Veteran Turlock Police member Jeff Lopes was promoted to the rank of Captain Tuesday afternoon during a ceremony at the War Memorial. Lopes' career in law enforcement began with the Turlock Police Department and has spanned more than two decades. Over the years he has earned numerous commendations and awards, including being named the Officer of the Year in 2007.
Hugh Laurie, the popular and acclaimed star of television's "House" will readily admit he doesn't have the typical pedigree and background of most Blues musicians, but he's not about to let that get in his way.
In California a person convicted of forcing someone into the sex trade or forced labor would face a maximum of eight years in prison. But efforts to toughen up California's laws on human trafficking are ramping up, including a statewide tour in support of the California Against Sexual Exploitation Act that will be making a stop in Modesto on Saturday.
Turlock Youth Performing Arts is just days away from rolling out their production of "Disney's Cinderella." Brooklyn Boice as Cinderella and Jacob Sylvester as Prince Charming lead the 40-plus cast in the musical version of the classic fairy tale. Hannah Friesen and Eliana Roberts portray the mean stepsisters and Natalie Tout is the evil stepmother. The show opens at 7 p.m. Friday at the Turlock Community Theatre. Additional shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door.