Judith Suliman visits Turlock's skate park almost every day. Although you won't see her honing her skills on the park's rails or ramps, she is very invested in the success of the park. Suliman was the driving force in having the Turlock Skate Park renamed in honor of her nephew, Brandon Koch, who lost his battle with adrenocortical cancer in April 2012.
The Turlock Unified School District's goal this month is to collect parent and community feedback about possible solutions to the overcrowding problem at Osborn Two-Way Immersion Academy. District staff received plenty of comments, questions - and criticisms - at its first two public forums held at Osborn on Monday and Wakefield on Tuesday, and there's still one more forum scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at Dutcher Middle School.
When Lisa Cano's son joined the United States Air Force six years ago, the Hilmar mom was both proud of the decision he made to serve his country and worried about the dangers inherent in the military. She started looking for others going through the same thing and found the Blue Star Mothers of America.
Recent allegations that the New England Patriots deflated footballs during the AFC championship game against the Indianapolis Colts has sportscasters and football fans talking - and Olde Tyme Pastries baking.
The Turlock Police Department held a swearing-in ceremony Thursday to recognize the promotion of Jesse Bawcum to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Bawcum, pictured here taking his oath from City Clerk Kellie Weaver, has been with the department since 2005. During his time he has been a member of the SWAT team, a field training officer, a range master, and charter member of the Turlock Narcotics Enforcement Team. He has received numerous commendations, including the department's team excellence award.
Thirty-one employees at MedicAlert Foundation started the new year with layoff notices, as the international medical information company based in Turlock reduced its workforce in the face of declining business.