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Turlock embraces ‘Bee Positive’ attitude

Over 500 people showed up Saturday to the third annual Bee Positive 5k Run/Walk. The event was put together by Joe and Cathie Bernardi to honor the memory of their late daughter Kayla Bernardi, who passed away in March 2015. Kayla was born with Down-Syndrome and had heart problems and various open-heart surgeries at a very young age. Although Kayla endured a lot during her years she always remained very positive. Her attitude and eagerness to do as much as possible earned her the nickname "Busy Bee." One of her main goals was to graduate high school, which she ...

January 30, 2018 | Candy Padilla | Local


Mariah Ahid signs to Dominican University

Hilmar High volleyball four-year varsity starter Mariah Ahid signed her National Letter of Intent to Dominican University on Tuesday afternoon after receiving a scholarship. Ahid accumulated a 4.2 Grade Point Average and was the Trans-Valley League Most Valuable Player as a senior and led the Yellowjackets to their first Section title in program history this past fall season.

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | High School Sports


104 years young

Frances Stewart celebrated her 104th birthday on Friday at Main West Nursing and Rehab Center. Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth stopped by to wish her happy birthday and give her flowers. Stewart was born in Arkansas and moved to California when she was 54 years old. Her family first settled in Indo, and later moved to Delhi. She and her husband have seven children and several grandchildren. She has out lived her husband, whom she lost 45 years ago. She has also outlived two of her children. She attributes her longevity to working hard and not worrying. Frances attended school through ...

December 19, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Coats 4 Kids

Westside Ministries is once again aiming to keep Turlock children warm and dry this winter season through the Coats 4 Kids program.

December 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Little Lights shine with holiday spirit

Little Lights Preschool presented representatives from Sierra Vista Child & Family Services with Christmas present donations on Wednesday. The children spent three weeks taking shoe boxes around to friends and neighbors to collect items to donate to children in the Turlock community serviced by the nonprofit family support agency. Little Lights director, Carol Matzkind, said they plan to start collaborating with Sierra Vista every year. For information on how to donate to Sierra Vista, call (209) 523-4573.

December 08, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Education


Public Safety Open House

The City of Turlock Police and Fire departments hosted their annual Open House on Saturday, offering the community a closer look at the many services provided by the public safety agencies - and a free hotdog courtesy of the Turlock Associated Police Officers.

October 10, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock remembers 9-11

The Turlock fire and police departments hosted a remembrance ceremony on Sept. 11 in recognition of the lives lost during the terrorist attack in 2001. During the event, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth reflected on the events of 9-11 and how he was affected by it. Soiseth said he would be in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday and would go visit the Pentagon Memorial to pay his respects to the 184 individuals who were killed at that site on Sept. 11, 2001. The four coordinated attacks carried out by al-Qaeda on that day 16 years ago killed 2,996 people total ...

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Young Eagles fly at Turlock Airport

The Turlock Regional Aviation Association hosted the Young Eagles event on Saturday at the Turlock Municipal Airport. The program, sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, gave 102 children between the ages of 8 and 17 the opportunity to take a ride in an airplane.

September 12, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Centennial celebration

Paramount Court resident Haruko "Hari" Miyoda and her daughter Linda Masuda celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday. Miyoda was born in Aptos, California June 27, 1917. She grew up mainly in the Los Angeles area and has a total of four children (two who have passed away), two grandchildren and one great-grand child. When asked what her secret to long life is Miyoda stated, "well I have no secret," but her daughter said it could be due to being too ornery. Paramount Court staff said they believe Hari's secret is the fact that she has a cup of hot ...

June 27, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Turlock Nursery library dedication

Turlock Nursery School honored retiring director Julie Johnson on Friday with the dedication of a Little Free Library outside of the school located on Grant Avenue.

June 02, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Relay for Life

The combined Turlock-Hilmar Relay for Life event held Saturday at the Dutcher Middle School track drew over 400 participants and raised approximately $114,450 for the American Cancer Society.

May 16, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


PIONEER DAY

The fifth-grade students at Cunningham Elementary got to put their U.S. History lessons into action on Thursday during the school's annual Pioneer Day. Cunningham fifth-grader Giniva Diaz washes her socks during while fifth-grade teacher Reid Volk is a good sport and allows his students to try and rope him. The students learned how animals were utilized during the Pioneer era and how they were cared for.

May 04, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


PEACE DEDICATION

California State University, Stanislaus unveiled their Peace Pole Thursday morning during a campus ceremony that featured a presentation from Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

April 27, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Market opening day

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market opened for its eighth season Saturday at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Visitors were greeted by the musical entertainment of Red Pony as they entered the market. Vendors provided samples of cheeses, barbecue sauces, jams, candies, produce and more. The market included activities for kids such as face painting and games. Aside from the market's edible offerings, vendors sold custom wood work, handmade bows and children's accessories and succulents. The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will run from 8 am. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Oct. 14, with the exception of July 15 and ...

April 25, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


Getting to know the neighbors

Kart Raggi, Harleen Maitla and Harry Atwal delivered pizza to their neighbor Jose Corrales Friday evening during the second day of the Know Your Neighbor event. About 75 high school students and college students who are a part of the Jakara Movement, gathered at the Sikh Temple Turlock on Friday evening to go door to door and deliver pizzas to their neighbors. The event allowed the Sikh community to get to know their neighbors and others to learn about their culture.

April 21, 2017 | Candy Padilla | Local


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