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Know Your Neighbor: Ray Mendonca

Turlock High School football fans may recognize longtime announcer Ray Mendonca's voice, which echoes throughout Joe Debely Stadium on Friday nights, but now, readers can get to know the man behind the microphone. A lifelong Turlock resident, Mendonca's grandfather moved to the city during the great depression and purchased the family farm. Today, the avid Oakland Athletics, Raiders and Golden State Warriors fan serves as Water Operations Manager for Turlock Irrigation District.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Chatom Unified promotes positive parenting

Every family dreams of watching their child walk the stage and receive a diploma one day, but on Wednesday, students within Chatom Unified School District were able to see weeks of hard work come to fruition for not themselves, but for their parents during a special graduation ceremony.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Delhi celebrates Day of the Dead

Delhi High school will be hosted its 3rd annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Wednesday. The community event included an elaborate art gallery that Delhi High School students put together, along with folkloric dances, student performances and traditional food.

November 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Student social media posts ignite racial discussion

Derogative social media posts created by local high school students have sparked a heated discussion about race relations in Turlock among students and community members alike.

October 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


City’s newest salon has rustic flair

Name of business: Rustic Rae's Hair Salon

October 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pancake breakfast to benefit cancer-stricken Denair resident

Nothing tastes better than giving back to a worthy cause, unless perhaps you're digging into a fresh stack of pancakes drizzled in maple syrup. For over 40 years, the Denair Lions Club has combined these two concepts at their annual pancake breakfast, which encourages the community to eat, enjoy and donate to those who need it most.

October 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pitman blows out Golden Valley with special win

Pitman High School's 47-7 defeat of Golden Valley High School during Friday night's football game was special for several reasons. Not only were seniors savoring their last regular season game at Joe Debely Stadium and the rest of the crowd celebrating with them the pink spirit of cancer awareness night, but Pride senior Steven Shamgochian, who was diagnosed with autism, scored the final touchdown of the game in a touching moment that brought the stands to their feet.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Frighteningly-good deals, giveaways abound this Halloween

There's nothing scary about free food and saving money, but some businesses around town are offering deals, giveaways and special promotions for customers in the spirit of Halloween that are sure to make wallets scream with joy. While some bargains require costume-clad customers and others look to make trick-or-treating safer, all are guaranteed to make the holiday just a bit sweeter.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Mayor’s Youth Conference brings student leaders to City Hall

The business trail blazers, politicians, public safety heroes and young professionals of Turlock's tomorrow learned just what it takes to be a decision maker for the city during the third annual Mayor's Youth Conference on Thursday, converging at City Hall for a lesson on leadership and teamwork from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Rockies Rustic Designs creates custom gifts

Name of business: Rockies Rustic Designs

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock high schools prepare for Harvest Bowl

Turlock's most-anticipated high school football game of the year may not be for another week, but the Pitman Pride, Turlock Bulldogs and Turlock Unified School District are already preparing for the 14th annual Harvest Bowl.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stan State to host candidate forums

During the Fall 2016 election, students at Stanislaus State were inspired to bring political awareness back onto campus and reinitiate the school's Democratic Party Club, hosting a variety of events aimed at encouraging students to rock the vote. The students' political activism has continued into 2017 and over the next few weeks, candidates from both the local Congressional and statewide Gubernatorial races will convene at the university for three such events where they will answer questions, beginning first with a forum featuring those running to represent Congressional District 10.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Pride rolls through Gauchos

The Pitman High School varsity football team ended homecoming week on a high note with its 50-27 defeat of the El Capitan High School Gauchos Friday night, heading into the last two weeks of Central California Conference competition with just one loss in league play.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Local Realtors inspire children to read

Realtors are familiar with handing new home owners a shiny set of keys, but on Wednesday a group of agents from Turlock's Aspire Home Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pride serves up tasty thank you

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Pitman High School put their talents toward a worthy cause on Thursday, hosting a luncheon for eight veterans.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denham: Tax plan ‘promotes real economic growth’

The first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades is in the works, as Senate Republicans revealed the details of their ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local veterans honored by Library of Congress

Three Turlock veterans now have a place in history after Congressman Jeff Denham presented video interviews with them and other Central Valley war heroes to ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TUSD considers westside school boundary change

The Turlock unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received an update on a potential boundary change for students at Wakefield Elementary upon the ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Election 2017: Early results show huge support for Measure S

Preliminary results from the Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election showed that voters overwhelmingly supported the countywide renewal of Measure S, and while one small school ...

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Salvation Army ready to kickoff another holiday season

Bells will ring, teams will dash and cash will fly this month at one of the Salvation Army's biggest fundraising events of the year ...

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Newest downtown shop ready to transform homes

Name of business: Urban Market Design and Decorating

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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