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Downtown farmers market moves to Central Park

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is moving from its current E. Main Street location to Central Park starting Aug. 6, a change prompted by complaints from downtown businesses about the loss in traffic caused by the weekly street closure.

July 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry seals and street sweeping at their next meeting, set for Tuesday.

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Operation Backpack aims to supply county's at-risk students

While the calendar may show it's still the middle of summer, for many children it's time to prepare for the next school year. Schools across Stanislaus County are starting their academic year in the next few weeks - including Turlock Unified, whose first day of school is Aug. 11 - and families are stocking up on school supplies. For some families, however, the financial burden of purchasing the required pencils, notebooks, binders and other supplies a student needs to succeed is out of reach.

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Chamber seeks Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is seeking to involve the entire community in helping to find these outstanding leaders.

July 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Dust Bowl opens new brewhouse, taproom

While Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new Fulkerth Road facility is still missing its almost 5-foot tall rooftop neon sign, it hasn't stopped the brewhouse and eatery from attracting visitors from Turlock and across the region. Dust Bowl welcomed over 900 people through the doors of its west Turlock restaurant and working brewery on Monday, making for a very busy opening day.

July 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Final fair countdown

There are only two days left to enjoy the Stanislaus County Fair, but plenty of time to catch a sizzling summer concert, support local 4-H and FFA exhibitors or get a thrill on the midway.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police officer comes to aid of woman kicked off bus

Recent upgrades to Turlock's transit system were made in an effort to make it easier for passengers to ride the bus, but for one rider the changes almost resulted in a trip to jail.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police seek shooting suspect

Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Turlock man who is suspected of shooting someone while stealing a car early Friday morning.

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Hampton continues forward-thinking leadership during second stint as City Manager

This month marks City Manager Gary Hampton's 100-day milestone as head of the City, and even though it's a position he's held before - for four months in 2009 - both Turlock and Hampton are at much different places today than they were seven years ago.

July 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to review potential roadway projects, funding sources

Turlock City Manager Gary Hampton and City Engineer Mike Pitcock have their work cut out for them over the next three weeks. They have been tasked with finding $100,000 in the City's operational budget that could possibly be reallocated to road repair and present a list of potential road projects the money could be spent on to the Council at their Aug. 9 meeting.

July 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Cupcake Wars: Local bakers show their patriotism with iced delights

The first annual Turlock Cupcake Wars contest saw two sisters help each other to first and second place finishes and junior bakers perfect their craft.

July 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bublak: More City funds needed for roads

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak wants to double the amount of money the City of Turlock allocates to be spent on fixing the city's roadways. The City Council will consider Bublak's request on Tuesday for an annual appropriation of a minimum of $100,000 dedicated to local roadway improvements.

July 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock dancing competition swings into third season

A hospital CEO, school board trustee and representatives of Turlock's police and fire departments will soon trip the light fantastic while trying to raise money for local nonprofits as part of the 2016 Dancing With the Turlock Stars event.

July 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock on the road to economic recovery

There are a number of signs that Turlock is finally turning the corner on economic recovery. The downtown is bustling with shoppers and diners. New companies are breaking ground at the City's industrial park and longtime Turlock businesses are expanding their operations.

July 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown parking discussion continues

The Turlock Planning Commission will continue looking at downtown parking on Thursday and consider approving a number of modifications to the Downtown Parking Plan before it goes before the City Council for action.

July 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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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