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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 the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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 her birthday, however, Abraham wanted to dine with someone who isn't quite world famous, but Turlock famous: Mayor Gary Soiseth.

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 pageants and she hasn't looked back since. Now, Lowery has been selected to represent her hometown of Denair in the upcoming Miss California USA pageant.

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 than in previous years.

August 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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

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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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