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Stanislaus schools update COVID quarantine policies. What will change?

Stanislaus County schools are changing quarantine policies for students exposed to COVID-19 as cases increase sharply throughout the community. Among the updates, schools may notify entire classrooms of an exposure to COVID-19 rather than only identifying students within six feet of the person who tested positive. Students who are exposed may in some cases stay… Keep Reading

All Turlock city offices temporarily close due to COVID outbreak

TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — A COVID-19 outbreak among city employees has forced Turlock to temporarily shut down all of its offices.  As many as 50 Turlock employees tested positive for COVID-19 last week and more were exposed, forcing the temporary closure.  “In all of that time, this is the most significant number of positive cases that… Keep Reading

Drugged driver hits new signal

One of the temporary traffic signals posted at the entrance to the new Walmart Supercenter was destroyed by an allegedly drugged driver on Sunday evening, Dec. 28. Ceres Police received multiple calls at 8:25 p.m. regarding a white Ford SUV being driven erratically, swerving, driving slow and stopping at green traffic lights. Officer Aaron Pinon… Keep Reading

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Program to increase vaccine distribution in the San Joaquin Valley

Rite Aid has announced it will soon be offering more opportunities for families looking to get COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. The program is called Family Immunization Days, where no appointments are needed in select locations in Bakersfield, Merced, Turlock, and Visalia. The dates and times are seen below: Saturday, January 15, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.… Keep Reading

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TUSD sees spike in COVID cases and exposure

Turlock Unified School District is managing an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and individuals deemed close-contact. The last update revealed that nearly 1,500 students and staff are in some sort of COVID protocol. According to the District's COVID-19 data dashboard, TUSD reported 1,491 students and staff either contracted the virus or was deemed… Keep Reading

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Turlock home cook cashes in on TikTok

Marco Sanchez has always loved cooking for his family, but he never could have imagined that his at-home hobby would turn into a social media influencing career. Since posting his first video to TikTok in the summer of 2020, the Turlock resident known as Woodfire and Whiskey has amassed nearly 2 million followers on the… Keep Reading

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Flora announces he will run for assembly in revamped district

The new boundaries for California State Senate and Assembly district were only submitted to the Secretary of State last week, but one incumbent has already thrown his hat in the ring for the 2022 election. Assemblyman Heath Flora, D-Ripon, announced his bid for the redrawn 9th Assembly District on Monday. “California’s Central Valley and Foothill… Keep Reading

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