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Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


State Water Board approves stricter emergency regulations

In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Parks, potholes and planes

Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said her department is analogous to an event planning firm.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Alliance surveys further understanding of business community

The Stanislaus Business Alliance conducted 198 surveys in 2014 and this year plans to administer 300.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


VW enthusiast revamps 1961 convertible with help of local auto shops

Thomas Husselstein can't sit still.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Discover Books offers recycling, reuse options for old books

Read Across America Day to promote literacy amongst students may have been earlier this month, but Discover Books is helping place books in the hands of children and adults across the country all year round.

March 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City sales tax exceeds county, state averages

The City of Turlock is outperforming both Stanislaus County and the State of California in sales tax revenue and while this is indicative of a strengthening local economy, it doesn't necessarily translate into more money for the City.

March 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City gears up for summer, school programs including facility changes

On any given school day roughly 1,000 kids across 13 school sites are taking advantage of the City of Turlock after school programs, but the programs' beginnings in the late 1990s were far more modest: there was only one student and two staff at Crowell Elementary School.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New owners bring family and farming together at Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

Name of Business: Turlock Feed and Livestock Supply

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Turlock, Chamber of Commerce positioned for growth

Turlock is an economic force to be reckoned with in the county, a fact not surprising to those gathered at the annual State of the Chamber Membership Breakfast on Thursday.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Commission fails to reach agreement on mobile food vendor restrictions

The future of mobile food trucks in downtown Turlock lies entirely in the hands of the Turlock City Council as the Planning Commission failed to reach an agreement on whether they should recommend stronger restrictions of the mobile vendors in certain downtown areas.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City charges Parks Commission with administering CDBG funds

The dissolution of the City of Turlock and Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau is already taking shape as evidenced by the City Council's lengthy deliberation Tuesday evening to decide who would administer grant funds, a job formerly reserved for the CVB.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local teacher fundraises to preserve Tuolumne River

Dutcher Middle School teacher Elias Ruiz was browsing online for a map of the Tuolumne River last year when he came across a link for the Tuolumne River Trust's Paddle to the Sea event.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City, TUSD prepare for Go Green partnership

While it seems residents across the state of California are finding creative ways to "go green" and conserve during the ongoing drought, next week Turlock Unified School District students will get an education in what it takes to be environmentally friendly through the City of Turlock's Go Green Week.

March 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


City aims to enhance customer service in Building Division

In a sign of recovering times the number of complex construction projects is on the rise in Turlock, meaning the City needs more staff to keep its customers satisfied.

March 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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Articles By Author - Elizabeth Arakelian


$80,000 available for events to promote Turlock

Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning commissions to revisit Larsa Banquet Hall noise complaints

The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham to host job fair, veterans event

Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is hoping to put residents back to work by hosting a Central Valley Job Fair and Veterans Summit.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local teacher works to combat hyacinth problem in Tuolumne River

Elias Ruiz is a teacher at Dutcher Middle School during the week, but on the weekends he can be found plunging into the Tuolumne River in full scuba gear.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Summer openings slated for Monte Vista Crossings

Summer is almost here and so is the arrival of several new additions to the Monte Vista Crossings shopping center.

May 01, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Perrien Farms offers family friendly environment for competitive and recreational riders

Name of Business: Perrien Farms

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Friday marks first summer Main StrEAT Food Rally

Fridays are about to get food-friendly downtown with the Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs to kick off on May 1.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


Female business owners band together for success

What does a ballroom dance academy, hair salon and fitness boot camp all have in common? More than just occupying the same building, the trio of businesses are all owned by women.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local


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