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Journal reporter gets first taste of Renaissance life

As an avid fan of stories like "Game of Thrones" and "The Lord of the Rings," where dragons, knights and queens are more reality than fantasy, I've always secretly wished that I could be transported back in time to medieval days. On Saturday I finally got that chance, making my way – bow, arrow and all – to the Northern California Renaissance Faire for the first of what I expect to be many trips.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey Hashimoto permission to file the final license applications for Don Pedro and La Grange – a milestone in the relicensing process for both projects, which first began over six years ago.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors down at Mid Valley Smoke Shop, the store typically brought in around $350 every day, and at Los Gallos, just across the intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue, the restaurant was prospering, selling $2,000 worth of food daily.

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pride top Falcons in historic victory

Pitman Pride head coach Tom Tyler became the third coach in Turlock history to reach 100 career wins Friday night, as his team emerged victorious from a 39-0 rout of the Atwater Falcons.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Sweet treats for a great cause

Olde Tyme Pastries has joined the Turlock Firefighters Local 2434's campaign to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Test scores remain stagnant statewide, locally

After a lengthy delay, the 2017 scores for the online California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress test in English language arts and mathematics were released last week, showing that at both the local and statewide level, students retained progress made during last year's testing.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


School district elections approaching

With the Nov. 7 Consolidated District Election exactly one month away, three local races are heating up as candidates step forward to govern the area's school districts.

October 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


The Tri-Tipery pops up in Turlock

Name of business: The Tri-Tipery

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Swedish family celebrates 100 years in Turlock

It was Sept. 28, 1917 when eight-year-old Ellen Johanson stepped off the train at the Southern Pacific Railroad station in Turlock with her Swedish family, giving up everything they owned to come to the still-primitive city. In 2017, the Turlock residents that exist today as a result of that brave journey celebrated their family legacy that has flourished in the city for a century, and is still known today thanks to one family member who decided to write everything down.

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Syrian refugees find new home in Turlock

When Adnan Alnabolsi glances at his cell phone to check the time or to make a call, a photo of his son, Waseem, smiles back at him. At the store, when Alnabolsi opens his wallet to make a purchase, the same image of Waseem is the first thing he sees.

October 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Vanessa Guthrie

Twenty-five-year-old Vanessa Guthrie has only lived in Turlock for two years, but already, she has made the city her home. She and her husband Zachary Osborne moved to the Central Valley in 2015 after getting married, and haven't looked back since. The fitness enthusiast opened her own gym, GOH Fitness, in April, where she supports community members on their journeys to look and feel their best with professional help and guidance every step of the way.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Government trailblazers inspire at Women’s Leadership Round Table

Women make up just a small percentage of leaders in government, but the five panelists at Wednesday's 2nd annual Women's Leadership Round Table reminded the audience why that statistic needs to change, challenging those in attendance to make a difference in their local communities.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vista off to rocky start with neighbors

In May, Turlock resident John Snoke stood before the Turlock Planning Commission to voice concerns he and other community members had about construction of the student apartment complex, The Vista, in their neighborhood. In the 42 days since students moved into the complex, a litany of calls to the Turlock Police Department have substantiated those concerns.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Ranch of Horror ready for opening weekend

Name of business: Ranch of Horror

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


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 ...

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 ...

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Downtown dining structures face enforcement

Downtown Turlock is known for its wide selection of restaurants, many of which provide outdoor dining for customers allowing them to soak in the sights ...

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Cancer survivors celebrate hope at annual event

When Turlock resident Clora McCray's daughter was diagnosed with childhood leukemia as an infant, the three years of radiation appointments, doctor's office visits ...

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Heritage Realty ready to help house hunters

Name of business: Valley Heritage Realty

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair Unified moves to even year election cycle

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees voted last week to transition from odd to even year elections, meaning the two candidates elected to ...

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Governor vetoes water rights bill

All seemed to be going well for Assemblyman Adam Gray's water rights legislation, Assembly Bill 313, which in September received final approval on the ...

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Michelle Reimers

Michelle Reimers is the Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the Turlock Irrigation District. She is responsible for managing the strategic planning and development ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Orestimba remains undefeated after trouncing Denair

The Denair High School Coyotes came up short against the undefeated Orestimba High School Warriors Friday night, dropping the contest 58-20 in a game that ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Rare condition doesn’t hold Denair student back

For most girls, a nomination for their high school's homecoming court brings with it a myriad of decisions to be made: Flats or heels ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pride culinary program gets taste of downtown

Though students in Pitman High School's culinary program are used to creating new recipes and whipping up dishes in the classroom, they still have ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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