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Grand reopening of CSU Stanislaus' Science 1 Building encourages student success

University campuses are places of intellectual pursuit, and now a more cross-educational conversation will be taking place at the California State University, Stanislaus campus as the newly renovated Science 1 Building is playing host to a unique assortment of areas of study including mathematics, philosophy, modern languages and the School of Nursing.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


The Good Samaritan: Custodian returns $3K in found money

A man in Clovis spent over a year wondering where he left his jacket - and the $3,400 in cash in the pocket of that jacket after attending a Modesto Model A's Swap Meet event at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. That is until a Turlock High School custodian found it at the school and turned in the jacket and hefty wad of cash.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


20 years of bi-lingual education

Twenty years ago Ed Ewing was flipping through the Turlock Journal when he came across an article about the new bilingual and biliterate educational opportunities through an immersion program at Osborn School. After showing his wife the article, the couple decided that once their 1-year-old son was ready, they would place him into the program not knowing that one day Ed Ewing would preside over the school as principal.

May 15, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Pitman student prepares for his future through Leadership Academy

Stanislaus County has many career opportunities, but sometimes it requires knowing where to look to locate the best job. The Stanislaus County Office of Education aims to enrich the region and the lives of local students by uniting them with career opportunities through the Stanislaus Leadership Academy.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


87-year-old Boy Scout earns Lifetime Achievement Award

When Win Quinley joined his local Boy Scouts of America troop he was 12 years old and the year was 1940. Fast forward 74 years and Quinley maintains the same passion for the Boy Scouts of America as he did as a young man.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Students learn safe cycling at bike rodeo

Riding bicycles is an eco-friendly form of transportation and a fun way to exercise, but as locals hit the streets it's important to know the proper bike etiquette in order to keep the road safe for drivers and cyclists alike.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Award winning taste: Bella Viva Orchards enters new product in Valley food expo

Pick up a bag of dried apples from local company Bella Viva Orchards and the ingredient label will have one item: apples.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Brewfest doubles in size

Locals flocked to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Saturday for the Central Valley Brewfest, a one day event that featured beers and hard ciders from both local and out-of-state breweries. The second annual event not only doubled in the number of beers offered from last year, but also in attendance as well.

May 13, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Chatom celebrates annual agriculture

Chatom Elementary School was a zoo on Friday - literally.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Earl Elementary sixth graders revive ancient history

The mascot of Earl Elementary School is the "Explorer" and this week sixth grade students exemplified this by "traveling" through time to discover the past civilizations of Greece, Rome and Egypt in an interactive program titled Walking through the Ancient World.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


New agriculture application comes to fruition

This is the first year that the number of mobile devices exceeds the number of people on the planet and local farmers and agribusinesses have the opportunity to use this boost in technology to their advantage through Ag Link Connect.

May 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar’s Every 15 Minutes a community production

Paige Parrott is becoming an expert in blood.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


THS Transitional Partnership Program equips students with confidence

Leaving the school system and entering the workforce can often pose challenges for students, especially those who lack exposure to the protocol expected in the professional sphere. However, numerous Turlock High School students will be entering the workforce ahead of the curve after an instrumental two-day etiquette lesson through the Transitional Partnership Program.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


CSUS rated well on new presidential university rankings

Many students and parents are well versed in scanning college ranking websites when preparing to apply for college and locals should rest assured that a quality education is within grasp as California State University, Stanislaus has recently been well ranked according to President Barack Obama's new university rating system.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Marlene Bergstrom nabs Teacher of the Year award

Fourth grade teacher Marlene Bergstrom of Medeiros Elementary School was named the 2014 Teacher of the Year by the Modesto Rotary Club and Stanislaus County Office of Education for the fourth through sixth grade division.

May 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Articles By Author - Elizabeth Arakelian


The Studio brings a community centric approach to fitness

Name: The Studio

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Annual calendar raises funds for Friends of Turlock Animal Shelter

What turns a house into a home? Ask John Pinkerton and he might just say hanging a Friends of the Turlock Shelter calendar on the wall.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock, region’s future dissected at Chamber’s Economic Trends Breakfast

Agriculture is a $3.6 billion industry in the Stanislaus County which is dependent upon one precious commodity: water.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City to fill vacant administrative position

In a sign of recovering economic times, the City of Turlock will be hiring an Administrative Services Director, a position that has not been filled since 2009.

October 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Thousands seek employment at Hilmar Cheese hiring fair

A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.

October 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Small businesses play integral role in local, national economy

There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Lazar honored as elected official of the year by Latino Roundtable

Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Romson’s offers restaurant-quality cuisine at a food truck price

Name of Business: Romson's Kebab

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Keyes to host first fall parade in 30 years

After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Off Center thrift shop raises $500,000 for local nonprofits

On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Hilmar Cheese to host hiring fair for Turlock, Hilmar sites

Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.

October 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


The final chapter: Candidates’ stories take shape as Election Day approaches

Elections are largely about the narratives candidates tell according to Stephen Routh, professor and chair of the Politics Department at California State University, Stanislaus.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Former SF Giants manager to make an appearance at Dick’s in Turlock

Dick's Sporting Goods may have nearly 600 stores in the country but there is only one Dusty Baker who will be appearing at the grand opening of Turlock's newest athletic store during Halloween weekend.

October 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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