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Turlock sober living facility helps women, children recover

The vodka started when she was eight years old. A young Blossem Burciaga had her first taste of the alcohol and quickly discovered that it numbed the internal pain she was feeling.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


HOLIDAY SHOPPING SPREE

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock hosted its annual holiday shopping spree for children at Kohl's on Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Turlock loses bid for Amgen Tour

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race will not pay a visit to the Central Valley in 2013, organizer AEG announced Tuesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Winter storm on the way

The Indian summer conditions Valley residents have been enjoying - or lamenting - will finally come to an end this week.

November 27, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Farm income up in 2012, so are expenses

There's good news and bad news in the 2012 Farm Income Forecast, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

November 27, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


DIGS: 'Life is short; decorate well'

Name of business: DIGS

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


TID, lineworkers continue contract talks

Turlock Irrigation District labor negotiations, which have stretched on for more than a year and a half – and have been blamed for a lengthy electrical outage in September – will resume Wednesday.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Homeless receive gifts from Knit Wits

Members of Home Community Church's group Knit Wits put their hobby to good use on Tuesday, handing out 100 handmade scarves to the homeless at Denair Park.

November 23, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dogs strut their stuff at annual show

Janice McClary purchased her first Old English Sheepdog nearly 50 years ago, and credits her husband for starting a passion that continues to inspire her to compete across the globe.

November 23, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Toy drive sets 5,000 goal

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in Turlock - especially among the youth. The continued outpouring of support for the Bradley Pacheco Toy Drive means more toys for kids at local hospitals during the holiday season.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Holiday tradition lights up downtown

The 14th annual Festival of Lights once again heralded the holiday season as hundreds gathered Friday night to watch the lighting of Turlock's Christmas Tree in Central Park.

November 23, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Black Friday (Thursday): Report from inside the lines

As I pulled into the Walmart parking lot on Thanksgiving night, one overwhelming thought entered my mind.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


‘Silent crisis’: Local families seek word from runaway teens

For Sheri Epperson the Thanksgiving meal is another reminder that someone is missing from the family dining table. Epperson's son, 17-year-old Travis Tsesmilles, ran away from his Turlock home just over one year ago and despite her best efforts Epperson has not heard one word from her son since that time.

November 23, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Small businesses seek support from holiday shoppers

Turlock's annual Festival of Lights Christmas tree lighting ceremony isn't just a time to eat, drink, and be merry.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Ex warriors find peace in therapeutic riding program

Daniel Crowley, a nine-year Navy and one-year Army veteran, remembers two years when he allowed life to restrict him to the couch. Parkinson's Disease not only causes him tremors, but retirement threatened to reduce him to an inactive lifestyle. But a free chance to routinely ride horses has redeemed him.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


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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


At age 85, author debuts her novel

Some writers are hit with instant inspiration, while some will kick around an idea for a few years. Then there is Ann Nivens, who had an idea for a novel nibbling away at her for decades.

August 16, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Prodigal Sons and Daughters moves addiction counseling to new facility

The Prodigal Sons and Daughters may have moved to their new facility just three short months ago but for more than a decade the faith-based nonprofit has been changing the lives of locals by helping them 'get clean' through drug and alcohol counseling and prevention services.

August 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


IN SERVICE

Air Force Airman David Madrigal graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

August 15, 2014 | | Local


Farm Bill benefits local conservation efforts

At the 2014 Farm Bill's six-month update, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack commended the bill's implementation throughout the nation. Locally, the Natural Resources Conservation Service echoed Vilsack's sentiments by expressing how their conservation efforts are thriving with the funds that have been made available by the bill.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California receives poor marks in small business friendliness

As students prepare to return to school it appears that the state of California is getting its report card early and the outlook is bleak.

August 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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


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