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Iconic scale in Latif’s finds new downtown home

There are few places where individuals want to hop on a scale to check their weight in public, but Latif's Restaurant was one of them.

November 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock native puts altruistic skills to work in New Orleans

For former Turlock resident Kelli Hall, the moment she first stepped foot in New Orleans, it was love at first sight.

November 13, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rotarians offer the gift of learning

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is fostering literacy in local students by giving each third grader a valuable learning tool - a dictionary.

November 13, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local families make room in their hearts, homes for adopted children

November is National Adoption Awareness Month and local families are epitomizing the importance of adopting a child.

November 13, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Lake drained for 10-year inspection

Water levels at Turlock Lake are the lowest they have been in 10 years and for once the ongoing drought is not to blame. Rather, Turlock Irrigation District has intentionally dropped water levels by over 10,000 acre feet in order to carefully inspect the lake's control structure and power house.

November 11, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Running for the Army

Participants in the 4th annual Kettle Dash ran around downtown Turlock on Saturday for a good cause. The event, which included a kids' dash, 5K and 10K race, as well as this year's newly added dog walk through the help of sponsor Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital, included over 300 runners and dog walkers, said event chair Nick Hackler.

November 11, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Lancaster Painting accepting nominations for annual service project

While the Lancaster Painting team is well versed in catering to customers' needs year-round, there is one special client each year that the company especially looks forward to: the Paint it Forward winner.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Gas prices continue to fall

A welcome decline in state gas prices has fueled Californian's spirits with yet another double-digit drop in prices registering at $3.21 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline on Tuesday - that's $0.38 cheaper than prices reported in AAA Northern California's latest monthly gas survey of Oct. 14. California leads the year-to-year decline nationwide with almost $0.40 drop in gas prices.

November 11, 2014 | | Local


Unskilled labor force holding Valley back

Where do people hire unskilled laborers? Not in the United States, at least according to Professor Gokce Soydemir of California State University, Stanislaus.

November 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


One teen killed in motorcycle crash, another critically injured

At 8:49 a.m. Saturday, Jared Collins, 15, posted a new photo of him perched atop a motorcycle to his Facebook account. One hour later the Turlock teenager had sustained fatal injuries while out riding the bike with a friend.

November 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Abnormal weather conditions raise rate of air pollution

An unusual weather pattern has significantly raised the pollution rate in the Central Valley, prompting the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to issue No Burn days and request people restrict their driving to the essentials.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


TPD BLUE

Things at the Turlock Police Department are looking a little blue and, well, a little hairy.

November 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Donations accepted for Love Light Tree ceremony

The approaching holiday season is a time of merriment for many, but for some it is also a sad reminder of loved ones who have passed. CovenantCare Hospice hopes to ease that feeling of loss by shining a light of love.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


Operation Fog going into effect

During the winter months, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced Counties are plagued by extremely dense fog which poses a severe hazard to drivers. Typically the fog season begins during the month of November and continues through February. Despite this predictable seasonal occurrence, multi-vehicle accidents are commonplace due to the combination of fog, excessive speeds and traffic congestion.

November 07, 2014 | | Local


Authorities release identity of man killed crossing Geer Road

The man killed in a vehicle versus pedestrian collision Thursday in Turlock has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Khananshoo Safarkaylan, 66, of Turlock.

November 07, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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God’s Closet accepting donations for children in need

Often when the seasons change, less fortunate children are left without clothes that fit them or protect them from the weather's elements. God's ...

September 23, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Invasive Asian Citrus Psyllids detected in San Joaquin County

Manteca will soon expand existing quarantine areas for Asian Citrus Psyllids after more of the invasive species known to carry an incurable citrus disease were ...

September 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Local


MedicAlert offering free services for autistic children

The MedicAlert Foundation and the Carlos Vierra Foundation are expanding a concept started in 2014 that will help families protect their autistic children with tendencies ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Diocese of Stockton submits bankruptcy plan

The Diocese of Stockton has filed a reorganization plan with the bankruptcy court that, if approved, will allocate $15 million to the more than two ...

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Generosity of spirit lives on after Turlock man’s passing

Adrian Martinez believes her brother made his exit from this world in the same fashion that he lived his life: giving to others.

September 23, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fire ignites at Turlock apartment complex

Faulty wiring sparked a fire in a Turlock apartment Wednesday that was kept from spreading to adjoining buildings through a quick response from the Turlock ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Sept. 29, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair with ...

September 22, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock native lauded for role in ending San Bernardino terrorist attack

On Dec. 2, 2015, as the country stood affixed to the terrorist attack unfolding in San Bernardino, little did anyone in Turlock know that it ...

September 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


EMC breast cancer event wants people to ‘say yes’ to regular screening

Lori Allen, host of the popular TV shows "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta" and "Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids" is the featured speaker ...

September 20, 2016 | | Local


Fires spark health concerns for Valley air

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has issued a Valley-wide health alert because of rising particulate matter from fires burning in California.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Health experts suggest vaccines for flu season

Health officials around the nation and locally are heralding the oncoming influenza season and are recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

September 20, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Former politician to bring public relations firm to Turlock

It was a combination of both her Hispanic heritage and things that she saw in her everyday life that made Virginia Madueno decide to create ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local stars dance the night away

Some of Turlock's best hit the stage Saturday night, sashaying the night away as part of the third annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars ...

September 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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