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Vigil set for missing students in Mexico

Vigil set for missing students in Mexico

California State University, Stanislaus will host a candlelight vigil on Wednesday entitled “Standing with Ayotzinapa” as a sign of solidarity with the 43 Mexican college students who are missing and presumed dead after a tragic encounter with police more than two months ago.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 5:43 p.m. | Updated: nov. 28, 2014 5:44 p.m.
Event raises awareness for World Aids Day

Event raises awareness for World Aids Day

Since its establishment by the World Health Organization n 1988, World Aids Day has served as an opportunity for communities to come together in the fight against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 5:44 p.m.
New rankings convey economic mobility

New rankings convey economic mobility

The rankings are in and California State University, Stanislaus has placed No. 10 out of 539 universities nationwide and third among universities in the CSU system in terms of providing the most economic mobility for graduates.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 5:44 p.m.
Proper dog park etiquette key to safety, fun

Proper dog park etiquette key to safety, fun

While most dog owners can attest to the culture of camaraderie at Turlock’s two dog parks, at the November Parks, Art, and Recreation meeting one local dog owner vocalized concerns about park goers not respecting the rules.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 5:43 p.m.
Stores opening early lessen shopping frenzy on Black Friday

Stores opening early lessen shopping frenzy on Black Friday

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, but this year the unofficial holiday was slightly less, well, crazy.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 4:02 p.m.
Electric rate increase public hearing set for Tuesday

Electric rate increase public hearing set for Tuesday

A 2 percent increase in electric service rates, which will be used to address Turlock Irrigation District’s forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing on Tuesday.

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Posted: nov. 28, 2014 4:02 p.m.
Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Drink and be merry at The Rail, Turlock’s newest bar

Name: The Rail

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:33 p.m.
CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

CSUS online MBA affordable option for students, finds foundation

Although only in its third academic year, the Online Master of Business Administration degree program at California State University, Stanislaus has already been ranked No. 28 out of 500 online MBA programs by the Affordable Colleges Foundation.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:27 p.m.
Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

Groundwater focus of hydrologist presentation

With the state facing one of the most severe droughts on record, recognizing groundwater as one of the state’s most important natural resource is critical.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m.
Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

Julien Elementary earns recognition for Red Ribbon Week efforts

With the conclusion of a successful 29th Annual National Red Ribbon Week, the Stanislaus County Office of Education announced that Turlock's Julien Elementary School earned first place in the elementary school division for their 2014 Best Decorated-Most Spirited Schools contest.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:23 p.m. | Updated: nov. 26, 2014 9:24 p.m.
Twice the ice

Twice the ice

Ice skating is back and in full swing for the second year in a row at Fields of Ice, but now there is twice the ice.  With a rink 120 feet by 80 feet, locals of all ages can rent some skates and hit the rink.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:22 p.m.
Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Hilmar Forest, Oregon farms grow holiday tradition

Ready or not the holiday season has officially arrived — and so have the Christmas trees.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:21 p.m.
Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

Businesses urge shoppers to keep it local this holiday season

The words “buy local” have been promoted across the state and country over the past few years and there is no better day to head the command than on Small Business Saturday.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:20 p.m.
TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

TUSD makes honor roll for honors courses

For the past five years, Turlock Unified School District has been significantly increasing and enhancing Advanced Placement courses at Turlock High School and Pitman High School. This effort has not gone unrecognized as the school district was recently honored on the College Board’s 5th Annual AP District Honor Roll.

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Posted: nov. 26, 2014 9:20 p.m.
Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

Locals collect winter gear for Iraqi refugees

On a long table in a back room at the Assyrian American Civic Club volunteer Melinda Khubiar is busy sorting through winter wear that could soon prove to be life-saving equipment for the Christians seeking refuge in the mountainous regions of Iraq.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 10:08 p.m. | Updated: nov. 25, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

Mother spends first Thanksgiving with family after deportation

When the Chaparro family celebrates Thanksgiving on Thursday, there will be a special thanks said by the Turlock family for the presence of their matriarch Maria Isabel Chaparro’s presence at the table.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 10:07 p.m.
Police seek information on rape suspect

Police seek information on rape suspect

A 44-year-old woman reported to the Turlock Police Department that she was snatched at knifepoint from Donnelly Park and sexually assaulted in a nearby alley by an unknown assailant Sunday.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 5:41 p.m.
Small beautification project will go long way

Small beautification project will go long way

There is no questioning that the weedy area behind Denair’s Jack W. Lytton Stadium on Monte Vista Avenue is overdue for a makeover.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 5:04 p.m.
Man hit with axe handle

Man hit with axe handle

The Turlock Police Department is seeking a man wanted for hitting another man with an axe handle.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:56 p.m. | Updated: nov. 25, 2014 4:57 p.m.
Police nab suspected purse snatcher

Police nab suspected purse snatcher

The Turlock Police Department has taken a woman into custody on the allegations she injured an elderly woman during a robbery outside a Turlock restaurant.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:59 p.m.
Vandalism leads to drug charges

Vandalism leads to drug charges

The Turlock Police Department arrested two men on vandalism and drug possession charges after an officer saw one of the suspects spray painting a downtown building.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:58 p.m.
Event proves readers are rock stars

Event proves readers are rock stars

With the ever increasing prominence of technology, it is easy to believe that children are not reading as much as they used to. However, with results of the Abundant Books for Children Project’s October reading event in hand, director Susan Neufeld has proof that this is not entirely true.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 4:19 p.m.
It's all about the pie

It's all about the pie

Amelia and Xavier Bettencourt are used to being in the kitchen so perhaps it’s no surprise that they took second place in the annual pumpkin pie contest to benefit the United Samaritans Foundation – except for the fact that they are nine and six years old, respectively.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 3:08 p.m.
TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

TID proposes irrigation rate increase for 2015

No one likes to pay more — not for food, Christmas presents or irrigation water. The Turlock Irrigation District, however, is hoping to convince its irrigation customers that a proposed rate increase that will more than double irrigation rates for the 2015 season is necessary for the health of the district.

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Posted: nov. 25, 2014 2:49 p.m.

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