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Double dose of good news for family coping with son’s cancer

The Givargiznia family got some welcome news this week. Ten-year-old Dylan, who has been battling a rare form of leukemia since he was 6 years old, went into remission and a life-saving bone marrow donor has been found.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two dead, three injured in Denair accident

An accident along a stretch of country road in Denair on Thursday claimed the life of a little boy and a 40-year-old man, and left three others injured, according to the California Highway Patrol.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unemployment remains high for county; state level rises

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County for July stayed nearly unchanged, but the rate spiked throughout the state, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

August 21, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TRAFFIC DELAYS AND ROAD CLOSURES

Beginning Aug. 31, from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., the following roads will have traffic delays:

August 21, 2009 | | Local


Pastors swap pulpits to spread the good word

Pastor David Larson posed a question to some of his fellow Turlock ministers earlier this summer. If they could only give his congregation one message, what would it be?

August 21, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Local rabbit champ dreams of national stage

Mountain View 4-H member Kayla Hilvers didn't need a rabbit's foot as a good luck charm to capture 17 awards at the Stanislaus County Fair. She had the whole rabbit.

August 18, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


COMMUNITY: GIANT PUMPKINS

Members of Calvary Baptist Church celebrated the harvest season a little early with their first annual Giant Pumpkin Day.

August 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Alliance sets up in Turlock

The Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance will be opening up an office inside the Turlock Chamber of Commerce within the next few weeks.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Crop revenue up in ‘08, decline expected in ‘09

2008 was a bit rough for most industries, but the region's agricultural producers enjoyed a banner year according to the newly released 2008 Stanislaus County Agricultural Crop Report.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


New health center “vital” to local wellness

As debate rages in Washington, D.C., - and locally - over President Barack Obama's healthcare reform efforts, dignitaries from around the region turned out for the opening of Turlock's second Golden Valley Health Center, lauding the center's role in supporting the wellbeing of Stanislaus County residents.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Downtown aims to incubate new business

The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association is in the final stages of launching a business incubator to help kick-off the bridal shopping destination branding campaign for downtown.

August 14, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair sees record number of attendees

The animal stalls are empty, the midway rides are gone, and the food vendors

August 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Odor prompts courthouse evacuation

The Stanislaus County Superior courthouse had to be cleared Tuesday morning for what was thought to be a gas leak.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local animal group hopes drivers will support furry friends through the DMV

Friends for Sophia's Dog Park, a local off-leash dog park advocacy group, is hoping pet and animal lovers across the state will express their support on their cars.

August 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


H1N1 claims life of Stanislaus County man

A second confirmed fatality from the H1N1 virus was recorded in Stanislaus County, according to county health officials.

August 11, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Unemployment ticks up in July

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw a slight increase in July, but remained below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy ‘swings’ into full force

Name of Business: Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock manufacturer has solution for growers’ irrigation needs

Since its development by leading soil scientists in the mid 1980s, the Ag Solution Master has been maximizing the benefits of gypsum and fertilizers for farmers worldwide. Manufactured by Irrigation Solutions Inc. in Turlock, the machine makes a solution that can be applied directly through irrigation systems down to the roots when crops will benefit from it the most.

August 14, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Celebrating the Spirit of ‘45

This year marks the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II and with the individuals representing the Greatest Generation growing sparse, Paramount Court Senior Living chose to honor 12 World War II veterans at their annual Spirit of '45 event.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Monte Vista Crossing prepares to be up and running for holiday shopping

Just six months after ground was broken on the 19-acre Monte Vista Crossings expansion project locals will likely notice the final touches being added to several buildings in the upcoming weeks as multiple shops are slated to open to consumers in early October.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Cigarettes may be banned in Turlock parks

Turlock smokers may need to find new locations to puff on their cigarettes and cigars other than city parks if local Girl Scouts have anything to do with it.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID Board presents Domestic Water Project specifics

The Turlock Irrigation District hosted a public meeting Tuesday night for community members to voice their views and pose questions about the potential Domestic Water Project, which has two water districts at odds.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Monte Vista Plaza signs get upsize approval

Tenants of the Monte Vista Plaza, which plays host to shops such as Amazing Nails and Spa and Dean's Pizza, will soon be receiving a facelift as their signs will be several inches bigger to increase visibility from the road.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mike Lynch honored by Cal Chamber

Turlocker Mike Lynch has long been involved in the political and government sphere, but this year marks the first time he is being recognized by the California Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business Advocate of the Year - just one of four individuals selected from among the 480 chambers that comprise Cal Chamber.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City continues to cutback water use

As local students trickle back into the classrooms for another year of school, the water in the City of Turlock aquatic playgrounds will also dribble to a stop as the City makes efforts to conserve during the state's ongoing drought.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almonds take top spot in county

Stanislaus County's Annual Crop and Livestock Report for 2013 revealed yet another record breaking year for agricultural commodities, mainly in fruit and tree crops. The report, which was released yesterday morning, also marks the first year that the almond industry overtook milk production for the number one commodity spot.

August 12, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Larsa likely to keep permit despite neighbor complaints

Larsa Banquet Hall is three substantiated noise complaints away from having their Conditional Use Permit revoked pending an upcoming hearing at the Stanislaus County Planning Commission in October.

August 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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