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Democrats to take the stage at first Congressional District debate

The 2018 primary election is still over eight months away, but Democrats vying to represent California's 10th Congressional District are already looking to make their voices heard at their first debate next week.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Big-hearted boot camp

The 5th and 6th grade students at Brown Elementary School came together to plan a school-wide fundraiser for victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Friday morning, veering away from the typical school bake sale or "Jog-A-Thon" benefit and instead opting for a boot camp-style event. Students in grades 1 through 6 jumped, weaved, balanced and flipped their way through an obstacle course meant to test their endurance and agility, while the school's kindergarteners participated in small-circuit stations by their classrooms.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Pitman to host first-ever marching band competition

The Pitman High School Marching Pride will be joined by 19 other bands at the end of the month for a parade like no other – the first annual Pitman Preview of Champions band review.

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Power, irrigation affected by heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and irrigation water from the Turlock Irrigation District.

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Hobby Lobby opens its doors

Type of business: Craft and home décor retailer

September 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pride falls in triple OT

The Pitman High School varsity football team suffered a heartbreaking defeat Friday night, coming up short 29-28 against the Pleasant Grove High School Eagles in a thrilling game that went into triple overtime.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Veterans donate shoes to foster youth

Local veterans Bob Russell and Wardee "Gunner" Bruce, both active in Turlock's American Legion chapter and Veterans of Foreign Wars post, purchased 53 pairs of Converse Chuck Taylors from Famous Footwear Friday morning, which will be gifted to foster children in need. The American Legion and VFW donated a combined $2,000 to the cause, orchestrated by Russell after he noticed a considerably empty donation bin for foster youth located inside Mattress Firm.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Forest fires keep students from camp

Several fires burning in California's mountains have already caused a Turlock Unified School District campus to reschedule its annual Sixth Grade Camp, and this week, Turlock Christian junior high and high schools were forced to host a retreat for students here at home as flames continue to threaten their woodland escape, Sugar Pine Christian Camp.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Art Space on Main hunting for new home

Just three years after Art Space on Main opened its doors, the Stanislaus State gallery is saying goodbye to its home at 135 W. Main St.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Tami Truax

Tami Truax is the principal at Cunningham Elementary School and has served as an educator within Turlock Unified School District for over 30 years. In addition to her day job, she also serves on the Turlock Chaplaincy Board and assists with other non-profit groups. After growing up in the Bay Area, Truax continued her education first at Stanislaus State, where she received her bachelor's degree and teaching credential, and then at St. Mary's College, where she earned her master's degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her parents and two sons.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Curing cancer with cannabis focus of upcoming class

In 2010, Turlocker Dennis Hill received terrible news. The biochemist had been diagnosed with aggressive, Stage III adenocarcinoma – prostate cancer. He considered his options from radiation to chemotherapy, but after reading a published study which detailed the use of cannabis to treat inoperable brain cancer in humans, he decided to try the alternative therapy.

September 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Community becomes family at Accurate Family Dental

Name of business: Accurate Family Dental

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


FOCUS Program helps kids exposed to trauma

"Handle with care." Those three small words can have a huge impact on students throughout Turlock Unified School District who may have been exposed to violence or trauma, thanks to a program that has quietly worked to help lessen the effects of traumatic experiences on children throughout Stanislaus County over the past year and a half.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Dreamers in limbo as Trump halts DACA program

Stanislaus State student Luis Fernando Montejano is just like every other Warrior on campus – he attends classes, working toward his bachelor's degree in Political Science, is active in his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and one day hopes to graduate from the university, attend law school and pursue a career in politics.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Trojans best Pride in high-scoring battle

Lincoln High School spoiled the Pitman High School football team's home opener Friday night by a score of 47-40, despite the Pride fighting for the lead until the final minutes of the game.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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