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Brandon McMillan  - brandon@turlockcitynews.com

Brandon McMillan - brandon@turlockcitynews.com

McMillan is Turlock born and bred. More than that, he's a skilled journalist.

McMillan graduated magna cum laude from California State University, Stanislaus, where he majored in Communication Studies and minored in Journalism.

While at CSU Stanislaus, McMillan was a managing editor, op-ed editor, and staff writer for the student newspaper, The Signal. He also volunteers as an on-air radio DJ for the student radio station, KCSS 91.9FM.

In his spare time, McMillan plays bass guitar and collects records.

McMillan primarily covers breaking news stories for TurlockCityNews.com. 

History was made Thursday morning when the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority unanimously agreed to the terms of a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District that will provide reliable drinking water to local communities for the next five decades. “This agreement is an excellent example of agencies crossing over institutional boundaries to show their determination to solve current and anticipated problems without state intervention,” said Turlock Mayor and SRWA Boardmember Gary Soiseth. “It shows state regulators that the Central Valley is self-motivated to take action, even in this historic drought, to solve our current water crisis.”
The dd’s Discounts location coming to the Turlock Town Center is now hiring for several positions. The incoming Turlock location is looking to fill many positions, including Area Supervisor, Retail Associate, Store Manager, and Store Protection Specialist.
Cyclists looking to participate in the first annual Downtown Turlock bike race can now register online. The TEA Solar Cycling Classic will take place Aug. 8 through the streets of beautiful Downtown Turlock.
A male subject was arrested the morning of July 17 after he was reportedly harassing customers outside of a Turlock business. Turlock police responded to the 800 block of W. Hawkeye Avenue at approximately 9:50 a.m. on the report of a male subject harassing customers. Officers arrived on scene and contacted Richard Moutinho, 61.
Although two non-potable wells in northeast Turlock are back online, the City is continuing to experience difficulties getting much needed water to landscapes and trees. “Having these critical wells out of services has stressed our trees and permanent landscape in this part of the City,” said Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder. “The city and our taxpayers have made a huge investment in these landscaped areas and, with the non-potable wells down, these trees and plantings have been stressed to the brink. We are doing our best to save them and get these trees and shrubs stable, but with the ongoing difficulties with these wells, we are having to water outside of the prescribed times.”
Turlock police arrested a male suspect last week after an officer spotted him attempting to flee Walmart with stolen merchandise. The officer was patrolling behind the business at approximately 10:48 p.m. and spotted a male subject attempting to flee out the emergency exit with several hundred dollars of stolen merchandise.
The cities of Turlock, Ceres, and Modesto nearly had a historic day July 16, but a 2-1 vote delayed approval of a water sale agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District for one week. TID and the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA), which was formed by the cities of Turlock, Ceres, and Modesto in 2011, have been in talks since 1987 on water sale agreement.
Turlock police arrested a male subject early on Saturday morning after he attempted to charge at a security guard at Red Brick Bar & Grill. Officers responded to the disturbance at approximately 1:43 a.m. Saturday.
Former Commissioner Elvis Dias rejoined the Turlock Planning Commission Thursday night to fill a recent vacancy. Dias served on the Planning Commission from January 2007 through December 2014 and sought reappointment to his third term in January.
The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved to recommend the Turlock City Council rezone a parcel of land intended for a bowling alley to now make way for a four-story student housing complex. The land, located along Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Road, across from the California State University, Stanislaus, was rezoned from High Density Residential to Community Commercial in 2010, in order to allow development of the Ten Pin Fun Center, which never got off the ground.