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Know Your Neighbor: Candace Gonsalves

Candace Gonsalves and her husband, Matt, started Rustic Metal Designs back in 2010, because they wanted to create unique custom metal pieces for family and friends and it grew into a full-time family business. Gonsalves is also part owner of Farm House in downtown Turlock. She and Matt were married on Cinco de Mayo five years ago and they have two beautiful kids, Mattie (4) and Gavin (2).

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Engineering camp to give kids hands-on experience

Kids can spend four days this summer building bridges, rollercoasters and skyscrapers as part of a STEM Engineering Camp, hosted by the Dr. Sundar Math Center and featuring lessons from the first female engineer to own her own firm.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Former prison-themed restaurant now serves cosmic menu

Name of business: Cosmos Burgers

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Stan State to launch smoke-free initiative

Beginning Sept. 1, those smoking a cigarette on the Stanislaus State campus will be asked to put it out – not "butts" about it.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Olde Tyme Pastries in running to be country’s sweetest bakery

Olde Tyme Pastries is on a quest to become the country's sweetest bakery, and the longtime Turlock business is asking for the community's help.

July 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Families continue fair tradition on opening night

For Arlen and Susan Peters, attending the Stanislaus County Fair is a tradition that goes back over 30 years to when they took their daughter, Ashley Etchebarne, to take pictures on the ponies as a young girl. This year, the family continued that tradition on opening night of the fair, but it was their grandchildren that got to pose atop the miniature horses this time.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Tia Fina’s Salsa, Big Tree Organic Farms ready for Fresno Food Expo

Two local food companies are looking to showcase their best products at the upcoming Fresno Food Expo, but the experience is sure to be different for the pair. One has never attended a food trade show and began bottling their product just a year and a half ago, while the other is a seasoned trade show attendee that has been in the game for nearly 20 years.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Dear Giants: Please don’t sign Sandoval

In the fall of 2014, I was all aboard the panda express. No, I'm not talking about the restaurant, and no, I'm not talking about that martial arts practicing bear, either. I'm talking about the 2012 World Series Most Valuable Player, swing at (and somehow hit) every pitch outside of the strike zone, bubblegum-blowing All Star third baseman Pablo Sandoval, who from 2008-2014 served as an integral part of a San Francisco Giants dynasty that won three World Series in the span of five years.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Sports Columns


Jousting, monster trucks included in fair arena lineup

The Stanislaus County Fair is known for its rides, food and livestock, but those looking for adventurous entertainment can head out to the FoodMaxx Arena this year to see exciting events that feature destruction, larger-than-life trucks and even jousting.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Community


Blue Diamond Growers helps Turlock girl’s wish come true

On Wednesday afternoon, five-year-old Aileen Aguilar was dropped off at her Turlock home dressed head to toe as Elsa from the Disney movie "Frozen." Little did she know, a playground fit for a princess would be waiting for her thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.

July 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Turlock Navy mom organizes care package drive

Linda Juliot has always enjoyed sending care packages to her daughter while she serves in the Navy, taking the time to pick out treats and necessities that will remind her of home. But, when the Turlock resident realized that not all of the sailors on her daughter's ship are lucky enough to receive packages in the mail, she took it upon herself to organize care packages for those deployed on the USS Nimitz.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


I Am Yoga celebrates nine years in Turlock

Type of business: Yoga and wellness studio

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Valley’s newest citizens welcomed at naturalization ceremony

In 2010, Turlock resident Orestis Panagopoulous came to America from Greece with a goal in mind – to establish a life here and become a U.S. citizen. Seven years later, he took the final step toward making his wishes reality when he, along with 156 other immigrants, recited the nation's Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony held in Modesto Monday morning.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Candy Padilla

Candy Padilla has lived in Turlock since she was a baby, and over the years has established a family and two successful businesses. She does family and event photography through Candy Padilla Photography, and operates a photo booth business, The Photo Lounge. The mother of four is also a staff photographer for the Journal. She believes the fact that she is an only child has helped contribute to her creative side.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Blood shortage prompts emergency call for donors

The American Red Cross often faces a critical blood shortage during the summer months and this year is no exception. As a result, the organization has issued an emergency call for eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types to give now and help save countless lives.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


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Articles By Author - Angelina Martin


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


Know Your Neighbor: Connie Tate

Connie Tate and her husband Mick have been calling Turlock home for more than 45 years. They have three daughters and ten grandchildren. For several ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


Pride serves up tasty thank you

Students in the Culinary Arts program at Pitman High School put their talents toward a worthy cause on Thursday, hosting a luncheon for eight veterans.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


Denham: Tax plan ‘promotes real economic growth’

The first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades is in the works, as Senate Republicans revealed the details of their ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local veterans honored by Library of Congress

Three Turlock veterans now have a place in history after Congressman Jeff Denham presented video interviews with them and other Central Valley war heroes to ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock pays tribute to veterans of all generations

Turlock is a patriotic town, and that patriotism is displayed by sights like the 20 banners flying over Countryside Drive, which honor citizens currently serving ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Local


TUSD considers westside school boundary change

The Turlock unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday received an update on a potential boundary change for students at Wakefield Elementary upon the ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Education


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