The Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California met on Jan. 30 to discuss issues facing local control districts. Top on their list of priorities was the new Clean Water Act permit requirement that might result in mosquito control agencies being unable to provide the same level of service.
Will and Linda Hack, owners and operators of Hack Farms in Turlock, are now $1,000 richer after a trip to Atlanta recently. Hack Farms was one of six farms across the United States to receive the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award during the 2012 International Poultry Expo, held in Atlanta and sponsored by the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association.
Emanuel Medical Center received an award for providing innovative patient service at a recent national healthcare conference - and local patients have also noticed the positive changes at Turlock's community hospital.
Jessica Austin is on a mission to help local children affected by fires and other emergencies. Austin was moved to action after the fire at Crowell Elementary School to collect small stuffed animals for the local fire fighters to distribute.
The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Turlock on Sunday evening. This checkpoint is paid for through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety. This grant pays for additional DUI and traffic enforcement.