitman High football uniform.

October 17, 2009 | Chhun Sun | Local


Emanuel Medical to host annual cancer awareness event

National Breast Cancer Awareness month has taken on a new level of nationwide recognition this year, with even National Football League players electing to wear pink to increase awareness of the importance of early detection.

October 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Kicking cancer in the rear feels ‘amazing,’ says survivor

After selecting one of the eight wigs she had collected throughout her battle, Kimberlie Donaldson-Zapien got all glammed up, drawing on her eyebrows and gluing on her eyelashes to go Christmas shopping. She didn't want to look like a sick patient.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Blessed are the animals

Reverend Gerry Grossman of St. Francis Anglican Church blessed parishioners' pets during the church's annual Blessing of the Animals service on Sunday. Dogs were sprinkled with holy water along with one cat and one rabbit.

October 14, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Local


Snow to open Sustainable Futures conference with talk about water

The state's water chief will be the keynote speaker to open California State University, Stanislaus' third annual Conference for Sustainable Futures.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Spooky and fun events abound this Halloween

Local families are gearing up for Halloween by purchasing pumpkins, assembling costumes, and decorating their lawns. Along with the traditional trick-or-treating, there will be several community events where ghosts and ghouls of all ages can celebrate All Hallows Eve.

October 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Wind, flooding wreck havoc on city

The first big storm of the season swept through the Central Valley Tuesday, with pouring rain and gusting winds that toppled trees and utility lines all over the city.

October 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID seeks new director

The search for a new Turlock Irrigation District Division 1 Director formally kicked off Tuesday morning.

October 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Local hot shots go up against visiting Crowns in basketball fundraiser

The Fabulous Harlem Crowns simply don't know how to let a game of basketball get in the way of a good joke.

October 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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


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Cost of Raising a Child

In their annual Expenditures on Children by Families report, the United States Department of Agriculture estimated that the cost of raising a child born in 2013 will be $245,340, a 1.8 percent increase from last year. The report, also known as the Cost of Raising a Child, revealed that housing, child care, and food account for the three largest shares across income groups, comprising of 64 percent of total expenses.

August 23, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock Young Professionals ‘bridge the gap’ in local business community

The younger generation of Turlock professionals looking to make a difference in the local business community now has the opportunity to formally convene through the new organization, Turlock Young Professionals, which aims to bring up and coming leaders in the community into the fold of the Chamber of Commerce.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Castle flies again

Castle Air Force Base will be put back in service this fall, providing a historic runway for a flight of local World War II veterans making a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.

August 21, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Settlement reached in abandonment of 50,000 hens at Turlock farm

Andy Cheung and Lien Diep of A&L Poultry in Turlock have been permanently prohibited from working directly with animals again, a settlement reached as a result of the producers' reckless abandonment of 50,000 hens back in 2012.

August 21, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Local veteran prepares for annual Red, White, and Blue 9-11 Run

While Turlocker and United States Army veteran Cory Smith may have returned home several years ago after witnessing the affects of war first hand, his patriotism has not waned evident by his decision to take to the streets of Turlock - literally - to increase locals' understanding of the sacrifice of soldiers.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Sutter ushers in new era in Turlock

The new Sutter Gould care center opened in Turlock on Monday with the old offices on Main Street closing its doors.

August 19, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Sweet River Bar and Grill gives way to new restaurant Table 26

Although franchise-owned Sweet River Bar and Grill on Geer Road has closed its doors, locals will soon have a new restaurant at which to dine in town as Table 26 is slated to open at Sweet River's former location in as soon as two months time.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hall Equities, TID reach agreement to advance Monte Vista Crossings Project

Hall Equities Group and Turlock Irrigation District have reached an agreement regarding the required installation of an electrical loop for the Monte Vista Crossings Project that will allow the development company to move forward and ensure business openings in time for the holiday season.

August 19, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


One killed in train collision

A Turlock man was struck and killed by a train after he rode his bicycle around the crossing arms, the Turlock Police Department reported.

August 18, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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