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COVID-19 spread easing in Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County has met the two metrics needed to move down to the next tier in the state's COVID-19 blueprint, but will need to remain there for a week before more businesses can begin re-opening or expanding operations. Stanislaus County is currently in the purple tier (widespread) in California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, but… Keep Reading

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County provides alternatives to mailing in ballots

A number of satellite offices, drop-off boxes and drive-thru options are popping up in Turlock throughout the course of October and into November to ensure that every ballot is counted come election day. For the first time ever, all registered voters in Stanislaus County will receive their ballot in the mail for the upcoming election… Keep Reading

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Stanislaus County’s infection rate tipping higher

Latest facts on COVID-19 testing in Modesto area The COVID-19 infection rate is headed in the wrong direction in Stanislaus County, recent data shows. On Saturday, 75 of the 633 test results published by the county translated to a positivity rate of 11.85%, the third straight day it’s been above 9%. The last single-day rate of… Keep Reading

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October 2, 2020: Fair food & schools reopen

Welcome to Local Turlock Podcast! Buckle up for another episode as this podcast gives you some of the interesting scoops, news, and stories for the week of October 2nd! And oh, it’s already the 2nd of October, 2020 going by so quickly. Hope you guys are all safe and tuning in to our podcast this… Keep Reading

Stanislaus County businesses await move into California’s red tier

STANISLAUS COUNTY, Calif. (KTXL) — Business owners were disheartened Thursday to hear that Stanislaus County would remain in the purple tier, the most restrictive tier in the state’s reopening plan. Rich Lowdermilk is the owner of Buckhorn Grill in Modesto, which opened just two years ago. “When the food comes out right, people are usually,… Keep Reading

Cannabis revenues to drop

Yet another developer agreement for a cannabis retailer was amended by the City Council on Monday in light of a more local competition which will result in less revenue for the city. The Ceres City Council voted 3-2 to approve changes to the agreement that allows Pacafi Cooperative, Inc., to pay less in fees to… Keep Reading

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