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Stanislaus reports 7 deaths, big drop in hospital cases

Stanislaus County reported seven more deaths to COVID-19 on Thursday but also saw a large drop in its hospital caseload. A total of 1,250 residents have died since April 2020, the county Health Services Agency said. September has had 108 deaths so far, well below the pace that would equal the 212 in January, the… Keep Reading

Turlock Unified offers virtual instruction for students in quarantine

Turlock Unified School District has decided to provide access to instruction when a secondary student in grades 7-12 is placed on quarantine (not allowed to physically attend school due to a COVID-19 related exposure or illness). Teachers will be opening their classrooms virtually through the use of cameras and online learning platforms, including Google Classroom.… Keep Reading

Mail thieves striking in Turlock

Turlock residents are being reminded to get their mail in a timely manner as the Turlock Police Department has taken several reports recently of mail theft. In at least two cases it is believed the suspect(s) might have a real or counterfeit postal key to a community mailbox. The department has taken reports of community… Keep Reading

Five Year Old Child Injured in Vehicle Collision

At about 3:10 pm, the Turlock Police Department, Turlock Fire Department, and American Medical Response were dispatched to a reported vehicle collision with injuries at the intersection of East Avenue and South Golden State Boulevard, Turlock. When crews arrived on scene, they found two vehicles involved. One was a silver Nissan pickup truck and the… Keep Reading

EG beer and wine showcase coming to Old Town

Uncorked & Uncapped, a festival that spotlights Elk Grove’s breweries and wineries, will debut in Old Town Elk Grove on Saturday, Sept. 25. The VIP early admission passes are sold out, but general admission and designated driver tickets will continue to be sold through Sept. 22. On tap are all of Elk Grove’s five breweries… Keep Reading

TID recognized for advancing sustainability practices

The Turlock Irrigation District (TID) was awarded a Beacon Leadership and Innovation Award at CSDA’s 2021 Annual Conference held Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Monterey. TID is the first-ever special district to receive a Beacon Award for excellence in advancing environmental sustainability. “TID is honored to be recognized for our water management operations through the 2021… Keep Reading

Social Media trend leads to damaged, stolen school property

Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) warned students about a new TikTok trend that they say results in damaged and stolen school property. As a response of this trend, TUSD is increasing surveillance of their campuses and is currently reviewing camera footage. According to a phone call sent out to parents, a “Devious Licks” challenge on… Keep Reading


A recently approved housing project near the edge of town is set to add even more new homes to the city’s growing number of parcels.  The Balisha Ranch subdivision was approved by the Turlock Planning Commission on Sept. 2, giving the go-ahead to Woodward Partners LLC for the construction of 50 new single-family homes at… Keep Reading

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