It's sad to read about how Turlock is "making progress" with its history. My father worked at Fire Station 1 from the time I was a small child until his retirement in the 1980s. I worked there for a short while as a temp when I lost my full-time job. I remember the days when we had 6 p.m. Plectron checks and the lobby had pool tables and cigarette machines.
Now I'm reading that it's more progressive to rid your town of its historical significance by tearing down a historical building and removing a tree that was planted 100 years ago, just to name a few things. Sounds to me like someone has things backward.
I was raised in Turlock and left in 1997, and the only thing I can say after reading numerous articles in The Bee is I am so thankful that I no longer live in a town where history doesn't matter and being Wedding Capital of the world does.