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County sees drop in jobless rate

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Couples invited to say ‘I do’ at Valentine’s Day wedding event planned for McHenry Mansion

What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day? How about sharing your special day with dozens of other engaged couples during ...

January 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

January 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has ...

September 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in ...

September 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Ceres and Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground ...

August 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Local man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State to hike car fees for state budget

The State Legislature approved a budget on June 15 that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating ...

June 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Global consumers: More almonds please

Driving through the Ceres area countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has ...

May 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

City’s goal of reliable drinking water closer to reality

The city of Ceres is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 ...

April 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Road tax formula outlined

Very soon officials serving on the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) are expected to give thumbs up to a November ballot to ask voters for ...

January 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Guilt isn’t always a bad thing

I'm not usually one to prattle on about the supposed deterioration of society. It's my belief that only those over 40 exhort the ...

December 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Youth get a chance to fly at ‘Young Eagles’ event

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson seventh-grader had always wanted to see ...

September 30, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Recycled water project advances

The cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the ...

August 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Historic water deal reached

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is a step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA) voted Thursday to ...

July 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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