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The California Highway Patrol, Modesto Area, has officially kicked off its annual CHiPs for Kids toy drive.

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As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it’s important that those who are eligible, healthy and feeling well make an appointment to donate blood or platelets. The American Red Cross continues to address…

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Funding has been provided to the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency, Public Health Division, for some safety and educational programs.

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Lower market prices for conventional almonds may motivate more growers to consider going organic, which still commands a premium. But production challenges and other economic factors continue to make the transition a risky endeavor for some farms.

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Over the decades the members of Newman Historical Society have been the caretakers of Newman's museum and archives, and with the reopening this year, the organization is reflecting on their own past and wondering about their potential future as membership has been declining.

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The mandate that required all individuals to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, has been rescinded in Stanislaus County effective immediately.

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The Newman Crows Landing Unified School district held a team conference on Saturday to discuss how to most effectively run before and after school programs at Yolo Middle School. This was an opportunity for all staff from five schools representing multiple out-of-school time programs to be t…

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At a spot in western Merced County where the flatness of the San Joaquin Valley gently begins lifting into the soft golden foothills of the western coastal foothills is nestled an expansive carpet of green. Miles from the din of I-5 traffic is the tranquil final resting place of warriors. So…

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Current drama students at Orestimba High School and Yolo Middle School will be joining alumni and theater students across the globe in a special performance to celebrate the return of live theater.

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for its Healthy Soils Program. The program incentivizes implementation and demonstration of on-farm soil health practices that sequester carbon, reduce greenhouse gases, and improve soil health. 

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Mixing in the sounds of a plucky banjo, the sweet vibrations of the mandolin, the deep resonating bass and an authentic twang, Red Dog Ash is finding their groove in the bluegrass arena.

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Local water districts recently received an letter from the State informing them that they are walking away from the Tuolumne River Voluntary Agreement process and instead moving forward with implementation of the Phase 1 Bay-Delta Water Quality Control Plan which calls for 40 percent unimpai…

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Stanislaus County is hoping to bring its communities together to address the current housing market and shortage of homes, which has plagued prospective homebuyers not only locally but state and nationwide.

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Everyone in the 209 area code will have to use 10-digit numbers, and sometimes a 1 before that, to place calls and texts, as part of an area code relief plan.

Stanislaus County, the cities within in it, and the County Board of Education have launched a planning effort to assess risks from natural, human-health, and human-caused hazards and to identify ways to reduce those risks. 

The North American Pollinator Protection Campaign (NAPPC) on Tuesday presented its Business for Bees Sustainability Award to the Almond Board of California (ABC) and the state’s almond farmers. This is an honor reserved for standout organizations that go above and beyond to support pollinators.

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The VFW Joseph R Rose Post 7635 in Gustine marked their 75th anniversary with a special dinner and ceremony to thank all the veterans and volunteers that have made the local organization thrive for so many decades.