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Government trailblazers inspire at Women’s Leadership Round Table

Women make up just a small percentage of leaders in government, but the five panelists at Wednesday's 2nd annual Women's Leadership Round Table reminded the audience why that statistic needs to change, challenging those in attendance to make a difference in their local communities.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Vista off to rocky start with neighbors

In May, Turlock resident John Snoke stood before the Turlock Planning Commission to voice concerns he and other community members had about construction of the student apartment complex, The Vista, in their neighborhood. In the 42 days since students moved into the complex, a litany of calls to the Turlock Police Department have substantiated those concerns.

September 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Ranch of Horror ready for opening weekend

Name of business: Ranch of Horror

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stanislaus’ top crops

The Stanislaus County Agricultural Report released Tuesday revealed that the value of agricultural commodities in the region continued to drop in 2016, with impacts from the drought and other factors contributing to a decrease of $618 million in crop value for county growers.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Supervisors vote to allow commercial cannabis

The number of marijuana dispensaries operating in the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County currently sits at 14, but that number will soon be cut in half following the Board of Supervisors' approval Tuesday of a conservative strategy to allow the retail sale and cultivation of cannabis within county-governed areas.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Pride notches first league win in shootout victory

The Pitman Pride varsity football team emerged victorious from an offensive shootout Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak and kicking off league play with a 50-47 win over the Merced Bears.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | SPORTS


EXPLORING DUST BOWL

Want to know how Dust Bowl Brewing Co. got its name? Or, are you just curious about how the Turlock brewery concocts a batch of its Central Valley-famous craft beer? Dust Bowl's newest location on Fulkerth Road is now offering public tours of the year-old brewery, where beer lovers can learn the answer to these questions and more.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


Pecans top winning pumpkin pie

If you ask Turlock resident Terry Foote what makes a really good pumpkin pie, she'll tell you it's the pecans. Her recipe took ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TID helps conserve energy this Christmas

A number of holiday decorations will remain bright while saving Turlock residents money this Christmas season, thanks to Turlock Irrigation District's first-ever holiday light ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Festival of Lights set to welcome holidays

One of Turlock's most beloved traditions is hitting the streets of downtown on Friday, as the annual Festival of Lights celebration looks to illuminate ...

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


White supremacy propaganda returns to Stanislaus State

Just over a year after alt-right messages displayed around campus raised concerns at Stanislaus State, the posters have appeared once again at the university.

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Family business handles Christmas light stress

Name of business: Mr. 209 Incorporated

November 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


School district presents plans for priority bond projects

A new football field, bigger parking lots and a state-of-the-art science building are just a few developments in store for Turlock Unified School District's ...

November 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Fields of Ice readies for seasonal skaters

Name of business: Fields of Ice presented by R.A.M. Farms

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock student’s singing victory provides again for United Samaritans

Turlock High School senior Felisha Dias has an incredible singing voice, and her talent has now helped give back to the Turlock community twice in ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Kettle Kickoff rings in holiday season

Some of Turlock's most generous community members packed into the Assyrian American Civic Club on Tuesday morning for the annual Salvation Army Kettle Kickoff ...

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Proposed Hilmar apartment complex has citizens concerned

Hilmar is a small town and it would like to stay that way, according to a petition circulating the farming community.

November 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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