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Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be returning as superintendent after his contract expires this June.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for who will replace him is heating up.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle and her husband live on a 10-acre ranch which they share with Mark Sr. and Robin Forrest - and many animals and dead plants. She has two older sisters, Lucia and Cecilia Aguiar, who own Aguiar Milk Testing, a family business.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across the classroom by his leg, resulting in abrasions to his abdomen.

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Elegant Bull celebrates 30th anniversary

Name of business: Elegant Bull

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock pair shares plant-based diet success

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wet weather postpones early irrigation season

An unexpected influx of wet weather this week has put a stop to Turlock Irrigation District's pre-planned early irrigation period.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the war-torn Middle East, and he was looking forward to beginning a new life.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Dan Cota

Hughson resident Dan Cota is a third-generation beekeeper, who was taught the tricks of the trade by his father and grandfather. While he often keeps a bit of his workers' honey for himself and family friends, the busy group of 300 hives – between 30,000 and 50,000 bees – remains active during the pollinating season by buzzing between the thousands of almond blossoms throughout the area.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


FARM TO FAMILY FEAST

The Turlock Unified School District and the City of Turlock joined forces Wednesday to host the Third Annual Farm to Family Feast – a luncheon at multiple sites comprised of local, fresh food. At Cunningham Elementary School, students and their families enjoyed a delicious tri-tip meal, a petting zoo and face painting, while those at Julien Elementary School enjoyed hot apple crisps topped with whipped cream as part of their meal. Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy feasted as well.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


New developments coming to Countryside Drive

Turlock's Highway 99 retail corridor is no stranger to construction, from the recent addition of craft and décor megastore Hobby Lobby to the current development of the highly-anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center, and now, the shopping strip's south side will soon provide the community with more fast food options, retail choices and new homes to choose from thanks to a flurry of new expansion.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


City Council to consider county cannabis grows

Of the 265 Commercial Cannabis Activity permit requests submitted to Stanislaus County last October from pot entrepreneurs vying for the opportunity to grow, distribute and sell marijuana in the area, just five came from the Turlock area, and three are close enough to the city's limits that they require approval from the Turlock City Council.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


City grapples with illegal cannabis operations

While some cities throughout Stanislaus County have been preparing to institute regulations on recreational cannabis sales, the City of Turlock is still struggling to enforce its ban on all commercial cannabis – including medicinal – which was adopted nearly a year ago.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


‘Mane’ attraction opens downtown

Name of business: The Mane Lounge

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Winter break fun

Kids in Turlock took advantage of the mild winter weather this week, fully enjoying their Christmas vacations by visiting some of Turlock's most exciting spots.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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