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Turlock Fire Department ‘bleeding’ personnel, says union

The ranks within the Turlock Fire Department continue to dwindle with three firefighters leaving last week for new positions at other departments. The recent departures follow the retirement announcement of Interim Fire Chief Gary Carlson and bring the number of firefighters to leave the department to 13 in three years and 23 in the last… Keep Reading

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Local Turlock Podcast September 10, 2021

Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of Local Turlock Podcast for the week of September 10th. 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! It’s time to have some fun on… Keep Reading

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‘Religious’ exemptions add legal thorns to looming COVID vaccine mandates

In Northern California, the pastor of a megachurch hands out religious exemption forms to the faithful. A New Mexico state senator will “help you articulate a religious exemption” by pointing to the decades-old use of aborted fetal cells in the development of some vaccines. And a Texas-based evangelist offers exemption letters to anyone — for a suggested “donation” starting at $25.… Keep Reading

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Turlock Police Hold DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint

At about 10:00 pm Saturday night, the Turlock Police Department held a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint at the intersection of Geer Road and Fullerton Road, Turlock. The checkpoint location was chosen based on a history of DUI collisions and arrests. The primary purpose of checkpoints is not to make arrests, but to promote public… Keep Reading

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TID fears state orders will deprive farms

The California State Water Resources Board issued curtailment orders to 45 water rights holders in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Delta, including the Turlock Irrigation District. These orders could cause water shortages in the coming years if they stay in place for an extended period of time. The curtailment order instructs local agencies to immediately… Keep Reading

Students bring a unique perspective to Sept. 11

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. While most adults have vivid memories of that infamous day, students today were not alive when those events took place and their understanding of the tragic events vary. In Turlock schools, the weeks leading up to the day will be used as… Keep Reading

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Majority of Council voices clear frontrunner for roads plan

Consultants vying for a shot at fixing Turlock’s deteriorating roads presented their plans during a special City Council meeting last Wednesday, though one presentation stood out from the rest to some Council members. The special meeting was held to hear action plans from four consulting firms, who each responded to the City’s RFP and RFI… Keep Reading

Infrastructure bill will help Valley store water, fix roads

The $1 trillion federal infrastructure package is being touted as a victory for the country’s roads, water storage, internet capabilities and public works systems, but how will it benefit Turlock? The legislation was approved by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 10 following a 69-30 vote, with 19 Republicans joining all 50 Democrats in supporting the… Keep Reading

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