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Farmers market decision shakes community

After considering the fate of the downtown farmers market for close to 120 days, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday awarded the contract to a new operator: Peter Cipponeri and the Golden State Farmers Market Association. The controversial series of actions by the City - from conflicting street closure requests to the adoption of a Request for Proposals process that resulted in a change in farmers market management -has caused a rift in the Turlock community and may have significant ramifications for months or years to come.

March 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


City seeks community input for bicycle, pedestrian improvement projects

Fidel Garcia likes to be active and bikes to work rather than driving, when he can. It's a five mile trip from Garcia's northeast Turlock home to his work in the southeast part of town. His teenage daughter also occasionally bikes from home to school at Turlock High. While Garcia has seen improvements over the past few years in the bikeability of Turlock's roadways, there's always room for more.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former police chief returns as city manager

The City of Turlock will soon welcome back a familiar face, as former Police Chief Gary Hampton was selected Tuesday to take the helm as City Manager.

March 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council awards farmers market contract to Cipponeri

Peter Cipponeri and the Golden State Farmers Market Association will be operating a Turlock downtown farmers market for the next three years, following a 3-2 vote by the Turlock City Council Tuesday.

March 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to hear farmers market proposals once again

The Turlock City Council will once again take up the issue of who will be running a downtown farmers market during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday - however, if the discussion is anywhere near the four to five hour mark as it has been in the past, the meeting may last until Wednesday as it is the final item on the night's open agenda.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Public has opportunity to sound off on downtown Turlock parking

For those who have been driven to exasperation searching for a parking space in downtown Turlock now is the time to speak up.

March 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock Councilman leads new Portuguese-American coalition

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.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham receives U.S. Chamber of Commerce 'Spirit of Enterprise' Award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was presented with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's "Spirit of Enterprise" Award recognizing his work supporting American workers and businesses through policies that encourage private sector investment and growth. Rep. Denham has received this award each year since 2011.

March 16, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City workshops seek public input on bicycle, pedestrian projects

The City of Turlock wants to promote bicycle and pedestrian projects that will benefit the overall well-being of the city and is looking towards the residents to supply a few options.

March 16, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council sends farmers market groups to mediation

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.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rain rain don’t go away, water our yards a few more days

California has received some well-deserved rain the last few weeks. However, it is far from being enough to pull the sunshine state out of the drought it has suffered from for over four years. Although, it is enough to keep our sprinkler systems off for a while longer.

March 11, 2016 | | Government


Council to choose farmers market operator at special Tuesday meeting

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.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock students win Congressional art contest

Students from across the 10th Congressional District were invited to submit original artwork for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition and two Turlock students had their pieces chosen for the top three.

March 10, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. With spring showers around the corner it is important to not fertilize, spray herbicides, or pesticides if rain is expected within 48 hours of application. Sweep up excess fertilizer on the sidewalk, driveway, and roadway to ensure it does not enter the storm drain.

March 04, 2016 | | Government


Olsen, Cannella call for 'public ballot' option for presidential primaries

Local legislators are working to bring a nonpartisan presidential ballot that lists all qualified candidates to voters in California.

March 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


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Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry ...

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Congressional App Challenge highlights young designers

With a seemingly endless number of smart phone applications available, many savvy tech enthusiasts have begged the question, can I make a better app myself?

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


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