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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.
Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call

Police surround Turlock home after gun threat call

 

 

Turlock Police surrounded a house with weapons drawn for five hours Thursday night in an attempt to contact a man suspected of putting a gun to the head of a local woman.  When police finally entered the Marshall Street home around midnight, the suspect was nowhere to be found, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:49 p.m.
Turlock police patrol busy shopping centers atop Trikkes

Turlock police patrol busy shopping centers atop Trikkes

During his regular work week, Turlock Police Officer Joe Dusel can be seen patrolling the streets of town atop his motorcycle. On Friday, however, Dusel traded in his usual two-wheeled motorized vehicle for a three-wheeler. Dusel wasn't off-roading, instead the traffic safety officer was patrolling the parking lots around Monte Vista Crossings shopping center atop one of the police department's Trikke Carving Vehicles, an electric powered personal transportation device.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:45 p.m.
More prospective students choosing CSU Stanislaus

More prospective students choosing CSU Stanislaus

The demand for California State University, Stanislaus is growing and now the campus has the numbers to prove it.

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Posted: dec. 19, 2014 10:42 p.m. | Updated: dec. 19, 2014 10:43 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.


Decorations go missing

A Grinch has stolen the Christmas cheer from a Turlock child with special needs by stealing the boy’s beloved decorations.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:44 p.m.


Woman reports sexual assault

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a woman’s report that she was sexually assaulted by two men she met outside a Lander Avenue business.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:45 p.m.
Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

Dispute turns into domestic violence arrest

A 23-year-old man is facing domestic abuse charges after allegedly putting a knife to the throat of woman.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:43 p.m.


Trio's attempt to dine and dash unsuccessful

A woman and two men were cited by the Turlock Police Department after they were caught trying to skip out on their bill after eating at a Turlock restaurant.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:41 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.
Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Criminal justice students seek community's help in getting to national conference

Amidst the media frenzy surrounding actions of law enforcement throughout the country, California State University, Stanislaus’ Criminal Justice Club, Sigma Chi Upsilon, wants the community to know that they are striving to earn both the knowledge and experience needed to protect and serve.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:39 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.
Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Elimination of final exam schedule leaves students, teachers reeling

Winter break cannot come soon enough for students and teachers at Pitman and Turlock high schools who are undergoing the aftermath of a district decision that saw the elimination of a final exam schedule, resulting in multiple final tests in one day.

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Posted: dec. 18, 2014 9:27 p.m.
Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

Local veteran organizes four-wheeling trips for vets

 

Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn’t the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 7:20 p.m.


New electric service rules approved by TID

Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 7:15 p.m.
Stitching together for those in need

Stitching together for those in need

For many girls, a new dress is all it takes to get into the holiday spirit. 

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 7:12 p.m.
Man threatens victim with Taser

Man threatens victim with Taser

A dispute between two men led to the arrest of one after he threatened to use a Taser on the other.

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Posted: dec. 16, 2014 5:57 p.m.

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