The day Emilio Castillo met and hired Stephen "Doc" Kupka to join his band, he thought he was merely adding a baritone sax to his band's line-up. He had no idea he had just formed a partnership that would serve as the foundation of an enduring sound and launch a musical odyssey that has lasted more than four decades and still keeps fans bumping to the beat.
The Turlock Downtown Property Owners Association, which managed to stay afloat during the meager years of the recession and rising vacancy rates in the past, is looking forward to another 10 years of events, improvements and advocacy as the association members voted to continue the assessment fees needed to fund the organization.
The tranquility found Monday among the fields of ripening watermelons was in stark contrast to the violence that erupted a day before when a man attempted to gun down his wife and instead shot and killed an innocent co-worker walking alongside her.
Two Turlock men are prison bound for their roles in a drug operation that was busted by the Turlock Police Department last year in a raid that resulted in the seizure of half a pound of methamphetamine and more than $18,000 in cash.
The area's mosquito abatement districts are already busy at work in trying to tamp down the mosquito population in the wake of a year that saw one of the largest number of West Nile Virus cases in state history.