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Man killed in Christmas Eve crash near Keyes identified as local brewer

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A man who was killed in a Christmas Eve crash has been identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office.

Tyler Klaproth, 40, died in a single-vehicle crash on southbound Highway 99 around 1 a.m. Saturday when his vehicle left the road and hit a tree. The SUV he was driving went off the west edge of 99, near Keyes Road, and into a dirt and grass area before crashing, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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Turlock Moms nonprofit hopes to build tighter community bond

in Community/News/People

‘Moms’ clubs aren’t anything new to communities across the nation, but a group of Turlock mothers are taking it to the next level by turning their group into a nonprofit, service-based organization.

The Turlock Moms Club has been operating as an independently run 503(c) organization since October. The group was founded by Turlock mother Alicia Turino, who has been a member of similar clubs in other cities in years past.

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Evictions are back up in Stanislaus County, after two years of a pandemic lull

in Community/Housing/News

After a significant drop in 2020 and 2021, the number of individuals facing eviction this year has returned to pre-pandemic levels.

In 2018 and 2019, Stanislaus Superior Court processed more than 3,636 eviction cases. The next two years, characterized by the COVID-19 pandemic, saw 1,654 evictions – fewer than half as many.

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Modesto ranked second worst for traffic crashes among cities of similar size in California

in Accident/Community/News

Modesto was ranked the second worst for traffic crashes among its peer cities across the state, according to the latest rankings from the California Office of Traffic Safety, sustaining a trend since 2017.

The rankings look at about a dozen types of collisions, including drivers hitting pedestrians, fatal crashes, DUI crashes, hit-and-run and speed-related crashes. 

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Related Santa Clara Developer To Appeal Decision Over Wages

in business/Government/News

A development firm worth $60 billion intends to challenge a state decision that it must pay prevailing wages to workers on its massive project planned for Santa Clara.

The $8 billion Related Santa Clara project, from New York City-based firm The Related Companies, benefits from public subsidies granted by the city.

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Gas prices near $3.50 at some stations in Stanislaus area. More holiday travel is expected

in Holidays/News/Transportation

As gasoline prices drop to their lowest level in more than a year, more people have travel plans for Christmas and New Year’s festivities.

According to the American Automobile Association , about 15 million California residents are expected to travel for the last two holidays of the year. That amount of travel will be the third highest in more than 20 years, based on AAA data.

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Perimeter Search after Robbery in Turlock ends with Shooting

in Community/crime/News

TURLOCK – Police investigating an armed robbery late Wednesday afternoon attempted to stop the person suspected of the robbery who later shot themself.

At about 6:00pm officers with the Turlock Police Department responded to a convenience store on the 400 block of Lander Avenue for a report of a robbery. Officers arriving in the area were later involved in a foot pursuit with the suspect as he was located nearby.

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Ceres native Matt Cranford resigns as County Fair CEO for State Fair position

in Community/Government/News

After more than seven years serving as CEO of the Stanislaus County Fair, Matt Cranford is leaving his position to oversee facility operations at California Exposition and State Fair. As the Stan County Fair searches for a permanent replacement, concessions manager Kim Williams will serve as interim CEO.

Cranford said that the opportunities at the state level came fast, and that it was a unique opportunity that he felt couldn’t be turned down.

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Modesto synagogue and chabad celebrate Hanukkah with public menorah lightings

in Community/Events/News

Modesto’s Congregation Beth Shalom celebrated the third night of Hanukkah with a public menorah lighting outside the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto on Tuesday. Public lightings by CBS will continue through the region and end on the 25th.

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Modesto-area homeless count needs 250 volunteers to help with next one in late January

in Community/Events/News

Organizers of the annual count of homeless people in Stanislaus County and its nine cities are looking for 250 volunteers to help with the latest effort, which takes place Jan. 26.

Volunteers will undergo training and work with members of the county’s homeless outreach and engagement team in having homeless people complete surveys. Volunteers also will hand care packages to the people they survey.

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