The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.
Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.
Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.
Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.
On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal redwood tree, planted on that spot in 1927 by Mary Ellen Niel, a beloved piano teacher. Nestled under the ancient tree, however, is an unassuming thatched-roof building that has been the office of Dr. Robert Johns, O.D. for the past 35 years.
Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.
A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to accept a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District.
There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with two Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director positions.