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Farmers' market application approved by split Council vote

Saturday's marathon four-hour special City Council meeting saw Mayor Gary Soiseth trying to "fix the process" when it comes to the City dealing with competing requests to operate a downtown Turlock farmers' market and the over-capacity crowd in attendance saying over and over again, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."

February 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Best way to combat truancy? Make kids want to come to school

Attorney General Kamala D. Harris unveiled an online toolkit on Thursday designed to help local leaders address California's elementary school truancy crisis.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


'Everything's waiting for you, Downtown'

There's no question that Turlock's downtown is in the midst of a renaissance. Downtown businesses are flourishing. Restaurants are full (to bursting on weekends). Boutiques are drawing customers from throughout the area and the Carnegie Arts Center and the Art Space on Main have given the downtown area a more cultural atmosphere.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber to pay City over $202K in visitors' bureau reimbursement

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce will pay the City of Turlock $202,500 in reimbursement for funds misspent during the last five years of the 24-year span the Chamber operated the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau. The Chamber and City agreed on the reimbursement - and the terms of repayment - after months of negotiations that included a contract compliance audit by an outside accountant.

February 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag Department hosts first StanFresh Market of the season

Students of the Agricultural Studies Department at California State University, Stanislaus don't just learn the theory of sustainable crop production, distribution and management, they also get real-world experience with programs like the StanFresh Market.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Outstanding Women honorees include three Turlockers

Three Turlockers will be among the 14 honored this year as Outstanding Women by the Stanislaus County Commission for Women, an organization dedicated to supporting legislation and programs that address the needs of all women and children.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City seeks funds to add playground to Swanson Centennial Park

Dogs may soon not be the only ones having fun at Swanson Centennial Park, as the City of Turlock is hoping to receive a grant to finally add playground equipment and exercise amenities for the park's human visitors.

February 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider farmers' market RFP document at special Saturday meeting

With the start of spring just over one month away, the Turlock City Council is getting closer to finalizing a new process of selecting a farmers' market operator.

February 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Police seek identity of robbery suspect

The Turlock Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying a man who robbed an ATM customer by gunpoint.

February 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way through the fiscal year. However, a number of departments within the City are asking for additional expenditures - to the total of over $400,000 - that, if adopted by the Council, would deplete the General Fund reserves even more than it is now.

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her job on the northeast side of town three days a week and also depends on public transportation to travel to shopping destinations like Walmart off of Fulkerth and the stores along Countryside Drive. Stanford, and residents like her, were the primary focus of Thursday's public meetings held to solicit feedback on proposed major changes to Turlock's transit system.

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service, more routes on weekends and improved on-time service. The City of Turlock is working on making those changes - and possibly more.

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock: Holding out for a hero

Sometimes it's hard to see just how much things have changed for the better until you've taken time to really look back at how far you've come.

January 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


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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


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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