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Council to tackle campaign finance during series of special meetings

As Turlock gears up for its first-ever by-district City Council election in November, the current City Council will address the issue of campaign finance regulations through a series of special meetings in June.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor extends water conservation mandates

Despite the fact that Turlockers had to don galoshes and rain coats last week - a rarity for May in the Central Valley - make no mistake, the drought isn't over.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


University, community bid fond farewell to retiring president

In his inaugural address to students in 2012, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley laid out what would be a four-year mission to raise awareness of the high-quality education offered at the Turlock campus.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Council to consider valet parking in downtown Turlock

Turlock may soon join popular tourist areas like Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach in offering valet parking service in the heart of the booming downtown area. The Turlock City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a one-year pilot project that would allow a third-party contractor to provide valet parking service from the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on downtown parking

The growing popularity of Turlock's downtown is a boon to the economy and increases the quality of life for residents, however, finding a place to park in the downtown area is becoming increasingly difficult.

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's two farmers' markets to open on Saturday

Farmers' market season has finally arrived and this year Turlockers will have two options when it comes to shopping for fresh produce and locally made products.

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's growing ag industry

Turlock welcomed a new powdered milk processing plant on Friday, and took one step closer to former Mayor John Lazar's vision of becoming the "Silicon Valley of Food Processing."

April 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City has seen a spike in organizations wanting to hold events in Turlock.

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Global consumers: More almonds, please

Driving through the Turlock countryside, almond orchards dominate the landscape and according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service, the healthy nut has taken over large parts of California also.

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Gear up for Summer Reading Challenge at May library events

Families attending events at branches of the Stanislaus County Library in May can learn more about science, Angry Birds and My Little Pony. Along with these educational and fun activities, both the Turlock and Keyes libraries have Summer Reading Challenge events planned for the end of the month to get local families excited about reaching their literary goals.

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday adopting new Special Event Application and Permit Fees.

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem she said, but rather spreading it throughout her home. Another man is having trouble getting back the $400 deposit he paid when he moved into an apartment 16 years ago, because the original landlord passed away and his next of kin doesn't want to pay it. Both of these landlord/tenant issues and more were brought up during a Housing Rights and Responsibility Forum hosted by Project Sentinel on Wednesday at Turlock City Hall.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's Main Street contest winner.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according to the biannual Business Forecast Report produced by Gökçe Soydemir, the Foster Farms Endowed Professor of Business Economics at California State University, Stanislaus.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a reason to celebrate, and buyers can still take advantage of low interest rates. These market conditions have resulted in increases in sales and price across California. Closer to home, however, a lack of inventory makes for a more competitive market for those looking to buy.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study: Parking limits, not lots needed in downtown

Downtown business owners and those looking to spend a night out on Turlock's Main Street may think that there is a lack of parking ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kap 'puts things in perspective' at heart camp benefit event

Although he may be Turlock's most famous quarterback, for the past four years Colin Kaepernick has taken time away from the gridiron one day ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Man shot in head dies of injuries

The man who was shot in the head Thursday night in Turlock has died of his injuries. The Turlock Police Department identified the shooting victim ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Home invasion suspects wore police clothing

The Turlock Police Department has learned that some of the suspects in Friday's home invasion robbery wore police type clothing during the crime. Some ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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