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Council names walkway in honor of Indian-Americans

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to approve naming an existing walkway to recognize the city's Indian-American population and their contributions to the local community.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Monte Vista rehab in progress

Monte Vista Avenue, one of the city's most complained-about thoroughfares, is finally undergoing a full rehabilitation process that will see the currently deteriorated road conditions spring back to life.

November 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Stanislaus County gets new CEO

After several months of searching for the perfect candidate, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appointed Stan Risen as the new chief executive officer on Friday.

November 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Centennial Park may soon get new dog park and name

Turlock's Centennial Park might soon be the newest hangout place for local dog lovers, as the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission voted to recommend the construction of a new dog park at the facility.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Councilman challenges community to raise money for homeless

As the season of giving quickly approaches, one city councilman has challenged community members to give back by helping Turlock's homeless population.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Mayor commemorates fallen president

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy will be honored in the City of Turlock, as Mayor John Lazar proclaimed Nov. 22 as a day to remember the president, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of his death.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock Fire Department gives $14,000 check to cancer center

After a successful month of selling their iconic pink t-shirts, the Turlock Fire Department presented a check for $14,000 to the Emanuel Cancer Center this week.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Local sports academy offers training for young athletes

Name: Backyard Sports Academy

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Stanislaus County encourages adoption awareness

As thousands of displaced children remain in foster care services throughout California, many families pursue adoption to help provide them a place to call home.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Council to consider changes in food truck regs in downtown

The City of Turlock will soon closely examine how mobile food facilities fit into the downtown area, following a heated discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting that left city officials saying they had failed local entrepreneurs.

November 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Coalition seeks to halt dumping of toxic drilling muds in Central Valley

Environmentalist groups have joined together with community health organizations to challenge fracking practices in California's Central Valley, as they believe there is an imminent threat to the expansion of drilling throughout the state.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Sikh Awareness Month: Local group exemplifies selfless service

In an effort to recognize and acknowledge the many significant contributions made by Sikh Americans, the California Assembly passed a resolution officially declaring the month of November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month – a declaration that has been welcomed by the thousands of Sikhs that call California home.

November 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Daughter fills mother’s shoes with Turlock’s Relay for Life

As one of the community's largest annual events, the Relay for Life of Turlock is gearing up for another year of gathering to support those affected by cancer.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Local


Are mobile food vendors welcome in downtown Turlock?

It is no secret that mobile food vendors are becoming increasingly popular throughout the state. Many famous gourmet chefs have even joined the trend, opening their own food trucks in large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. But one question has lately been on the mind of local business owners and city officials: will the City of Turlock allow these mobile food vendors in the downtown core district?

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Parks commission to consider renaming Centennial Park

The Parks and Recreation Commission will consider renaming Turlock's Centennial Park to "Swanson Centennial Park," following a sizable donation from the Swanson family.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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