Denair Fire rescues cat from house fire

Three pets died in a house fire Monday evening in Denair, but firefighters were able to save the life of one cat. The fire was reported at 4:59 p.m. Monday in the 4000 block of Katella Drive. Firefighters from the Denair Fire Department arrived at the scene and found smoke and flames coming out of… Keep Reading

WIC participants receive increase in benefits

Beginning this month, participants of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program will see a temporary increase to their benefits for the purchase of fruits and vegetables. This benefit, provided by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, provides families with a temporary increase in their monthly WIC fruits and vegetables benefit to $35 to… Keep Reading


Families looking to beat the heatwave this week can cool off at the City of Turlock’s two aquatic playgrounds, which are open once more after the pandemic shut them down last summer. Turlock’s public pools are still closed to recreational swimmers due to COVID-19, though swim lessons are being hosted at Pitman High School.  Turlock… Keep Reading

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Turlock High basketball says goodbye to longtime coach

The Turlock High School boys basketball program will look a bit different next season as its leader, Doug Cornfoot, retires from coaching the varsity team.  After 15 years and three league championships, Cornfoot decided to hang it up following the COVID-shortened 2020 season, where the Bulldogs finished third in Central California Athletic League play with… Keep Reading

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Bulldogs first in conference play

Ceres High’s boys and girls water polo teams finished atop the Western Athletic Conference South Division standings this season. “I’m proud of them,” head coach Stephen Dias said. “They played like a machine all season long. It was simply amazing. They were a fun team to coach.” Ceres High’s girls team claimed the WAC title… Keep Reading

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Mask requirements to end for those who are vaccinated

California’s mask mandate will come to an end on Tuesday, but there will still be some situations and places where face coverings are required. The California Department of Public Health has updated the mask requirements to fall in line with the suggestions from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new guidelines start Tuesday… Keep Reading

Grant’s Stand

Money doesn't grow on trees, but Grant Thorpe is making it grow with his budding plant business. The seven-and a half- year-old Turlock resident has launched Grant's Stand and is selling plants and succulents via social media. Grant isn't doing it though to line his own pockets. Rather, he is donating 100 percent of the… Keep Reading

Restaurants on the move in Turlock Town Center

More residents than ever are flocking to the Turlock Town Center for their shopping and dining needs thanks to its revitalization in recent years, and additional changes are on the way as some well-known businesses prepare to move into the growing retail hub.  Although the grand opening of the center’s new anchor tenant, Smart &… Keep Reading

Cereal drive to benefit local children

Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock is joining Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Manteca for a cereal drive with a goal of impacting childhood hunger in the region. The Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive aims to supply children with cereal over the summer months and will be allocated by Second Harvest of the Greater Valley.… Keep Reading

Turlock church 1 of 5 finalists for national agricultural grant

TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — Brook Baltazar is one of dozens of kids getting hands-on agricultural training as part of the Westside Ministries Food Literacy Program in Turlock.  “This week, we’ve been out here every day at 8 a.m. just harvesting and picking the weeds,” Brook said.  Founder Dr. JoLynn DiGrazia started the food literacy program… Keep Reading

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