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Turlock high schools prepare for Harvest Bowl

Turlock's most-anticipated high school football game of the year may not be for another week, but the Pitman Pride, Turlock Bulldogs and Turlock Unified School District are already preparing for the 14th annual Harvest Bowl.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Farmers soak up benefits of wet winter

The acres of almond, walnut and other crops surrounding Turlock have benefitted immensely from the surplus of irrigation water provided to them this year, with such conditions coming as a result of one of the wettest years on record for the Tuolumne River Watershed.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stan State to host candidate forums

During the Fall 2016 election, students at Stanislaus State were inspired to bring political awareness back onto campus and reinitiate the school's Democratic Party Club, hosting a variety of events aimed at encouraging students to rock the vote. The students' political activism has continued into 2017 and over the next few weeks, candidates from both the local Congressional and statewide Gubernatorial races will convene at the university for three such events where they will answer questions, beginning first with a forum featuring those running to represent Congressional District 10.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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 Friday night, heading into the last two weeks of Central California Conference competition with just one loss in league play.

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 Real Estate, Inc. visited Julien Elementary School to hand out not keys, but books to unlock knowledge to four lucky kindergarten classrooms.

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 and sounds of the city while they enjoy a meal. The canopies, awnings and other outdoor seating arrangements of select downtown businesses will soon be in jeopardy, however, as the City of Turlock is taking a look at structures that are noncompliant with a new outdoor dining permit.

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 and illness that followed were full of heartbreak. Soon, however, there was joy, when it was found that Marjorie McCray was cancer-free.

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 the Board next month will serve an extra year.

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 last day of the legislative session – the next-to-last step toward becoming law – until Monday, when the bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

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 for the District's communications, outreach, education and government affairs programs and initiatives. Reimers advocates on TID's behalf via several state and national professional organizations and she is involved in local organizations as well.

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 saw little offense from the home team.

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? What color dress? To wear jewelry or not to wear jewelry? All are important questions, but before Denair High School's homecoming rally two weeks ago, senior Cierra Rodriguez was pondering a more difficult choice: Should I wear my wig?

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 plenty to learn. There's no better place to master the tricks of the trade than downtown Turlock, where some of the city's most skilled chefs and successful business owners met with the Pride cooks Friday morning, eager to share their experience and, hopefully, inspire some of Turlock's next restaurateurs.

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

February 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local


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