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Rojas seeks sixth term on community college board

Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping voters will choose him in November to serve another four.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Commission to consider trampoline park project

The westside of Turlock may soon have its own trampoline park, if the Turlock Planning Commission approves a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed project.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now have another transportation option - the Stanislaus Regional Transit commuter bus.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on Friday, as the team now has to find a place to play it. Pitman High School Athletic Director David Walls, along with the Turlock High Athletic Director and Turlock Youth Football president, were notified on Tuesday afternoon that Joe Debely Stadium is unavailable for use until further notice due to the weakened condition of the turf.

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Road work ahead

Motorists should be prepared to detour around a number of roads around town as maintenance work is planned in the upcoming weeks.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock prepares for first-ever district elections

Five candidates will vie for two City Council seats this November in Turlock's first-ever district elections.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves extending water service to R.A.M. Farms

The R.A.M. Farms pumpkin patch and Fields of Ice skating rink will once again be open for business this fall and winter seasons, following a decision by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to extend water service to the east Turlock farm that lies just outside of the city limits.

August 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to consider adopting downtown parking plan

The Turlock City Council will review a comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan on Tuesday and consider adopting the plan's recommendations on improving the parking situation in Turlock's popular downtown area.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


R.A.M. Farms seeks City water service to keep seasonal operations open

R.A.M. Farms is hoping the City of Turlock will agree to extend water service to its N. Daubenberger farm, which is located on county land just outside of the City limits, so that the business can continue to operate its popular seasonal activities - including a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall and Christmas tree lot and ice skating rink in the winter.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock dental office helping vets smile at free event

The staff at Turlock Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics enjoy giving back to the community. Twice a year the Turlock business holds free dental care events, one in February for children and one in August for adults and families. This year the dental office is reaching out to a specific group of people in the community - military veterans.

August 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Eggs & Issues breakfast to focus on economic trends

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is looking to inform and inspire local business, government and education leaders with a revamped Eggs, Issues & Economics breakfast event that will focus on regional and national economic trends.

August 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County population expected to surpass 800K by 2060

An additional 64,000 people are expected to call Stanislaus County home by the year 2025, according to a recent forecast by the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of the Pacific.

August 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


June sees decline in water conservation locally, statewide

Residents across the state - and in Turlock - conserved less water in June, during the first month of eased drought restrictions.

August 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 decade and has fallen below the number of estimated hires by school districts around the state, according to a report by the Learning Policy Institute. Meanwhile, all of the state's programs to recruit teachers have disappeared in earlier budget cuts. One area school district, however, is using housing incentives to attract and retain teachers.

July 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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