For the past five years, the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have foregone their traditional blue uniform shirts during the month of October and donned bright pink t-shirts in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
One of the first things the newly seated Turlock City Council did on Tuesday was accept a grant agreement with the Federation Aviation Administration and a revised loan agreement to the Turlock Regional Aviation Association so that a much-needed runway widening project could continue at the Turlock Municipal Airport.
Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.
While the swearing into office of Turlock City Council members is always a time of significance, this year's seating of new council members was especially historic as for the first time ever residents in specific areas of town were able to vote for district representatives.
The first two Turlock City Council members elected to represent specific districts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, along with incumbent City Treasurer Diana Lewis and new City Clerk Jennifer Land.
'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal of finding a forever home for every dog and cat they have before Christmas. To help encourage potential pet owners to find their new companion this month, all adoption fees are 50 percent off.
There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find alternate routes to reach Monte Vista Crossings, Highway 99 and other destinations west of Golden State Boulevard as Monte Vista Avenue will be closed Monday through Thursday next week for additional repairs over the railroad tracks.
In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.
A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - "the most ambitious target in North America," according to the air board.
Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election results reported by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters.