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Inaugural seed swap at Denair public library

Aspiring and veteran gardeners have the opportunity to enrich their land plots by exchanging seeds at the Denair Library's inaugural Seed Swap.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TUSD prepares to accommodate long-term growth

Too much of a good thing can exist, such as when classes at schools are overfilled with students which can impact the academic environment and the quality of learning. Fortunately, the Turlock Unified School District keeps track of trends and is planning for an increase in student enrollment in upcoming years.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Governor Brown talks local education in Stanislaus

Gov. Jerry Brown took a more literal approach to his latest state funding initiative, the Local Control Funding Formula which places more spending authority in the hands of local districts, by paying local public education officials a visit last week.

March 06, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TUSD reduces teaching staff, increases class size

As Turlock Unified School District prepares for its first year under the new Local Control Funding Formula, 17 temporarily contracted teachers will be released from their positions at schools across the District.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


TJHS celebrates School to Watch designation

The central quad of Turlock Junior High School was crowded with the school's student body of over 1,300 on Monday, who were joined by local and state dignitaries during a morning ceremony celebrating the selection of the local junior high school as a California 2014 School to Watch.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Grab a book and take a look

The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So they sat in the classroom all that cold, cold, wet day.

March 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Denair cuts teaching positions

The past year has been a tumultuous one for the Denair Unified School District, and although it has narrowly avoided a state takeover, the difficult decisions are not over as the District has officially voted to cut several positions.

February 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


City takes green message to school

It's time to "go green" but not because Saint Patrick's Day is fast approaching. Rather, it is the City of Turlock's annual Go Green Week, the City's primary environmental educational campaign.

February 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


MJC hiring for increased class offerings

Qualified locals looking to make an impression on college students through instruction may have the opportunity to do so at Modesto Junior College, which is hiring full time faculty to accommodate the additions of hundreds of new courses.

February 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Book Review: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

"The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, translated from the original Czech, is a glorified game of connect the dots. However, unlike the childhood game which reveals a standard image to all players, this novel unveils a figurative picture unique to each reader.

February 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | ARTS/LEISURE


Local business Paints it Forward

Generosity was in the air on Saturday as local company Lancaster Painting employees donated their time to offer a complimentary paint job to a local community member as part of the company's annual Paint it Forward event.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TUSD students raise $27k for children with heart disease

Thirty children will have the opportunity to attend a summer session of Camp Taylor, a camp for children with heart disease, thanks to the efforts of the Turlock Unified School District students who raised $27,400 through a coin drive.

February 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Olympic inspiration

Denair Academic Avenues charter school students were treated to an inspirational morning assembly on Friday as local Olympian Ali Cox spoke about her experience rowing in the 2004 Summer Olympics. A silver medalist in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and a gold medal world champion among other accomplishments, Cox stressed the four key elements to her success to the students: setting goals, working hard, being a good teammate, as well as being focused and prepared. Cox chose four excited students to wear her memorabilia from the significant rowing years of her career, from her time at the University of San ...

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Evolving Education: Online college courses require attention for the future

First it was chalkboards, then it was white boards and now it is online message boards. The face of education is changing.

February 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Walnut Elementary wins $10,000 through national competition

Money doesn't grow on trees, but it can be won with them.

February 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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Articles By Author - Elizabeth Arakelian


Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlocker gets shot at dream job with NASA

Every July 2 Edwin Betady celebrates his birthday and this year was especially meaningful as he had other news to celebrate - his first paid position interning for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA.

July 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


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