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Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Farmers market moves to Saturday for 2015 season

Saturdays in downtown Turlock will be much fruitier come May, as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market decided to move the event from Fridays to Saturdays for the 2015 season.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 6:01 p.m.
Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

Avian flu found in Stanislaus County turkey flock

The first finding of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza in commercial poultry was detected at a Foster Farms turkey facility in Stanislaus County.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 3:44 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 3:45 p.m.
Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Two men dead, one woman injured in murder-suicide

Stanislaus County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a shooting that left two men dead and a Turlock woman critically injured with a gunshot wound.

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Posted: jan. 26, 2015 1:26 p.m. | Updated: jan. 26, 2015 1:29 p.m.
47th annual event showcases a community with heart

47th annual event showcases a community with heart

Hundreds of people may have gathered at the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday, but a handful of individuals stole the spotlight, and rightfully so. They were an Eagle Scout, a doctor, a future valedictorian, and a philanthropist to name a few, and now they are the 47th Annual Best of Turlock award winners.

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Posted: jan. 24, 2015 12:04 a.m.
County closes year with dip in unemployment

County closes year with dip in unemployment

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County saw just a slight decline at the close of 2014, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 9:11 p.m.
Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

Sentence handed down for 2008 murder

The man previously convicted of stabbing to death a 25-year-old Turlock resident and setting his car on fire was sentenced to 16 years to life in prison on Wednesday.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 9:14 p.m.
Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

Seminars aim to equip small business owners with resources to succeed

In an effort to equip small companies with a range of techniques to optimize their business, the Strategic Legal Group law firm is hosting seminars on “Essential Information Every Business Owner Should Know” in collaboration with several local businesses including Hillberg & Company, G.D.I. Insurance and the Small Business Development Center.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 7:16 p.m.
County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

County education office receives settlement from Office Depot

A recent settlement approved by a California judge has rewarded the Stanislaus County Office of Education with $164,271 from Office Depot, after the store was found to have violated the California False Claims Act by overcharging California government entities for office and classroom supplies.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 6:51 p.m.
Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization projects exhaust school bond funds

Modernization has been the buzzword throughout Turlock Unified School District as numerous school sites have undergone construction in one way or another, all thanks in part to bond funding from Measure Y and Measure Z.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 6:42 p.m.
Council to talk budget, more aggressive smoking ban on Tuesday

Council to talk budget, more aggressive smoking ban on Tuesday

Local smokers may soon find themselves at a loss for a place to light up in public as, after five months of discussion, the decision to ban smoking and electronic or vapor smoking devices will appear before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 6:41 p.m.
Denair charts new path for elementary education

Denair charts new path for elementary education

The Denair Unified School District is looking to pull from the strengths of its existing traditional elementary school and Denair Academic Avenues, a charter school formed in 2010, by creating a brand new primary charter program.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 5:57 p.m.
Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

Dust Bowl expansion project draws protest from carpenters union

A haunting presence cropped up outside of Dust Bowl Brewing Company’s downtown taproom on Friday as the Carpenters Local Union 152 constructed an enormous grim reaper to publicize opposition to the company’s decision to use Huff Construction for its expansion project.

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Posted: jan. 23, 2015 5:51 p.m.
BOOKS ABOUND

BOOKS ABOUND

Anamarie Orozco peruses the books for sale at the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale. The sale features more than 10,000 books, both hardcover and paperback, to choose from, with prices ranging from 25 cents to $1. All proceeds are donated to the library to help pay for programs and materials. The sale continues from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 9:02 p.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2015 9:06 p.m.
Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

Turlock Fire, Red Cross partner to distribute smoke alarms

A partnership between the Red Cross and the Turlock Fire Department to spread the message of fire safety awareness, resulted in the installation of smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors in numerous Turlock homes Jan. 17.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:32 p.m.
Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

Turlock resident recognized as Save Mart Store Manager of the Year

When Save Mart Supermarkets honored its leading employees last week, Turlock resident Deborah Bookil stole the spotlight as Store Manager of the Year.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:32 p.m.
DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

DUSD enlists transportation services of Storer

After soliciting bids from quailed pupil transportation companies in the region, Denair Unified School has turned to Storer Coachways in an effort to provide drivers to operate four of the District’s buses for the remainder of the school year.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:17 p.m.
The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

The Udder Place brings country with a twist to downtown Turlock

Name of Business: The Udder Place

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:11 p.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2015 8:14 p.m.


Ag partnership to increase informational access

Furthering a relationship that has evolved over the past six months, Ag Link has decided to partner with Stanislaus Grown and Country Ventures to shine a spotlight on local food, farms, and fun within the region. 

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:09 p.m.


Stanislaus Business Alliance offers new way for companies to find employees through WorkKeys

The Stanislaus Business Alliance is helping local companies by connecting them with employees that are not only qualified for positions, but likely to do well in unique environments, through their WorkKeys Program.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:13 p.m.
Health screenings at EMC

Health screenings at EMC

Emanuel Medical Center will be offering free health screenings at their Path to Health Fair, set for Jan. 31. Free diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, and blood pressure checks will be offered at Emanuel’s health fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the hospital’s East wing. In addition, attendees can learn compression-only CPR in less than 10 minutes and talk with staff about insurance options available to them under the Affordable Care Act.  Advance registration is not required, but the first 100 registered will receive a first aid kit.  To register, phone 250-5355.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:08 p.m.
Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Salvation Army Auxiliary: Women working to make a difference

Tea is best served in the company of friends and the Turlock Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary is inviting members of the community to become part of their group at the annual membership tea event.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 7:59 p.m. | Updated: jan. 22, 2015 8:02 p.m.
WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS THE DOLLARS BEGIN

In the past two months bright yellow signs have cropped up along West Main Street with two bold words: “Uneven Sidewalk.”

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:01 p.m.
RISING IN THE RANKS

RISING IN THE RANKS

The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department’s team excellence award.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 8:06 p.m.
MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

MJC to offer Bachelor of Science degree program in 2017

Modesto Junior College can finally breathe easier as it has been selected as one of the 15 California Community Colleges to pilot four-year bachelor degrees as early as 2017.

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Posted: jan. 22, 2015 7:57 p.m.

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