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Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it. To the handful of Turlock High, Dutcher Middle School and Crowell Elementary students riding the Bus Line Service of Turlock's A-line it was just another morning on the bus . To the Mayor, however, it was an eye-opening experience of the benefits and issues with Turlock's current transit system.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock church 'springs' into expansion

New Life Christian Center isn't just growing Turlock's faith community, it's also bringing new architecture to the city.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City's goal of attaining reliable drinking water closer to reality

The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 million contract on Wednesday to West Yost Associates to develop the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Electronic fare boxes coming to Turlock transit in May

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town, with electronic fare boxes the next step in making riding the bus that much easier for local citizens.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Church, Cooper Avenue neighbors to talk out issues on street abandonment

The Turlock City Council decided to hold off on abandoning the section of Cooper Avenue that sits between two Sacred Heart school campuses so that the City could facilitate a discussion between the church and its neighbors and try to come to a compromise that both parties could live with.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning passes on electronic message boards

The Turlock Planning Commission decided to table discussion on creating an electronic message board ordinance due to the myriad of issues a possible ordinance would have to address.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider issues with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision in March to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue, however, City staff is requesting the Council postpone any further action until public safety concerns raised by neighbors can be addressed by new City Manager Gary Hampton.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


University, faculty agree to 10.5 percent salary increase over three years

Students at Stanislaus State, as well as the other 22 campuses of the California State University system, will be able to finish their spring semesters uninterrupted as a tentative agreement between the university and the California Faculty Association has averted a planned strike.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Final transit changes focus of public meeting

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town - and rebrand the current Bus Line Service of Turlock to Turlock Transit -by asking for public input on the final draft of new routes and schedules before taking the changes to the City Council for approval.

April 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning Commission to consider electronic billboard ordinance

Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road know that the Stanislaus County Fair is gearing up for its 2016 run because of the bright-colored messages that flash on the electronic billboard located on the southeast corner of the state-owned property. Currently the fairgrounds' sign is the only electronic message board in Turlock, but that could soon change.

April 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Candidates seek seats for Turlock's first by-district election

While November may be eight months away, candidates are already throwing their respective hats into the ring for Turlock's first-ever by-district City Council election.

April 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Residents swing towards saving parking rather than trees on W. Main Street

Turlock's Main Street will soon get a much-needed overhaul, giving locals and visitors alike a smoother ride into downtown, but exactly what the project will mean for the 100-year old Sycamore trees that line the corridor and the street side parking residents use on a daily basis is still uncertain.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY

The City of Turlock commemorated the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War by proclaiming March 29 as Vietnam Veterans' Day.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market moves to fairgrounds

It didn't take long for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market to find a new location for the 2016 season. Just one week after withdrawing from the City of Turlock's proposal process to operate a downtown farmers market, the TCFM announced it will be moving its popular market to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

March 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Historic downtown building undergoing renovations; Longtime businesses forced to find new storefront

The pie-shaped Enterprise Building, located on the south side of West Main Street between Lander and Broadway, has been welcoming residents and visitors alike to Turlock's downtown area since 1905. The historic building will soon receive a complete overhaul that will modernize the interior, restore the exterior to its original 1900's look, while also developing the second story space.

March 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study: Parking limits, not lots needed in downtown

Downtown business owners and those looking to spend a night out on Turlock's Main Street may think that there is a lack of parking ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kap 'puts things in perspective' at heart camp benefit event

Although he may be Turlock's most famous quarterback, for the past four years Colin Kaepernick has taken time away from the gridiron one day ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Man shot in head dies of injuries

The man who was shot in the head Thursday night in Turlock has died of his injuries. The Turlock Police Department identified the shooting victim ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Home invasion suspects wore police clothing

The Turlock Police Department has learned that some of the suspects in Friday's home invasion robbery wore police type clothing during the crime. Some ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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