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Turlock’s first feature film is nearing release, and producers are looking for a little more help from the local community. Star director Corbin Bernsen is seeking marriage proposal photos for the title sequence of “Christian Mingle: The Movie,” which was filmed in Turlock in December.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 15:13

Olsen to Hold Town Hall on Water Rights

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) will hold a town hall meeting in Modesto Thursday, where experts will discuss the hot-button issue of water rights. According to an advisory, attendees will be informed of “win-win solutions to the drought” currently being pursued by the State Water Resources Control Board. Those solutions include the development of new water storage, additional water recycling, and new desalination plants.
Wednesday, 18 June 2014 12:22

City Unveils Singh Walkway Sign

After months of planning, a new walkway honoring the local Indian community was formally unveiled Wednesday morning. A winding path through the northeast storm basin, located on Christoffersen Parkway where it becomes Zeering Road, will henceforth be known as Singh Walkway. A sign bearing the “Singh Walkway” name now stands on Zeering Road.
Disappointed local Zendaya fans now know why the Disney Channel star cancelled a July performance at the Stanislaus County Fair. Zendaya has been recruited to portray late-90s R&B star Aaliyah in a new made-for-TV film. The movie will be filmed “this summer,” according to a press release, conflicting with her scheduled June 16 Stanislaus County Fair appearance. The Stanislaus County Fair previously said that Zendaya cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.
Matthew Jacob, a Turlock native who runs a small business, has officially announced his candidacy for Turlock City Councilmember. Jacob is expected to challenge incumbent councilmembers Forrest White and Bill DeHart in November; only White has formally announced his candidacy at this time.
As the economy recovers and demand for products increases, many local companies are looking to expand, according to Turlock Assistant to the City Manager for Housing and Economic Development Maryn Pitt. “What we’re seeing is that most of them have plans for expansion over these next couple of years,” Pitt said.
Saturday, 07 June 2014 07:23

Taco Bell Coming to North Turlock

The run to the border will soon be shorter for those living in North Turlock. Fast-food Mexican chain Taco Bell will likely open a new restaurant at 3606 N. Golden State Blvd., at the intersection of Roberts Road, following unanimous Turlock Planning Commission decision Thursday evening.
The Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission will once again discuss dog parks on a short agenda this Wednesday. The commission is expected to receive an update on the Dog Park at Swanson-Centennial Park, approved in December. Bids came back higher than expected, so the Swanson family will donate a further $19,000 to construct the dog park. The family previously donated $35,000.
The Turlock Irrigation District could soon build a new, green energy plant, at a cost of more than $20 million. The district is expected to issue a request for proposals, asking firms to pitch new renewable generation facilities. That request for proposals isn’t necessarily a guarantee that TID will purchase additional generation at this exact time. District officials said the move is, in large part, intended to gauge the cost of such facilities.
Friday, 06 June 2014 18:23

TID Board to Consider Evening Meetings

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors could soon begin holding occasional nighttime meetings, after directors raised questions of transparency with the board’s morning meetings. A resolution on Tuesday’s TID Board agenda would require the board to hold a minimum of three evening meetings over the next 12 months.
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