Since 2016, Christopher Courtney's life has been a series of ups and downs due to his battle with a neurodegenerative disorder. Sunday, however, was a day filled with surprises for 12-year-old Christopher, who not only threw out the first pitch at the Stanislaus State baseball game, but also received news that he and his family would be going on the trip of a lifetime to Hawaii this summer thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Thanks to a robust partnership between Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock, members of the campus and greater community are welcome to make a splash at the university's recently-refurbished Aquatic Facility - marking the first time a Stanislaus State pool has been opened for community use.
While the investigation into the collision that seriously injured two young girls in Turlock continues, the family of the children are seeking support for the long road of recovery awaiting both of them.
Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and other area officials honored and thanked those who served and returned home and those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War during the city's Vietman Veteran's Day Memorial and Honor Service on Wednesday.
April events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will include fun spring crafts, multicultural folk tales performed by a children's theatre troupe and Day of the Child/Day of the Book celebrations.
Turlock Express' Soccer Pals and special guest Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth take a group photo after their certificate ceremony Monday. The program's six-week session is set up to pair the Express players and volunteers with children who have special needs for special classes and training in soccer.
While the President of the United States may have been inaugurated just two short months ago in Washington, D.C., the small town of Hilmar is home to a president as well. Hilmar Middle School eighth grader Londyn Brazil was elected to the office by her peers at the National Junior High Finals Rodeo, and is preparing for the competition as it quickly approaches again this summer.
Community members familiar with the criminal case against Robin Boyer are banding together to assist the Turlock man's family with expenses related to his legal bills and money to help his family stay in their home.
Running is the perfect way to squeeze some exercise into your day, but it's even better when you are running for a good cause. The Turlock Chaplaincy will soon be hosting their annual Fun Run, giving the community an opportunity to not only convene with friends for a healthy activity, but also raise funds for the chaplaincy program.
Turlock native and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been no stranger to headlines over the course of the past year, from refusing to stand for the national anthem during National Football League games to his involvement with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and now, the activist is currently on the hunt for a new job within the NFL – something that has caught the attention of not only football fans and players, but also the President of the United States.
Those looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made meats, cheeses and bakery treats found at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market won't have to wait as long this year for the market season to start. The TCFM will open on April 22 this year, two weeks earlier than previous seasons, and close in mid-October.