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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


Pecans top winning pumpkin pie

If you ask Turlock resident Terry Foote what makes a really good pumpkin pie, she'll tell you it's the pecans. Her recipe took home the first-place prize at the Dubyak Family Chiropractic annual pumpkin pie contest Monday night, and the caramel nuts topping her champion dessert won the judges over in a heartbeat.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID helps conserve energy this Christmas

A number of holiday decorations will remain bright while saving Turlock residents money this Christmas season, thanks to Turlock Irrigation District's first-ever holiday light exchange.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Festival of Lights set to welcome holidays

One of Turlock's most beloved traditions is hitting the streets of downtown on Friday, as the annual Festival of Lights celebration looks to illuminate Main Street once more.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


White supremacy propaganda returns to Stanislaus State

Just over a year after alt-right messages displayed around campus raised concerns at Stanislaus State, the posters have appeared once again at the university.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Family business handles Christmas light stress

Name of business: Mr. 209 Incorporated

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


School district presents plans for priority bond projects

A new football field, bigger parking lots and a state-of-the-art science building are just a few developments in store for Turlock Unified School District's elementary and high school campuses, and just over a year after the election which made them possible, projects funded by Measure N and O are beginning to take shape.

November 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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 less than a year.

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 Luncheon, stuffing dollars, coins and checks into the organization's iconic red kettles to kick start their holiday fundraising campaign.

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


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Know Your Neighbor: Jerry Powell

Central Valley born and raised, Turlock resident Jerry Powell has made a name for himself in the city through his work in real estate, construction ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlocker heads effort to fight African illiteracy

In the villages throughout West Africa, school books are hard to come by, and over the past decade, Books and More Education Foundation has sent ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Lions help kids see the future

Within seconds, Turlock Lions Club member Leroy Knapp was able to identify possible vision problems for students at Cunningham Elementary School Wednesday morning – part of ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Town Center sees new life

Before Monte Vista Crossings became Turlock's go-to retail hub, the Turlock Town Center served as one of the community's largest, most-frequented shopping pads ...

January 19, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New look, logo for Brenda Athletic Clubs

Name of Business: Brenda Athletic Clubs

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Book sale to benefit Turlock Library

With over 16,000 books to choose from, the return of the annual Friends of the Turlock Public Library book sale is sure to cause ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Senior Chorus delivers weekly inspiration

Classic movie and show tunes like "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "June in January" rang throughout the walls of Paramount Court Senior Living ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


New eatery coming to downtown Turlock

Downtown Turlock's Bistro 234 has pleased the palates of Central Valley diners for nearly two decades, and now, owners Jennifer Doerksen and Leroy Walker ...

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Denair superintendent to leave at school year’s end

In an emotional Denair Unified School District Board meeting Thursday night, Aaron Rosander announced that after over four years of service he will not be ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Three competing for county Superintendent seat

The 2018 midterm election this November will mark the end of an era for Stanislaus County's current Superintendent of Schools, and the race for ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


Know Your Neighbor: Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest

Gabrielle Aguiar-Forrest is the owner of Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy in downtown Turlock. She's married and has a 14-year-old stepson and 2-year-old toddler. Gabrielle ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock mom furious after teacher injures son

A Turlock mother has pulled her son out of his Medeiros Elementary preschool classroom for fear of his safety after a teacher dragged him across ...

January 12, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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