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Thursday, 22 August 2013 20:17

Fire Forces Turlock Family to Evacuate

A family of three was displaced from a Turlock home last Friday evening, after a fire broke out in the garage of their 1265 Glasgow St. residence.
Two passersby attempted to extinguish a fire in a detached storage shed on Friday, taking immediate action to stop the spreading flames before the Turlock Fire Department arrived.
Sunday, 18 August 2013 23:16

TUSD STAR Test Scores Drop Slightly

Turlock Unified School District students scored slightly lower on the the annual Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) assessment in 2013, reflecting a statewide slip of a fraction of a percentage point. Although scores saw a slight drop from last year, the majority of TUSD students continued to achieve at the proficient or advanced level in math and English language arts.
Last week, a Turlock woman woke up to find used syringes in her front lawn. After posting a photo of the needles on the Turlock Neighborhood Watch Facebook page, she found that she was not alone. Another woman said that her mother-in-law had found two used syringes in her mailbox last week as well. Two others came forth on the same post saying they had also found used syringes recently.
The Turlock Associated Police Officers union has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the City of Turlock, after the union says the city failed to honor the expiration of a clause that took a portion of the union members' salary. According to the TAPO President Officer Russell Holeman, the organization filed suit against the City of Turlock for continuing to enforce a sunset clause that had expired on Oct. 31, 2012.
After learning of a Modesto family who lost their home and belongings during a July 31 fire, Turlockers united via social media to collect household goods, clothing and other items for the family of four. A donation event, held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Pitman High School parking lot, was scheduled by Turlock Neighborhood Watch Facebook page founder Dani Love and her friend Marissa Romero in response to learning of the family’s loss.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 07:36

Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens to Crowds

After months of anticipation Turlock's first Walmart Neighborhood Market opened its doors at 2480 Geer Rd. early Wednesday morning, drawing in hundreds of eager customers ready to see what the new store had to offer. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, where store manager Everton Lira and Walmart employees welcomed the public to the store. During the ceremony, Walmart presented approximately $8,000 in grants to local community groups, including the Turlock Education Foundation, Turlock Police Activities League, the City of Turlock Parks and Recreation Department, the Haven Women's Center of Stanislaus County, United Samaritans Foundation, and the Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene.
Thursday, 15 August 2013 14:07

“Dance for Karly” Fundraiser a Success

Adults and children joined together to Dance for Karly Monday evening, remembering the life of 19-year-old Hilmar High graduate Karly Barker, who died of a brain aneurism last week. The Backstage Academy of Dance held special classes Monday to raise funds for the Barker family, as Karley Barker was an avid dancer and former instructor at the academy.
The Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustee approved salary and benefit increases for district teachers and staff during a special meeting Tuesday morning. The salary and benefits increase came as part of the District’s effort to restore reductions in compensation that TUSD employees took in previous years.
After a summer full of swimming, sleeping in, going to the beach, or just spending time relaxing, the time to hit the books again is drawing near. The first day of the 2013-14 school year is just around the corner, as all Turlock Unified School District campuses will begin the new school year on Aug. 19.
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