Bee In Turlock: A chance to ‘View’ Pitman dancing phenom

Pitman High junior Brett Nichols has become a viral video star for his Michael Jackson dance moves.
Pitman High junior Brett Nichols has become a viral video star for his Michael Jackson dance moves. dnoda@modbee.com

Turlock teen Brett Nichols, whose dancing tribute to Michael Jackson at a Pitman High School talent show was captured on video and scored millions upon millions of hits, is scheduled to appear Thursday on the ABC morning talk show “The View.” The show’s theme is “Famous from the Web,” and Brett – who’s going into his senior year – will be joined by Internet prankster Jack Vale and “the singing janitor,” according to abc.go.com. Ross Mathews (“Hello Ross”) and “Kid President” Robby Novak are guest co-hosts with host Whoopi Goldberg. The show will air at 10 a.m. on Sacramento ABC affiliate News 10.

Turlock Masonic Lodge will hold a cornerstone-laying ceremony for the Turlock Safety Center at 11:30 a.m. July 25. Mayor John Lazar will welcome the Grand Lodge of Masons in California and current Grand Master of Masons John L. Cooper III to perform the ceremony, which has been conducted for more than 250 years and will be similar to the one done by George Washington at our nation’s Capitol. The Turlock Lodge has held several of the ceremonies at schools and public buildings. The dedication will be held in the parking lot so everyone can observe. The cornerstone is a marble block engraved with the building name and motto, with a time capsule to be buried underneath it. The safety center’s staff will determine what goes in the capsule. Such a capsule usually is opened 50 years after the cornerstone laying. The Turlock Safety Center is at 224 Broadway.

Turlock Associated Police Officers is launching a social media campaign to keep residents safe from summer hazards. The group, which represents 64 officers, will focus first on bicycling and water safety for kids and on preventing and reporting drunk driving. The campaign, Summer of Safety, will include tips expected to be posted by Friday at http://turlockpolice.org and www.facebook.com/turlockassociatedpolice. The officers are doing the work while off duty. “Our TAPO officers are dedicated to serving Turlock and committed to helping make the community a safe place to live,” said President Russell Holeman, a 15-year veteran of the Turlock Police Department. “We think one of the best ways we can do that is by providing resources to the community we serve.”