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Residents throughout Turlock participated in America’s National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday with more block parties than ever before. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen neighborhood spirit and community-police partnerships.
The Turlock Irrigation District helped a volunteer group remove more than two tons of trash and old tires from the Tuolumne River last week. Unfortunately, the river and surrounding habitat have become a dumping ground for shopping carts, mattresses, plastic bags, scrap metal, and debris.
With high heat in the forecast for the next several days, the Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services (StanOES) and City of Turlock are partnering to remind citizens of several “cool zones” throughout Turlock. Cool zones are facilities that are air conditioned and open to the public or provide a venue for residents to cool off.
A new, large shopping sign is being installed near the W. Main Street overpass of Highway 99. Some Turlockers noticed the top of the sign, which says "Turlock" in large letters, while it was still on the trailer being transported.
California State University, Stanislaus has announced that parking permits will now be available for purchase online beginning July 20. Previously, parking permits were only available for purchase in the Cashier’s Office on campus, which often required a long wait in line.
The Turlock Police Department is hosting Citizens Police Academy, beginning in September, to provide the public with information and resources within the police department. The program will consist of a series of eleven classes and discussions held once a week, on Thursday evenings, typically from 6 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 10. There is no cost to anyone who enrolls.
The Turlock Fire Department is working with the American Safety Institute to host a community CPR training class. The class will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Aug. 22 and it is open to the public. The class will focus on adult and child/infant CPR/AED training.