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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.
Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:34

First Ever Turlock Comic-Con February 4, 2017

Turlock will be host to its first ever Comic-Con, organized by Ziggy, of Ziggy’s Video Game Exchange. As the first ever Turlock Comic-Con has neared, the hype for the convention has grown. With numerous special attractions, cosplayers, and vendors have been announced for the big day, Turlock Comic-Con is seeking to bring a taste of the big conventions to Turlock and a true local outlet for anyone who’s ever been fascinated with collectibles, music, or movies.
Charter customers are dealing with an outage affecting multiple areas. Charter representatives have indicated that there have been outages affecting Escalon and Turlock.
A four vehicle collision has caused congestion along the detour through the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center. Southbound Countryside Drive had four vehicles involved in a collision in the left lane, temporarily blocking traffic for passersby in the southbound lane.
Turlock now has its own See’s Candies, a permanent shop and not just a temporary seasonal location. While See’s Candies has opened up shop in Turlock previously, the locations have been seasonal for the holidays. This is the first shop that will be making its home in Turlock permanent. Doors are opening just in time for the Christmas season, too.
In an election year where ethics has been a focus for elections, farmers’ markets, and campaign finance reform, Councilwoman Amy Bublak will be taking both the Oath of Office and an Oath of Ethics, an oath she has taken before a judge since 2008. When first elected to Turlock City Council in 2008, Councilwoman Bublak, a former police officer, likened the public service of a City Councilmember to that of a police officer, and took an Oath of Ethics, similar to a police officer’s, in addition to her Oath of Office. While similar to the oath a police officer would take, Councilwoman Bublak wrote this oath specifically for the Turlock City Council to take voluntarily.
Winter officially begins on Dec. 21, but a coat drive for kids is underway as some children in the Turlock area need a coat or jacket. Community organizations around Turlock are doing their best to help children enjoy their holidays and bear the winter weather. Westside Ministries is holding its annual coat drive, Coats 4 Kids.
For the third time in four months, drivers should be aware that the railroad crossing at Monte Vista Avenue at Golden State Boulevard will be closed for “repairs” again. The "repairs" are actually a reconstruction, now.
The annual Turlock Christmas Parade attracts thousands of residents every year and traverses the Downtown core. Vehicular traffic should be advised of the multiple road closures set up for this event. Every year, the parade begins on Canal Drive by Johnson Road, heads west on Main Street through Downtown Turlock, and then north on Broadway Avenue, eventually concluding at the the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.
The now infamous Monte Vista “Bump” is getting fixed and closing the railroad crossing at Monte Vista Avenue once again. A few months after Union Pacific Railroad replaced railroad tracks and concrete panels at the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing in August, a new construction project will close the crossing, again.
A shooting that occurred on North Thor Street is being reported as a suspected burglary in which the homeowner shot and killed the alleged intruder. On Oct. 31, at approximately 1 p.m., Turlock Police officers responded to a shooting on the 300 block of North Thor Street.