There's no question that Turlock's downtown is in the midst of a renaissance. Downtown businesses are flourishing. Restaurants are full (to bursting on weekends). Boutiques are drawing customers from throughout the area and the Carnegie Arts Center and the Art Space on Main have given the downtown area a more cultural atmosphere.
Whether a local homeowner, landscaping professional or someone in between, the upcoming drought landscaping class "California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape" hosted by the California Native Grasslands Association will be advantageous to every California resident in the face of the ongoing drought.
Three Turlockers will be among the 14 honored this year as Outstanding Women by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an organization dedicated to supporting legislation and programs that address the needs of all women and children.
The Turlock Fire Department took possession of a fire engine from the state's Office of Emergency Services Wednesday, and in the process joined a network of fire departments up and down the state that are ready at a moment's notice to render aid in times of disaster.
While previous years have left many local growers high and dry with historically-low water cap allotments ranging from 18 to 20 inches, they received good news on Tuesday evening as the Turlock Irrigation District announced that current water conditions may make it possible to implement a 36-inch water allocation in the 2016 irrigation season.