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Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

Unemployment on slight upward trend for county

For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:53 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 10:54 p.m.

Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Turlock turns 143 on Monday

Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:53 p.m.
Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

Keyes hosts first Christmas parade

After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade—a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years—back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:50 p.m.
Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

Airman surprises family, students for Christmas

For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:47 p.m.
McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

McDonald’s cancels plans to build downtown location

Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald’s has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:40 p.m.
½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

½ cent tax key to ACE expansion into Stanislaus County

Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock  within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County’s half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:38 p.m. | Updated: dec. 18, 2014 9:38 p.m.
Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Family business puts energy into solar enterprise

Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:42 p.m.
Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Women's council makes funds available for local nonprofits

Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women’s Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:33 p.m. | Updated: dec. 18, 2014 9:35 p.m.
More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

More travelers expected on roadways this holiday season

Lights won’t only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:36 p.m.
Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

Turlock man makes holiday cheer his annual mission

As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:34 p.m.
Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

Neighborhood train hauls in Christmas spirit

For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:32 p.m.

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