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Turlock’s got talent

Pitman High School student Ansley Murillo will be singing her heart out today at 2:25 p.m. at the PG&E Stage inside the California State Fair.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | NEWS


Calvary Baptist offers new Spanish service

As the number of people who speak Spanish continues to grow in Turlock, the Calvary Baptist Church will soon offer church services in Spanish.

July 12, 2013 | Nancy Angel | NEWS


Foreclosures cast shadow over rent rates

Most renters are not seeing the benefits of declining home values, according to a report from the University of the Pacific's Business Forecasting Center.

July 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | NEWS


Chief verbally agrees to take top spot in Tracy

Turlock Police Chief Gary Hampton has accepted an offer to take over the helm of the Tracy Police Department.

July 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


STEPPIN’ PARDS

The members of Steppin' Pards are keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive with lively dance steps, expert calling and just-for-fun costumes. The dance group has been kicking their heels up for 58 years now, and they are hoping that new members will join in on the fun this September.

July 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | NEWS


Local entrepreneurs have chance to turn idea into reality

The Turlock Downtown Property Owner's Association is planning an entrepreneurial competition that will award the winning business plan with free rent in a downtown space for one year. The competition, which TDPOA hopes to launch later this month, will also connect small businesses with no-cost services that will help them plan for success.

July 05, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | NEWS


Alcohol-related collisions claim two lives; Anti DUI enforcement nets 29 arrests

Anti-drunken driving efforts in Stanislaus County resulted in the arrests of 29 individuals for driving under the influence, but the holiday weekend also saw two fatalities and both are suspected to be alcohol-related.

July 05, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


Local entrepreneurs pitch business ideas

From more than 65 hopeful entrepreneurs, just eight remain in the semifinals of an American Idol style business plan competition which will award $20,000 in cash and professional services to two winners.

March 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | NEWS


Homeless prepare for shelter closures, options available

About 15 months ago Turlock resident Eddie Lopez was staying at the We Care Cold Weather Shelter in downtown Turlock. Before the shelter opened he found himself with no where to stay and he was forced to spend several weeks sleeping on the streets with nothing more than a blanket.

March 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | NEWS


Japan’s nuclear crisis poses no local risk

Given the uncertainty of Japan's nuclear reactors, Stanislaus County government officials are monitoring the situation daily, but are advising residents not to act overly hasty.In particular, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is urging residents not to take potassium iodide as a precautionary measure to radiation exposure.According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Japan's nuclear emergency presents no danger to California."We want to emphasize that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have all stated that there is no risk expected to California ...

March 18, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


Memo resurrects flag flap

An internal memorandum from Denair Unified School District Superintendent Edward Parraz to district staff recants the entire course of events that took place last Veteran's Day when Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea removed a United States flag from his bike, claiming it was done at his mother's insistence.

March 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | NEWS


Small business owners reporting brighter 2011 than expected

In an economy where double-digit unemployment rates have become the norm and there are widespread housing foreclosures, many California businesses have had to shutter their doors until the climate improves. There are, however, those businesses that are not only weathering the storm but also seeing a brighter year ahead.

March 18, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | NEWS


City manager review sparks spat between council members

By a vote of 4-0, the Turlock City Council gave City Manager Roy Wasden an "exemplary" performance review in closed session Tuesday night.

November 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | NEWS


Denair student can fly American flag once again

Two months ago when 13-year-old Cody Alicea decided to unfurl an American flag and let it flutter in the wind behind his bike, he had no idea he would unleash a touchstone of conversation that would have tongues wagging across the nation. He just thought he was getting into the spirit for an upcoming school trip to Washington, D.C.

November 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | NEWS


Whooping cough rates continue climb in California

The number of whooping cough cases reported in California hit a milestone this week by surpassing the total from a 1950 outbreak, when there were 6, 613 cases.

November 12, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


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