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Vaccine eligibility to expand; counties still facing supply shortages

Californians age 16 and over will soon be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to an announcement by state officials Thursday. Gov. Gavin Newsom said eligibility will expand to Californians 50 years and over starting April 1. Later in the month, Californians 16 years and over will also become eligible for the vaccine, starting April… Keep Reading

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Local Turlock Podcast March 26, 2021

Hey everyone! Welcome to another episode of Local Turlock Podcast for the week of March 26th, giving you some of Turlock’s latest scoops, news & stories, with 2 business highlights for the week. Let’s start with our first story, Stanislaus County was finally given the green light on Tuesday to move into red tier. Moving… Keep Reading

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Stanislaus hospital cases top 100. Vaccine supply grows

Hospital cases of COVID-19 surpassed 100 for the first time in nearly two weeks Thursday in Stanislaus County. It also reported three deaths, for a total of 963 residents lost to the pandemic since last spring. The county Health Services Agency added just 69 positive tests, raising the total to 51,468 since the first was… Keep Reading

Local Libraries Open For Limited Service

Most Stanislaus County Libraries opened for browsing and checkout of materials on Monday, March 22. Capacities will be limited, in keeping with the State of California’s current guidance for opening. Masks and social distancing will be required. In order to maintain capacity limits, libraries are not equipped for group or extended visits at this time.… Keep Reading

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Pires signs with Sac Republic FC Academy

A standout soccer player since he started playing the sport at age 5, Jayden Pires couldn’t pass up an opportunity to elevate his game to new heights. The Lucas Elementary fifth-grade student signed with the Sacramento Republic FC Academy on March 7. “This is the biggest step so far in my career,” said 11-year-old Jayden,… Keep Reading

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Stanislaus County finally moves into red tier

Stanislaus County was finally given the green light on Tuesday to move into the less restrictive red tier as part of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Stanislaus County’s daily case rate average was still higher than the metric for the red tier, but the continued low test positivity rate allowed for the move.… Keep Reading

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State warns farmers to prepare for dry summer

Despite some recent rainfall, state officials issued bleak warnings to farmers this week which caution them to prepare for water shortages this summer. The California Department of Water Resources on Tuesday announced that cities and farms belonging to the State Water Project can now expect to receive just 5% of requested supplies this year, down… Keep Reading

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Statewide inequity remains in COVID-19 vaccine distribution

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Nearly 15 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in California, but the most updated statistics show that distribution has been out of step with California’s diversity. "It's kind of alarming because again, the conversation of equity. Here you hear the slogan 'equity in action.' I guess this is what equity looks… Keep Reading

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Bulldogs bulldoze Knights in season opener

The Turlock High School Bulldogs made their highly-anticipated return to Joe Debely Stadium Friday night, kicking off the shortened COVID season with a dominant 56-24 victory over Downey High School.   “The biggest thing is the heart. The guys came together as a unit and they rebounded as a unit,” head coach James Peterson said.… Keep Reading

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