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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


Status of 2014 drought conditions

According to US Drought Monitor, approximately 35 percent of the country is experiencing drought conditions. California in particular is suffering from severe to exceptional stages of drought caused by high pressure air blocking storms from moving our way. As these conditions worsen and we struggle through this run of historically dry weather, we see further declines in reservoir levels, dustier air, and thirstier lawns.

August 08, 2014 | | Local


Former resident hopes Turlock will take a shine to his chip creation

If you've ever found yourself ravaging through the kitchen in search of a snack that would feed your hunger for a salty bite, yet also offer a tongue-tempting sweetness, then Chad McLean Scott might just be your new best friend.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Stanislaus records two West Nile Virus deaths

Four individuals in California have died as a result of the West Nile Virus, including two Stanislaus County men, according to public health officials.

August 08, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Fire training planned for weekend

The Turlock Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training today and Sunday.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police chief accepts icy challenge

Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson won't mind if people tell him he's all wet, as long as it is after Sept. 19.

September 05, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair prepares to host first corporate store

Those driving through downtown Denair likely get the feeling that things have been done the same way in the east county town for a long time. Just past the hometown football field, near the intersection of Main Street and Fresno Avenue, lays a dirt lot overgrown with weeds. The seemingly nondescript parcel of land will soon play a large role in determining the town's future as it prepares to play host to Denair's first commercial property - Dollar General.

September 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Survey points to higher groundwater usage by almond farmers

The results from this year's Almond Drought Survey demonstrate almond producers' increased reliance on groundwater resources, as well as the increased amount of salt toxicity cases due to the application of high saline groundwater.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Annual festival to highlight all that Denair has to offer

Denair will put its community pride on display next weekend at the 5th Annual Denair Farm & Family Festival.

September 05, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Two sisters, one Snazzy Boutique

Name of Business: Snazzy Boutique

September 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Carnegie seeks volunteers

The Carnegie Arts Center is seeking volunteers to work in a variety of roles as a new exhibit opens and fall tours are lining up.

September 04, 2014 | | Local


Local nursery offers fall seminar series

Fall marks a special time for local nursery The Greenery. It's the time of year when the business invites garden enthusiasts to learn more about everything from making a fairy garden to winter fruit tree care in a series of seminars that start Saturday and run weekly through the beginning of December.

September 04, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock beer scene stays ‘crafty’

One day John Freitas was drinking a beer poolside with a friend when a life-changing idea came to him.

September 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


T-Rex Planet lands at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

Dinosaurs will be coming to Turlock for just one weekend and the place to see them is the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

September 04, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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