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Top businesses sought for SBA awards

Could the 2013 Small Business of the Year be based in Turlock?

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Ag Census highlights role of farmers

As California farmers sit down with family and friends this Thanksgiving, they might consider how far U.S. agriculture has come since the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

November 21, 2012 | | Local


Rainfall still short of normal year

This past week's rain has helped improve the irrigation forecast, but year-to-date rain still lags behind historical averages.

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson youth wins pumpkin pie contest; 123 pies donated to United Samaritans

The next generation of pastry chefs in the Turlock area are leaving their mark, at least when it comes to pumpkin pie.

November 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Battle with alcoholism comes to tragic end for local man

So much of Kent Kelley's life was an enigma to those he called friends. He claimed a past that was rich with details of triumphs, glories, and even some intrigue, yet was often sullied by facts. But to those who did know him, two truths were plainly evident about Kelley: He was a man who possessed a grandeur of spirit that spurred him to comfort and guide others, but ultimately failed him in his own efforts to free himself from his self-imposed tethers to alcohol.

November 21, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Egg producers demand details on cage law

The Association of California Egg Farmers, an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed suit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court seeking a determination that Proposition 2 - a law regulating egg-laying hen enclosures - is unconstitutionally vague.

November 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Blue Diamond posts record-breaking revenues in 2011-2012

When Blue Diamond began planning for the first phase of its massive new Turlock plant, executives thought the increased capacity would see the company through at least five years of growth.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Event offers help for suicide loss

Every year, survivors of suicide loss gather together in locations around the world to feel a sense of community, to promote healing, and to connect with others like them.

November 16, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Turlock Family Network: Providing support for young parents

For some young families, the holiday season brings financial and emotional stress instead of good tidings. But the Turlock Family Network, a resource for young parents, many whom have come from difficult backgrounds, provides an outlet for family members to enjoy one another's company by providing support and education.

November 16, 2012 | Brooke Borba | Local


Unemployment rates show improvement year-over

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in the month of October but continued to show an overall improvement by remaining well below last year's level, according to the latest report from the Economic Development Department.

November 16, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Recovery underway, finds business forecast

The voices of naysayers, arguing that the nation is still mired in a Great Recession, are quieting.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Downtown vacancy rate falls

Vacancy rates in Downtown Turlock are nearing pre-recession lows, according to a report delivered to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

November 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Girls Scouts honor vets, country with flag ceremony

When an American flag becomes worn, torn, faded or soiled it must be retired in a burning ceremony. Local Girl Scouts provided this service for an American flag being retired at Turlock Fire Station No. 2 on Monday.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Almond conference moves to Sacramento

The 40th annual Almond Conference is pulling up its tent stakes and moving from Modesto to the Sacramento Convention Center. The annual meeting, set for Dec. 11-13, is a time when the almond community unites to gauge, explore and expand the boundaries of the industry.

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


Cal-Green recycles electronic waste

Name of business: Cal-Green Recycling

November 13, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Local


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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


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