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Kettle Kickoff rings in the season

The Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff luncheon is a yearly testament to the community-driven compassion Turlock residents possess, evident by the thousands of dollars donated in a matter of minutes to help serve the underprivileged in the area. The Kettle Kickoff is centered on the Kettle Klash -seven minutes of organized chaos as volunteer teams race around the room with Salvation Army kettles aiming to collect as many cash donations as possible to kick off the Salvation Army's holiday fundraising campaign.

November 19, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Motorcyclist dies in funeral procession

The tragic death of a 19-year-old Turlock man was compounded Saturday when a motorcycle rider assisting with the funeral procession lost control of his motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.

November 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


'Batkid' fighting crime in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - Dressed in a black Batman costume, his fists clenched as he took on foe after foe around San Francisco, a 5-year-old boy who has battled leukemia for years fulfilled his wish Friday to be his favorite superhero.

November 16, 2013 | BY PAUL ELIAS Associated Press | Local


Gerry Shippee: Passion for veterans, heart for service

Gerry Shippee is a longtime Turlock resident and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The Gemperle giving spirit

Here in Turlock, the Gemperle name is synonymous with eggs. Ernie Gemperle immigrated to the United States from Switzerland in 1949, and with a determination to succeed and unerring work ethic, he turned a small egg ranch in Turlock into an enterprise that is recognized as one of the most successful egg companies in the western United States. Gemperle Farms was one of the first to market organic and specialty eggs and remains a hormone and antibiotic free farm.

November 16, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID continues budget talks with electrical engineering and operations

Budget talks will continue at Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, with a focus on the Electrical Engineering/Operations Administration and miscellaneous rates.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Cookies sweeten holiday memories

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, the smell of freshly baked cookies may start to fill homes as holiday prep begins. While planning your own holiday festivities, cookie decorating can be a fun - and delicious - way for the whole family to spend quality time together.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Hundreds needed as movie extras, off-camera interns

Those Turlockers who have dreams of strolling the red carpet at a Hollywood premiere won't have to go to tinsel town to land their big break - they can find it right here in town.

November 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Emanuel sale still under AG review

The pending sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare Corporation is continuing to make progress, but when the deal might be finalized remains an unknown.

November 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shelter seeks help for inaugural Thanksgiving Dinner

Ships may get a bottle of champagne for maiden voyages, but the Turlock Gospel Mission will get an entire dinner.

November 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


University students give back through work at Turlock Family Network

Families with young children struggling to make ends meet can receive assistance paying for housing and food through different welfare programs, but there remains one need that can only be met through donations.

November 14, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Fire Department gives $14,000 check to cancer center

After a successful month of selling their iconic pink t-shirts, the Turlock Fire Department presented a check for $14,000 to the Emanuel Cancer Center this week.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Valley reaches new clean-air mark

The air Central Valley residents breathe is getting a bit cleaner.

November 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local sports academy offers training for young athletes

Name: Backyard Sports Academy

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County encourages adoption awareness

As thousands of displaced children remain in foster care services throughout California, many families pursue adoption to help provide them a place to call home.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Historic dry conditions prompt TID to push back irrigation season

Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.

March 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Stanislaus County Fair issues livestock changes, updates

Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.

March 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Unemployment rate takes a dip down in county

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist makes smiles a reality for Jamaicans

While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Table 26 to offer locally sourced, American cuisine

Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local martial arts studio teaches students mental and physical strength

Name of Business: Merafuentes Tae Kwon Do & Hapkido A Lee Brothers Academy

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local egg farm family shares their Easter tradition

Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Reports | Local


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Minimum fish flow protections cause of concern for TID

In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.

March 19, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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