Being the third largest wildfire in California's history, the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region caused unprecedented damage to not only the Stanislaus National Forest and adjacent areas, but also incurred costs to several communities after causing damage to nearby hydroelectric power plants. Additionally, water supplies became at-risk for millions, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir due to washed down silt and debris from the fire.
Every Monday night, roughly 25 students fill the seats of Ken Oyer's Workforce Readiness Skills class at the Turlock Adult School. Although a few are high school students looking to complete missing credits, a majority of the students are adults seeking training in basic skills as they prepare to reenter the job market.
It's not easy running a business in today's economic climate. The Turlock Chamber of Commerce knows this and strives to help businesses of every size not only keep their doors open through this slow economic recovery, but to also thrive. In 2013, the Turlock Chamber was recognized as one of the top 10 Chambers in the state and received, for the fifth year in a row, the Cal Chamber President's Award.
While 17.84 acres just off Countryside Drive prepares to be developed into 109 single family residential homes with the construction of Florsheim Home's Monte Verde subdivision, some might begin to wonder if there has been a turnaround in the local housing market.
With Daylight Saving Time beginning on Sunday, CAL FIRE officials are reminding all Californians to ensure they have working smoke alarms in their homes. Studies have shown that most homes have smoke alarms, however nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no working smoke alarms.
March 07, 2014|
"Buy local" has become a well known phrase that has found its way into grocery stores, farmers markets and onto bumper stickers on cars across the country. The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is aiming to put this phrase into practice this summer by creating a "Stanislaus County Grown" brand.