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Turlock seeing increasing development through infill projects

As Turlock heads into 2017, residential development is on the rise; however, the large, new subdivisions that have dominated building in the past are being replaced with more infill projects.

January 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Couples invited to say 'I do' at Valentine's Day wedding event planned for McHenry Mansion

What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day? How about sharing your special day with dozens of other engaged couples during the "Marriage at the Mansion" event in downtown Modesto.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A last look at 2016

It's the last day of 2016 and it's hard to find the words to accurately summarize the events of the past 12 months in one end of the year article. However, no matter what your local or national political leanings are, or where you stand on the Turlock farmers market issue, the past year was definitely not boring.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock celebrates the Festival of Lights

Over 30 community members gathered at Central Park in downtown Turlock on Wednesday for a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting - something that Rabbi Shalom Bochner from Congregation Beth Shalom called a "historic event."

December 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The weather outside may be frightful

A winter storm is expected to hit the Central Valley today, causing havoc for holiday travelers.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink campaign raises over $20K for cancer endowment

For the past five years, the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have foregone their traditional blue uniform shirts during the month of October and donned bright pink t-shirts in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

December 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council moves forward with financing of airport project

One of the first things the newly seated Turlock City Council did on Tuesday was accept a grant agreement with the Federation Aviation Administration and a revised loan agreement to the Turlock Regional Aviation Association so that a much-needed runway widening project could continue at the Turlock Municipal Airport.

December 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Third time's a charm for Monte Vista railroad crossing

Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.

December 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to revisit marijuana ordinances following passage of Prop 64

How the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act affects the City of Turlock's current bans on the cultivation and sale of marijuana will be the focus of a special workshop in January.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


First district-elected city council members sworn in

While the swearing into office of Turlock City Council members is always a time of significance, this year's seating of new council members was especially historic as for the first time ever residents in specific areas of town were able to vote for district representatives.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Council members, City Clerk, Treasurer to be sworn in

The first two Turlock City Council members elected to represent specific districts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, along with incumbent City Treasurer Diana Lewis and new City Clerk Jennifer Land.

December 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal of finding a forever home for every dog and cat they have before Christmas. To help encourage potential pet owners to find their new companion this month, all adoption fees are 50 percent off.

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Union Pacific to fix bumpy Monte Vista railroad crossing

There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find alternate routes to reach Monte Vista Crossings, Highway 99 and other destinations west of Golden State Boulevard as Monte Vista Avenue will be closed Monday through Thursday next week for additional repairs over the railroad tracks.

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bublak wins Turlock City Council District 4 race

In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.

December 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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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