The recent controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand during the playing of the national anthem has led a swarm of media personnel straight to Turlock's doorstep, painting a vivid picture of our city for the rest of the world to see, however, the image that has been portrayed isn't an accurate one.
While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.
A recent study found that Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents than many other similar sized cities in the state has prompted city officials to take a multi-pronged approach at making the roads in town safer for motorists and pedestrians, including an upcoming traffic safety public workshop.
After months of construction and anticipation, The Udder Place in downtown Turlock will be opening its doors to the "udder" side Friday, welcoming the community to sit down and enjoy a drink in the bar's recently completed expansion.
An estimated 3,000 enjoyed live music, barbecued meats with its irresistible smells, beer, great weather and conversation at Saturday's third annual "Smoke on the River" event at River Oaks Golf Course and Event Center.
August 30, 2016|
BY JEFF BENZIGER
San Francisco 49ers quarterback and Turlock native Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem until he sees improved race relations in the United States – something that has caused a wildfire of discussion both nationwide and locally.
Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.
The Greenery Nursery in Turlock is inviting the community to dine among their colorful array of flowers, plants and trees, all for a good cause. The Greenery's first Farm to Fork Harvest Dinner will feature a meal made from locally sourced ingredients, supporting the area's farmers and local nonprofit Jessica's House while bringing Turlockers together.
Growing up in Denair, Emily Wynn had an early interest in live theatre and earned her college degree in business administration, so it may have seemed odd to her that she was making her living earlier this year by riding around in ambulances.
For 63 years, the Turlock Steppin Pards have do-si-do'd around the city, keeping the American tradition of square dancing alive through exciting dance steps and fun outfits. The square dance club meets weekly to practice their calls and dancing, and is inviting the community to join them with new lessons beginning in September.