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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. 

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.
A well known Turlock doctor, Amanda Crews, has been identified by friends, family, and coworkers as one of the five victims found deceased in a Modesto home Saturday afternoon, reports Central Valley TV. Dr. Crews, a graduate from Boston College and the Boston University School of Medicine, was a doctor in both Turlock and Modesto for many years.
The Turlock City Council finalized the relocation of the Korean War cannon that previously stood outside of the War Memorial to Central Park in Downtown Turlock. The cannon is on the move as the City of Turlock is in the process of finalizing a deal to sell multiple properties, including the War Memorial, to the Turlock Irrigation District.
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.
A traffic stop on Sunday night led to a suspect being arrested for possessing several hundred grams of cannabis and other narcotics. Turlock police stopped a vehicle in the 1500 block of Arlington Court for reckless driving at approximately 8:23 p.m.
Because grief comes in all sizes, Jessica’s House is hosting a summer day camp for children who have experienced the loss of a parent or sibling. Jessica’s House is a place for grieving children, teens, young adults, and families to share their experiences through art, talking, and play.
There was plenty of high octane fuel in the air when the Stanislaus County Fair opened July 10 with the truck and tractor pulls in the FoodMaxx Arena. The truck and tractor pulls pit truck versus truck as they attempt to pull a sled weighing thousands of pounds down a 300 foot track, with the sled becoming increasingly heavier as it travels down the track.
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.
A video captured at the Ripon skatepark Wednesday evening shows a 20-year-old being arrested by police after officers used force to place him into custody. The video, which shows a subject being involved in several struggles with officers and later being tased, has spread around Facebook, receiving more than 325,000 views as of Friday at 12:30 p.m., along with thousands of likes and shares, including some from Turlock.
The California State University, Stanislaus continues to make headlines across the nation, this time taking the top spot for value among all public universities in the nation. Money magazine named CSU Stanislaus the No. 1 public university in the nation for value in its recent rankings which are “based solely on value-added grades for graduation rates, earnings and student loan repayment, eliminating schools with a negative grade in any of those areas or a graduation rate below 50 percent.”