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Health officials warn summer travelers to be wary of Zika virus

With more cases of the Zika virus being confirmed as locally transmitted in Florida and travelers returning home from the Olympics, the California Department of Public Health is urging residents to take precautions upon return to help prevent the spread of the virus in California. While the virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes, it can also pass from one person to another during sex.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant will help Turlock Fire mitigate emergencies

A newly awarded grant from the Department of Homeland Security will help the Turlock Fire Department train and prepare for emergencies that might arise in the expanding retail and industrial developments in the city.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Shoppers support local businesses in downtown sales event

Downtown Turlock shoppers bid farewell to summer trends at the End of Summer Sale as 11 Main Street merchants rid themselves of summer inventory in preparation for fall.

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Unemployment moves slightly downward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County took a slight dip in July and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

August 19, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New skate park 'finally' open

Nearly a year after it was announced that the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park would relocate from Starr Avenue to Donelly Park, the revamped skaters' paradise opened to the public Friday afternoon. An upwards of 60 children, teens and adults took their wheels to the pavement in celebration of a new place to skate, and they weren't disappointed.

August 19, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Paint and sip at Rembrandt and Rosé

Type of business: Paint and sip studio

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wildfires continue to pollute Valley air

Area residents will continue to contend with poor air quality conditions as the numerous wildfires burning in the state are causing pollutants to hover over the Valley.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Turlock Olive Garden general manager earns award

The Turlock general manager of the Olive Garden in town has earned recognition from the corporation for the eatery's guest services and community involvement.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Poll workers needed for Election Day

As the Nov. 8 Presidential General Election nears, the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters office is hoping a few citizens will step up and help with Election Day as poll workers.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Foster Farms names new CEO

Foster Farms announced that its board of directors has appointed Laura Flanagan as the poultry company's newest president and chief executive officer. Flanagan will succeed Ron Foster, grandson of company founders Max and Verda Foster.

August 18, 2016 | | Local


Eggs, Issues and Economics breakfast talks Turlock success, entrepreneurship

"I think we can all agree that this is an exciting time to live and work in our community."

August 18, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Air quality could take hit with back to school traffic

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is hoping area residents can help avoid a spike in ozone levels by refraining from idling vehicles while transporting kids to and from schools.

August 16, 2016 | | Local


Pre-literacy program encourages parent, child bonding

For any five-year-old, reading 1,000 books before they begin school may seem like a daunting task. Thanks to a program provided by the Stanislaus County library system, the seemingly-impossible feat has become a reality for children in the area, allowing them to enhance their literacy skills and develop lifelong reading habits.

August 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Poor hygiene causing diarrheal infection in Stanislaus County

A rise in a bacterial infection that is causing residents to become ill, particularly with diarrhea is prompting Stanislaus County health officials to remind the community of basic hygiene habits.

August 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Greenery to host first farm to fork dinner

The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause ...

August 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair native finds calling in television production

Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have ...

August 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Square dance club hopes to teach community a few steps

For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps ...

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tune In and Tune Up planned for Saturday

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will host a Tune In and Tune Up car clean-up event at ...

August 25, 2016 | | Local


Milano Pizza offers cross-cultural cuisine

Type of business: Pizzeria

August 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker celebrates 95th birthday dinner with mayor

At the age of 95, Helen Abraham has met her fair share of prominent figures, including the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Shirley Temple. For ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Birth rate among teens falls in county, state

The teen birth rate in California and in Stanislaus County continue to decline, according to recent data from the California Department of Public Health.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Denair woman to compete for Miss California crown

Growing up, Brooklyn Lowery never envisioned herself as a pageant queen. After years of modeling and some persuasion from her mother, Lowery began competing in ...

August 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Grant to expand We Care shelter availability

We Care in Turlock has been awarded a state grant that will allow the organization to open the emergency shelter earlier and stay open longer ...

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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