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Big Rig Trailer Collapses In On Itself Along Highway 99 In Turlock

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TURLOCK (CBS13) — Traffic is slow on northbound Highway 99 through Turlock due to a big rig trailer that looks like it partially imploded on itself Monday morning.

The accident happened just after 5:30 a.m. right near the W. Main Street on-ramp.

California Highway Patrol says the onramp will be closed for some time as the load is transferred from the damaged truck to a different trailer.

Exactly what caused the trailer to collapse is unclear.

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Turlock’s Westside Ministries asks for community support as demand for free food rises

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Westside Ministries of Turlock is asking for community support to fund its food literacy program, which allows it to provide food for the underserved.

Since before the pandemic, the organization has provided free meals for the community as a result of youth tending to its garden. As one of five finalists in heavy-equipment maker Kubota’s competition, which awards the winner $100,000 and loaned equipment, Westside wanted to continue this effort but was outnumbered by 506 votes, said the executive director.

But losing won’t stop Westside from serving the community. Jolynn DiGrazia, the ministries’ executive director, said kids and teens come out to the garden around 8 a.m., ready to work as demand for free food has doubled during the pandemic.

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Man arrested in Turlock for child pornography

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Turlock, CA — Turlock police arrested A man in child pornography was indicted after a two-month investigation on Thursday, July 22nd.

Police arrested 26-year-old Vy Timmy Tuy after three cyber hint leads received on May 20 took him to his home at 1300 blocks on Gear Road. Facebook post From Turlock Police Station.

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No fireworks, parade in Turlock for Independence Day

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As staffing woes and the pandemic continue to affect both the City of Turlock as well as local businesses, there will be no 4th of July fireworks show or downtown parade yet again this year.

While COVID-19 put a stop to the Annual 4th of July Parade and Car Show last summer, event sponsor Patrick Jensen of Paul’s Glass Co. said the event just wasn’t possible again this year as his staff dwindles in the midst of an employment shortage. Jensen typically partners with the Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association in order to host the downtown parade, but the organization is also shorthanded and currently without a leader as it looks to hire a new director. 

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Sacrifices of the fallen remembered at ceremony

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While most people were enjoying a long weekend or making plans for a barbecue heading to the lakes, approximately 70 Ceres residents took over an hour on Monday to remember those for whom the day was meant: Those who gave up their lives defending the country in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The Memorial Day event, held at 10 a.m., was organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and American Legion posts of Ceres and included remarks by Mayor Javier Lopez, Supervisor Channce Condit, Undersheriff Micky LaBarbera, American Legion Commander Pete Samaniego and VFW Post Commander Freddy Morales.

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House fire claims life of Denair man, two young sons

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Family and friends of Sergio Inostros Jr., 25, Mason Mulgado, 8, and Bennet Inostros, 3, busied themselves Tuesday washing a line of vehicles outside Denair Market and taking donations to help with the funeral expenses for the three.

Amber Ortega, the sister of Sergio Inostros, said the family is grateful for all the kindness that has been bestowed on them, likening it to “little grains of sand” of comfort to cling to when the waves of grief crashes down on them.

The magnitude of their loss is hard to fathom. Sergio Inostros Jr. and the two young boys lost their lives Sunday when their Denair home went up in flames.

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Memorial Day ceremony’s return sees Turlock remember fallen heroes

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For the first time since 2019, the Turlock community gathered for a Memorial Day service at the city’s cemetery on Monday to honor those who sacrificed their lives while serving their country. 

The annual event, co-hosted by Turlock’s American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, was cancelled due to the pandemic last year, with a small demonstration taking place instead of the typical crowd that gathers at Turlock Memorial Park each year. As COVID restrictions begin to lift this year, plenty of people showed up on Monday for a morning of remembrance under the sun which included speeches by representatives from both veterans associations as well as elected officials like Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa, Turlock Mayor Amy Bublak, Assemblyman Heath Flora and Congressman Josh Harder.

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Sunrise Rotary gives gift of literacy

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Students at Cunningham, Brown and Wakefield elementary schools now have a world of books at their fingertips thanks to a generous donation from the Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club. 

The club recently built and installed three miniature libraries at the schools as part of the Little Free Library program, creating a space which will provide knowledge and adventure to children for years to come. The concept is simple and conveyed through the program’s motto: Take a book, share a book. 

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City asks public’s help in determining future of armory building

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The City of Turlock is seeking the public’s input on what direction to take with the recently-vacated armory building near Soderquist Field.

The California Military Department entered into an agreement with the City of Turlock in 1963 to lease property at 1040 Flower St. for the purpose of building and maintaining an armory for the national guard. Fifty-three years into a 99-year lease agreement, the military notified the City in 2016 that they would be vacating the property.

Four years after the notification, the national guard finally left the property last spring and now the City of Turlock has to decide what to do with the decades-old building and the surrounding property. The City Council decided at their Aug. 11 meeting to seek the public’s input on what happens next to the Flower Street location through a call for letters of interest.

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Stanislaus County rescinds stay at home order

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The stay at home order for Stanislaus County residents has been rescinded by Stanislaus County Public Health Director Dr. Julie Vaishampayan effective immediately and Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday that the county will not spend any resources on enforcing the governor's stay at home order.

What exactly that will mean for residents and businesses remains to be seen.

The new public health order that went into effect on Tuesday, rescinded the stay at home order for residents with a few exceptions. The public health order for self-quarantining if you have come into contact with someone diagnosed or suspected of having COVID-19 and the order for self-isolation if you have been diagnosed or likely have COVID-19 both remain in effect. The public health orders for congregated living guidelines and food and beverage manufacturing also remain in place.

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