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THE FIRE LANE

The Turlock Fire Department responded to a total of 442 incidents during the month of October. These incidents included a total of 268 emergency medical service calls. Turlock Fire responded to 17 motor vehicle accidents, and 33 commercial/ residential fire alarms. There were a total of 26 fire type calls: Seven building fires, one vehicle fire, two unauthorized burnings, five cooking fires, nine vegetation and/or rubbish fires, one Dumpster fire, and one additional fire classified as "other." The remaining incidents consisted of public assists, power lines down, assist to police, rescue, person in distress, smoke checks, gas leaks, and ...

November 04, 2011 | | Local


After-school, meal programs set to close

A much-needed meal program serving families on the Westside of Turlock will soon come to an end due to lack of funding.

November 04, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Thorsen’s celebrates 100 years in business

Thorsen's Inc. is celebrating 100 years of history this month. Thorsen's Plumbing received a business license from the City of Turlock in 1911, and it has been owned by the Thorsen family since that time. Thorsen's is the oldest family owned business in Turlock, and the business grew with the town.

November 01, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Olive Garden to launch Monte Vista Crossings expansion

Turlock could soon be home to a little Hospitaliano – and those famous never-ending breadsticks, soups, salads, and pastas – as the Olive Garden Italian restaurant considers expanding to the city's Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


2011 marks latest close of irrigation season in TID history

After a workable solution was found for farmers in need of water, the Turlock Irrigation District announced the 2011 irrigation season will be extended no further: tonight marks the official close of the season.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


Fire damages quilt store

A fire in two trash cans ignited a blaze in a Turlock quilting store that destroyed approximately $175,000 in property and contents, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

November 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Winds prompt air quality warning

The current deteriorating state of the Central Valley's air basin has prompted air officials to issue a health warning and the first burning prohibition of the season in several counties.

November 01, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local gymnasts shine at competition

The Gymnastics Unlimited level 4 competitive team (ages 6 to 11) recently won three out of four competitions, something Unlimited owner Paul Mayer says is a big time accomplishment. At a competition in Oroville, the team took the all-around award in nearly every age group. Of the 19 girls on the team, 15 have already qualified for the state championship.

November 01, 2011 | | Local


Halloween fun

Turlock's annual Halloween event brought goblins, ninjas and princesses downtown for trick-or-treating and festive fun. The 12:10 Lions Club of Turlock and the Kiwanis Club of Turlock teamed up for their annual haunted maze. Alpha Xi Delta sorority of California State University, Stanislaus provided pumpkins for the maze and held a Halloween Carnival on Broadway.

November 01, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Tricks and treats at the library

Normally the Turlock branch of the Stanislaus County Library system is a quiet place but on Thursday morning it was full of screams, howls and cries of madness when dozens of trick-or-treaters invaded for a Halloween story time.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Holiday happenings liven up downtown

Downtown Turlock had a few more skeletons - and ghosts, goblins and fairies - than usual on Friday as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market marked the end of its season with a Fall Festival night market and the Carnegie Arts Center held a Dia De Los Muertos celebration.

October 28, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denair’s Cody Alicea to host Veteran’s Day BBQ

One year after Denair student Cody Alicea took a stand for his right to fly the American flag at school, Cody's patriotism is still running high. The high school freshman and his family will be hosting a Veteran's Day barbecue at the American Legion Hall Post. 88 in Turlock. Cody is hoping to feed 1,000 veterans and supporters at the luncheon.

October 28, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Assyrian Civic Club celebrates its long history in Turlock

The Assyrian American Civic Club of Turlock celebrated several milestones on last Saturday. They commemorated 100 years of Assyrian history in Turlock; they celebrated 65 years of AACCT membership; and they recognized the oldest living Assyrian in Turlock.

October 28, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Salas sworn in as Postmaster of Turlock, following in footsteps of family, nation’s leaders

Abraham Lincoln. Benjamin Franklin. William Faulkner. While known as presidents, inventors, and writers, all three had another profession in life: that of the postmaster.

October 28, 2011 | | Local


Local man volunteers skills for ‘Extreme Makeover’

A local man went above and beyond his normal job duties when he traveled all the way to Medford, Ore. to volunteer his time for the television program "Extreme Makeover Home Edition." The show builds brand new houses for worthy families in need. Scott Jerner spent several days in Medford in September helping to build a brand new home for the McPhail family, a family of five including two autistic children.

October 25, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


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