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Congressional candidates talk healthcare, economy at debate

Democratic candidates vying for a shot to represent California's 10th Congressional District had their first chance to make an impression on voters Wednesday night at the Assyrian American Civic Club in Turlock, where they gathered on stage for their first debate ahead of the June primary election.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Retail shop with mature twist in the works for Turlock

A new store coming to town will be rated "M" for mature customers only, or, at least a small section of it will be.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pitman High FFA sees growth

At the end of the last school year Pitman High School FFA students made their voices heard during a Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, pleading for more support for their campus' young agricultural program. The group returned Tuesday night to share just how far their program has come in the past four months, boasting an increased enrollment, two new instructors and a portfolio of ag-related events the FFA chapter has participated in.

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Wine, crepes and more at new downtown eatery

Name of business: Loza Wine & Crepes

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dynamic duos dance for charity

Brothers and sisters, fathers and daughters, husbands and wives and even a few close friends took the stage for the fourth annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars event Saturday evening, waltzing and tangoing their way to the most profitable night the fundraiser has seen during its four-year run, and, of course, one of the event's coveted mirror ball trophies.

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Water rights bill awaits Governor’s signature

A landmark passage of water rights legislation occurred over the weekend when Assemblyman Adam Gray's Assembly Bill 313 received final approval on the last day of the legislative session – the next-to-final step toward becoming law for the bill, which requires that unbiased administrative law judges conduct water rights enforcement hearings, rather than the State Water Board.

September 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Rosalee Rush

Stanislaus State's new Senior Associate Vice President for Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, Rosalee Rush, was drawn to the university because of its focus on student success, as well as President Ellen Junn's commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment. Before coming to Turlock, Rush served in a similar role at Bloomsbury University of Pennsylvania. She is a Michigan native, however, earning both her master's and bachelor's degrees in journalism from Michigan State University. Joining Rush in Turlock are her husband, Ty, and three children, Dominic, Kayden and Jordan Grace.

September 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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


Defense gives Turlock edge over Modesto

The Turlock High School football team was able to stifle the offense of former and future league rival Modesto High School during Friday night's game at Joe Debely Stadium, securing a 14-7 victory and .500 record for the Bulldogs as they head into Central California Conference play next week.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports


Pour your own craft beer at Pizza Factory

In a perfect world, watching a football game with a group of friends at your favorite pizza parlor would never be interrupted by waiting in line for a pitcher of beer. Turlock Pizza Factory owner Brent Jonson envisioned this world, and, wanting to bring it to Turlock, recently installed the city's first self-serve beer wall – a 10-tap display that allows customers to pour their own beer.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Donnelly Park playground to close for renovations

The Children's Play Park at Donnelly Park will be closed for six days next week for repairs thanks to a partnership between the City of Turlock and Turlock Sunrise Rotary, which has adopted the playground as a service project nearly 20 years after playing a vital role in its original construction.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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


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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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