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Pancakes with a side of goodwill

On many occasions Dorothy and Bob Steeley have been supporters of the annual Denair Lions' Pancake Breakfast. The couple has gladly handed over donations for tasty pancakes coming off the griddle, and never once did they ever think they would be the benefit of the club's annual outreach of goodwill.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock non-profits tickled with ‘Dancing’ donations

The final phase of Dancing with the Turlock Stars was completed over the last week as the organizers presented two non-profits with a total of $90,000.

October 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Red Cross readies response to mega storm

The American Red Cross is proactively readying its workers and resources in anticipation of Hurricane Patricia in order to be ready to respond quickly to the enormous storm.

October 23, 2015 | | Local

The City of Turlock introduces its first Water Saving Hero: Covenant Village of Turlock

The City of Turlock is happy to announce the first Water Saving Hero, Covenant Village of Turlock. From Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 of this year, Covenant Village has reduced its landscape water use by 4,934,790 gallons of water!

October 23, 2015 | | Local

Martial Arts school breaks with tradition

Name of Business: Unleash It Martial Arts

October 22, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Tobacco sales to minors on the decline

A recent survey from the California Department of Public Health shows the rate of illegal tobacco sales to minors is decreasing from past years.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

Free program to help those grieving over the holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard any time, but especially difficult for many during the holiday season. Covenant Care Hospice is hoping to help those in the community who are mourning with a special program titled Coping with the Holidays.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers work to make Turlock shine

Turlock was looking spiffier over the last week thanks to a volunteer clean-up effort as part of the Turlock Shines program.

October 22, 2015 | | Local

New energy, water laws to impact TID

An energy bill that was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown this month will take him one step closer to achieving two of three of his "ambitious" clean energy, clean air and pollution reduction goals for California before his proposed 2030 deadline.

October 22, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local

Housing crisis

A recent report by the California Coalition for Rural Housing paints a bleak picture of the housing situation in Stanislaus County.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Open house at Public Safety Facility

The Turlock Police and Fire departments will host the ninth annual open house event on Saturday.

October 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

College students tackle library safety issues

Security concerns at the Turlock Public Library and Turlock Senior Center led a group of 14 Stanislaus State Criminal Justice students to work closely with the Turlock Police Department and library staff to find solutions that if implemented will make the area safer for everyone.

October 20, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Turlock couple honor memory of sons with benefit dinner

There is a photograph that Carolina and Jose Alfaro hold precious over many others. They treasure it not just because it is a reminder of a joyful Christmas or for the disarmingly cute faces of their three sons. It is held especially close to their heart because it is one of just a few photos of their entire family - taken at a time when all of their sons were alive.

October 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Court rules Turlock Sikh Temple takeover illegal

A Stanislaus Superior Court ruling found a group of Turlock Sikh Temple members acted illegally in taking control of the temple in June 2013.

October 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Tornado tears through Denair

The tornado that tore through Denair Sunday afternoon was categorized as an EF-1 storm and had sustained winds of 86 miles per hour, according to ...

November 16, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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