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Technology is key in TUSD classrooms

When Walnut Elementary School teacher Bret Sutterley began teaching in 1979, it was rare to find a computer in a home, let alone a classroom. Flash forward to 2017, however, and the fifth grade instructor has learned to incorporate technology into nearly every lesson, whether it be treating students to a video chat with a scientist that is half way across the country, or using a computer to create a multimedia presentation.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Sowing comfort one bear at a time

Just two weeks ago, 25 cuddly teddy bears served as stars of the Turlock Garden Club's blue ribbon-winning display in the Floriculture exhibit at the Stanislaus County Fair, but on Wednesday, the stuffed animals officially retired from the limelight when the club donated them to Jessica's House, where they will now serve as symbols of comfort for grieving children.

August 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


New health center opening met with applause, protest

The grand opening of Turlock's expanded Golden Valley Health Center on West Main Street was a cause for celebration Wednesday, but as community members, legislators and City representatives gathered for the ceremony, protestors also arrived in opposition to Congressman Jeff Denham.

August 03, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


American Family Dentistry settles into new, tech-savvy home

Type of business: Dental office

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Wakefield Head Start project nearing completion

The year 2017 is one that has involved plenty of change for Wakefield Elementary School, and more is still to come. As Turlock Unified School District's improvements to the site's Head Start program inch closer and closer to completion, the Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a bid for construction on the Wakefield Kindergarten Relocation Project, which is expected to begin within the next two weeks.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Local inventor’s newest creation teaches ins and outs of driving

When Turlocker Juan Pineda Sanchez noticed a disturbing trend of vehicular accidents among teenagers while reading the newspaper, the inventor and entrepreneur decided to take matters into his own hands. His latest invention, a board game called Driving Trivia, helps players learn the laws, rules and regulations of driver's education while having fun along the way.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kids Day, new vendors can be found at Turlock Certified Farmers Market

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market just surpassed the halfway mark of its season, which runs through Oct. 14, but new vendors, produce and activities can still be found during the remaining months of the market's second season at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

August 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley Vision seeks input on transportation, land use

Four years ago, the Stanislaus Council of Governments created a plan of action known as Valley Vision Stanislaus in order to make the roads less congested, jobs more available and air in the Central Valley much cleaner. It's now time to update the plan, and a series of workshops are being held next week to receive community input on what infrastructure improvements the area deems most necessary.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham legislation to expand teaching health centers

Congressman Jeff Denham has already introduced legislation to entice doctors to work in the Central Valley, and on Thursday he unveiled his newest bill aimed at expanding access to medical care within his 10th District by establishing more Teaching Health Center programs throughout the region.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


TUSD addresses cyberbullying, suicide with video series

In the past, teachers had to worry about how to stop bullying in the classroom and on the playground, but now, there is an entire world online where students are free to message, post and stream whatever they want, whenever they want. To prevent bullying on the world wide web, Turlock Unified School District is working to develop a series of videos which address cyberbullying, digital footprint, internet safety and suicide, connecting students to resources and raise awareness of acceptable online behavior.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


TID making progress on site expansion

After purchasing the former Turlock Police Department facility in 2015, construction on the property which will bring new, conveniently-located Water Distribution and Power Operation buildings to the Turlock Irrigation District's Palm Street Operations Complex is well underway, according to an update given to the Board of Directors Tuesday.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Angelic shaved ice served up at Heaven Snow’s new location

Name of business: Heaven Snow

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Local advocates push for State of Jefferson

A group of California residents are fed up with unfair representation within the state's government, which they say has led to excessive regulations and over taxation throughout northern counties. The group, a grassroots effort known as the State of Jefferson, hope to create a new state from Northern California to combat these issues, and local advocates hope that Stanislaus County will join the cause.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Bowling alley construction in full swing

In as little as six months, residents of Turlock will once again be lacing up their bowling shoes as construction on the highly-anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center is well underway.

July 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock High grad competes at national rodeo event

This summer was recent Turlock High School graduate Lane Wheeler's last chance to compete at the National High School Finals Rodeo, so when he arrived in Gillette, Wyoming, for the week-long event, he didn't take a single second for granted.

July 25, 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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