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Goodbye Turlock: Government reporter reflects on time at the Journal

Today is the last day that I will pick up a copy of the Turlock Journal and get that fluttery feeling when I see my byline. Nearly two years at the paper and that feeling has yet to wane. I love picking up the latest edition at the office or catching a glimpse of it in the racks outside the grocery store, always curious to see the headlines as if I wasn't a part of the editorial team. It is bittersweet to be leaving.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Editorial

La Mo Cafe launches eco-conscious campaign in honor of Justin Ferrari

Reusable cups and bags will soon be available for purchase at Café La Mo, a campaign dedicated to not only raising awareness of living more consciously but also honoring a former Turlocker.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Planning approves 4-story apartment complex near university

The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved amending the City's General Plan Thursday night to permit the construction of three four-story buildings roughly 50 feet in height to house student apartments, which will be the highest buildings in Turlock.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

SRWA postpones vote on water agreement with TID for a week

It may be another week before the terms of a water agreement between the Turlock Irrigation District and the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority are finalized, a project that has been roughly 30 years in the making.

July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Property owners prepare for costly repairs

Kensington Court is known for its leafy Sycamore trees, but recently there has been something else lining the picturesque street: bright yellow signs that read "Uneven Sidewalk."

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Boxing site could become a reality at Columbia Park

A new Turlock nonprofit, Off the Hook Ministries, is aiming to bring a boxing facility to Columbia Park to provide at risk youth a physical outlet while also building community in the area.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Fine dining experiment in Delhi finds success

When Frank Machado opened the Elegant Bull restaurant in Delhi on December 28, 1989 the plan was simple: He would cook, his wife Karen would waitress, and together they would do the dishes.

July 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

City Council to take steps towards regional water agreement

As part of the negotiations with the Turlock Irrigation District for a drinking water supply, the Turlock City Council will vote on Tuesday to affirm the City's commitment to provide TID with 2,000 acre feet of recycled water per year on behalf of the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Electronic skateboards could soon be legal in California

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) aimed at legalizing the use of electronic skateboards will come before Gov. Jerry Brown in upcoming weeks after Assembly Bill 604 passed the Senate on July 9.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Local kids fundraise for friend with diabetes

A group of local youngsters are rallying on behalf of their friend Ellie Hart so that she can have a service dog to help her cope with her recent diagnose of juvenile diabetes.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Hughson Mayor booted as LAFCO representative

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will no longer represent the mayors of the Stanislaus County at the Local Agency Formation Commission after the mayors voted 4-5 to expel him from his position at the City Selection Committee meeting on July 8 in Newman.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

'Stars’ and ‘Pros’ revealed for second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars

A select group of locals will be finding room in dance studios, gyms, and school cafeterias across Turlock in order to practice their dance moves for the second annual Dancing with the Turlock Stars.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Venture Fitness brings new meaning to personal training

Name: Venture Fitness

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

Assembly Republicans publicly condemn Donald Trump

In the wake of remarks made by American tycoon Donald Trump regarding illegal immigrants, the California Assembly Republican Caucus issued a public statement condemning the business magnate.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government

Turlock’s first Yogurt Mill grand opening is delayed

Locals at the annual 4th of July parade were treated to a coupon for free mini frozen yogurt on opening day handed out by representatives of the new Yogurt Mill. That opening day is further out than expected, though.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Local

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