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Skate park celebrates grand opening

The City of Turlock celebrated the grand opening of the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park on Saturday with a ribbon cutting ceremony that remembered Koch's legacy as a tremendous skateboarder and friend to the community.

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

New bar in the works for former Al’s Billiards location

For years, Turlockers have known the address at 128 S. Center St. as Al's Billiards, but soon the community will welcome a new bar into the downtown location.

September 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced a common attitude among the seven awardees.

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Stanislaus County resident dies from West Nile Virus

The Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reporting a 90-year-old man died from the West Nile Virus, marking him as the first fatality the county has recorded from the virus in two years.

September 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

County crop report reveals $518 million drop in ag commodities

Following a record-breaking year for county growers in 2014, the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report showed that a number of factors hindered producers from continuing the trend last year, which wrapped up with a staggering $518 million drop in agricultural commodity values.

September 27, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

God’s Closet accepting donations for children in need

Often when the seasons change, less fortunate children are left without clothes that fit them or protect them from the weather's elements. God's Closet is a recently created organization in town that aims to fix that problem through community donations.

September 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllids detected in San Joaquin County

Manteca will soon expand existing quarantine areas for Asian Citrus Psyllids after more of the invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease were found within city limits earlier this month.

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local

MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies to wander.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two dozen victims of sexual abuse that have come forward since 2014.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock Fire Department.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Sept. 29, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair with an upwards of 60 open positions available.

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg was 84.

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock native lauded for role in ending San Bernardino terrorist attack

On Dec. 2, 2015, as the country stood affixed to the terrorist attack unfolding in San Bernardino, little did anyone in Turlock know that it was a former resident helping bring the incident to an end.

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over 30 years, the local nonprofit has collected winter coats for youth of all ages, with Carr's Cleaners serving as a drop off location and providing a free cleaning for each used coat donated.

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Donation bins generate unease among local thrift stores

After the appearance of numerous clothing collection bins around Turlock, local charities are raising concern that the for-profit companies behind them are taking money out ...

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Grant will aid traffic safety, enforcement in Turlock

The effort to improve the overall safety while driving in Turlock is getting a boost from a newly acquired traffic grant for the Turlock Police ...

October 13, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Amazon to add positions locally, nationally

Amazon today announced it is creating more than 120,000 seasonal positions across its U.S. network of fulfillment centers, sortation centers and customer service ...

October 13, 2016 | | Local

Humble Beginnings takes barber from backyard to businessman

Type of business: Barbershop

October 13, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Hobby Lobby to be built in Turlock

Craft lovers of Turlock have a reason to celebrate, as Hobby Lobby will soon be bringing its arts and crafts expertise to Monte Vista Crossings.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

Local residents, businesses come together to give back

When Turlock resident Amie Prutch saw a need within the city, she decided to take matters into her own hands to help out.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local

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