NEW ORLEANS – Looks like I should have paid that street magician who promised to fix the game with a spell, but though the Niners lost the Super Bowl, the Big Easy delivered me a lesson in Southern hospitality.
February 05, 2013|
BY MATT JOHANSON
As locals prepared to cheer on the 49ers against the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans, Turlock bars were filled with out-of-town fans looking for a unique Super Bowl experience in Colin Kaepernick's home town.
For just over 32 years, customers coming into the Turlock post office have found a grinning Lois Mattox at the counter ready to help. But as of Friday, Mattox is no longer donning her light blue top and navy slacks because after more than three decades on the job, she is ready to retire.
California is known for its strong agricultural ties, but a recent business boom in the walnut industry has captured many first time farmers attentions, and quickly. According to Ag Alert, tree nurseries throughout California have already sold out walnut varieties for 2013, and are even unable to sell for 2014. Nurseries are now starting to take orders for 2015.
Turlock is preparing for a Super Bowl celebration like has never been seen before in this small Central Valley town. From his high school alma mater to the streets of downtown and even City Hall, Turlock has thrown its full support to hometown hero and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he and his team prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday.
Gasoline prices have jumped approximately 12 cents per gallon at Turlock stations within the past week, averaging $3.52 per gallon, as of Tuesday. Comparatively, the average cost of a gallon of unleaded gas fell to $3.36 nationally, according to GasBuddy.com.
Marine Corps Pfc. Mercedez L. Stewart, whose former guardian is Katie Cravinho of Turlock, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C.
The only thing that is constant is change and Turlock Irrigation District is embracing change with plans to both sell and purchase property with the Turlock Rural Fire District and the City of Turlock.
Every spring hundreds of community members rally together for one cause: Relay for Life - The American Cancer Society event that raises money for cancer research while honoring cancer survivors and remembering lost loved ones is close to the hearts of many Turlockers.
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.