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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:11

Around Turlock - May 13

Many roads around Turlock have been torn up for construction recently, with Golden State Boulevard the newest victim.Golden State Boulevard is currently under construction between Hawkeye and Almond avenues, as the City of Turlock works to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard and Dels Lane. As part of that work, a small portion of Golden State Boulevard is being repaved.
Only a handful of early adopters currently own Google Glass, the Silicon Valley tech giant’s revolutionary new wearable computer. But several Turlockers are already seeing the world through Glass, including three members of TurlockCityNews.com.
The Turlock City Council is moving forward with plans to place a road tax on the November ballot, and may put a little “skin in the game” by self-funding some road repairs.By a 4-1 vote Tuesday night, the Turlock City Council supported preliminary language for a half-cent sales tax, dedicated to transportation.“The reality of our situation is that we must start somewhere,” Turlock City Councilmember Bill DeHart said. “This gives an opportunity for the citizens of Turlock to say, ‘Yes, this is what we want to do about this.’"
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:22

Around Turlock - May 12

Turlock eatery Green Grub celebrated its first year in business on Monday.Green Grub, located at 2922 Geer Rd. in the former home of House of Java and House of Yogurt, Too, serves healthy salads, sandwiches and breakfast foods. The restaurant specializes in its “green” smoothies; the Green Grub House Shake includes blueberries, spinach, kale, protein, almond milk, and organic peanut butter.
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Monday, 12 May 2014 10:43

Around Turlock - May 11

Thorsen’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning is looking to fill a vacancy the old-fashioned way.This sign, hiring for a plumber, was seen outside of Thorsen’s 2301 N. Walnut Rd. office.Those old-fashioned hiring techniques must work, if Thorsen’s longevity is any evidence. Thorsen’s has been in business for more than 100 years; it first opened in 1911.
Two “large” food processing factories may soon be coming to the City of Turlock. Turlock Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development Maryn Pitt said last week that two businesses have submitted applications to site factories in the Turlock Regional Industrial Park.
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:16

Dust Bowl to Expand Downtown Tap Room

Turlock’s Dust Bowl Brewing Co. will soon grow its Downtown Turlock Tap Room, following the restaurant’s unexpected success. “They did not dream they were going to be that successful,” said Maryn Pitt, Turlock Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development. The expansion will add a second patio area to the right of the existing entryway. That patio area will likely be reserved for those seeking drinks, not a full meal.
Turlock city staff has confirmed that a Grocery Outlet and a Planet Fitness will both soon be coming to local shopping center. Both will inhabit the long-dormant shopping center at the intersection of West Main Street and South Soderquist Avenue, which formerly held a Dollar City.Grocery Outlet is ready to pull building permits, Turlock Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development Maryn Pitt said, while Planet Fitness has signed a lease for the center.
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The embattled Turlock Town Center, located on Golden State Boulevard where Geer Road dead-ends, may soon be gaining a new anchor tenant. The new anchor will assume the space previously occupied by Sears, as well as the adjacent space currently occupied by Goodwill, Turlock Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development Maryn Pitt said. The identity of the anchor store is not known at this time, she said, but it is expected to open this fall.
First term Turlock City Councilmember Forrest White has officially announced that he will seek reelection this November. “I think we’ve done a lot in the last three-and-a-half years,” White said. “My feeling is, I just want to continue what we started.” White pointed to the growth of the Turlock Regional Industrial Park and the openings of the Turlock Public Safety Facility, the Turlock Gospel Mission’s Homeless Assistance Ministry day-center, and the Avena Bella low-income housing project as successesses of his first term.