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Dale Pinkney Park approved

POSTED July 21, 2009 11:23 p.m.
The park currently known as Cimmaron Park, located at the corner of Cherry Blossom Lane and Arthur Mace Drive in northeast Turlock, will henceforth be known as Dale Pinkney Park following a July 14 Turlock City Council decision.
Pinkney served the City of Turlock as mayor from 1978 to 1982. He sat as a councilman from 1970 through 1978, and was a planning commissioner from 1968 through 1970.
Dale Pinkney Park is the third park to be named after a former Mayor of Turlock in recent months, following Brad Bates Park and Curt Andre Park.
Cimmaron Park was the last park in Turlock without a formal name. “Cimmaron Park” was a name bestowed by the developers of a nearby subdivision.

Dangerous dogs banned from off-leash park
The Turlock City Council approved a change restricting the presence of unaltered, vicious, or dangerous animals at the Sunnyview Dog Park.
Such animals must now be on a leash at all times or wear a muzzle in order to be present at the dog park.
According to Animal Services Supervisor Glena Jackson, posturing and aggressive behavior has led to about 20 incidences at the dog park thus far, including two incidences when an aggressive dog attacked other animals entering the large dog area. There were also issues with breeding, Jackson said.
Such restrictions on unaltered and aggressive animals were suggested by the advisory committee that supported the formation of the dog park. However, as these rules were never formally adopted, they were unable to be enforced until now.

West Main shopping center approved
The final hurdle was cleared for a proposed commercial center at 1400 West Main St. on July 14, when the Turlock City Council adopted a planned development for the center. The path is now clear for construction to begin.
The plan calls for the renovation of two warehouse buildings into a wedding hall, an entertainment and events center, an ice cream warehouse and parlor, and other retail space. The development is expected to cater to the Hispanic community.
The 6,000 square foot wedding facility is expected to open only on Saturdays and Sundays, while the 12,500 square foot events center is expected to host business events and festivals on Tuesday through Saturday evenings.
To contact Alex Cantatore, e-mail acantatore@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2005.

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