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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.
 
The Turlock Police Department has responded to a report of a possible shooting on North Thor Street. At approximately 1:15 p.m., Turlock police and firefighters responded to a possible shooting on the 300 block of North Thor Street.
Incumbent Councilwoman Amy Bublak secured the endorsement of Turlock Associated Police Officers in the first ever by-district election. With endorsements from Turlock Firefighters PAC and TAPO, Councilwoman Bublak has the endorsement of two major public safety organizations. TAPO posted on Facebook showing their support for Councilwoman Bublak’s reelection in District 4.
Drivers should be advised of an accident, involving a big rig and a car, that is affecting traffic on Lander Avenue. At around 11:15 a.m., the Turlock police and firefighters responded to the scene of an injury-accident on the 1400 block of Lander Avenue.
After a lengthy outage period, Turlock residents are finally seeing their Charter services return. At 5:37 a.m., Charter verified an outage in cable, telephone, and internet services throughout the Central Valley, mostly in Stanislaus County. Charter’s Director of Northwest Communications Bret Picciolo verified outages in the Turlock, Escalon, and Riverbank areas.
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Turlock residents and businesses are currently experiencing an outage in their Charter services, including phone, internet, and TV. Charter has been notified of the outage affecting the area and currently have workers seeking to resolve the issue. 
Foster Farms is holding “on-the-spot” interviews for their busy season today. As Turlockers brace themselves for the upcoming holiday season, businesses in town are also preparing for the demands of the holiday season. Foster Farms, one of Turlock’s largest employers, is currently holding a job fair to fulfill the demands of one of their busiest seasons.
Turlock firefighters have formally endorsed Incumbent Councilwoman Amy Bublak for District 4 and Gil Esquer for District 2 Turlock City Council elections. With two distinct candidates each representing a different district of the community, the Turlock Firefighters Political Action Committee made endorsements that they believe were the best choices for Turlock.
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.
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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.
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