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County, surrounding cities prepare for recreational pot

New Year's Day is right around the corner, and with it brings recreational marijuana sales around the state. While California voters chose to support Proposition 64 during the 2016 general elections, local government leaders at the city and county level have prepared for the coming influx of pot in different ways.

December 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Inaugural restaurant week will bring dining deals

Whip out your forks, unfold your napkins and put your eating pants on because Turlock's first-ever, week-long dining extravaganza is coming to town.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Madrigals hit the high note for United Samaritans

Twenty-two voices are better than one, and the Pitman High School Madrigals now know this first hand. Thanks to the choir's extraordinary talent, The United Samaritans Foundation on Tuesday received a late Christmas present: over 3,000 pounds of Foster Farms chicken to help feed the community's less fortunate.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education

Future Soldier program gets students Army-ready

The process to become a soldier in the U.S. Army is a long and oftentimes difficult journey, but young men and women who make the decision to serve their country are able to transition into the Army lifestyle with ease thanks to a program which helps them adjust before even stepping foot onto a training location.

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education

Southwestern chain howls into Turlock

Name of business: Dos Coyotes Border Café

December 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Church program helps with overcoming grief

The grief of losing a loved one comes in many forms, but for some, sharing that pain with others who have gone through similar experiences can help ease the heartache. For the past 10 years, Hilmar Covenant Church has provided a safe space where those who may be grieving can share their stories through GriefShare – a 13-week program for adults mourning the loss of someone close to them.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Congress passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

It was a good week for one of the most talked-about pieces of legislation the country has seen this year.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Turlock comes together

Turlock Together's trademark blue barrels slowly disappeared from their locations at schools, fire stations and businesses around the city over the past week, as hundreds of volunteers worked tirelessly to sort, package and prepare for today's big event: distribution day.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Denair enrollment slightly declines

Just one year after experiencing higher-than-expected enrollment numbers, Denair Unified School District is once again seeing a decline in the number of students anticipated to attend the town's schools.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education

Christmas train returns to Oxford Court

The Oxford Court Christmas Train is back in town after a two-year hiatus, giving longtime fans of Turlock's beloved holiday tradition reason to celebrate.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus County sheriff candidate Juan Alanis, his daughter Kayla Yager and wife Barbara Alanis collected toys for Turlock Together and Jessica's House at Carnivore's BBQ Sandwich Shop on Monday night. The toy drive was the second such event Alanis has hosted during his campaign; the group was able to collect about 80 toys for the Modesto Family Justice Center recently as well.

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Meshy Me Wreaths helps locals customize their doors

Name of business: Meshy Me Wreaths

December 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Crowell students REACH news speeds through interactive program

Math, Science, English and History are all still subjects in school, but students at Crowell Elementary School are able to learn about their favorite topics through an exciting, hands-on approach.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education

Job fair to provide opportunities for veterans

Local residents looking for employment opportunities will have the chance to get hired come Dec. 20, as Balance Staffing is hosting a job fair hiring for positions in Turlock and Modesto.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local

Turlock teen balances schoolwork with boxing career

Like most students at Turlock High School, along with colder weather, Christmas time brings with it thoughts of Winter Formal for sophomore Sandra Tovar. She plans to go with a group of friends, and although the event isn't until January, she already knows what color dress she wants to wear: royal blue.

December 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | High School Sports

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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

Soiseth talks campaign, inclusivity at Stan State

Mayor Gary Soiseth visited Stanislaus State Tuesday evening for a special "One on One with the Mayor," where he shared his campaign priorities and handled ...

March 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


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