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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.
An increase in violent crimes, petty crimes, and the concerns of constituents have drawn the attention of Councilmember Amy Bublak. With citizens of Turlock notifying Councilmember Bublak about their concerns, she has requested a staff update discussing crime trends and how the City government is keeping the community safe.
Internet, video, and phone services from Charter are down in Turlock and the surrounding areas.

Local businesses and residents are currently without these resources, with some currently not having services for almost 3 hours.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 16:57

Charter Service Down in All of Turlock

It’s a city wide outage for those with Charter Service.

At around 3 p.m., some business may have lost their wireless connection. 
The Turlock Police Department is investigating a shooting on the 500 block of West F Street in Turlock. Officers are currently on scene between 5th and 7th streets.
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 06:40

Series of Campaign Finance Meetings Begin

Discussion surrounding campaign finance will have a forum today as the first of four special meetings regarding the topic will be held this evening. Campaign finance concern extendeds back to February 2014, where a public hearing for campaign contributions was held with the 2014 City Council, then composed of Councilmembers Forest White, Amy Bublak, Bill DeHart Jr., Steven Nascimento, and Mayor John Lazar. The request would have amended the municipal code and added a chapter to it on campaign contributions.
Tuesday, 07 June 2016 20:16

Shooting Advisory: Turlock Cinema Plaza

Turlock Police Department, Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department, and California Highway Patrol are currently on scene at the Turlock Cinema Plaza as a possible officer involved shooting has occurred. Witnesses reported that several gun shots were heard on Tuesday night, around 7:30 p.m., in the parking lot near Starbucks located at 2201 West Main Street.
Today is the California Presidential Primary Election. Turlockers in the area will be casting votes for candidates running for the State Assembly - District 12, United States Senate, United States District 10 Representative, and President of the United States. 
Turlock agriculture students will be able to further their interests in agriculture with California State University, Stanislaus’ summer Leadership Experiences in Agricultural Development and Sciences program. With this program, students will have a new resource on hand to explore career opportunities in agriculture.
Good deeds might not go unnoticed for much longer. As part of partnership with 7-Eleven, Inc., Turlock Police Department will be rewarding the good deeds of Turlock kids with free Slurpee® drink coupons.
Thursday, 02 June 2016 17:28

Columbia Pool Opens June 13

While splash parks can be fun for the kids, some Turlock residents may need something a bit more spacious for the family and for themselves. Soon, Turlockers will be able beat the heat at Columbia Pool.