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Turlock cyclists rejoice as Council adopts Active Transportation Plan

As Turlock's legislative body, the members of the City Council regularly vote on policies that affect the city and its citizenry. On Tuesday, the Council got a glimpse of how their votes truly impact the community when a group of cycling enthusiasts, donned in matching 'Bike Turlock' shirts, showed their support for the City Council adopting the Active Transportation Plan with multiple rounds of applause.

September 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Tourism bureau audit finds over $300K in misused or undocumented funds

The City of Turlock's investigation into how the Turlock Chamber of Commerce used public funds it received while operating the Convention and Visitors Bureau will continue on Thursday as the City Council is scheduled to receive an external audit report by Kemper CPA Group.

September 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor, Council chart path for the future of Turlock

When Gary Soiseth was elected Mayor, he made a promise to review the way the City does business - from its budget to staffing and everything in between. After months of review Soiseth, and the entire City Council, have nailed down the City's goals into a four-year Strategic Plan.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Community donates mountains of supplies for fire victims

When the call went out to help the thousands of people who have lost their homes to wildfires in the past week, Central Valley residents responded in force.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Local organizations collect donations for fire victims

As evacuations continue throughout neighboring foothill communities affected by the Butte Fire, local residents and organizations are coming together to provide support through donations to relief agencies and by providing much-needed supplies for displaced fire victims.

September 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock couple win Foster Farms turkey sandwich contest

As Chris and Natalie Lewis made plans for their fifth wedding anniversary on Friday, they found they had another reason to celebrate. One of their original sandwich creations was named the winner of the Foster Farms 'Don't Call Me Basic' turkey sandwich contest.

September 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

PG&E to relocate Turlock trees for better gas line safety

Pacific Gas and Electric Company will soon be doing work around Turlock, but not on the gas lines. Instead, the company will be relocating a number of trees in town in an effort to make it easier for first responders to access gas transmission lines in the event of an emergency situation.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Committee addresses city's broken sidewalks

A public discussion of Turlock's many cracked and broken sidewalks, often the result of older trees' expansive root structures, continues as the Street Tree and Sidewalk Ad Hoc Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 2.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council approves four-story housing complex, despite neighbor concerns

The tallest residential buildings in Turlock will soon be under construction between Dels Lane and Crowell Road, as the Turlock City Council approved a plan for a student housing complex.

September 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock's urban forest withering in drought

For over two decades, the City of Turlock has worked hard to earn the recognition of being a Tree City USA member by creating a Community Forest Program and holding an annual Arbor Day event with local school children. The current drought, however, is making city staff work even harder to maintain the thousands of trees that not only beautify Turlock but also improve air quality.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock needs to 'Choose Civility' once again

In the past, I have not been a big fan of slogans. I just feel they're kind of cheesy, even the ones that are meant for serious purposes. I find it hard to believe that a group of World War II American service members about to discuss classified plans for D-Day in the local cafe stopped because they saw a "Loose Lips Sink Ships" poster.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial

Council to consider final approval for four-story student housing complex

If the Turlock City Council approves a proposed apartment complex project on Tuesday, it would mean more housing options for Stanislaus State students, but also the final coffin nail for the Ten Pin Fun Center bowling alley.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City opposes bill that would legalize sleeping in cars

The City of Turlock is joining a number of League of California Cities members in opposing a new bill that would prohibit local agencies from making it illegal to sleep or rest in a parked car.

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Bar Bells ring in donations

The Salvation Army revived its tradition of asking for donations from bar patrons Wednesday night with volunteers ringing the signature bells in front of downtown ...

November 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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