A report released last week from the California Department of Public Health found that the number of sexually transmitted diseases in the state is growing at a rate that is outpacing other states in the country and is at a 20 year high.
While emphasizing that Don Pedro Reservoir remains a safe - but aging - facility, Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to secure another 50 years of successful operation with three major refurbishment projects in 2017.
With Halloween approaching both the Turlock Unified School District and the Turlock Police Department are keeping a watchful eye out for any "creepy clowns" or other suspicious incidents that seemed aimed at scaring the city's younger residents.
Every November, the shops that line downtownTurlock's streets transform their interiors into holiday storefronts in anticipation for Christmas shoppers. Typically known as the holiday open house, the Downtown Turlock Merchant Alliance has switched things up this year, with 13 businesses coming together for a Shop the Blocks event that will celebrate the quickly-approaching holidays and their retail cheer.
As active community members, Turlock residents Alison Cox and Hilary Smith Callis wanted to create a platform for the city to share and promote its events. This led the pair to launch HeyTurlock – an online calendar that aims to be the go-to website for those curious about Turlock happenings.
The holidays often provide a surge in the economy thanks to shoppers hitting the aisles in search of the perfect gift, but they also offer those looking for a job or hoping to earn some extra cash the opportunity to do so thanks to seasonal positions that open up during the most joyous time of year.
When it comes to giving back, Turlock's local Save Mart Supermarkets put their money where their mouths are. Store managers Tony DeWinkle (Geer Road location) and Evo Silva (Lander Avenue location) presented the United Samaritans Foundation with a $5,000 check on Monday on behalf of Save Mart CARES.
The California Farm Water Coalition is hoping that the Turlock Irrigation District will help fund its commitment to build four interactive exhibits at Sacramento's Powerhouse Science Center in an effort to educate consumers throughout the state about the importance of agriculture.