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State mandates new water restrictions for landscape projects

The State of California has taken another step in water conservation, adopting a stricter landscape ordinance that includes lowering the size threshold for projects that fall under the new water efficiency provisions.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning Commissioners consider changes to utility, sign ordinances

The Planning Commission is often tasked with finding the right balance between creating a business-friendly City and what's in the best interest of the community as a whole. On Thursday, the commissioners considered changes to two City Zoning Ordinances that could impact incoming developments and existing businesses and the overall aesthetics of the city- utility undergrounding and sign standards.

November 05, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves second city service rate hike

Residents of Turlock will be paying 7 percent more for water come Jan. 1, 2016, as the Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the third of six rate increases introduced in July 2014.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Looking ahead key to success, says speakers at Economic Trends Breakfast

Anticipating change was the theme of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Economic Trends Breakfast held Wednesday at the Turlock Country Club.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Water rates set to increase in January

The City Council will consider on Tuesday affirming a January 2016 water rate increase of 7 percent, the third of six increases approved in March 2014.

October 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Free program to help those grieving over the holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard any time, but especially difficult for many during the holiday season. Covenant Care Hospice is hoping to help those in the community who are mourning with a special program titled Coping with the Holidays.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Housing crisis

A recent report by the California Coalition for Rural Housing paints a bleak picture of the housing situation in Stanislaus County.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Court rules Turlock Sikh Temple takeover illegal

A Stanislaus Superior Court ruling found a group of Turlock Sikh Temple members acted illegally in taking control of the temple in June 2013.

October 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bishop leads cycling tour through Valley to raise awareness of human trafficking

David Rice, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin, and his cycling team are on a mission: to raise awareness and funds for local groups working to end human trafficking.

October 16, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City manager announces retirement

Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden announced Wednesday that after more than six years of running the City of Turlock and more than 40 years of public service, he plans to retire by the end of the year.

October 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves garbage rate hike

The Turlock City Council approved an increase in solid waste fees Tuesday night, after the City failed to receive the required 9,119 formal protests needed to prevent the fee hike from moving forward.

October 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal protests needed to prevent the City Council from moving forward with the fee hike. However, residents have until the end of the scheduled public hearing of the solid waste fee increase, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, to file a complaint.

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber to honor 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 ...

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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