Mauricio (Mo) Alaniz, 21, a former Turlock High School basketball player, suffered brain damage from a November 2007 car accident that left him wheelchair-bound. Now in rehabilitation at the Manteca Rehabilitation Center, Alaniz has made steady progress since starting oxygen treatments to regenerate cells a few months ago. Mo's mother, Angie Alaniz, is seen in the photo with Mo. May 26, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Enochs' Audrey Green moves the ball upfield past Turlock's Kaitlyn Wyatt, May 12, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYemail@example.com)
Enochs' goalkeeper Kayla McCain makes a save against Turlock, May 12, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Enochs' Ashley Davis, right, fights for possession against Turlock's Anne Coleman, May 12, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYemail@example.com)
Modesto Police Chief Roy Wasden was named the new city manager of Turlock, Calif., at Turlock City Hall, May 12, 2009. (BRIAN RAMSAYfirstname.lastname@example.org)
Michael McCandless with daughter Gabrielle Annie McCandles at their Turlock home, Wednesday April 15, 2009. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Allyson McCandless holds newborn Gabrielle as husband Michael admires his daughter Wednesday in the nursery of their Turlock home. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Turlock Girl Scout Troops 3180 and 3367 celebrated Girl Scout Week by taking baby "girl" gift bags to the hospital welcoming all the baby girls born during the week.
Stay-at-home dads, Nick Jones with son Carter, 10 months, and Brian Fletcher, with daughter Hannah, 4.5 months, eat lunch together at Javi's Restaurant in Turlock, March 6, 2009. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Michael Rudt of Turlock, February 11, 2009. Rudt says we could drastically reduce air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and the country's dependence on foreign oil by turning the cars we drive into big slot cars. (Steve Kosko / The Modesto Bee)
Dominick Rufo, 16, got the ball rolling to encourage the
Turlock City Council to approve a BMX-style bike park.
(Debbie Noda/The Modesto Bee)
Leroy Walker has been with Bistro 234 for eight years and in the restaurant industry for 25. He has worked at Angelini's, The Stagecoach and several catering ventures. As chef, Walker has helped Bistro 234 win the Best Restaurant Award from the Turlock Journal for five years.
A incomplete violin is seen next to violin making tools. Violins and other stringed instruments made by violin maker Gary Vessel can be found in orchestras all over the world. In 1988, Vessel graduated from the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. Vessel has made violins in his own shop for 15 years, and currently resides in Turlock. (Brian Ramsay/The Modesto Bee)
Turlock resident Gary Vessel has made violins in his own shop for 15 years.
(Brian Ramsay/The Modesto Bee)
Britney Christian, performed at Dennis Earl Elementary in Turlock. She shows off a Dennis Earl t-shirt.
(Bart Ah You/The Modesto Bee)
Narsi David, one of the three judges. Judging took place in Turlock at the Foster Farms Development Center for two of the thirteen regions, Pacific and Mountain, as part of the National Chicken Cooking Regional Contest.
(Debbie Noda/The Modesto Bee)
Sixth-grader Kevin Latifi, 12, plays the role of tax collector in his class at Walnut Elementary School in Turlock.
(Alison Yin/Modesto Bee)
My Favorite Car is a 1976 Chevy Corvette Stingray owned by Dave Daugherty of Turlock. (Debbie Noda / The Modesto Bee)
Center Street Grill at 120 N. Center Street in Turlock, CA has been a great place for locals to get a new taste of food. Paul Pires serves Scott Nielsen of Westlake, CA. (Marty Bicek / The Modesto Bee)