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Hit and run victim seeks lost dog

A family is hoping the Turlock community can help reunite a lost dog with her owner, who was critically injured in a hit and run collision that claimed the life of his wife.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese opts for bankruptcy filing

The Diocese of Stockton has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after a series of costly sexual abuse settlements left them financially drained.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant provides MedicAlert tracking device for autistic children

MedicAlert is spotlighting a program that helps parents of autistic children locate them quickly if they wander away. The announcement comes in the wake of a 7-year-old autistic boy who went missing for several hours in a wooded area outside Hilmar.

January 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID prepares for dry irrigation season

Concerned farmers and growers packed Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, as the district prepares to enter one of the driest irrigation seasons on record.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms closes Livingston plant, again

After being approved to reopen by the United States Department of Agriculture following a cockroach infestation last week, Foster Farms has voluntarily suspended poultry processing at its Livingston plant to expand USDA-approved manufacturing procedures.

January 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New cardiac suites expand care in Turlock

Standing in the new cardiac operating room at Emanuel Medical Center, Dr. Noel Conception calls the $7.1 million dollar suite "a field of dreams."

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


TID to give update on upcoming irrigation season

The ongoing drought in California may have serious impacts on the 2014 irrigation season for Turlock Irrigation District.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local church to hold healthcare workshop

As many look for affordable healthcare through Covered California, the state's implementation of the Affordable Care Act, some may not know where to begin.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Foster Farms resumes production at Livingston plant

After a two and half day closure due to cockroach infestation, the Foster Farms Livingston plant is set to resume production Saturday, after being approved by the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Services.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Lack of water, hope for rain remain constant

"Drought" is becoming a far too familiar term in the state of California, where Central Valley farmers are no strangers to the chronic concern as they have felt firsthand the negative effects of a lack of water.

January 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Flu claims two Merced County residents

The influenza virus that has been spreading across the country continues to make its presence felt locally, with Merced County recording two flu-related deaths.

January 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Foster Farms cockroach infestation causes indefinite closure

Despite Foster Farms cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture since a Salmonella outbreak was traced back to three Central Valley plants last October, the outlook remains bleak as processing was indefinitely terminated at the company's Livingston plant on Wednesday due to findings of live cockroaches.

January 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


New store to offer thousands of bulbs and batteries

Businesses specializing in energy-efficient products have boomed over the past several years, as California continues to implement policies directed towards bettering the environment. One of these businesses – Batteries Plus Bulbs – will soon open their doors in Turlock.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local artist creates handmade greeting cards using age-old craft

Name: Persnickety Press

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Seniors quilting class offers motivation, inspiration

Chieko Ingham remembers the first meetings of the Turlock Senior Citizens quilting class, about four years ago.

January 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Gospel mission, neighbors talk over concerns

Poet Robert Frost said good fences make good neighbors. For the residents of S. Boardway, First, D and C streets, they would be pleased if people quit urinating and defecating in their yards.

February 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Girl Scouts prepare for cookie season

It's that time of year where local Girl Scout troops across the nation will post up in front of storefronts to sell their most precious products: cookies.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County awarded grant for at-risk youth

Local law enforcement and youth-oriented service groups are getting a major financial boost in keeping kids off drugs and out of gangs, with a newly awarded federal grant.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


CALIFORNIA FRUIT & NUT REVIEW

Pruning and shredding were the month's main reported activities, as well as application of pre-emergence herbicides on nut trees, and fumigating for replanting. The export of stored table grapes had mostly ended. Kiwifruit continued to be packed and exported for domestic and foreign markets. Avocados were harvested. Persimmons continued to be harvested and sold at roadside stands. Minimal damage from mid-month cold temperatures was reported in a few isolated spots. The sale of stored nuts continued to be dominated by domestic markets.

February 19, 2015 | | Local


Her Royal Highness offers romantic twist on antiques

Name of Business: Her Royal Highness – Vintage Chic

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters partners with TUSD, Carnegie for positive projects for youth

Where can local students go when they are suspended for using drugs or alcohol? Now, they can head to the Prodigal Sons and Daughters teen center due to a new partnership with the Turlock Unified School District.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Guest helps battle Turlock motel fire

A fire at a Turlock motel was kept from spreading to adjoining rooms by the quick reactions of a guest and a garden hose.

February 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Despite recent drop, gas prices on the rise

Locals were rushing to the pumps in late January when gas prices began to dwindle to less than two dollars, but now the value of gas is once again on the uptick evident by the 16.5 cents per gallon average increase in Modesto area pumps according to GasBuddy.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small pouches, big impact

Hilmar Covenant Church associate pastor Dan Johnson believes that it only takes two hours for volunteers to make a huge impact to malnourished children throughout the world.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


CALIFORNIA CROP WEATHER

Heat built over the southern portion of the State as high pressure anchored over the area. Weak Santa Ana wind events drove highs into the lower 90s across the Los Angeles basin on multiple days last week. Elsewhere, the State felt the effects of the high, but these were much less pronounced. Temperatures varied considerably in a real sense, but almost none in the temporal sense, as locations saw essentially the same weather every day. Highs in the valley reached the 60s and 70s each day, while the coasts north of San Francisco and the mountains saw 50s. The desert ...

February 17, 2015 | | Local


Farm Bill celebrates one year anniversary, achievements

Since its official signing by President Barack Obama one year ago, the Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the 2014 Farm Bill, has made significant impacts across landscapes throughout the world and regionally.

February 17, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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