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Conservation is key for cannabis cultivators

As the Central Valley nears the end of yet another dry winter, farmers around the region have water on the mind with irrigation season looming. While the area's largest agribusiness operations include fruit, nut and vegetable crops, marijuana is the state's newest cash crop, and its cultivators are looking to conserve water when growing the in-demand plant.

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair Unified proposes parcel tax, charter district

The Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees unveiled a plan meant to provide a "bold, new future" for its schools Thursday night, calling for a new charter covering all grade levels and a parcel tax ballot measure for district voters.

February 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Irrigation season to begin in March

After an unexpected influx of wet weather put a stop to what would have been an early irrigation period for Turlock Irrigation District water customers in January, dry conditions as of late have growers wondering when the water will come.

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


On the hunt for educators

California is struggling to find teachers, and the statewide shortage has local school districts pining for prospective instructors as the occupation's oldest begin to retire, while younger students are looking past the career altogether.

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock gym lifts women’s fitness to new heights

Name of business: Lifted Fitness

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Third Comic Con rolling into town

An event that can only be described as "Halloween in February" is making its way to Turlock for the third time this weekend, with thousands of people set to make their way to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds for Comic Con – a celebration of all things pop culture, from film and television shows to comic books and video games.

February 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Finance course teaches students money management

While high schoolers around the country may be familiar with lessons on economics, students at Turlock Christian High School are now experts in financial literacy following the first year of a new course – Foundations in Personal Finance.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Candidates for State Legislature stepping forward

As the filing period for open seats in the State Legislature begins Feb. 12, men and women hoping to represent Turlock and the surrounding areas will start campaigning for votes.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Marijuana legalization creating real estate frenzy

The legalization of recreational marijuana in California hasn't just altered the minds of some of Stanislaus County's residents – it's also altered the real estate industry.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Cousin duo provides Quality Auto Service

Name of business: Quality Auto Service

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


State budget proposal spells more funding for TUSD

In his final budget proposal before leaving office at the end of the year, Governor Jerry Brown is providing a burst of spending for education in 2018-2019, benefitting students throughout the state and schools within the Turlock Unified School District.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Third time’s a charm for Eggman

While many Democratic candidates vying to replace Congressman Jeff Denham and represent California's 10th Congressional District have been campaigning and debating for months, a familiar face announced on Monday that he too would be joining the race, challenging the incumbent Republican for the third time in five years.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Oscar Avila

Turlock resident Oscar Avila has been involved in the city's grocery scene for the past 40 years, the last 21 of which he has spent at Cost Less Market on West Main Street. As store manager, he has helped the community find groceries while contributing to a thriving downtown economy. Along with being an active member of the business community, Avila prides himself in civic participation and attends every Turlock City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


State budget proposal impacts CSU

The 2018-2019 state budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month includes an unimpressive amount of funding allotted for the California State University system has Stanislaus State scrambling to make budget adjustments.

January 26, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Community marches against hate

Four months after the Coalition Against Hate gave the Turlock City Council a standing ovation, the group marched on City Hall, frustrated that the town's government hasn't adequately enforced an anti-hate resolution adopted in September.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


New turf in store for Joe Debely

When Turlock's football teams hit the gridiron this fall, athletes will kickoff on a new turf field at Joe Debely Stadium that this time ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Freezing weather hinders almond pollination

Mid-February is typically a busy time for the honey bees tasked with pollinating the Central Valley's almond orchards, but this week's freezing temperatures ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dance troupe takes home Tam-Tam’s top prize

It's been just over three weeks since they took the stage, but dance troupe Lost and Found is still reveling in their first-place finish ...

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock musician sets up shop in Hilmar

Name of business: Chris's Music

February 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dreamers in limbo

As the U.S. Senate turned down plans Thursday night to spare America's 800,000 "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, the Modesto Junior College Civic ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock school, administrators earn accolades

Turlock Junior High School and several Turlock Unified School District administrators have been recognized as some of the best in the region and in the ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Renovations have Dale’s Guitar on the move

For over a decade, Dale Falkenberg has provided the sound of music to the community through Dale's Guitar & Music Lessons, but a new vision ...

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock welcomes Rita’s Italian Ice

Name of business: Rita's Italian Ice

February 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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