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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


2018 rings in new minimum wage, vote by mail

A slew of new regulations were rung in with the new year on Monday for Californians, from minimum wage hikes to immigration policies.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


County, surrounding cities prepare for recreational pot

New Year's Day is right around the corner, and with it brings recreational marijuana sales around the state. While California voters chose to support Proposition 64 during the 2016 general elections, local government leaders at the city and county level have prepared for the coming influx of pot in different ways.

December 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Inaugural restaurant week will bring dining deals

Whip out your forks, unfold your napkins and put your eating pants on because Turlock's first-ever, week-long dining extravaganza is coming to town.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Madrigals hit the high note for United Samaritans

Twenty-two voices are better than one, and the Pitman High School Madrigals now know this first hand. Thanks to the choir's extraordinary talent, The United Samaritans Foundation on Tuesday received a late Christmas present: over 3,000 pounds of Foster Farms chicken to help feed the community's less fortunate.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Future Soldier program gets students Army-ready

The process to become a soldier in the U.S. Army is a long and oftentimes difficult journey, but young men and women who make the decision to serve their country are able to transition into the Army lifestyle with ease thanks to a program which helps them adjust before even stepping foot onto a training location.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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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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