Hot days and muggy nights have Central Valley residents looking for a cool place to escape this summer. Many vacationers are skipping the expenses of far-away destinations and opting instead to take in the natural beauty that Northern California has to offer. And with the beaches and forests just hours away, daytrips are a realistic and affordable option for Valley residents. Several of these places still tout un-touched wilderness and breathtaking scenery, all practically in the back-yard of Central Valley residents.
The unusually wet and mild weather is finally giving way to the typically hot and sunny days Turlockers expect in June. But the late start to summer has had a noticeable effect on home gardens, and local gardeners are doing things they have never tried before.
Every year around this time law enforcement agencies from across the country gather at ceremonies for National Police Week and reflect on their colleagues who died in the line of duty. Here in Turlock there is an organization that pays homage to the sacrifices of the fallen on a regular basis by lending a helping hand to those in need in the department.