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Contest to promote healthy eating to start Monday

Contest to promote healthy eating to start Monday

TURLOCK – The Stanislaus County Fair’s Kids Club Educational Program is teaming up with the Turlock Unified School District (TUSD) child nutritional program, Real.Fresh. to start a contest to help kids eat better.

The organizations will launch the 20/20 Fruit & Veggie Contest on Monday, April 20. The contest will reward students for their healthy choices by participating in the contest. ... Read More

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Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group celebrates solar installation

Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group celebrates solar installation

Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group unveiled its solar panel system Friday. It’s the largest solar system in the Turlock Irrigation District. The company’s CEO Chris Murphy said it’s a move he’s been wanting to make for years.

“We’re an independent local company, and it was always that little bit out of our reach to try to make it happen,” Murphy said.  “We’re an independent local company, and it was always that little bit out of our reach to try to make it happen.”... Read More

SCOE Offers the new ETS High School Equivalency Test - HiSET

SCOE Offers the new ETS High School Equivalency Test - HiSET

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) is proud to introduce the new ETS High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) a national testing program that provides an accessible and affordable alternative to the GED (General Education Diploma) test.

Beginning on April 14, 2015, the HiSET Testing Services will be available at SCOE’s Petersen Educational Pathways testing center located at 715 13th Street, Modesto.  HiSET test-takers must schedule testing dates/time and payment through hiset.ets.org.  For general questions not found on the HiSET website contact SCOE at (209) 238-6506.  SCOE is the only testing site in the Stanislaus County and provides both GED and HiSET testing.

Outpouring of support for Turlock bullied girl


Instead of tears, Breanna Mendoza has a big smile on her face. After she told News10 her story, the response has been overwhelming.

"I've gotten so many friend requests," Breanna said. "I've gotten so many people texting me, saying 'we're very proud of you, you're so amazing, you're beautiful, we love you.'"

Breanna was born with Goldenhar syndrome which caused her facial deformity. Her parents say she has been bullied since she was in elementary school. Now in eighth grade, just when Breanna thought the taunting had gone away, it got much worse.

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Eighth grader fears school because of bullying


Breanna Mendoza stopped attending her Turlock middle school six weeks ago because of bullying. She says a few classmates, who she once considered friends, called her names in school and posted threats against her on social media. Her parents decided she would stay home when a girl told Breanna she would "deal with her on Monday."

"I thought that they were actually going to beat me up. I thought: 'I'm going to have to either always have somebody with me or not go to school,'" Breanna said.

Breanna was born with a facial deformity called Goldenhar syndrome. The eighth grader says she has been the target of bullies since she was in elementary school.

"When I was finally feeling happy for once, I got knocked back down," Breanna said.

Several weeks ago when she couldn't take the attacks anymore, Breanna wrote a letter saying she wanted to end her life.

Mom accused of DUI in crash with school bus; daughter injured


The 4-year-old daughter of a DUI suspect was injured when her mother hit a school bus in Riverbank Tuesday afternoon.

Three children on the bus complained of pain but did not need medical attention, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Chuck Leon.

There were no other injuries.

The suspect, Linda Villela, 25, of Riverbank, allegedly passed drivers on the right shoulder of Patterson Road who had stopped for an officer who had situated his vehicle to create space for the bus on Howard Avenue to turn right onto Patterson. Howard dead-ends at Patterson.

Leon said Villela sideswiped one of the cars she passed before hitting the school bus on the driver's side.

Leon said Villela's daughter was not properly restrained in her mom's vehicle and hit her head in the impact. She was taken to a hospital to be medically checked.

Dust Bowl Brewing breaks ground on new brewery

Dust Bowl Brewing breaks ground on new brewery

TURLOCK — Dust Bowl Brewing Company broke ground Wednesday on its new brewery in the Turlock Industrial Park.

The craft brewing company expects the 30,000-square-foot facility will be finished in December.

“Demand has overridden the capacity a couple of different times at the location we’re at currently and have been at since the beginning,” Dust Bowl owner Brett Tate told the Business Journal last December. “We just thought it was time to look at a new venue.”

The new facility will be located west of Highway 99, on the corner of Fulkerth road and Dianne Drive. It will benefit from freeway exposure that the current downtown facility, located at 200 W. Main St., doesn’t have... Read More