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Work on Turlock shelter commences

With one scoop of turned soil, Turlock marked a major milestone in the quest to construct a year-round homeless shelter.

January 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Trevethan wins Rotary speech contest

Being able to speak passionately and persuasively about topics that can make a difference in the lives of those in need is a valuable asset to community leaders - and leaders in training.

January 30, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Gospel Mission starts work on year-round shelter

The Turlock Gospel Mission is breaking ground on phase one of the new year-round shelter Wednesday.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock gets low ranking from lung association

When it comes to tamping out cigarette smoking, Stanislaus County and Turlock are getting failing grades from the American Lung Association.

January 28, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Community's 'Best' honored at annual event

Turlock is a town marked by the enduring traits of its community members: commitment, care and selflessness. The 46th Annual Best of Turlock awards program was a testament to its residents that possess these traits.

January 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Bluebirds find winter feasts in Valley trees

Have you seen the bluebirds? Western bluebirds, that is-not to be confused with the scrub jay, our valley member of the jay clans of the family Corvidae.

January 24, 2014 | BY LINDA FRUGE Community contributor | Local

TID to review investment portfolio and activity

The fourth quarter Treasurer's Report will be presented at Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, reviewing the district's investment activity and transactions throughout the end of 2013.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Unemployment rate steady at year’s end

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County stayed steady for the month of December, while continuing to fall below the year-ago estimate, the Employment Development Department reported Friday.

January 24, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Local artist finds inspiration in nature

Rhett Regina Owings is a retired art and history teacher, who now works as a fine artist. She finds inspiration in the California landscape and recreates them in oils, pastels and acrylics. Her works have been shown all over California and locally can be seen at the Turlock Community Art Gallery at 132 S. Center St. or on her website at

January 24, 2014 | | Local

Monte Vista Crossings prepares for expansion

Turlock residents can soon expect several new businesses, as Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the second phase of development next month.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Lack of funding closes parenting resource

For the past 15 years, the Turlock Family Network has been a resource for families dealing with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, providing parenting training and in-home support. Despite a rising demand for services, however, the organization will close its doors at the end of the month due to lack of funding.

January 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The Stanislaus County Fairgrounds welcomed the first arrivals to the Modesto Area A's annual Swap Meet on Thursday. The swap meet has been a Turlock tradition since 1966, drawing thousands of auto lovers to town the last weekend of January.

January 23, 2014 | | Local

Memo’s Cocina and Tequila Bar joining downtown cityscape

Although Mexican restaurants can be found all around the city, a trendy new restaurant set to open in Downtown Turlock plans to put a twist on traditional dishes.

January 23, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local

Turlock postman Tom Anderson retires after 31 years

In today's world where people are more likely to be looking at a screen than making eye contact with one another, Tom Anderson stands out. A cheerful guy that will engage you in a good laugh before he hands out the daily mail, Anderson's delivery was a part of the day to which many people looked forward.

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Students of Jill Kline's kindergarten class at Julien Elementary are celebrating their 100th day of Kindergarten today through a variety of events, including hosting 100-year-old visitor Gladys Linér. She visited Kline's class on Thursday morning where students peppered her with questions such as how she celebrated her sixth birthday, what her birthday cake looked like and if she ever saw Santa Claus. Raised in Turlock, where she currently resides, Linér also shared several childhood memories with the students including family picnics and Sunday dinners. Students passed around a photo of her as a young girl and ...

January 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

California barbecue graces Turlock

Name of Business: Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Residents ready to stretch their legs for Turkey Trot

Turkey Trots are becoming more and more popular, but Turlock has been with the program for 41 years.

November 19, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Local

Clean-up begins for Denair in wake of tornado

The winds have long since died down and residents of Denair are now beginning the task of repairing all the damage and wreckage brought to ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock firefighters douse fire at Foster Farms plant

The rapid response from the Turlock Fire Department and the quick actions of Foster Farms employees is being credited with keeping a fire that ignited ...

November 19, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local

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