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State budget proposal spells more funding for TUSD

In his final budget proposal before leaving office at the end of the year, Governor Jerry Brown is providing a burst of spending for education in 2018-2019, benefitting students throughout the state and schools within the Turlock Unified School District.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Third time’s a charm for Eggman

While many Democratic candidates vying to replace Congressman Jeff Denham and represent California's 10th Congressional District have been campaigning and debating for months, a familiar face announced on Monday that he too would be joining the race, challenging the incumbent Republican for the third time in five years.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Know Your Neighbor: Oscar Avila

Turlock resident Oscar Avila has been involved in the city's grocery scene for the past 40 years, the last 21 of which he has spent at Cost Less Market on West Main Street. As store manager, he has helped the community find groceries while contributing to a thriving downtown economy. Along with being an active member of the business community, Avila prides himself in civic participation and attends every Turlock City Council meeting.

January 29, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

State budget proposal impacts CSU

The 2018-2019 state budget proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month includes an unimpressive amount of funding allotted for the California State University system has Stanislaus State scrambling to make budget adjustments.

January 26, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Community marches against hate

Four months after the Coalition Against Hate gave the Turlock City Council a standing ovation, the group marched on City Hall, frustrated that the town's government hasn't adequately enforced an anti-hate resolution adopted in September.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

President Junn talks strategy, graduation rates at spring address

When Ellen Junn was officially inaugurated as the 11th president of Stanislaus State last March, she asked the university community to imagine with her the future of the school. That future is well on its way to being realized, as made evident by the president's annual spring address delivered to a crowd of over 200 on Tuesday morning.

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Turlock duo turns passion for photography into business

Name of business: MKL Photography

January 23, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

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 and development and thanks to downtown nightlife destinations The Udder Place and The Grand Cru, which he co-owns. The businessman served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1992, and is a Stanislaus State alum. Powell also gives back to the community through his work on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, where he has served for close to 20 years.

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 numerous shipments of books to those in Ghana who need them most. In an effort to both break the area's cycle of poverty and increase the quality of life through education, the foundation is now preparing to ship a massive haul of books out of Turlock and into Nigeria – the culmination of an effort years in the making.

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 the annual free vision screenings hosted by the club at elementary sites throughout the city.

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. After struggling in the years that followed the loss of several large retailers, the longstanding shopping center is now bouncing back thanks to the addition of new tenants, renovations and a supportive community.

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 excitement amongst the city's bibliophiles.

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 on Tuesday afternoon, much to the delight of those watching the performance. But, it wasn't a Broadway ensemble that had made its way into the assisted living home – it was the talent of the Turlock Senior Chorus which drew applause of approval from the small crowd.

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 are expanding their talents just a few blocks down the street with a new restaurant that's in the works - First and Main.

January 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin

Zumbathon to benefit Salvation Army

The RAIZ Promotora Program at Aspiranet's Turlock Family Resource Center strengthens the well-being of the local Latino community through family-friendly activities – one of which ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

TUSD students ‘walkout’ of class to protest gun violence

A month after students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School ran for their lives from the hallways and classrooms where their peers were shot to ...

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Turlock students Go Green

Environmental education is important no matter what age you are, but Turlock's youngest residents this week are learning why conservation is key during the ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Chamber Ag Committee awards $35,000 in scholarships

Hilmar High School senior David Edwards has devoted the past four years to his school's FFA program, showing dairy cattle, competing in dairy products ...

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Get head-to-toe style at Glam Boutique

Name of business: Glam Boutique

March 13, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Local

Ag could see impact of steel, aluminum tariffs

Newly-enacted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports have several nations warning of an all-out trade war, and locally, the Central Valley's agricultural ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Turlock, Pitman students to participate in nationwide walkouts

Students at Turlock and Pitman high schools will use their voices to promote social change Wednesday morning when they walk out of their classrooms in ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education

Denair teacher remembered through ‘buddy bench’

Denair Elementary Charter Academy may have lost a beloved teacher over two years ago, but his memory will live on at the campus forever thanks ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Education


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