Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has been asked to judge a number of community contests from pumpkin carving to pie baking and gingerbread house making. The Mayor can now add quilting to his list of judging duties as he was asked to award the inaugural Mayor's Quilt Award at the Turlock Quilt Guild's Threads of Beauty show on Feb. 6.
The Homeless Assistance Ministry now has a permanent home in Turlock, thanks to a partnership between the Turlock Gospel Mission and the City of Turlock to purchase the Knights of Columbus building at 432 S. Broadway.
Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause Tuesday night, following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue.
The fate of Cooper Avenue will be decided by the Turlock City Council in a special meeting on Tuesday. Sacred Heart Church is hoping the City will abandon the street to allow the church to consolidate its two private school campuses. A group of Cooper Avenue residents, however, see the abandonment request as a loss of public street use that could cause both traffic and emergency vehicle access problems.
Saturday's marathon four-hour special City Council meeting saw Mayor Gary Soiseth trying to "fix the process" when it comes to the City dealing with competing requests to operate a downtown Turlock farmers' market and the over-capacity crowd in attendance saying over and over again, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."
There's no question that Turlock's downtown is in the midst of a renaissance. Downtown businesses are flourishing. Restaurants are full (to bursting on weekends). Boutiques are drawing customers from throughout the area and the Carnegie Arts Center and the Art Space on Main have given the downtown area a more cultural atmosphere.
The Turlock Chamber of Commerce will pay the City of Turlock $202,500 in reimbursement for funds misspent during the last five years of the 24-year span the Chamber operated the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The Chamber and City agreed on the reimbursement - and the terms of repayment - after months of negotiations that included a contract compliance audit by an outside accountant.
Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.
Three Turlockers will be among the 14 honored this year as Outstanding Women by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an organization dedicated to supporting legislation and programs that address the needs of all women and children.
Dogs may soon not be the only ones having fun at Swanson Centennial Park, as the City of Turlock is hoping to receive a grant to finally add playground equipment and exercise amenities for the park's human visitors.