Aspiring future life guards have other options than watching episodes of "Bay Watch" to learn the skills needed to prevent an aquatic tragedy. The Turlock Recreation Division's Junior Lifeguard program is an eight-day class that teaches 11 to 15 year olds skills they will need for future lifeguard training and certification.
If someone were to tell me I would spend an entire day working in a ranch, I would never believe them. I'm a born and bred city girl whose only farm experience was when I went on a classroom fieldtrip in the second grade to a local ranch with my classmates.
Last month I had hip replacement surgery and I'm making remarkable progress in recovery. Thank the Lord! Barring any unforeseen setbacks, I will able to walk on sandy beaches again-to resume my search for the Snowy Plover. This is a small rare shorebird that nests among the dunes of our Central California beaches.
June 14, 2013|
BY LINDA FRUGE
Parenting is no walk in the park. When families have to deal with drug or alcohol addictions, behavioral problems or teen pregnancy, parenting can be too much to handle alone. That is where the Turlock Family Network comes in.
Stanislaus County will soon welcome at least one large warehouse facility - Amazon.com is expected to open its 1-million-square-foot Patterson fulfillment center this fall - but many local residents lack the education and training to apply for logistics jobs.
If one were to drive down a busy street in Turlock, they would most likely see an assortment of cars, trucks and even on rare occasions, tractors. However, sighting bicycles seems to be a more daunting task. The reason behind the lack of bikes?