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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. 

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:52

Fireworks For Sale in Turlock Until July 6

Fireworks stands within the City of Turlock are legally able to sell fireworks for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday until July 6. Only “Safe and Sane” registered fireworks, which are approved by the State Fire Marshall, are legal in Turlock and the State of California. Approved fireworks can be purchased at authorized booths in Turlock.
A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment against seven individuals, including one from Turlock, charging them with conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud, aiding and abetting, and making false statements to a bank in a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
A federal grand jury has indicted four Central Valley men, including two from Turlock, on federal drug trafficking charges. Donnell Mays, 39, of Turlock; Omar Lopez, 22, of Turlock; Raymond Slaton, 43, of Merced; and Sidney Allen, 48, of Merced, were charged on Thursday, announced United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.
The Modesto Police Department has arrested the suspect in the May 25 homicide in Turlock, reports Central Valley TV. Thomas Gonzales, 34, was arrested for murder on Friday evening and remains in-custody in the Stanislaus County Jail.
After taking two weeks to let sides figure out logistics of the Turlock Criterium bicycle race, Council unanimously approved the street closures to let the event happen. Race director Mitch Boehs had come to Turlock City Council asking to close portions of several Downtown streets in order to let him host the bike race on Aug. 8.
Fourth of July is right around the corner and the California State University, Stanislaus is preparing for the much anticipated return of the annual fireworks show. In January, CSU Stanislaus announced that with the help of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, the annual fireworks celebration would be returning to the Turlock campus.
Turlock police arrested a drunk driver Tuesday night after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his vehicle. Officers received report of the vehicle, which was stopped halfway in the roadway in the 800 block of W. Main Street, shortly after 9 p.m.
The Turlock Public LIbrary is offering several free crafts and activities for all ages throughout the month of July. On July 7 at 4 p.m., the library will celebrate Shark Week with the “Ocean in a Bottle” craft, where crafters will use recycled bottles to create miniature oceans to take home.
The Stanislaus County Employee Mentor Program has been recognized with an Achievement Award from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The award honors innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.
The City of Turlock is looking to hire a new emergency services dispatcher to help the Turlock Police Department deliver better, more timely services. Experience is not required for the dispatcher position, as they are looking to fill the position with a trainee, or level I or II candidate depending on experience.