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Keyes Head Start recovers from fire with new building

Over a year after a devastating fire destroyed its home on North Nunes Road, the Keyes Head Start Program has risen from the ashes.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Madueño, Zwahlen commit to Congressional race

Two more Central Valley natives have officially announced their candidacies for California's 10th Congressional District: former Riverbank mayor, small business owner and Stanislaus State alumna Virginia Madueño, and Modesto School Board member and emergency room nurse Sue Zwahlen.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Dine with purpose at Edible Extravaganza

Trying out different cultures, varieties and flavors of food is always fun, but the taste is even sweeter when it's all for a good cause. In just under two weeks, the 31st annual Edible Extravaganza will hit the Modesto Centre Plaza, raising funds for the Center for Human Services while showcasing tastes of the region's finest in food and drink.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Comic Con returning to Turlock

In February, over 2,500 people flocked to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds to participate in Turlock's first-ever Comic Con, transporting the city's geeks and pop culture enthusiasts to an alternate reality filled with superheroes, zombies and even some celebrities. For those who may have missed the first one, or want to participate in the fun again, there's good news: Turlock Comic Con is back.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New year, new look for Stan State gym

The athletics program at Stanislaus State has seen plenty of success over the years, and improvements to the sports facilities around campus reflect those achievements, from new stadium seating at Warrior Baseball Field to the school's state-of-the-art soccer field and track. The home of the school's basketball and volleyball teams, Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena, is the latest venue to receive a makeover, costing nearly $1 million.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Healthy Soils Program accepting applicants

California is the nation's leading agricultural production state when it comes to value and crop diversity, and in order to keep that title, maintaining healthy soils throughout the state's farm and ranchlands is vital. The Healthy Soils Program is accepting applications now and aims to promote the development of such soils, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of benefits to the local community.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


With students back in school, Huntington Learning Center looks to help

Type of business: Tutoring center

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Cunningham launches school-wide ag science program

When Turlock Unified School District Superintendent Dana Trevethan requested that each elementary school in the district develop their own "brand" for the 2017-2018 school year, Cunningham Elementary School Principal Tami Truax knew just what to pick. Agriculture is at the heart of Turlock's community and also surrounds the campus, with grazing horses and crop-tending farmers just a minute's drive away from the school. Now, the school is heading into its first year as a campus with a focus on Agriculture Science, and Truax couldn't be more excited.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Turlock High takes part in solar history

The entire Turlock High School student body made its way out to Joe Debeley Stadium Monday morning to watch the eclipse as part of a special educational activity planned by Science teacher Ryan Hollister. Thanks to Hollister's relationship with Science Friday, a Public Radio International program, he was able to secure 2,600 solar eclipse glasses so that over 2,400 THS students could watch the solar event safely.

August 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Protestors interrupt president’s speech at Stan State

While many have looked to President Donald Trump for a response to recent white supremacist rallies which have resulted in violence around the country, a group of Stanislaus State students are calling on a different president, University President Ellen Junn, to take action against student Nathan Damigo, a well-known white supremacist who helped to organize rallies in both Charlottesville and Berkeley.

August 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Move In Day

Over 600 students moved in to the Stanislaus State dorms on Wednesday, bringing with them boxes, school supplies and an appetite for independence.

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Solar Eclipse 2017

WHAT IS IT?

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Eggs, Issues & Economics talks local success, workforce of tomorrow

Local business, government and education leaders connected over scrambled eggs and hot coffee Thursday morning, receiving economic updates that highlighted the growth of Turlock, as well as the need to continue training a skilled workforce for the area.

August 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


May Day Nursery spreads love for plants at farmers market

Type of business: Wholesale nursery

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TUSD students get a safe start to new school year

The first day of school is an exciting day for everyone, whether you're a parent, teacher or student, but for Sumeet Singh, the day held extra significance this year. Monday was Singh's first day as Walnut Elementary School's newest principal, and already, he feels at home.

August 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


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


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 ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Rainbow Fabrics settles into new location

Type of business: Fabric store

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Don Pedro relicensing reaches major milestone

In what was described as a "historic" day for Turlock Irrigation District, the water agency's Board of Directors on Tuesday gave General Manager Casey ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Continued intersection closure has businesses fighting to survive

Prior to July 31, Circle J Food & Gas was thriving, with customers purchasing as much as 2,000 gallons of gasoline a day. Two doors ...

October 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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