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City seeks consultants to provide economic development, marketing and tourism services

The Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday creating a competitive bid process to provide tourism services previously rendered by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with economic development services and marketing and branding services.

September 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley legislators meet with federal officials to advocate for regional issues

Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is used to working with his fellow supervisors to make sure the needs of District 2 - which includes Turlock, Keyes, Hughson and Denair - are being fairly represented. This week, however, Chiesa is in Washington, D.C. talking with federal officials and legislators about a number of issues important to the entire San Joaquin Valley.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock bookkeeper seeks City Treasurer position

Along with deciding who will represent two of Turlock's new city council districts, voters will also have a choice in the Office of City Treasurer. Alex Kiehl has announced his candidacy for City of Turlock Treasurer, challenging 16-year incumbent Diana Lewis.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Neighborhood Services working to keep Turlock a nice place to live

During an update to the Planning Commission on Thursday, Turlock Fire Marshal and Director of Neighborhood Services Mark Gomez relayed a conversation he had with the owner of the company contracted by the City of Turlock to provide abatement services. The company owner, who was coming from Fresno, said he drove through town on his way to City Hall to sign the contract and was worried he would have no work to perform as Turlock was a very clean city.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has been postponed.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New rec center could come to Turlock’s westside

A new recreation center could be in the future for the westside of Turlock as the Turlock City Council voted to move forward with an initial study on the feasibility of repurposing the National Guard Armory building on Flower Street.

August 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


National Guard leaving town

For the past half century, Turlock has been home to an Army National Guard Armory but soon the National Guard will be pulling out of town leaving a 12,000 square foot building open for possible City of Turlock uses.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground on Friday on the single largest recycled water conveyance project in the country and the first water project for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the owner and operator of the Delta-Mendota Canal.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rojas seeks sixth term on community college board

Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping voters will choose him in November to serve another four.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Commission to consider trampoline park project

The westside of Turlock may soon have its own trampoline park, if the Turlock Planning Commission approves a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed project.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County rolls out new commuter bus with Turlock service

Turlock residents who are used to driving six to 10 hours every day to get to their jobs in the Bay Area and back now have another transportation option - the Stanislaus Regional Transit commuter bus.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock stadium out of commission as football season begins

The Pitman High football team has a lot more to worry about than just putting in a good performance for their season opening game on Friday, as the team now has to find a place to play it. Pitman High School Athletic Director David Walls, along with the Turlock High Athletic Director and Turlock Youth Football president, were notified on Tuesday afternoon that Joe Debely Stadium is unavailable for use until further notice due to the weakened condition of the turf.

August 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 ...

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election ...

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit ...

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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