Every May law enforcement in Stanislaus County join together to remember those who died in the line of duty. With five of those names coming from the ranks of the Turlock Police Department, there has long been a desire by the men and women of the department to pay tribute to those fallen officers. This year they got such an opportunity when the department's Honor Guard was selected to participate in the National Peace Officer's Memorial week tributes.
Denair Middle School seventh grader Brielle Prock has been selected to serve as State Ambassador for Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide health and wellness program created in partnership with the National Dairy Council and the National Football League.
The farm to table movement, which has become a staple in local schools, is about to extend further than the cafeteria thanks to Ag Link Food Hub, an online catalogue of locally grown food slated to launch next week.
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.