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UPDATE 6:30 p.m. Turlockers have upped the ante in their search for the source of automated phone calls targeting City Council candidate Mary Jackson. Veterinarian Rob Santos and his wife Kristen, a local author and historian, have added a $1,000 reward to match Mayor John Lazar's $1,000 for information on the "robocalls." Council candidate David Fransen, who is running fourth in the race for two seats, added $1,000 of his own, for a total reward of $3,000.
The race for two seats on the Turlock City Council remained tight late Tuesday, but two newcomers seemed to be pulling away.
TURLOCK -- While the presidential candidates are madly distancing themselves from embattled President Bush, two Turlock City Council candidates hope to ride the coattails of Mayor John Lazar to victory Tuesday.