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Portuguese festival returning to Turlock

After a successful inaugural event in 2019, the San Joaquin Valley Portuguese Festival will return to Turlock this summer following a year hiatus due to the pandemic. The Carlos Vieira Foundation hosted the first SJVPF in April 2019 and it was a huge success, with nearly 15,000 community members from Turlock and beyond making their… Keep Reading

BRINGING THE FARM TO SCHOOL

Turlock Christian preschoolers and high school students came together for a fun-filled event on Thursday as members of the Eagles’ Future Farmers of America chapter brought their animals over for a petting zoo.  Between the two TC preschool campuses, over 150 students were able to touch and learn about chickens, rabbits, goats and even a… Keep Reading

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Ceres Police gear up to fight illegal fireworks

The loud pops of illegal firecrackers and the occasional launching of illegal aerial fireworks has already begun and yet the Fourth of July holiday season is still weeks away. But Ceres Police are drumming up a public relations campaign in hopes of minimizing community disturbances from anything that explodes or leaves the ground. Earlier this… Keep Reading

Dust Bowl expanding again with Elk Grove taproom

After closing its downtown Turlock location last year, Dust Bowl Brewing Co. will soon have three taprooms once again after announcing plans for a new space in Elk Grove.  The new taproom is expected to open at 9676 Railroad St. this fall and will see the Turlock-based brewery expand in Elk Grove’s Old Town Historic… Keep Reading

Denair Fire rescues cat from house fire

Three pets died in a house fire Monday evening in Denair, but firefighters were able to save the life of one cat. The fire was reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Katella Drive. Firefighters from the Denair Fire Department arrived at the scene and found smoke and flames coming out of… Keep Reading

WIC participants receive increase in benefits

Beginning this month, participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will see a temporary increase to their benefits for the purchase of fruits and vegetables. This benefit, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provides families with a temporary increase in their monthly WIC fruits and vegetables benefit to $35 to… Keep Reading

SPLASHING BACK TO NORMAL

Families looking to beat the heatwave this week can cool off at the City of Turlock’s two aquatic playgrounds, which are open once more after the pandemic shut them down last summer. Turlock’s public pools are still closed to recreational swimmers due to COVID-19, though swim lessons are being hosted at Pitman High School.  Turlock… Keep Reading

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Turlock High basketball says goodbye to longtime coach

The Turlock High School boys basketball program will look a bit different next season as its leader, Doug Cornfoot, retires from coaching the varsity team.  After 15 years and three league championships, Cornfoot decided to hang it up following the COVID-shortened 2020 season, where the Bulldogs finished third in Central California Athletic League play with… Keep Reading

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Bulldogs first in conference play

Ceres High’s boys and girls water polo teams finished atop the Western Athletic Conference South Division standings this season. “I’m proud of them,” head coach Stephen Dias said. “They played like a machine all season long. It was simply amazing. They were a fun team to coach.” Ceres High’s girls team claimed the WAC title… Keep Reading

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Mask requirements to end for those who are vaccinated

California’s mask mandate will come to an end on Tuesday, but there will still be some situations and places where face coverings are required. The California Department of Public Health has updated the mask requirements to fall in line with the suggestions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines start Tuesday… Keep Reading

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