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Eric Escalante - eric@turlockcitynews.com

Eric Escalante - eric@turlockcitynews.com

Eric Escalante is a writer versed in research methodology, phonetics, syntax, and literary analysis.

At TurlockCityNews.com, he has written on the topics of Education, Government, and community events. He has also written on social, economic, and cultural dynamics, language in literature, and concepts of identity in regard to literature, gender, and race.

Escalante graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Major in English and Minor in Linguistics. He served as an editor for the Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal, Berkeley Fiction Review, and as a writer/editor for Spoon University.

In his spare time, Escalante watches WWE Monday Night Raw, a childhood passion of his. He also composes music, makes homemade pizzas, and reads novels.
 
More than 70 community members will come together on Sept. 17 to put on the largest community yard sale in Turlock. The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for community members to have a yard sale and allow nonprofit organizations in Turlock a chance to engage with the community.
More than 70 community members will come together on Sept. 17 to put on the largest community yard sale in Turlock. The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for community members to have a yard sale and allow nonprofit organizations in Turlock a chance to engage with the community.
Earlier today at approximately 5 a.m., Turlock Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at 250 South Walnut Road. Upon arrival, officers found two adult victims. These victims were previously described by Turlock Police Department spokesman Officer Steve Rodrigues as one male and one female.
Police have closed off South Walnut Avenue to investigate a shooting near the Motel 6 in Turlock. Early indications suggest two victims were injured by gunfire at about 5:00 a.m. near the Motel 6 on South Walnut Avenue.
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Turlock Police Department released official information regarding Thursday’s major injury collision involving a person on a scooter being hit by a vehicle at the intersection of East Olive Avenue and North Palm Street. At approximately 2:49 p.m. on Thursday, a 60 year old woman was traveling southbound on East Olive Avenue as an 80 year old female made a westbound turn from North Palm Street onto East Olive Avenue. The vehicle struck the scooter, according to a press release from Turlock Police Department.
Monday morning the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department responded to Roselawn Continuation High School due to an anonymous tip about an armed student boarding a bus heading to the school. At approximately 7 a.m., the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call about a student possibly armed with a handgun.
Nearly a year to the date that the original Turlock skate park closed on Starr Avenue, the City of Turlock has finally completed their work on the new iteration of the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park. Skaters will be able to skate the park this afternoon as the City has planned a “soft opening” before holding a grand opening.
The races for Turlock City Council have been set, and these historic elections will each have candidates going head to head this November. The most unusual but expected race is between Councilman Steven Nascimento and Councilwoman Amy Bublak. Councilwoman Bublak was the only Councilmember displaced by the passage of Measure A, which set up the by-district elections. With her recent move in into District 4 earlier in the year, Councilwoman Bublak and Councilman Nascimento have been expected to compete for the opportunity to represent District 4 on the City Council.
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A train going through Turlock is currently stopped and blocking the railroad crossings at Main Street and other crossings in the city. As of about 10:35 a.m., traffic is backed-up from multiple crossings to Golden State Boulevard to the east of the train tracks and past First Street to the west.
After a push for campaign finance reform by Councilman Steven Nascimento since 2014, the Incumbent Council Candidate has come out of the gate in the first ever City of Turlock district election with a report of big money. For the Turlock City Council district races, the candidate’s campaign has already separated itself from the other potential candidates by receiving over $23,000 in monetary contributions. With loans and nonmonetary contributions, the Nascimento campaign has amassed over $27,000. The campaign is for a district comprised of approximately a quarter of the city.