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MedicAlert leaving Turlock

MedicAlert, a business founded in Turlock that over the past 60 years has revolutionized the medical information industry, will soon be leaving town.

March 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local vet wins inaugural Mayor's Quilt Award

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has been asked to judge a number of community contests from pumpkin carving to pie baking and gingerbread house making. The Mayor can now add quilting to his list of judging duties as he was asked to award the inaugural Mayor's Quilt Award at the Turlock Quilt Guild's Threads of Beauty show on Feb. 6.

March 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Trinity Valley Care offers personalized living assistance for seniors

Name of Business: Trinity Valley Care

March 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Homeless day center finds permanent home

The Homeless Assistance Ministry now has a permanent home in Turlock, thanks to a partnership between the Turlock Gospel Mission and the City of Turlock to purchase the Knights of Columbus building at 432 S. Broadway.

March 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council unanimously approves moving forward with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause Tuesday night, following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue.

March 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment

The fate of Cooper Avenue will be decided by the Turlock City Council in a special meeting on Tuesday. Sacred Heart Church is hoping the City will abandon the street to allow the church to consolidate its two private school campuses. A group of Cooper Avenue residents, however, see the abandonment request as a loss of public street use that could cause both traffic and emergency vehicle access problems.

February 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Conflict over Turlock Sikh Temple management continues

A group of Turlock Sikh Temple members held a press conference on Thursday with the aim of urging Harinder Grewal to drop out of the race for California's 12th Assembly District.

February 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Farmers' market application approved by split Council vote

Saturday's marathon four-hour special City Council meeting saw Mayor Gary Soiseth trying to "fix the process" when it comes to the City dealing with competing requests to operate a downtown Turlock farmers' market and the over-capacity crowd in attendance saying over and over again, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."

February 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Best way to combat truancy? Make kids want to come to school

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris unveiled an online toolkit on Thursday designed to help local leaders address California's elementary school truancy crisis.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


'Everything's waiting for you, Downtown'

There's no question that Turlock's downtown is in the midst of a renaissance. Downtown businesses are flourishing. Restaurants are full (to bursting on weekends). Boutiques are drawing customers from throughout the area and the Carnegie Arts Center and the Art Space on Main have given the downtown area a more cultural atmosphere.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber to pay City over $202K in visitors' bureau reimbursement

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce will pay the City of Turlock $202,500 in reimbursement for funds misspent during the last five years of the 24-year span the Chamber operated the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The Chamber and City agreed on the reimbursement - and the terms of repayment - after months of negotiations that included a contract compliance audit by an outside accountant.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag Department hosts first StanFresh Market of the season

Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Outstanding Women honorees include three Turlockers

Three Turlockers will be among the 14 honored this year as Outstanding Women by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an organization dedicated to supporting legislation and programs that address the needs of all women and children.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City seeks funds to add playground to Swanson Centennial Park

Dogs may soon not be the only ones having fun at Swanson Centennial Park, as the City of Turlock is hoping to receive a grant to finally add playground equipment and exercise amenities for the park's human visitors.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider farmers' market RFP document at special Saturday meeting

With the start of spring just over one month away, the Turlock City Council is getting closer to finalizing a new process of selecting a farmers' market operator.

February 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state ...

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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