In the life of a U.S. Army soldier taking the oath of enlistment to defend and protect the United States Constitution and all that it represents is a monumental moment and for 36 new recruits it was made a little more special Monday night when they raised their right hands and swore their allegiance in front of an enthusiastic and supportive crowd at the Stanislaus County Fair.
As the summer progresses and more people turn to the outdoors, the area's mosquito abatement districts are reminding residents that West Nile Virus is a serious threat in the region and precautions should be taken to avoid the potentially deadly bites of mosquitoes.
Come Monday night the warm July sky will sparkle and twinkle with fireworks all around Turlock neighborhoods, and the Turlock Fire Department wants to remind residents to only use those that are legally permitted in the city.
The Turlock Police Department continues to investigate the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old man outside a food processing plant in an industrial area of Turlock as the family of the victim prepares for his memorial.
A large vegetation fire at a property between Hilmar and Turlock drew out multiple fire agencies Thursday night as crews tried to stop the flames from devouring numerous outbuildings, vehicles and even a home across the street.