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National Co-op Month highlights local impact

From an aerial view the Central Valley looks like a quilt. Each row of that quilt is stitched by local farmers who carefully tend to their rows of crops, which are commonly almonds in this area. California produces more than 80 percent of the world's almonds much of which can be traced to Blue Diamond, one of the nation's largest cooperatives.

October 29, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


THS students show Blue and Gold pride

In anticipation of the annual homecoming football game against Atwater on Friday, Turlock High School students started celebrating on Monday with dress up days and the week culminated in a downtown parade on Friday.

October 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Farmers market comes to a festive close

Locals will have to hunt down another local farmers' market or return to grocery stores for their produce and goods, as the Turlock Certified Farmers' Market season officially ended on Friday.

October 26, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Denair Unified, teachers still at odds; District heads further into financial crisis

The Denair Unified School District and the Denair Unified Teachers' Association agreed on one thing Wednesday night at the DUSD Board meeting: they disagree.

October 25, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD subs receive unexpected pay raise

In a penny-pinching economy where every cent matters, Turlock substitute teachers can enjoy the freedom that a few extra dollars affords them due to a recent pay increase.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


A QUESTION OF HONOR

Stanislaus Military Academy prides itself on teaching students honor, respect and maturity. However, recently an almost ironic tension can be felt at the Turlock campus as some parents claim the school has dishonored the students by not holding staff up to the highest standards, while others believe some parents have merely overreacted to their strict code.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Local dentist helps send Halloween candy to troops

Two years ago TV personality Jimmy Kimmel created a viral internet sensation through his YouTube challenge that asked parents to take away their children's Halloween candy and tape the children's reactions leaving some mad, some sad, and some downright confused. Fortunately this year, children have the opportunity to avoid the "trick" and instead "treat" our troops abroad to some of the Halloween fun by donating their excess candy.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


California dairy producers argue for federal pricing

The California Dairy Campaign's request to raise cheese milk prices and whey factor values was denied Tuesday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which opted instead to grant an extension on the temporary price relief.

October 24, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar student champions black belt title, pursues drama

With a black belt in Taekwondo and a penchant for theater, Liam Wickstrom is not your average 13-year old.

October 22, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Roselawn students get DeNoble lesson in tobacco addiction

Dr. Victor DeNoble used to help promote cigarettes as a scientist for a tobacco company. Today, he spends his life educating young people on the dangers of tobacco addiction.

October 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Ghoulish education

It is not unusual for a student to take out a loan during college, but it is unusual for that student to use the loan to finance an event for other young adults such as local student Caleb Monticalvo has done.

October 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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