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It's crab feed season in Turlock

Grab your bib and butter warmer, it's crab feed season. Those looking to hop from event to event can support a number of causes while enjoying buckets-full of that winter seafood treat, crab legs.

January 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


First snow survey reveals below-average water content

As California faces what would mark the sixth year of one of the most severe droughts on record, the Department of Water Resources revealed a dire snapshot of water content Tuesday during the first manual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack, which was found to be only 53 percent of the early-January average.

January 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock seeing increasing development through infill projects

As Turlock heads into 2017, residential development is on the rise; however, the large, new subdivisions that have dominated building in the past are being replaced with more infill projects.

January 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hilmar trap shoot fundraiser to benefit children’s hospital

Adequate healthcare is something that every child deserves, and Hilmar High School senior Ali Vieira is doing her part to make sure they have it through the organization of a trap shoot fundraiser, with all proceeds going to Valley Children's Hospital.

December 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Couples invited to say 'I do' at Valentine's Day wedding event planned for McHenry Mansion

What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day? How about sharing your special day with dozens of other engaged couples during the "Marriage at the Mansion" event in downtown Modesto.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pitman grad turned Marine watches over presidential helicopter

Pitman High School graduate Marcel Cruz always knew he wanted to travel one day - what he probably didn't expect was that his travel companion would end up being President Barack Obama.

December 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fundraising event hopes to help ‘Save Stanislaus Libraries’

With a sales tax that funds libraries throughout Stanislaus County nearing expiration, a committee of library enthusiasts known as Save Stanislaus Libraries will sponsor a fundraising event in January that will raise awareness about a tax renewal up for consideration in November and enlighten others on how they can get involved.

December 30, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock duo take health into own hands through plant-based diet

Our diets play an essential role in how bodies function, and can have a negative or positive impact on wellbeing depending on what we eat. In an effort to restore their health, vitality and overall quality of life, Turlock residents Tammy Jones and Sherri Villarreal took it upon themselves to change their eating habits and in turn, change their lives. Now, they are hoping to share their knowledge and teach others to "eat to live" through their series of Soon2bhealthy classes.

December 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


A last look at 2016

It's the last day of 2016 and it's hard to find the words to accurately summarize the events of the past 12 months in one end of the year article. However, no matter what your local or national political leanings are, or where you stand on the Turlock farmers market issue, the past year was definitely not boring.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock a popular spot for New Year’s Eve

Downtown Turlock has become a popular nightlife destination as of late, and this weekend's New Year's Eve festivities are expected to continue the trend as multiple locations plan to help the Turlock community ring in 2017.

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Schell’s Sport Shop finds niche with rare guns

Type of business: Full service gun shop

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hilmar meetings to focus on optimizing dairy cow health

Characterized by dangerously low blood calcium levels in cows, subclinical hypocalcemia and its symptoms are not so apparent; however, the disease is still a real threat to herds, sparking a drastic reduction in dairy farm production. An animal health company and a professor who specializes in subclinical hypocalcemia are partnering together to equip dairy producers, veterinarians and nutritionists with the tools they need to mitigate the effects of hypocalcemia in cows with two upcoming dairy meetings in Hilmar.

December 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides for United Samaritans

Thanks to Turlock High School student Felisha Dias and her singing talent, the United Samaritans Foundation on Thursday morning received 2,700 pounds of Foster Farms chicken to help serve the community's less fortunate.

December 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock celebrates the Festival of Lights

Over 30 community members gathered at Central Park in downtown Turlock on Wednesday for a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting - something that Rabbi Shalom Bochner from Congregation Beth Shalom called a "historic event."

December 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


State Water Board extends public comment period for flow proposal

The community has two extra months to comment on a controversial State Water Resources Control Board document that proposes cutting water use after Board chair Felicia Marcus sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown last week, effectively extending the public comment period into March.

December 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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Registry seeks high-speed rail vendors

In an effort to boost economic development throughout the state, the California High-Speed Rail Authority recently launched ConnectHSR, a free, online vendor registry that will ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual prayer breakfast to feature World Series champion

This year's annual Turlock Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be a morning of "giant" proportions, as the city will welcome former San Francisco Giants ...

February 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock resident rescued from smoky home

Firefighters pulled a 68-year-old man out of as his Turlock residence Sunday afternoon as his home filled with smoke from a stove fire.

February 14, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Miracle League accepting signups for spring season

Disabled children and teens will soon get their chance to do what was previously thought impossible: play a game of baseball. This feat, which would ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock animal hospital mourns loss of beloved cockatoo

It is not often that a bird leaves an impression quite as significant as Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital's beloved 24-year-old cockatoo and unofficial ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Couples tie the knot at Valentine’s Day wedding extravaganza

If you were to ask Modesto resident Vanessa Martinez what Valentine's Day meant to her prior to Tuesday, she likely would have said that ...

February 14, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock IRC office helps family separated by travel ban

Just three weeks ago, Nael Abdulqader was unsure if he would ever see his family again. He was permitted into the United States as a ...

February 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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