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Farmers market industry leader calls City of Turlock actions 'disgraceful'

Gail Hayden has been a part of the Certified Farmers Market Program in California since its inception in 1977.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock Councilman leads new Portuguese-American coalition

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento has long been active in voter outreach efforts to the Portuguese-American community and now the Turlocker is expanding his support of this community by serving as executive director of the newly formed California Portuguese-American Coalition.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council sends farmers market groups to mediation

Saying that those expecting the question of who will be running the Turlock farmers' market to be decided on Tuesday night were disappointed with the outcome of the City Council meeting would be an understatement.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Silk Gardens celebrates 20 years at downtown shop

Silk Gardens owner Terry Newcomb remembers vividly her customers having to walk across makeshift ply board ramps to get into her E. Main Street shop during the months in 1998 that the downtown beautification project saw the entire street completely renovated. While the mess and inconvenience was a hassle, she said it was worth it.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to choose farmers market operator at special Tuesday meeting

There's only one action item on the agenda for Tuesday's special Turlock City Council meeting - selecting an operator to manage a certified farmers market in downtown Turlock - but that doesn't mean it will be an early night for Mayor Gary Soiseth and Turlock's four council members. The last time the Council convened to discuss the farmers' market Request for Proposals process, the meeting lasted over four hours - and that was on a Saturday.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar man facing child porn charges after Tweeting illicit photos

A Hilmar man was arrested on child pornography charges following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which received information from Twitter about inappropriate photo uploads.

March 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police nab bank robber

A Turlock man was arrested Thursday shortly after he allegedly robbed a downtown bank.

March 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Historic Hauck's building gets new life with sports bar and grill

Downtown Turlock will soon welcome a new eatery that is paying homage to its location's historic past with its name - Hauck's Grill.

March 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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