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Turlock non-profits to benefit from county COVID aid

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Several Turlock charities which have suffered monetarily throughout the pandemic are set to receive tens of thousands of dollars in relief funding through Stanislaus County’s Non-Profit Support Grant Program. 

The program was approved by the Board of supervisors late last year and first doled out $2.4 million to non-profits providing services for youth or community-centered arts and culture. In August of this year, Supervisors approved an additional $1 million for the program in light of an ongoing, widespread need, and Turlock charities like the Salvation Army, United Samaritans Foundation, Aspiranet and Haven’s Women Center of Stanislaus were included in the second round of funding. 

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Students forced to leave Turlock schools meeting because adults won’t wear masks

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Students were forced to leave a meeting of the Turlock school trustees because some adults present — including a trustee — would not wear a mask.

On video from Tuesday’s meeting of Turlock Unified School District trustees, Board President Lori Carlson announces that because students are participating, the gathering is considered a school setting and all people in the room must wear a face mask. About 15 seconds passes, and adults remain unmasked; Carlson then tells the student representatives on the board that they must leave.

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Ordinance permitting downtown party bikes in the works

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Pedicabs could soon take to the streets of downtown Turlock following a split-vote decision by the City Council on Monday, who gave staff the go-ahead to create an ordinance for the popular party bikes. 

The pedal-operated vehicles serve as taxis in some countries, but in America and especially in California, pedicabs have been transformed into a source of entertainment for those celebrating birthdays, bachelor parties and more by offering a unique way to stop at a city’s best bars and restaurants. 

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Drunk Driver Arrested After Crashing Head On With Other Vehicle

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At about 7:21 pm Friday evening, a Turlock Police officer in the 1300 block of South Washington Road, Turlock, came upon a vehicle collision with injuries in the roadway.

Two vehicles were involved. One was a silver Acura sedan and the other was a silver Chevrolet pickup truck.

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Report highlights local healthcare issues

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Along with funding programs to help students access mental health services, patients afford their prescription medications and senior citizens receive free meals and check-ins during the pandemic, to name just a few, Legacy Health Endowment has also been dedicated to educating the public on a variety of health-related issues.

Recently, Legacy Health put together an Essential Healthcare Datapoints report to help people understand the numbers behind the healthcare topics and issues that most affect the Central Valley and its rural communities.

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Homelessness at record high in Stanislaus County

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The number of homeless individuals in Stanislaus County jumped 28 percent from last year during the annual point-in-time count for 2021.

Every two years, during the last 10 days of January, the U.S. Department of Housing & Community Development requires communities across the country to conduct a comprehensive count of people experiencing homelessness. The goal is to measure the prevalence of homelessness in each local community.

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Valley Mental Health Services Receive Funds

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Earlier this month, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced he has secured $9 million in federal funds for mental health services across the Central Valley. Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services will receive $4 million. The Alliance for Community Wellness (La Familia) which spans Stanislaus, Alameda, and Merced counties will receive $5 million. The grants will be used to expand youth mental health programming in 17 school districts and at least 22 schools across the Valley, hire 12 new professionals in Turlock, serve 800 underserved individuals in Stanislaus County, and more. The grants were funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Community Mental Health Centers Grant program.

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Some California essential workers could get cash through a Biden pandemic relief plan

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Front-line farm, grocery-store and meatpacking workers in California could see financial relief through a federal program designed to alleviate pandemic-related costs.

The Farm and Food Workers Relief Program, offered through the United States Department of Agriculture, promises $700 million in grants for those workers across the U.S. The Biden administration has not said when it plans to release the money.

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Shelter seen as key to tackling Manteca issues with homeless

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The most effective law enforcement tool the Manteca Police can be armed with to address quality of life crimes and low level misdemeanors committed by the homeless might just be a drop-in shelter.

That runs counter to the reasoning many of those in opposition to the concept espouse that “if you build it, they will come”.

At last week’s Manteca City Council meeting opponents to the city buying 8 acres On South Main Street with the intent of placing a homeless navigation center/drop in shelter and transitional housing on the eastbound most portion made that point.

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Turlock law firm hopes to save lives with Sober Rides Campaign

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Hilmar native Michael Silva understands the impact an injury can have on a family, and specifically, how drunk driving can ruin lives. It’s why he returned home after schooling to open his first Silva Injury Law, Inc. office in Turlock, and is now offering to pay transportation fees for those too drunk to drive this holiday season. 

On Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve/Day and New Year’s Eve/Day, Silva’s law firm is reimbursing community members for their Uber, Lyft and cab rides all in the name of keeping drunk drivers off the road and the holiday spirit alive.

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