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This Memorial Day celebration featured traditional salute with mariachi, folklórico dance

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When Frank Jaramillo returned from a tour of duty with the 75th Airborne Rangers, his welcome home was far from friendly.

“I was yelled at, cussed at, had things thrown at me,” said the 73-year-old Madera resident after he was honored during the city’s Memorial Day celebration at Courthouse Park.

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Start your engines for the annual 4th of July parade & car show

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Modesto may be the place to be for car enthusiasts in the month of June, but come July downtown Turlock is a beacon of classic chrome for the annual 4th of July Parade and Car Show.

Applications are now being accepted for entries into the parade and car show, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 1.

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Summer Reading Challenge to start at local libraries

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The Stanislaus County Library invites all ages to join the Summer Reading Challenge, “Find Your Voice,” taking place May 16 through Aug. 1.

Children and teens participate by keeping track of each day they read or are read to for at least 30 minutes. Adults are asked to track each book they read and can choose to also write brief reviews of the books they read this summer.

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Like beer? You’ll want to know about this special event. More to do in Modesto region

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If beer is your thing, the upcoming Central Valley Brewfest has you covered. Meanwhile, the Carnegie Arts Center presents its fundraising tour of four artfully designed homes and gardens in Turlock, Riverdance returns renewed to the Gallo Center, while the frogs will be jumping in Calaveras County. Those are just some of the entertainment options planned in the Modesto region May 13-19.

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Showing Turlock the Love

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A group of local broistas (the term for those who serve coffee and other drinks at Dutch Bros Coffee) put down their coffee beans and blenders on Saturday and picked up paint brushes to renovate a home on Vermont Avenue that is used by the We Care Program of Turlock as transitioning housing for those who were homeless.

They were just a few of the approximately 500 volunteers who dispersed across town to do good on Saturday as part of the Love Turlock event.

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California Beer and Wine Festivals

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By Michele E. Buttelman 

May and June abound with California wine and beer festivals. There is a festival for everyone including those looking for high end, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, or those just hoping to relax and find a new favorite brew or bottle of wine.  

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It’s time to Love Turlock

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Large signs with the words “Love Turlock” are once again popping up around town as the annual day of community service will be returning for its 12th year on April 29. The goal of Love Turlock is to inspire the community to love each other through connecting and participating in service projects around town.

“I really believe that Love Turlock can be a host for other things in our city,” said Melanie Youkhana of the Love Turlock leadership team.

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Love is in the air

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Just because Valentine’s Day had passed didn’t deter hundreds of lovers from celebrating their marriages this past Saturday, as the Stockton Diocese held a special wedding anniversary mass at Our Lady of Assumption Church in Turlock. The event served as an opportunity for couples to come together with their families, friends and community to renew their commitment and receive the blessing of the Church.

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Man wins $5 million from lottery ticket in Waterford and plans to stay mum about his plans

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The Bait Barn store in Waterford sold a winning lottery ticket for $5 million, according to a California Lottery press release Tuesday.

Jose Sanchez bought the winning “2023 Scratcher” ticket in Waterford and told officials he “wanted to remain private about his plans for the money,” according to the release.

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CA County Fairs 2023 Guide: Where To Find The Fun In California

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Ready to stop and smell the corn dogs?

County fairs — annual extravaganzas that lure thousands with fun, food and entertainment— return in full force in 2023 throughout California communities.

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