The Turlock Irrigation District board voted Tuesday to put a small, abandoned reservoir near Hilmar back to work, approving a $2.16million project to capture water that now spills into the Merced River.
A man visiting Turlock soon knows a little something about the San Francisco Giants and championship baseball. Dusty Baker, who managed the Giants to the 2002 World Series against the Anaheim Angels, will make an appearance in association with the grand opening of Dick’s Sporting Goods at Monte Vista Crossings.
The Turlock Unified School District is one of 15 districts chosen for next week’s launch of California Thursdays, a campaign that encourages the serving of wholesome foods from in-state producers on Thursdays.
Turlock Gospel Mission is converting a former warehouse into a year-round shelter for homeless people, which possibly will be done by the end of December. An open house was held Tuesday at the construction site.
Mike Smith spent junior high as a shrimp, picked on and angry. Today, he runs two international nonprofits and speaks to, by his count, a million kids a year about seizing their future, the message he brought to Turlock schools on Wednesday.
City voters will decide next month whether to pay an extra half-cent tax on purchases so residents can drive on smoother roads. Measure B would raise an estimated $5.6 million each year for repairs and maintenance on what officials say is a failing street system in Turlock. If 66.7 percent of voters give approval, Turlock’s sales tax rate will be 8.125 percent for seven years, up from 7.625 percent.
While some complain that the Common Core math implemented this year is too hard, some Turlock parents worry it does not challenge their gifted kids enough. They have started an online petition drive asking for an honors or accelerated track for their children, starting in junior high.
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