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Fire breaks out at Stanislaus County Fair building. Cause under investigation

in Accident/Community/News

An early morning fire broke out in a structure at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Wednesday, damaging one of the fair buildings.

At around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, Modesto firefighters were dispatched to what was initially reported as a “tent fire” on the 800 block of Soderquist Road at the fairgrounds, according to the department’s daily incident report.

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As Ceres expects new hotel, so does Turlock

in business/Community

As a growing hotel chain is planning to build a new hotel next to Highway 99 in Ceres, another chain is proposing to build another hotel in the neighboring city of Turlock.

On Thursday evening the Turlock Planning Commission will review the Marriott Towneplace project, a four-story, 91-room hotel on a two-acre parcel located at N. Tully Road next to the existing Comfort Suites and Days Inn.

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TURLOCK Aging Turlock science building will be demolished, redesigned in contemporary style

in Local Roundup

TURLOCK, Calif. — At Canal Drive and Berkeley Avenue in Turlock, a nearly 60-year-old science building on the corner of an iconic school campus will be torn down.

While nostalgia for the building may exist, there’s no doubting that this decades-old building in the Turlock Unified School District is a bit of a mess. Officials say there are no windows for the classrooms, a lack of clarity on travel paths in the building, a lack of modern safety fixtures, and an utter lack of space for a campus with more than 2,000 students.

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