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Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as the sun set, firefighters were breaking down walls to find and put out remaining embers in the almost 70-year old building.

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn maze and then again in winter for ice skating and a picture with Santa Claus. The farm's popularity is evident in the dramatic increase in visitors, from close to 15,000 when it was just a pumpkin patch to 30,000 last year when the farm doubled the size of its ice skating rink.

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Best route to connect Hwy 99 to I-5 topic of StanCOG workshops

South Stanislaus County businesses looking to move their products up and down the state and residents who commute to the Bay Area every day for work have something in common: a need for a better route from Highway 99 to Interstate 5.

August 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Café La Mo celebrates one year anniversary with Coffee Festival

When Hillary Smith opened Café La Mo a year ago with her mother Gloria Smallwood and sister Brityn Butrick, she thought downtown Turlock needed a coffee shop and the enterprise might be fun.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Survey to gage interest in new countywide roads tax

The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council moves recycled water project forward

The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.

August 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Road to Recovery

When Jackie Oyer retired from her job, she started looking for a worthwhile way to spend her time. That's when she found the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Main StrEAT Food Rally final event of season Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs will come to an early end, with the last event of the season set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock Islamic Center reaches out to community

Although it has been located in downtown since 2014, the Turlock Islamic Center is making new efforts to reach out to local Muslim families, and the community at large.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

On Broadway facility to host nightclub and worship center

One of downtown Turlock's hottest nightclubs may soon be sharing a building with a Christian church.

August 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal redwood tree, planted on that spot in 1927 by Mary Ellen Niel, a beloved piano teacher. Nestled under the ancient tree, however, is an unassuming thatched-roof building that has been the office of Dr. Robert Johns, O.D. for the past 35 years.

July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

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

Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Event to honor two Turlock leaders

Individuals who through their leadership inspire others to take pride in their community are not always recognized for the work that they do. The Latino ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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