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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.
 
On June 28, City Council approved by 3 to 5 vote the Voluntary Campaign Contribution Pledge which holds candidates to receive $1,000 contributions per person and disclose the every contribution from $1 and up on their Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) 460 forms. Councilman Steven Nascimento, despite signing the pledge, has not held himself to that standard. Recent filings for the FPPC campaign finance 460 form from Councilman Nascimento reveals that $619 was received by the Councilman during the second filing period from July 1 to Sept. 24 was not disclosed as the pledge necessitates.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to a call of a building on fire near the Sacred Heart Thrift Shop on East Avenue. At approximately 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, Turlock firefighters arrived at the Sacred Heart Thrift Shop, located at 1388 East Avenue, to put out a fire.
Turlock's Pitman High School graduate and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick elicited a major media response when he was seen sitting down during the national anthem at preseason game. Kaepernick has since acknowledged his reasoning for the protest as being directed toward oppression experienced by people of color from police officers and others. The following coverage will contain some spoilers of the episode.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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