Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state, but in Turlock no place has been hit harder than Pedretti Park.
After making a decision to open one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years on Monday, Turlock Irrigation District announced Thursday that they are looking to create even more space in the reservoir to accommodate what officials have deemed as the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history.
Iconic children's author Dr. Seuss will be honored through a number of events at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library throughout the month of March. Book clubs, craft events and special caregiver informational meeting sponsored by Community Hospice are also featured at the Turlock Library this month.
Following questions from the community regarding President Donald Trump's executive order limiting travel into the United States, the International Rescue Committee office in Turlock held an educational meeting Tuesday evening to inform the public on what the order means for their work and how they plan to move forward.
Nearly 700 faith leaders, grassroots organizers and community leaders from 12 countries gathered at Central Catholic High School in Modesto from Feb. 16 - 19 at the World Meeting of Popular Movements, working together for structural changes that promote social, economic and racial justice.
The seven years of young Charleston "Cash" Goeppert's life have been marked by a lot of nevers - never taken his first step, never crawled, never sat up on his own - but now, thanks to unwavering advocacy from his parents and a new drug treatment, Cash is starting to have a list of firsts.
California has been thirsting for water for years in the midst of a historic drought, but recent rainfall brought newfound fears of flooding to local residents earlier this week. These fears turned into a very real threat for many along the Tuolumne River on Monday afternoon when Turlock Irrigation District opened one of three controlled spillway gates at Don Pedro Reservoir for the first time in 20 years due to the size and magnitude of the latest storm, which pushed the reservoir past its maximum capacity of 830 feet.
The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday by Turlock Library Branch Manager Diane Bartlett.
While the latest winter storm to hit Turlock left the city with a number of toppled trees and several power outages Friday, the precipitation forecast for early next week could have more serious implications as it has the potential to push Don Pedro Reservoir past its maximum storage level and force Turlock Irrigation District to operate its controlled spillway.