Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping voters will choose him in November to serve another four.
The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on Friday, as the team now has to find a place to play it. Pitman High School Athletic Director David Walls, along with the Turlock High Athletic Director and Turlock Youth Football president, were notified on Tuesday afternoon that Joe Debely Stadium is unavailable for use until further notice due to the weakened condition of the turf.
The R.A.M. Farms pumpkin patch and Fields of Ice skating rink will once again be open for business this fall and winter seasons, following a decision by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to extend water service to the east Turlock farm that lies just outside of the city limits.
The Turlock City Council will review a comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan on Tuesday and consider adopting the plan's recommendations on improving the parking situation in Turlock's popular downtown area.
R.A.M. Farms is hoping the City of Turlock will agree to extend water service to its N. Daubenberger farm, which is located on county land just outside of the City limits, so that the business can continue to operate its popular seasonal activities - including a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall and Christmas tree lot and ice skating rink in the winter.
The staff at Turlock Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics enjoy giving back to the community. Twice a year the Turlock business holds free dental care events, one in February for children and one in August for adults and families. This year the dental office is reaching out to a specific group of people in the community - military veterans.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is looking to inform and inspire local business, government and education leaders with a revamped Eggs, Issues & Economics breakfast event that will focus on regional and national economic trends.
An additional 64,000 people are expected to call Stanislaus County home by the year 2025, according to a recent forecast by the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific.
The state of California is in the midst of a teacher shortage. Enrollment in educator preparation programs dropped more than 70 percent over the last decade and has fallen below the number of estimated hires by school districts around the state, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute. Meanwhile, all of the state's programs to recruit teachers have disappeared in earlier budget cuts. One area school district, however, is using housing incentives to attract and retain teachers.