Giving Thanks During a Pandemic

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and like the rest of 2020, it is looking to potentially set itself apart from the “traditional” celebrations that many of us have come to know. Both the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as Stan State president Ellen Junn have released statements recommending alternatives to the large… Keep Reading

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Stanislaus soars past 20,000 positive tests

Stanislaus County on Saturday surpassed 20,000 positive case results, reporting 180 new cases for a cumulative total of 20,144 since the pandemic began. The death toll remained at 416. A total of 18,471 people are presumed to have recovered. The state, whose numbers are roughly a day behind the county’s, reported 153 positive tests in… Keep Reading

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Statewide limited curfew to start Saturday

With COVID-19 cases on the rise in California, the California Department of Public Health is implementing a limited curfew for the next month in counties currently in the purple tier. Starting on Saturday, all gatherings with members of other households and all activities conducted outside the residence, lodging, or temporary accommodation with members of other… Keep Reading

Dutch Bros. plans Ripon coffee spot

Dutch Bros. could soon be coming to Ripon. At Monday’s Planning Commission meeting, Planning Director Ken Zuidervaart mentioned that the privately-owned coffee chain based in Oregon is looking at the Save Mart shopping center to set up shop. Dutch Bros.’ application is scheduled for review at the December meeting. “(Dutch Brothers) would like to go… Keep Reading

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City will address issues involving warming center

The Turlock Gospel Mission will have a familiar face as it takes the lead role for the City of Manteca’s Warming Center. Rudy Valencia, who grew up in Manteca, will be among the full-time personnel at the temporary overnight shelter at 555 Industrial Park Drive scheduled to open on the first week of December and… Keep Reading

Turlock businesses try to stay afloat under restrictive tier

Just as local businesses got used to the idea of having customers inside of their establishments once more, Stanislaus County was pushed back into the purple, more restrictive tier of reopening on Monday — and patrons were pushed back outside. After moving back into the red tier of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Blueprint for a Safer… Keep Reading

Community-wide lights tour aims to spread Christmas cheer

As the community copes with the cancellation of its annual downtown Christmas parade, the City of Turlock has come up with yet another way for residents to spread holiday cheer despite these dismal times. Homes, neighborhoods and businesses can share their Christmas spirit with passersby this winter by registering to be a part of the… Keep Reading

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