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City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Opening day: Fair offers modern touch with traditional favorites

The fair is a summertime tradition for many locals and Friday's opening night was no exception as the enthusiastic crowd was indicative of an up and coming successful season for the Stanislaus County Fair.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fair time is upon us

The fair is an annual summertime tradition to which many people look forward and this year the Stanislaus County Fair is no exception.

July 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Delhi Unified welcomes new high school principal, interim superintendent

New students are not the only ones entering the doors of the Delhi Unified School District schools this year as a new interim superintendent and high school principal will be taking the lead with one vision in mind: student success.

July 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


City Council abandons compensation committee due to ‘wrong timing’

Amidst concern from city employees and local citizens the Turlock City Council has tabled its discussion on the creation of a Council Compensation Task Force, which would review current payments of the Mayor, Treasurer and Council, due to poor timing with the city's labor negotiations.

July 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Summer remodel: THS in final phases of modernization project

When the curtain closed on Turlock High School's spring production several months ago it was unclear where it would rise for next year's performances as the Performing Arts Building is one of two major reconstruction projects currently being implemented at the high school campus.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Council calls on citizens to promote road tax ballot measure

The Turlock City Council unanimously voted to hand the figurative 'road tax torch' off to the citizens of Turlock to rally the troops and help pass the much debated half cent tax, which will appear on the November ballot.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Food Network to film at Fair

Locals aren't the only ones attending the Stanislaus County Fair for the "Carnival Eats" as the Food Network will be filming a new television show focusing on fair food for their fall lineup.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Bill Youngdale passes at age 87

The Turlock community lost a friend and business leader on Thursday, when Bill Youngdale passed away at the age of 87 at Stanford Hospital.

July 08, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


UC campus plans expansion into downtown Merced

The University of California, Merced campus may be expanding into the community near the downtown area as the university is a top bidder for a piece of land across from the Merced Civic Center.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


Turlock school district garden coming to fruition

It's rather apropos that just outside the Turlock Unified School District Child Nutrition Department resides the Dutcher Middle School garden. Teeming with a variety of crops, the small school garden is a symbol of the vision Director Scott Soiseth has for the Child Nutrition Department-one where locally grown produce from school gardens reach the plates of TUSD students each day.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Education


California almond crop breaks record, despite ongoing drought

Local almond growers are contributing to a record breaking harvest of 2.1 billion pounds of California almonds despite the drought conditions that have left many farmers concerned for their orchards and the future of California's agricultural industry.

July 03, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


TID abandonments normal despite drought status

Several Turlock Irrigation District customers have abandoned their rights to utilize TID water facilities according to the biannual report presented Tuesday at the Board of Trustees meeting.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local olive oil producer offers pure product

Money doesn't grow on trees, but olives do – just ask Anne Piccirillo.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local naturalization ceremony grants individuals citizenship in time for Independence Day

This Fourth of July marks the 238th year of the United States of America's independence but for many locals the holiday will also mark their first national holiday as an American citizen.

July 02, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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Largest community yard sale benefits locals, nonprofits

Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


University to open its downtown art gallery

Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.

August 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock residents try for street parking permit

In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Encore Dance Apparel taps into needed market

Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Grocery Outlet owners relocate to open new store

It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Café La Mo opens for business

After much anticipation, locals visiting downtown Turlock can now get their coffee fix as Wednesday marks La Mo Café's first official day in business.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Shredded paper, plastic bags no longer recyclable in Turlock

Turlock residents may now need to take additional steps to sort their trash as locals will no longer be able to recycle shredded paper or plastic bags according to the City of Turlock.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City parks boost local neighborhoods, economy

With California in the midst of a drought and an ongoing statewide fight over water garnering national attention, much consideration has been focused on the landscape around Turlock - and City parks is no exception.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Edith’s Taxi offers a ride with the ‘soulful taxi lady’

Name: Edith's Taxi

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Fit Body Boot Camp to come to Turlock Industrial Park

Turlock's 2,600 acre Industrial Park will soon play host to more than just food processing facilities as the City of Turlock recently approved a staff level minor discretionary use permit for a fitness facility to be built just east of Highway 99.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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