Social Media trend leads to damaged, stolen school property

Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) warned students about a new TikTok trend that they say results in damaged and stolen school property. As a response of this trend, TUSD is increasing surveillance of their campuses and is currently reviewing camera footage. According to a phone call sent out to parents, a “Devious Licks” challenge on… Keep Reading


A recently approved housing project near the edge of town is set to add even more new homes to the city’s growing number of parcels.  The Balisha Ranch subdivision was approved by the Turlock Planning Commission on Sept. 2, giving the go-ahead to Woodward Partners LLC for the construction of 50 new single-family homes at… Keep Reading

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Local Turlock Podcast September 17, 2021

Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of Local Turlock Podcast for the week of September 17th. I am here to give you some of Turlock’s latest scoops, news & stories, with 2 business highlights for the week. Sit back and relax as we open with our first story! After two year hiatus, the Pitman High… Keep Reading

The Marching Pride returns to action

After a two-year hiatus, the Pitman High marching band is returning to action at the 4th Annual Preview of Champions. The free parade will feature numerous Northern and Central California high school marching bands competing for top prizes. "We are excited to perform again and are proud to be the first band to perform at… Keep Reading

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Gun found in Pitman student’s backpack

A student was placed under arrest Tuesday afternoon at Pitman High School after a handgun was found in the student's backpack. The student was initially called to the Pitman High School Dean's office around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday after information surfaced that the student might be in possession of a controlled substance, according to the Turlock… Keep Reading

Surface water plant operational by June 2023?

Currently every drop of water that comes out of faucets in Ceres comes straight out of the ground. But come June 2023, some of that water will be directly piped from the Tuolumne River after it’s been treated. Construction is about 25 percent completed and running $1 million under budget, a manager of the project… Keep Reading

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Post Offices in Turlock, nationwide hiring ahead of holiday surge

In preparation for the upcoming holidays, the Turlock Post Office is looking to hire additional workers as online orders surge. As preparations for the 2021 winter holidays continue, the U.S. Postal Service is currently hiring more than 40,000 seasonal positions — nine of which are in Turlock. It’s the agency’s peak season for mail and… Keep Reading

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Denair man missing in Yosemite

Yosemite National Park issued a missing person alert on Saturday for Joel Thomazin, 31, of Denair, who was last seen starting out on a solo hike Sept. 6 near Hetch Hetchy. According to the park service, Thomazin had planned a solo hike from Hetch Hetchy to Lake Eleanor and then back to Hetch Hetchy starting… Keep Reading

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Suspect apprehended for Turlock robberies

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a suspect believed to be behind a series of robberies at two Turlock convenience stores. The suspect was identified as Isaac Harp, 19, of Turlock. Harp is accused of robbing the AM/PM stores located in the 100 block of E. Monte Vista Avenue and the 4700 block of N.… Keep Reading

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