While results from the Department of Water Resources' first media-oriented survey of the winter revealed above-average water content for the statewide snowpack, officials said that it is still too soon to know whether or not the historic drought that has left California parched for four years will finally come to an end.
December 31, 2015|
As the year comes to a close, many find themselves reflecting on their personal achievements. When Kristin Bettencourt reflects on her year, it's full of the amount of money raised for nonprofits, awareness brought to important issues and the increased sense of community fostered -all for the betterment of Turlock.
At the beginning of 2015, the Turlock Journal editorial team put together the people-focused feature "15 Movers & Shakers for 2015." As the year comes to a close, we will take a look at how a few of those "movers and shakers" fared over the year, and see what their plans are for 2016.
Celebrity bell ringer challenges are one of the many community-centered ways that the Salvation Army raises funds and Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and his team of bell ringing volunteers soundly defeated Ceres, Modesto and Riverbank in the third annual Salvation Army Mayors kettle Challenge.