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Opening a dialogue on mental illness

One in four adults, or approximately 61.5 million Americans, have an experience with mental illness in a given year. This statistic is hardly staggering or shocking to National Alliance of Mental Illness volunteers and group facilitators Allison Clark, Judy Kropp or Joyce Hickman. The three-woman team offers an abundance of both knowledge and passion for a resource they find not only valuable but life changing.

April 09, 2015 | BY TERESA HAMMOND | Local


Local student’s art to be displayed in Washington D.C.

Members of Congress who walk through Cannon Tunnel on their way to the United States Capitol will catch a glimpse of Turlock, or more specifically "Midnight Forest Dreams" by Pitman High School senior Jazmyne Griffin.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Lucas Dairy adds microbrewery to farming operations

Dairies are a dime a dozen in the Central Valley, but not all can boast their own microbrewery like Lucas Dairy.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Dust Bowl breaks ground on $12.5 million expansion

The empty dirt lot at the intersection of Fulkerth Avenue and Dianne Drive was not so empty on Wednesday morning as Dust Bowl Brewing Company owners, their friends, family, and various stakeholders gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the beer company's expansion.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Almond industry defends water usage

When California Gov. Jerry Brown announced unprecedented conservation measures last week, attention was quickly drawn to farmers, specifically those in the almond industry, who were accused of getting a "free pass" while the rest of the state is left dry.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Flags repeatedly destroyed outside Turlock business

Turlock resident and businessman Dave Roehrig takes great pride when he looks out the window of his downtown store and sees Old Glory waving majestically in the breeze. Unfortunately, Roehrig's patriotic spirit has been tampered lately by a series of thefts and vandalism to his American flag.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local dentist to host third annual free dental care event

According to the musical "Annie," you're never fully dressed without a smile, and one local dentist has found this theory to be true.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Understanding cows key to Dairy Stockmanship

Danny Avila, manager of Clauss Dairies in Hilmar, had a problem. Farm employees were expending too much time and energy in their daily handling of cows. Seeing as cows are the bread and butter (literally) of the dairy industry, Avila sought a solution. He found the answers to his interspecies relations problems in the Stockmanship Training Program.

April 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Firefighters turn to high school students for pink T-shirt design

For a few years now Turlock firefighters have been donning pink T-shirts each October to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research, and this year's shirts will feature the design work of a local high school student.

April 07, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


California’s drought calls for continued conservation efforts

Our state is now facing its fourth year of severe drought. Many communities are suffering as a result. Water, one of our most important resources, is in trouble, and we need to continue to do everything we can to protect it - today and into the future.

April 03, 2015 | | Local


Workshop to bolster grant writing skills for local, regional food businesses

Just as local and regional food producers boost the local economy, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources hopes to boost local and regional food businesses by teaching effective grantwriting skills in a series of workshops this month.

April 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Sixth annual fun run to benefit Turlock Chaplaincy fast approaching

Downtown Turlock is a place for shopping and dining, but it's also a place for running – at least for the participants of the sixth annual Turlock Chaplaincy Fun Run.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Kite Festival encourages kids, families to get outdoors

The Knights of Columbus are taking a tip from "Mary Poppins" and encouraging local families to fly kites together. The Knights are turning their 4th annual Time to Fly Kite Festival into a Week of the Child celebration this year with a host of family-friendly activities.

April 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emanuel clinics in Turlock, Patterson closing

The departure of the last primary care physician practicing at two clinics serving thousands of patients in Turlock and Patterson is forcing Emanuel Medical Center to shutter the doors on the facilities.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock based design company lands local, national clients

Name of Business: Nishihara/Wilkinson Design Inc.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Property changes in order for TID

The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.

April 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Victims’ rights rally planned for Saturday

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office and the Stanislaus Family Justice Center is holding a Victims' Right Rally and Family Safety Fair in downtown Modesto on Saturday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


209 Extreme offers retail, wholesale options for name brands

Name of Business: 209 Extreme

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Veterans’ meeting in Turlock

The monthly meeting for the Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission will be held in Turlock on Monday.

April 23, 2015 | | Local


Lake McClure bike park a West Coast finalist for $100,000 grant

When Dan Woodall isn't busy working at his bike store, Cycle Masters, he is often practicing what he preaches: cycling.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock teams ready for Relay for Life events

Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.

April 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock senior honored for philanthropic efforts

Myrna Wachs may not be superwoman, but she is pretty darn close.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Mosquito abatement districts preparing for busy West Nile season

The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.

April 23, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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