There are a number of signs that Turlock is finally turning the corner on economic recovery. The downtown is bustling with shoppers and diners. New companies are breaking ground at the City's industrial park and longtime Turlock businesses are expanding their operations.
July in the Central Valley is always a hot prospect. While nowhere near as hot as last week's record 104 to 106 degree temperatures, the thermometer will hover around the 90 degree mark as the Stanislaus County Fair makes its 2016 debut on Friday.
As the summer progresses and more people turn to the outdoors, the area's mosquito abatement districts are reminding residents that West Nile Virus is a serious threat in the region and precautions should be taken to avoid the potentially deadly bites of mosquitoes.
Nearly 12,000 community members lined Main Street in Turlock on Monday as the city celebrated the nation's birthday with its annual Fourth of July Downtown Parade. Visitors saw a number of new sights in Turlock for the holiday, including the first time that a Stanislaus State president has participated in the parade and the revival of the car show.
Come Monday night the warm July sky will sparkle and twinkle with fireworks all around Turlock neighborhoods, and the Turlock Fire Department wants to remind residents to only use those that are legally permitted in the city.
Turlock residents driving along Countryside Drive may have noticed the assemblage of buildings that are being constructed as part of the latest Monte Vista Crossings expansion. The final phases of development, Monte Vista Crossings South and Countryside at Tuolumne, will make local shoppers happy as over 80,000 square feet of retail will be added to the space.
From coast-to-coast, people from all over the United States will be celebrating the coming holiday with friends, family and of course lots of fireworks. This Independence Day weekend provides the unique added bonus of a three-day weekend, meaning more time to enjoy visiting loved ones and another day off from work.
As temperatures in the Valley reach triple digits this month, the local public libraries are a perfect place to cool down and have fun. The Turlock, Denair and Keyes Libraries are offering a number of free programs this July, ranging from activities for small children to adventurous discussions for adults.
The Turlock City Council approved a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday between the Turlock Irrigation District and the City of Turlock to allow TID use of the Dianne Drive storm drain basin during the 2016 irrigation season.
A crowd of hungry Turlock community members braved the heat and took over Main Street Thursday evening at the first annual Dinner at Dusk farm to table event, enjoying an evening full of drinks, entertainment and a delicious meal made from locally-grown crops.