The Stanislaus County Fair is introducing three new features at the 2016 event: an interactive Gaming Expo, the spectacular High Diving Pirates of the Caribbean, and the adorably entertaining Pig Races.
May 31, 2016|
Batman, Deadpool and "Star Wars" characters Kylo Ren and Rey were on hand at the Turlock Public Library on Saturday to help kick off the annual Summer Reading Program, which helps students sharpen their reading skills while on break from school. Amid the games, obstacle courses and superheroes that filled the lawn was an opportunity for parents to sign themselves or their children up for the program.
Nearly 100 years ago, construction on the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. train depot was completed. After persistent demands from the citizens of Turlock, the city finally had a brand new depot intended specifically to accommodate passengers, rather than the goods and merchandise the site formerly shipped. June 7 will mark the depot's centennial celebration, and since its construction the building has seen almost all of the history that Turlock has to offer.
Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their country. Every Memorial Day, the Turlock cemetery turns into an Avenue of Flags, with thousands of stars and stripes flying in remembrance of the local veterans buried there and elsewhere.
A pilot program from the Stanislaus Business Alliance is hoping to take traditional seasonal workers, who often are unemployed for stretches of the year, into full time employment by creating a shared workforce among various industries.
The Avoid the 12 DUI Task Force is sending DUI officers out this holiday weekend for DUI/drivers license checkpoints and DUI saturation patrols countywide. Officers are targeting drunk or drugged drivers on this first holiday weekend of the summer driving season.
With Memorial Day weekend approaching and all the picnics and barbeques that go along with it, the Stanislaus County Health Services Agency is reminding people to take special precautions to avoid food borne illnesses.