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Summer is time for reading and fun at the library

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The annual Summer Reading Challenge is underway at the Turlock Public Library.

For the remainder of the summer school break, young readers — 17 and younger — can download the Beanstack mobile app and log their reading activity. If students read for at least 30 minutes a day, they are awarded a virtual ticket, which can be used to win prizes.

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Head-on crash near Don Pedro Reservoir kills man, three women, CHP reports

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Four people were killed in a two-vehicle collision Friday, May 31, near Don Pedro Reservoir in Tuolumne County.

The names of the victims were withheld pending notification of family, but a California Highway Patrol release identified them as a Stockton man, 56; a Modesto woman, 66; a Salida woman, 65; and a La Grange woman, 33.

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Duarte talks to Turlock crowd about honoring those who ‘fight so bravely on the field’

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Rep. John Duarte (R-Hughson) arrived at Turlock Memorial Park with just minutes to spare before the start of Monday’s Memorial Day festivities.

Like much of the area’s high school students at this time of year, Duarte needed to do some last-minute cramming before giving his speech.

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Stanislaus State is investigating women’s basketball coach after player complaints

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Stanislaus State is investigating its longtime women’s basketball coach over allegations he mistreated players.

The allegations against him include verbally abusing players, misusing the program’s money — including not providing players with their full per diem for meals — inappropriate physical contact during training and exceeding NCAA limits for training hours during the preseason, according to an April 26 story in the Signal, the university’s student newspaper.

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Are rental prices in Modesto higher than ever? Here’s what the data says

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Valley renters may be feeling additional strain on their budgets as Modesto has seen one of the highest spikes in rental prices in this region.

On the Modesto subreddit , one post asks the forum, “What do you make of the rising cost of living here in Modesto?” Several respondents cite that they moved to Modesto to escape the rising costs of the Bay Area but have been feeling an encroaching financial strain.

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Pair Of Weekend Fires

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There were a couple of fires of note in the region as temperatures are rising this season.

There was a 20 by 20 ft. vegetation fire near the south entrance of the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Sunday afternoon shortly before one o’clock. The forward progress was quickly stopped. The cause was not immediately released.

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Modesto sees 4 suspected fentanyl overdose deaths in 12-hour period

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Four people died in suspected fentanyl overdoses in four different areas of Modesto. And it all happened in a 12-hour period.

"When we have this number of deaths in such a short period, we don't think that that's just some random anomaly; we know that there's something which has suddenly changed," said Patrick Hogan, deputy district attorney for Stanislaus County.

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Track athletes shine at divisional meets

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For the second consecutive year, Turlock High School’s girls track and field program lifted a blue banner.

At the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 meet at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs claimed first in the team competition with a score of 114. Coming in second was Bella Vista High with a score of 66. On the boys side, Turlock settled for second with a score of 69 behind champion Bella Vista and their score of 92.

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Modesto opens new Tuolumne River boat ramp in style. See how many paddlers turned out

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Paddlers came in kayaks and canoes and a 25-foot mock-up of a Viking boat to christen Modesto’s new launch ramp on the Tuolumne River.

It opened Friday off Neece Drive in west Modesto, which has lacked easy connections to the river that runs past it. This is the first paved ramp in Tuolumne River Regional Park, which stretches about 7 miles between the Mitchell Road and Carpenter Road bridges.

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Marching Pride to perform for local seniors

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The Pitman High School marching band will perform on Wednesday for residents of Covenant Living assisted-living facility of Turlock, located at 2125 N. Olive Ave. 

It’s part of band director Ruben Modesto’s effort to get his students back out into the community after being out of the public eye for so long during the pandemic.

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