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Bird flu found in Stanislaus County

A Stanislaus County quail and duck farm has been placed under quarantine as the bird flu was detected at the facility earlier this month, raising concern on a local and national level.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2014 3:14 p.m.
Road tax could be on November ballots

Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 11:26 p.m.
Recreation to continue at Don Pedro

Recreation to continue at Don Pedro

While the ongoing drought will not keep Don Pedro Reservoir from being open for recreational purposes this summer, officials say to expect operational changes to the reservoir due to low water conditions.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 10:39 p.m.
Council moves forward with district elections

Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock’s current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 10:34 p.m.
Men brave high heel mile for women's center

Men brave high heel mile for women's center

Come Saturday morning men and boys from all over Stanislaus County will ready themselves for a mile walk by putting on their exercise duds and slipping their feet into a pretty pair of peep-toe pumps, or perhaps some pointy high heels, or if they’re really daring, a pair of strappy stilettos.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 7:18 p.m.
Turlock native receives national women’s award

Turlock native receives national women’s award

Dedicated to helping women and children suffering from domestic violence, sexual assault and even human trafficking, Turlock native and “Women of Worth” founder Sandy Escobar-Schmidt was recently honored by a prestigious home magazine recognizing five women across the nation who “represent the best in American caring and giving.”

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 7:10 p.m.
Assembly bills target metal thieves

Assembly bills target metal thieves

 Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 7:04 p.m.
The changing landscape of science in the classroom

The changing landscape of science in the classroom

When pre-service teachers in Iris Haapanen's credential course at California State University, Stanislaus sought out local classrooms in which to observe science lessons as part of their compulsory coursework, the task proved more challenging than expected.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 6:49 p.m.
Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Osborn students find the right beat in ballet folklorico

Michelle Carillo began traditional Mexican dancing, or ballet folklorico, at five years old when her grandmother took her to the Santa Clara County Fair and signed her up to dance with a group. She continued dancing until she was 16 and while she enjoyed expressing herself through dance, she did not imagine that one day she would help other children enjoy the same cultural experience she did as a child.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 6:46 p.m.
Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher geometry students have formula for success

Dutcher Middle School students Joven Hundal, Erika Gonzalez and Neema Arishida have many things in common: they have all performed perfectly on the mathematics portion of the California Standards Test, they all have 4.0 grade point averages and they all placed in the annual Mathematics Superbowl competition through the Stanislaus Math Council.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 6:45 p.m.


Homeowners find man on roof

It’s not unheard of to find a drunk individual passed out on a lawn, but a roof is another thing all together. But that is what Turlock Police officers found early Monday morning atop a Turlock home.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 5:59 p.m.
Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 3:07 p.m.
Volunteers ready to 'Love Turlock'

Volunteers ready to 'Love Turlock'

Many locals have probably seen large signs around town with two ambiguous words and a date: Love Turlock, May 3. While these signs have piqued the interest of some in the community, they serve as a reminder to many others who have participated in the Love Turlock event before, a volunteer based workday to give back to the community.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 2:32 p.m.
Gusty winds prompt health caution

Gusty winds prompt health caution

Blowing dust as a result of gusty winds has prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening throughout the eight-county air basin: San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and the Valley portion of Kern counties.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2014 11:21 a.m.
Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 10:12 p.m.
Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

Turlock Relay for Life teams raise $46K

With the Turlock Relay for Life just around the corner, teams are continuing to gear up for the annual American Cancer Society event that helps raise money towards cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 9:02 p.m.
Community to celebrate Earth Day

Community to celebrate Earth Day

Planting trees, recycling, riding bikes to work instead of driving, and raising awareness about “going green” are some of the many ways that communities around the world will show environmental stewardship this coming week, as Earth Day takes place on Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 8:53 p.m.
Child safety focus of community event

Child safety focus of community event

The GDI Insurance hosted safety fair is returning to Turlock with the KlaasKids Foundation.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 6:16 p.m.
TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

TUSD bans sugary treats in schools

The days of parents swinging by their child’s classroom with a large pink box of cupcakes on their little one’s birthday are gone as the Turlock Unified School District recently updated its Wellness Policy to prohibit sugary treats in the classroom.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 6:07 p.m.
Unemployment ticks up in March

Unemployment ticks up in March

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County showed a slight increase in March, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department, however a new program from the Alliance has the potential to send it in the opposite direction.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 6:01 p.m.
Donation thief apprehended

Donation thief apprehended

 

 

The woman who was suspected of stealing donated money to a Turlock autistic child has been apprehended, the Turlock Police Department reported.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 5:42 p.m.
10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

10 ways to enjoy springtime with the whole family

Spring is the perfect time to bond with your family by playing, exploring, and getting active. Teach your kids about nature while taking in the warm, sunny weather and celebrate the Earth by taking care of your environment. Take advantage of the spring break by going on a fun trip or even just doing some family activities in the backyard. Your kids will love spending time with you and they'll enjoy learning something new. Baby J founder Jennifer Jacobellis shares 10 ways to have fun with family during the springtime. 

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 4:23 p.m.
Spring break math camp available for local students

Spring break math camp available for local students

Professor Viji Sundar of California State University, Stanislaus claims that doing math is more fun than eating ice cream and aims to teach children this approach at her annual math camp.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 4:22 p.m.
CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

CONSERVATION CORNER: City encourages residents to reduce landscape watering

 

 

As summer approaches it pays to be mindful of outside water use. Historically, the average residential water use increases beginning in the month of March, as the weather warms and customers turn their automatic sprinkler systems back on.

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Posted: apr. 18, 2014 4:20 p.m.

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