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Denair party ends in fatality

Denair party ends in fatality

A Denair man hosting a birthday party for a friend was stabbed to death by an uninvited guest, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department reported.

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Posted: sep. 15, 2014 5:07 p.m.
Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High accepts ice bucket challenge

Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:20 p.m.
Policeman’s ball set for October

Policeman’s ball set for October

Tickets for the Turlock Policeman’s Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:17 p.m.
Every drop counts

Every drop counts

As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You’ll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it’s important that we all do our part because “Every Drop Counts.” Here are a few tips to get you started:

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:09 p.m.
CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

CSU Stanislaus remains one of the 'Best in the West'

Right on the tails of California State University, Stanislaus’s recognition in Money magazine, Forbes magazine, and the Princeton Review, the university also recently earned acclamation from the U.S. News and World Report as one of the best regional colleges in the west for the 19th consecutive year.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:08 p.m.
West Nile virus reports remain high

West Nile virus reports remain high

The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:04 p.m.
Chamber PAC releases candidate endorsements

Chamber PAC releases candidate endorsements

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee Chairman Andrew Wigglesworth announced the official endorsements of candidates in the upcoming November election with unanimous support for Mike Brem for mayor, Bill DeHart for City Council, Forrest White for City Council, Congressman Jeff Denham, State Senator Tom Berryhill, State Senator Anthony Cannella, and Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:01 p.m.
Public safety unions issue endorsements

Public safety unions issue endorsements

The unions representing Turlock’s police and firefighters entered the political ring earlier this week with their endorsements for Turlock’s City Council and mayor.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 9:00 p.m.
Candidates connect with community at farmers market event

Candidates connect with community at farmers market event

 

 

Campaign season is in full swing as mayoral and city council candidates gathered at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market  for “Meet the Candidate Day” on Friday.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 8:53 p.m.
Hit and run injures three

Hit and run injures three

Three people were injured Friday night by a speeding sports utility vehicle that hit their car after they stopped to let a man cross the street.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 8:51 p.m.
Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Neighborhood of family tragedy given grief support

Jessica’s House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 8:50 p.m.
Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

Mountain lion could be hunting in the area

The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.

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Posted: sep. 12, 2014 8:47 p.m.


County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Locals find mental, physical strength at Combat Zone Fitness

Name of Business: Combat Zone Fitness

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:56 p.m.
PET PARADE PLANNED

PET PARADE PLANNED

Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock — Swanson Centennial Dog Park — on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:55 p.m.
Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Weekend festival will showcase the city of Hughson

Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:53 p.m.
Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

Effort to care for area’s wildlife marks 30 years

The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:53 p.m.
Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees to change election process

The Chatom Union School District Board of Trustees took the first step towards a transition from an at-large election process to a by-trustee area election process at their meeting Tuesday night.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:41 p.m.
Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

Riverbank murder suspect caught in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department apprehended a murder suspect leaving a Turlock store on Wednesday night after a woman recognized him from Crime Stoppers.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:38 p.m.
Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton’s morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:36 p.m.
Murder charges filed for fatal crash

Murder charges filed for fatal crash

The Turlock man believed to have been behind the wheel in a collision that claimed the lives of three people from one family, has officially been charged with murder.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:32 p.m.
Rim Fire effects linger a year later

Rim Fire effects linger a year later

It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.

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Posted: sep. 11, 2014 6:30 p.m.
Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Denair's Neve Foresti effortlessly does it all

Even at her young age, Denair resident Neve Foresti has a lot of achievements under her belt. The sophomore from Modesto High School has already earned recognition as a piano playing aficionado, a skillful tennis player, an engineering enthusiast, and is even enrolled in the school’s International Baccalaureate program.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 1:33 a.m.
Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 — despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

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Posted: sep. 10, 2014 12:43 a.m.

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