Calling it "a monumental day for the city of Turlock," Police Chief Rob Jackson, joined by Turlock Fire Chief Tim Lohman, Mayor John Lazar, city officials and invited dignitaries, ushered in a milestone for the community with the official dedication of the newly opened Turlock Public Safety Facility.
Denair Park takes up just two acres of land in downtown and in the scope of Turlock parks, it is one of the smaller sites, but for the businesses and residents surrounding it, the park has become a massive conveyor of problems.
Standing on stage in head-to-toe black and his acoustic guitar slung with ease across his body, singer James Garner evokes the younger days of Johnny Cash. But the singer is quick to make the distinction that he is not an impersonator of the iconic "Man in Black."
Pablo Picasso is most famous for his abstract and cubist paintings, but over the course of his life he dipped his hands in clay and produced an estimated 4,000 pieces of ceramic pottery. Now, a sampling of those works can be seen with the opening of the Carnegie Art Center's Picasso exhibit.
The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.
The 15-year-old girl reported missing by her grandparents in Turlock was found Thursday morning in a Las Vegas hotel room and the Oklahoma police officer she was with has been taken into custody on an arrest warrant for kidnapping.