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Man found dead in Turlock, California home’s front yard

Stanislaus County sheriff’s detectives on Sunday were investigating the death of a 59-year-old man found Saturday night in the front yard of a home. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Sheriff’s officials had not released the man’s name or city of residence as of Sunday afternoon. About 9:15 …

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Bills mount as cities switch to district elections

North County cities have spent more than $1 million switching from traditional at-large elections to a system that elects City Council members by voting districts, according to a tally by U-T Watchdog. The change has been spurred by a Malibu attorney threatening to sue cities over voting rights, but many …

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Unemployment rate falls in Turlock, Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County continued to decline in September, according to the latest data from the Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate in September for Stanislaus County was at 6.5 percent, down from the revised rate of 7.5 percent posted in August. The rate is also below …

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State records first flu-related death for the season

The California Department of Public Health received the first report of an influenza-associated fatality in a person under the age of 65 for the 2017-2018 flu season on Thursday. The person had chronic conditions and the death occurred in Yolo County. “As this unfortunate case illustrates, the flu can …

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Fight coming between Merced County sheriff and pot advocates

Merced County Sheriff’s deputies cleared out a “commercial grow” of more than 600 marijuana plants on Friday, where the growers used large amounts of fertilizer, pesticides and other chemicals. Sgt. Ray Framstad said cultivation sites like the one found in the 9700 block of South Highway 59 in El Nido …

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Football game forfeited after players join bleachers brawl

A Southern California high school football team forfeited its final home game of the season after players joined a brawl in the bleachers. The Desert Sun reports that Desert Hot Springs High School forfeited to Coachella Valley after fights broke out Friday night. Principal George Bullis decided to forfeit the …

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