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Winter storm information

Winter storm information

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive approaches for dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning. During storm events, many problems may occur. Some of these problems are merely inconveniences while others pose serious threats to safety or property. If you have a storm related problem, you can contact Municipal Services at 668-5590. To report problems after normal business hours or on holidays, call Police Services at 668-1200.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 9:03 p.m.
Little change to county’s unemployment rate

Little change to county’s unemployment rate

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in October, but continued to remain at a low level not seen in the area since the Great Recession.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:34 p.m.
Opening up the table this holiday season

Opening up the table this holiday season

When I think of Thanksgiving I think of communion. Not the formal process of partaking in the bread and wine at a place of worship, but rather the more colloquial use of the term: sharing a meal, breaking bread, eating. Thanksgiving is a time to commune with our friends and family and I found myself thinking of food differently after spending the afternoon in the kitchen of local chef Dana Johnson while cooking up a Thanksgiving spread for our most recent episode of Studio 209.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:32 p.m.
Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Parent steps up as unofficial crossing guard

Although Dutcher Middle School cannot currently assume liability for placing a crossing guard at the “T” intersection where Colorado Avenue meets Escondido Avenue, this has not stopped parent Marlee Caulkins from volunteering to assist students cross the road nearly every day after school.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:31 p.m.
Coat program helps children combat winter chill

Coat program helps children combat winter chill

As Turlock welcomes winter and the accompanying drop in temperatures, Westside Ministries is making sure that every child in the community is prepared for the chill with the organization's 29th annual Coats for Kids program.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:31 p.m.
Feast sheds light on world hunger

Feast sheds light on world hunger

Members from Turlock High School’s Future Farmers of America club were in for a surprise when their Fall Feast turned into a realistic lesson on world hunger by mayor-elect Gary Soiseth.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:29 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 8:29 p.m.
Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock native returns home with cameras rolling

Turlock will once again get to experience a bit of movie magic when a former resident returns to town to shoot portions of his independent film.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 8:27 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 8:27 p.m.
Suspect robs Turlock bank

Suspect robs Turlock bank

 

 

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who robbed a Turlock bank Thursday afternoon.

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Posted: nov. 21, 2014 4:27 p.m. | Updated: nov. 21, 2014 4:27 p.m.
Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

Fusion joins ranks of Turlock charter schools

For Turlock Unified School District director of student services Gil Ogden, Fusion Charter is a dream come true. For the district administrator and others that attended the school’s open house on Thursday, the newly developed independent charter school is not only an opportunity to educate students, but to rebuild the Westside of Turlock.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 9:04 p.m.
Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

Turlock Gospel Mission plans block party, football game to fete Thanksgiving

The Turlock Gospel Mission is planning to celebrate Thanksgiving with a large block party complete with a traditional turkey meal and kickoff the event with what is expected to become an annual community flag football game.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 8:04 p.m.
College courses to be offered at high schools

College courses to be offered at high schools

High school students looking to get ahead before they embark on their college careers can begin as early as Spring 2015 to earn college credit with Pitman High School and Turlock High School’s soon-to-be implemented college course offerings.   

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:54 p.m. | Updated: nov. 20, 2014 7:54 p.m.
Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Cigar lovers find a home in Turlock

Name of Business: Ciganos Fine Cigars

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:56 p.m.
Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

Church, city agencies partner up to clean alleys

The congregation of Turlock Covenant Church, along with staff from the City of Turlock’s Neighborhood Services Unit and Parks, Recreation, and Public Facilities went to work Saturday on a project to spruce up some of the alleys on Turlock’s Westside.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:46 p.m.
SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

SIRS pays tribute to area’s Korean veterans

The Turlock chapter of the Sons in Retirement gave a salute to the area’s Korean War veterans with a special ceremony Wednesday that included the presentation of the Ambassador for Peace Medals.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:29 p.m.
Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

Turlock girl to compete in pre-teen pageant

After a successful application and interview process, Turlock resident Zoe Cavanaugh has been officially selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Pre-Teen Stockton/Sacramento pageant competition on Saturday.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:25 p.m.
Realtors feed the hungry

Realtors feed the hungry

For the past 32 years, local Realtors and their affiliates have held a Can Tree Breakfast in an effort to raise money to feed hungry families during the holidays. Although the literal Christmas tree-shaped pyramid of canned food — that some years reached as high as 25 feet — no longer adorns the entrance to the long-since closed Albertsons grocery store, the spirit of giving has remained strong.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:24 p.m.


City, Stanislaus Business Alliance formalize 20 year partnership

While the City of Turlock has been a member of the Stanislaus Business Alliance since 1994, on Tuesday the two entities entered into an official agreement with the sanctioning of the Turlock City Council.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:19 p.m.
DA wants more time to investigate sexual assault allegations against restaurateur

DA wants more time to investigate sexual assault allegations against restaurateur

The arraignment for a Turlock man accused of sexually assaulting an employee at his Oakdale pizza restaurant was postponed because the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office has not filed any criminal charges against him.

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Posted: nov. 20, 2014 7:15 p.m.
Jumping for a good cause

Jumping for a good cause

A fraternity at California State University, Stanislaus has found the perfect reason to jump for joy with its 3rd annual Jump for Jude fundraising event. For 30 hours, members from Tau Kappa Epsilon will be jumping on a trampoline to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:17 p.m.
Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

Turlock kicks off holiday season with Turkey Trot

While individuals across town will be rushing to the grocery store in upcoming days to purchase a turkey in time for Thanksgiving, a few lucky locals won’t need to stress as the winner of the City of Turlock’s annual Turkey Trot fun run will be granted the festive bird as a victory prize.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:16 p.m.
Council approves $249K visitors bureau budget — with conditions

Council approves $249K visitors bureau budget — with conditions

The Turlock City Council approved the nearly quarter million dollar Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau budget on Tuesday amidst questions about why the organization, tasked with bringing tourists to town, needs so much money.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 10:19 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 10:20 p.m.
Turlock teachers demand respect

Turlock teachers demand respect

An estimated 250 teachers gathered to the tune of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” before Tuesday’s Turlock Unified District Board of Trustees meeting in an effort to demand just that from the district.   

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 11:13 p.m.
Ringing in season of giving

Ringing in season of giving

The only thing made more apparent than the Salvation Army's love of bells at the 18th annual Kettle Kick-Off Luncheon was the generosity of the community as they donated over $46,000 for the local Salvation Army Corps.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 10:19 p.m.
Man hits woman with car on purpose

Man hits woman with car on purpose

A Turlock man is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon after using his car to hit a woman he was arguing with, the Turlock Police Department reported.

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Posted: nov. 18, 2014 6:11 p.m. | Updated: nov. 18, 2014 6:12 p.m.

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