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R.A.M Farms neighbors complain about traffic, noise from seasonal activities

For the past two years, winter holiday time in Turlock has been a little more fun as thousands of families have been able to enjoy ice skating at Fields of Ice, a seasonal rink operated by R.A.M Farms on Daubenberger Road, just south of Canal Drive.

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Main Street top choice for expressway, say community members

Just like the audience of an "American Idol" episode, community members at Tuesday's South County Corridor project meeting were asked to push a number on a clicker to cast a vote for their favorite option. Instead of voting for their favorite singer, however, attendees of the public meeting rated their choices for a route from Highway 99 to Interstate 5.

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Assisted living center to fill E. Main Street vacancy left by Sutter Gould

A new assisted living and memory care community could soon be coming to East Main Street, as the Turlock Planning Commission will consider authorizing a minor discretionary permit for the construction of the Turlock Assisted Care Center.

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock, it is by no means a relic of the town's past. The center continues to draw a variety of new businesses to town, making it an important factor in Turlock's economic vitality.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as the sun set, firefighters were breaking down walls to find and put out remaining embers in the almost 70-year old building.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn maze and then again in winter for ice skating and a picture with Santa Claus. The farm's popularity is evident in the dramatic increase in visitors, from close to 15,000 when it was just a pumpkin patch to 30,000 last year when the farm doubled the size of its ice skating rink.

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Best route to connect Hwy 99 to I-5 topic of StanCOG workshops

South Stanislaus County businesses looking to move their products up and down the state and residents who commute to the Bay Area every day for work have something in common: a need for a better route from Highway 99 to Interstate 5.

August 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Café La Mo celebrates one year anniversary with Coffee Festival

When Hillary Smith opened Café La Mo a year ago with her mother Gloria Smallwood and sister Brityn Butrick, she thought downtown Turlock needed a coffee shop and the enterprise might be fun.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Survey to gage interest in new countywide roads tax

The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council moves recycled water project forward

The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.

August 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Road to Recovery

When Jackie Oyer retired from her job, she started looking for a worthwhile way to spend her time. That's when she found the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


The Turlock Journal is challenging local businesses, nonprofit organizations, church groups, service clubs and families to purchase the Turlock Fire Fighters' benefit pink T-shirts for ...

October 02, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

October library events could cause 'Goosebumps'

Local libraries will embrace all things spooky this October, from monster bookmarks to Goosebumps-related crafts and even one Spooktacular Halloween Celebration.

October 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Young Eagles fly Turlock skies

When Seth Boice heard of the Young Eagles event at the Turlock Municipal Airport, he was excited. The Hughson 7th grader had always wanted to ...

September 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

City adopts new Traffic Calming Program

Pieter Hoex described to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday the traffic in front of his home near the Pitman High School campus as being ...

September 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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