California's high gas prices aren't likely to stall July 4 holiday travel plans even as state gas prices continue to reign over national averages. Despite high prices, retail gas is beginning to hold steady as Tuesday's average price was registering $3.59 on average for a gallon of unleaded gasoline. That is $0.14 cheaper since AAA Northern California's last month's gas survey on May 12.
As the drought continues to make it even more pertinent to conserve water, Turlock Irrigation District is doing its part by installing water metering equipment throughout the district in conjunction with its Agricultural Water Management Plan.
This September would have marked the 20 year anniversary of the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, but due to a downturn in golfers and the influence of California's ongoing drought, the golf course is closing its doors this summer.
Although the official start of summer is still almost two weeks away, the heat has already arrived. Temperatures reached 106 degrees on Monday - one degree short of the record high of 107 seen in 2013 - and are forecast to stay near the century mark through the weekend.
With the Governor's recent executive order regarding water conservation and the severity of the drought, the City of Turlock, Turlock Irrigation District, California State University Stanislaus and Turlock Unified School District have joined forces in the coordination of water conservation education and outreach efforts. The partnership aims to maximize resources in order to achieve the common goal of raising customer awareness and promoting changes in behavior that will lead to more water-efficient practices.
Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.
The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.
The California Chamber of Commerce recognizes the efforts of outstanding local chambers every year with the President's Circle Award. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce was one of 28 chambers to receive the prestigious award this year - and one of eight to have received the award all seven years it has been presented.
A passion for the dairy industry runs in the family of Makenzie Neves, who on Thursday was crowned in front of an audience of more than 300 people as the 2015 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6.
For the past seven years roughly 14,000 of Turlock's youth have participated in the annual Westside Ministries Summer Soccer Camp, joining community mentors to learn the basics of soccer in a three-week program at Wakefield Elementary.
Through the shifting economies and changes in city leadership, Sharon Silva has been the undeniable face and champion for the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, and after more than 16 years, she is ready to pass the baton on to someone new.