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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


Assyrians remember martyrs

Just after hundreds of local Assyrians made their way to San Francisco on Saturday to join the ranks of 2,000 others in protest of the ongoing persecution of Christians in Iraq, local Assyrians gathered again Thursday evening to commemorate the loss of all Assyrians during Assyrian Martyr Day.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TURLOCK FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER RE-OPENS

Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center celebrated their grand re-opening Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house at the new facility on Geer Road.

August 07, 2014 | CANDY PADILLA | Local


Turlocker turned celebrity hair stylist ‘charms’ with new product

Turlock native Kiara Bailey has come full circle.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Coming soon to a theater near you

The official trailer for "Christian Mingle," the Corbin Bernsen led project filmed in part in Turlock, has officially been released and includes plenty of shots from locales around town.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

A 34-year-old Turlock man was critically injured in a motorcycle crash outside of Los Banos.

August 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Goodwill industry moves to new, nearby location

Name: Goodwill

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denham talks water crisis at Chamber event

Just hours before hopping on a plane to sign a bill alongside President Barack Obama, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) spoke before his constituents and local dignitaries at the Turlock Country Club as part of the annual Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Eggs and Issues breakfast.

August 07, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local Boy Scouts trek through mountains

While most teens spend their remaining summer vacation days by the pool or catching up with friends on Facebook, a group of local Boy Scouts spent some time trekking through the New Mexico mountains learning skills of the trappers of old.

August 07, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Alliance equips local businesses with ADA compliance primer

After a rash of American Disabilities Act lawsuits stung San Joaquin business owners with hefty fines and even caused some businesses to close their doors in recent months, the Stanislaus Business Alliance is taking proactive measures to ensure local businesses can protect themselves from unwanted lawsuits.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mixer to help nonprofits with social media

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for ways to begin or boost a social media campaign will now have an opportunity to attend a complimentary course on all things media marketing courtesy of Ali Cox and Company marketing agency.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Neighbors step out for national event

Turlock neighborhoods joined communities across the country to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday with block parties and visits from local law enforcement.

August 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Salvation Army events highlight the joy of giving

Fundraising for the Salvation Army is taking a new turn in Turlock as the days of bake sales and car washes are being replaced with upcoming nights of drinks and dancing to support the several initiatives of the Turlock branch of the national organization.

August 01, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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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


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