Rumors that the Turlock CIty Council voted on Tuesday to cancel Halloween this year due to a mountain lion that remains on the loose are not true and Halloween is not cancelled.
The rumors of the trick-or-treating ban in Turlock began when a satirical news article began to spread around Facebook.
Some Turlockers have been fooled by the article, which uses a hack tool called “NewsJack” to mimic a local publication, and others have gotten a good laugh out of the article.
The article is full of falsities, beginning with the fact that the Turlock City Council did not meet on Tuesday at all. Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, with the next scheduled meeting taking place on Oct. 14th.
The author, Ron Burgandy, however did correctly report that there will be at least one new member of the Council next year, with Mayor John Lazar not seeking reelection.
Just to poke a little extra fun at some recent criticisms, the article also reports that the Council approved to allow a Taco Bell in every neighborhood and residents will have the opportunity to allow their garage to be used for a “microbell” location.
Taco Bell will however be coming to North Turlock shortly, after the Council denied the appeals made against the fast food restaurant that will be going in at 3606 N. Golden State Blvd.
Finally, the article reports that the City of Turlock will continue the “ban on Whole Food, Trader Joes and any fun for kids to do.” The ban reportedly began in 2009 and will continue through 2019.
However, despite the wishes of Turlockers, there are no Trader Joes or Whole Foods coming to Turlock in the near future.
The mountain lion is on the loose, and anyone who sees the animal are asked to immediately call 911.