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Bill would help out county fairs

Following the cancellation of fairs throughout the state this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rep. Josh Harder is hoping a new bill he introduced this week will help alleviate some of their economic strain and keep them afloat until next year. During a virtual round table discussion held via Zoom on Thursday, Harder announced… Keep Reading

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Turlock Police supporters, calling for more funding, dominate city council meeting

Turlock residents debated police funding for more than two hours during Tuesday’s city council meeting, dominating the public participation session. The majority of the roughly 60 callers opposed defunding the Turlock Police Department, with many urging the council to increase its resources and services. While the council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement on school resource officers… Keep Reading

Grant program to provide relief for local businesses

After distributing over $3 million in federal aid and community contributions to nearly 350 businesses in the spring, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors recently approved another opportunity for business owners to receive financial help as the coronavirus pandemic wears on. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the establishment of a Business Grant Program during… Keep Reading

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Turlock’s fourth dispensary eyes restaurant location

Turlock’s fourth and final cannabis dispensary has selected a location, which is set to go before the Planning Commission next week for approval. Natural Healing Center, a Grover Beach-based dispensary brand, was originally ranked No. 5 on the City of Turlock’s list of top 10 candidates for retail cannabis operators — a selection compiled one… Keep Reading

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House passes bill on fixing Friant-Kern Canal

The Democrat-controlled House approved a package of fiscal 2021 spending bills Friday. One of those bills included more than $200 million for repairing the Friant-Kern Canal, the Delta-Mendota Canal and other key conveyance infrastructure in the San Joaquin Valley. Fresno Democrat TJ Cox was excited to share that another measure of his, to fund safe drinking water projects in… Keep Reading

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Tosh uses big final round to win bass tourney

LAKEPORT — Entering the third and final round of the Won Bass California Open at Clear Lake with less than a pound lead over rival Wayne Breazeale of Kelseyville, a two-time winner of the event, Bub Tosh of Turlock left absolutely no doubt how this year’s tournament would finish Friday afternoon. Bringing a tournament-best bag… Keep Reading

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These parts of Stanislaus County have the most coronavirus cases

MODESTO, Calif. — Stanislaus County remains on the state’s coronavirus watchlist as cases surge and intensive care unit capacity dwindles. According to the latest data, the 95351 ZIP code in the Modesto area and the 95307 ZIP code in the Ceres area account for nearly 30% of the county’s total cases. The 95351 ZIP code… Keep Reading

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Borgeas: What We’ve Learned About the Pandemic Response

We Must Do Better If We Are to End the Pandemic In addition to the recommendations above, local authorities should do everything in their power to allow businesses to expand their operations to outdoor or alternative facilities and remove any local regulatory impediments. While the hot summer is not ideal for outdoor operations, cities like… Keep Reading

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