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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. 

The Stanislaus County Fair was home to two days of twisted metal and head jerking crashes at this year’s Destruction Derby. Day one was well represented by Turlock boys, with five of the night’s contestants driving and slamming in front of their home crowd.
The Turlock Fire Department quickly extinguished a vehicle fire in a garage Tuesday night to prevent it from spreading to the home. Firefighters responded to the 1900 block of Winter Haven Drive shortly before 10 p.m. on the report of a residential structure fire.
The Turlock Planning Commission will consider rezoning a portion of land across from the California State University, Stanislaus for a three-story student housing development on Thursday evening. If approved by Planning Commission, and later by the Turlock City Council, the decision would revert the 2010 decision that rezoned the land on Monte Vista Avenue, near Rite Aid, from high density residential to community commercial for what was supposed to a bowling alley.
A fiber cable cut in San Joaquin County is causing some technical issues for some cell phone users in Stanislaus County, including losing the ability to call 911. Verizon Wireless confirmed Wednesday morning that they are experiencing technical issues in parts of San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties due to another carrier’s fiber optic cable being cut.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors unanimously approved a large step on Tuesday in what could be a deal to provide reliable drinking water to Turlock surrounding cities for the next five decades. The vote authorizes TID staff to present an agreement to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority, which is made up of the cities of Turlock, Ceres, and Modesto, for consideration.
The registration deadline for National Night Out block parties that would like to receive a visit from special guests is quickly approaching. America’s National Night Out Against Crime, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4, is an evening designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime efforts, and strengthen police-community partnerships.
Turlock Firefighters were able to quickly contain a residential fire that was started by a cooking operation left unattended Sunday night. The Turlock Fire Department responded to the 3000 block of Duquesne Way at approximately 8:33 p.m. after a neighbor saw smoke and called 911.
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 16:55

Turlock School Lunch Van Set on Fire

A suspicious vehicle fire at a Turlock Unified School District parking lot on July 10 is currently under investigation by authorities. Turlock fire crews responded to a fire in the 1400 block of Colorado Avenue around 10 p.m. Friday.
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that two lanes have opened up on Highway 99 after a collision in Ceres completely closed the roadways and backed up traffic into Turlock Tuesday morning. Central Valley TV reported that the collision occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. when a big rig may have crossed the from the northbound to southbound lanes, spilling chemicals across the roadway.
A portion of Taylor Road near Turlock is currently closed as a car has sunk in the canal along the road. The vehicle in the canal was reported to the California Highway Patrol at approximately 8:36 p.m. on Taylor Road, in between the Quincy Road split.