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Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H and FFA exhibitors or get a thrill on the midway.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one rider the changes almost resulted in a trip to jail.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police seek shooting suspect

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Turlock man who is suspected of shooting someone while stealing a car early Friday morning.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hampton continues forward-thinking leadership during second stint as City Manager

This month marks City Manager Gary Hampton's 100-day milestone as head of the City, and even though it's a position he's held before - for four months in 2009 - both Turlock and Hampton are at much different places today than they were seven years ago.

July 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to review potential roadway projects, funding sources

Turlock City Manager Gary Hampton and City Engineer Mike Pitcock have their work cut out for them over the next three weeks. They have been tasked with finding $100,000 in the City's operational budget that could possibly be reallocated to road repair and present a list of potential road projects the money could be spent on to the Council at their Aug. 9 meeting.

July 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Cupcake Wars: Local bakers show their patriotism with iced delights

The first annual Turlock Cupcake Wars contest saw two sisters help each other to first and second place finishes and junior bakers perfect their craft.

July 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bublak: More City funds needed for roads

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak wants to double the amount of money the City of Turlock allocates to be spent on fixing the city's roadways. The City Council will consider Bublak's request on Tuesday for an annual appropriation of a minimum of $100,000 dedicated to local roadway improvements.

July 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock dancing competition swings into third season

A hospital CEO, school board trustee and representatives of Turlock's police and fire departments will soon trip the light fantastic while trying to raise money for local nonprofits as part of the 2016 Dancing With the Turlock Stars event.

July 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock on the road to economic recovery

There are a number of signs that Turlock is finally turning the corner on economic recovery. The downtown is bustling with shoppers and diners. New companies are breaking ground at the City's industrial park and longtime Turlock businesses are expanding their operations.

July 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown parking discussion continues

The Turlock Planning Commission will continue looking at downtown parking on Thursday and consider approving a number of modifications to the Downtown Parking Plan before it goes before the City Council for action.

July 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock adopts voluntary campaign contributions limit after split Council vote

The City of Turlock has its first campaign finance ordinance following a split vote by the City Council on Tuesday - however, it's a voluntary regulation with no enforcement mandated.

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees. Temperatures are also expected to stay above the century mark on Thursday before dropping to 97 degrees on Friday.

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention to run for District 2 on Friday amidst a group of supporters in downtown Turlock.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy farming.

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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School district offers housing incentives to keep teachers

The state of California is in the midst of a teacher shortage. Enrollment in educator preparation programs dropped more than 70 percent over the last ...

July 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Downtown farmers market moves to Central Park

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints ...

July 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber seeks Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber ...

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the ...

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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