Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento has long been active in voter outreach efforts to the Portuguese-American community and now the Turlocker is expanding his support of this community by serving as executive director of the newly formed California Portuguese-American Coalition.
Saying that those expecting the question of who will be running the Turlock farmers' market to be decided on Tuesday night were disappointed with the outcome of the City Council meeting would be an understatement.
Silk Gardens owner Terry Newcomb remembers vividly her customers having to walk across makeshift ply board ramps to get into her E. Main Street shop during the months in 1998 that the downtown beautification project saw the entire street completely renovated. While the mess and inconvenience was a hassle, she said it was worth it.
There's only one action item on the agenda for Tuesday's special Turlock City Council meeting - selecting an operator to manage a certified farmers market in downtown Turlock - but that doesn't mean it will be an early night for Mayor Gary Soiseth and Turlock's four council members. The last time the Council convened to discuss the farmers' market Request for Proposals process, the meeting lasted over four hours - and that was on a Saturday.
A Hilmar man was arrested on child pornography charges following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which received information from Twitter about inappropriate photo uploads.
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.