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Government shutdown ends, Denham votes ‘no’

After a 16-day shutdown, the federal government has reopened thus allowing thousands of furloughed employees to get back to work.

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


Tea Party Forum for TUSD Candidates focuses on Common Core

Common Core State Standard initiatives continue to take center stage as the Turlock Unified School District candidates convened for a forum hosted by the Turlock Tea Party on Wednesday evening.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | TOP STORIES


Community recognizes October as national anti-bullying month

Bullying can cause pain beyond a physical scar, often wounding a child's spirit and self-esteem. October's National Anti-Bullying month is taking center stage in the Turlock community through various events being held to educate and inspire students to be more tolerant.

October 17, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | TOP STORIES


It’s going to be a bumpy ride

In a tense showdown for transportation improvement funds between members of the Stanislaus County Council of Governments policy board, the City of Modesto and Stanislaus County came out on top, leaving Turlock to fend for itself.

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


EDD’s time in Turlock comes to an end

The city's announcement that a temporary reprieve on the closing of Turlock's Employment Development Department branch turned out to be just wishful thinking.

October 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Lamppost Pizza closes, says Poker Room is to blame

After nine years of business, Lamppost Pizza has closed their doors.

October 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


Silva recovers from battle with breast cancer

If Turlock Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Sharon Silva had one message to give women in the community, it would be this: Stay on top of your health. Getting regular mammograms, annual physicals, and doing self breast exams are all part of Silva's preventative health routine. This year, that routine likely saved her life.

October 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


Parks and recreation commission approve walkway renaming to honor Indian Americans

In an effort to honor the Indian American population in Turlock, the Parks and Recreation Commission voted unanimously to name an existing path "Singh Walkway" to commemorate their contributions to Turlock.

October 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


Foster Farms plants escape shutdown

Foster Farms narrowly avoided a shutdown due to a nationwide Salmonella outbreak that was traced to three Central Valley plants by submitting a new course of action to the U.S. Department of Agriculture regarding their sanitation practices.

October 10, 2013 | BY ELIZABETH ARAKELIAN | TOP STORIES


Government shutdown felt in the Valley

For the first time in seventeen years, the federal government has been effectively shut down due to Congress' inability to pass a budget prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year on Oct.1. With thousands of federal employees being indefinitely furloughed without pay, the affects of the ongoing shutdown can be felt throughout the entire nation.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


TID candidate forum brings up concerns surrounding linemen union

With elections right around the corner, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors candidates came together on Wednesday evening to participate in a public forum sponsored by the Turlock Tea Party.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


Blue Diamond still searching for local workers

Although four months have passed since the grand opening of the Blue Diamond almond plant in Turlock, the multi-billion dollar company is still looking for local workers to fill a number of open positions.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | TOP STORIES


Brush with death gives Hughson native new perspective on life

Ryan Lonergan has learned a lot since his death.

October 03, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | TOP STORIES


City, police battle over back wages

In the realm of city finances, $45,000 hardly makes a dent in the monthly expenses. But for the members of the Turlock Associated Police Officers union, it has become a matter of principle and has prompted them to file a suit against the City of Turlock for breach of contract.

October 03, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


Police seek theft suspects

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the identity of two people who have been using a stolen debit card to make purchases around town.

September 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | TOP STORIES


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