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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.
 
Monday, 11 July 2016 07:26

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

It’s 50 years of one of America’s favorite frozen drinks! 7-Eleven’s Slurpee has turned 50, and, to celebrate its birthday, aka Free Slurpee Day, stop by the 7-Eleven today to get a free Slurpee. Turlock Irrigation District’s Canal Drive Weather Station is predicting a high 93 degrees today, and an ice cold drink can be great way to recharge from the summer heat.
There is no more ambiguity in where the Turlock City Council stands in their opinions regarding campaign finance. After voting down all the other proposed measures, a majority of the City Council, with Councilmember Bublak teleconferencing into the meeting, voted in approval for Proposal 4, which implements voluntary campaign contribution limits. The ordinance adopted by the City Council regarding voluntary contribution limits has a looser definition of a donor than the ordinance proposed by Councilmember Steven Nascimento. Whereas Councilmember Nascimento sought to define a donor so that an individual who owns multiple business entities couldn’t usurp the contribution limit by donating from his different business entities, Mayor Soiseth’s proposal kept the definition as defined by the State of California. 
Originally, Director of Development Services Mike Pitcock had stated that a ribbon cutting for Turlock’s relocated Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park could have been in the works for mid-June or early July. However, the completion date of the Turlock skate park has once again been pushed back.
Turlock Fire Department responded to a fire at approximately 2:15 p.m. on the 800 block of North Denair Avenue. Turlock firefighters are on scene and currently have blocked off a stretch of North Denair Avenue, between Canal Road and Starr Avenue.
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Thursday, 23 June 2016 02:05

Cat Missing from 95380 Area

Be on the lookout for a lost cat. A cat named Mama Kitty has been lost. She is currently lost at 10 years of age. Mama Kitty is a domestic long haired cat. 
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. 
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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.
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