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City of Turlock offers online water conservation course

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24-month period.

July 24, 2015 | | Local


Junior lifeguard hopefuls make a splash in new waters

Students in the San Luis Reservoir Junior Lifeguard Program are diving to new depths in their endeavor to become junior lifeguards by engaging in extensive aquatic interaction, exploration and recreation outside of the pool.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Almond industry takes steps towards becoming carbon neutral

California grown almonds are not only good tasting, but good for the environment too according to a new study by the University of California, Davis, which revealed that almond producers are making strides towards reducing carbon emissions.

July 24, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Campaign aims to raise $2.5 million for homeless shelter

The inside of the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter maybe just a maze of unfinished walls and doorways, but in Chris Kiriakou's mind's eye it is a fully functioning facility offering the services and security needed by the homeless community. Now it's just a matter of making it a reality.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Dairy group continues push for change to milk pricing

Although an announcement made by California Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross introducing a short-term increase to the 4b or cheese milk price paid to dairy farmers was welcomed by producers throughout the state, the California Dairy Campaign is still emphasizing the need to join the federal milk marketing order.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kidnapped missionary credits prayers for rescue

After being kidnapped by several armed men at a school compound in Nigeria, American Free Methodist Church missionary Rev. Phyllis Sortor described herself as feeling lonely and disconnected throughout her first two days in captivity.

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Designer charms with unique, hand forged jewelry

Name of Business: Whitney Shelhamer

July 23, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Samaritans truck distributes free lunch to those in need

A survey administered by the United Samaritans Foundation found that 30 percent of individuals regard the free lunch that they receive from the organization's Daily Bread Mobile Food Truck as the only meal they will receive that day.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


California records first West Nile death of the year

A senior citizen residing in Nevada City is the first confirmed death of 2015 from West Nile Virus, reported the California Department of Public Health.

July 21, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Fair draws record number of visitors

Nearly a quarter of a million visitors made their way to Turlock and the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for the fair's annual 10-day this year, which included adrenaline-rushing rides, unforgettable celebrity concerts and countless exhibitions for all to enjoy.

July 21, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


'Brown is the new Green' in Turlock

As the City of Turlock strives to meet the State's 32 percent water reduction requirements, our city parks, medians and facility landscapes are the most visibly impacted areas of the City's conservation efforts.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Artists needed for 2016 Calendar Contest

Each year the Valley Air District creates a 13-month bilingual calendar featuring Healthy Air Living messages and the creative artwork of San Joaquin Valley elementary and high school students.

July 17, 2015 | | Local


Syphilis cases on the rise in California

The rate of women diagnosed with syphilis in California is on the rise and has alarmed health officials, especially with an increase of cases involving pregnant woman and newborns.

July 17, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Articles by Section - Local


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 31, 2015 | | Local


City concerned over flurry of cooking fires

The City of Turlock has plenty of concerns like water usage, crime rates, economic success, and of course roads. Finding its way on to that ...

July 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal ...

July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock prepares for first annual cycling race

With TEA Solar Cycling Classic, Turlock's first annual criterium bike race, just around the corner, event director Mitch Boehs said that the idea of ...

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Day spa and salon helps clients feel good, look great

Name of Business: A Beautiful Reflection & Day Spa

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Fires pose health concern Valley-wide

Two wildfires, Willow Fire in Madera County and Cabin Fire in Tulare County, have prompted local air officials to issue a health cautionary statement for ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Hope Lives Here Kick-off

Former Fresno State and NFL quarterback Trent Dilfer and Turlock Gospel Mission's Executive Director Tim Guerino greet one another before the Hope Lives Here ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


Summer library events end with craft-a-palooza, s'mores

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will end their summer event offerings with a variety of craft days and tributes to two of the ...

July 30, 2015 | | Local


State hitting water saving goals; Turlock falling short

Even with the sweltering June temperatures, most of California's cities and water districts were able to make their target goals for water conservation for ...

July 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Incurable citrus disease triggers quarantines

Two more trees that have been infected by Huanglongbing disease have prompted quarantines throughout Southern California, adding on to the existing quarantines that are now ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Turlock Memorial Park prepares for future with expansion

Approximately 4,000 new interment spaces spanning over four acres are currently under construction at Turlock Memorial Park and Funeral Home, although general manager Scott ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Beating the heat

As Turlock residents are bracing to continue enduring triple digit heat over the next several days, the Stanislaus Office of Emergency Services and the City ...

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


Red Cross seeks local volunteers

Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has provided vital services in a variety of ways. The Red Cross supports active military members ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


County clerk limits certificates in wake of paper shortage

Stanislaus County Clerk Recorder Lee Lundrigan is advising the public that birth, death and marriage certificates which can be obtained through several sources including the ...

July 29, 2015 | | Local


Keep cool with Hilmar Cheese tour and ice cream activity

During the summer months when temperatures continue to rise, people flock to Hilmar Cheese Company-but surprisingly not for the cheese.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Local


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