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Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

Stanislaus County Fair recognized for innovation, use of technology

For over 100 years, locals have looked forward to the Stanislaus County Fair as one of Turlock’s most anticipated summertime events filled with crowd-pleasing music, thrill-seeking fun and, of course, deep fried food.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 5:34 p.m.

Gas prices drop below $2

Gas prices drop below $2

Drivers entering the AMPM shop at the Arco gas station on Lander Avenue on Tuesday were probably spending more on their bottle of soda than a gallon of gas as the well traversed station was the only one in town to boast unleaded gas at $1.99.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 5:13 p.m.
After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

After theft, town helps cancer patient pedal on

Stephen Swift has had more than a lifetime’s share of misfortune.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 4:37 p.m. | Updated: jan. 27, 2015 4:42 p.m.
A sweet take on Deflate-gate

A sweet take on Deflate-gate

Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking — and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.

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Posted: jan. 27, 2015 4:21 p.m. | Updated: jan. 27, 2015 4:23 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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