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New boutique brings city style downtown

Name of business: Intro

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's term.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayors Kettle Challenge to help make up lost Salvation Army funds

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth is calling on the community to support a well-deserving cause during this weekend's fifth annual Salvation Army Mayors Kettle Challenge, which will raise much-needed funds for the nonprofit organization through some friendly competition.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tigers make tremendous donation

Just one of Turlock Together's iconic blue barrels can weigh up to 475 pounds when filled to the brim with canned food items, making Turlock Junior High School's recent donation of 31 containers all the more impressive.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fundraising competition seeks best punch recipe

The holidays are a joyous time for many, but for those battling addiction, the celebratory season can often make them feel alienated and lonely. To help make Christmas enjoyable for all community members, staff at Prodigal Sons & Daughters are hosting an alcohol and drug free event that everyone can participate in, and even adds a little bit of competition to the holiday while raising funds for the local nonprofit.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


JUMPING FOR ST. JUDE’S

The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Stanislaus State was able to raise $150 for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in just one day this week during their annual "Jump for Jude" event, which saw members of the fraternity jump on a trampoline in the campus quad for 32 hours straight Nov. 29 – Nov. 30. TKE brothers, like Cristhian Gonzalez pictured, jumped continuously in shifts that are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the trampoline's springs creaking throughout the night. While they jumped, the fraternity members asked students for donations.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Realtors: Tax reform could drive down home values

The Central Valley Association of Realtors fear that the Republican tax reform plan could drive down the value of owning a home, and plan to take their grievances to Congressman Jeff Denham's district office on Tuesday during a protest rally.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Quilting with kindness

The quilting group at the Turlock Senior Center made winter much warmer for those in hospice care Wednesday afternoon, when they donated 18 handcrafted quilts to Covenant Care Hospice.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Classic tales come to life during annual Christmas parade

The Turlock Downtown Christmas Parade made its way down Main Street for the 39th time Friday night, with floats fit for a fairy tale taking front and center stage as the city erupted with holiday cheer.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


A cut above: Barber Club prides itself on gallantry

Name of business: Barber Club

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Golfing for a good cause

The inaugural golf tournament benefiting Jessica's House took place on Oct. 9, and the event's planning committee was hoping to raise at least $20,000 for the grief support center. On Monday, Michael Everett, Mark Kirkes, Jim Heller, Dianna Bettencourt, Susan Quigley, Robin Swartz and Kenny Fisher were able to present the center's executive director Erin Nelson and EMC Health CEO Linda Stuhmer with a certificate representing more than double that amount. The event, sponsored by Hilmar Cheese, raised $41,104.90 for Jessica's House, and according to Nelson, will be used for a variety of ...

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Annual breakfast helps provide for families in need

For 35 years, the Turlock Christmas CanTree Project has reinforced the giving spirit associated with the holiday season, contributing to the city's efforts of making a difference for those in need through its annual breakfast fundraiser.

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stan State shows Warrior spirit with donations to fire victims

Fires tore through Napa Valley in early October, devastating the region and destroying the lives of many who lost loved ones, homes and entire communities. Among those affected were students, faculty and staff at Sonoma State, and in solidarity with its fellow California State University, Stanislaus State is raising funds to help the campus community get back on its feet.

November 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Report: Regional action needed to grow Valley economy

The North San Joaquin Valley – consisting of adjoining counties San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Merced – exceeded the California state average in job growth this past year, according to the Center for Business and Policy Research at University of the Pacific, but still has plenty of work to do if the agricultural region hopes to be taken seriously by neighboring political and business communities.

November 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Chamber seeking Best of Turlock nominations

Turlock is an ever-growing city teeming with new development, and at its core are some of the most galvanizing business, agricultural and philanthropic figures in the region.

November 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Crowell students REACH news speeds through interactive program

Math, Science, English and History are all still subjects in school, but students at Crowell Elementary School are able to learn about their favorite topics ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen balances schoolwork with boxing career

Like most students at Turlock High School, along with colder weather, Christmas time brings with it thoughts of Winter Formal for sophomore Sandra Tovar. She ...

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Middle Eastern cuisine a family affair at Nami-No

Name of business: Nami-No

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock schools’ innovation honored at awards ceremony

Turlock's schools have a lot to brag about, and that list was recently made even longer thanks to the innovative efforts of Walnut Elementary ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman Madrigals selected to sing at Foster Farms Bowl

The Pitman High School Madrigals had just 20 minutes to rehearse before their final audition Monday, but that didn't stop them from winning the ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Giving tree honors memories of lost loved ones

Debbie Murdock couldn't stand seeing children go without toys during the holidays. Every year, no matter how tough times were, she would make sure ...

December 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stocking stuffer central pops up on Main Street

Finding the right toys to stuff a stocking is hard enough, and the task becomes even more complicated when shoppers are seeking chimney-worthy gifts at ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


LIONS GIVE BACK

Turlock Lions Club members Conrad Renteria and Manuel Drumonde perused the toy aisles at Walmart Friday morning, searching for the perfect toys to purchase for ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock teen finalist in national anthem singing contest

Makenna Boutelle is no stranger to the stage. The Turlock High School senior is already a past winner of her school's own singing competition ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Youth program finds distracted driving an issue in Turlock

Drivers distracted by phones, passengers, pets, food and much more run rampant on roads across the country every day, and recently, a group of teens ...

December 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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