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Governor signs ADA reform legislation

One of the main goals of the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus was achieved Tuesday when Governor Jerry Brown announced that he signed SB269, giving businesses more time for Americans with Disabilities Act fixes.

May 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City adopts new street tree list

For almost a year, the City of Turlock has been tackling the issue of the many broken sidewalks and overgrown and diseased trees that have become hazards for Turlock's residents. The Street Tree and Sidewalk ad hoc committee finished its work on Tuesday, by presenting a revised Street Tree Theme and Map that addresses some of the issues that arise with different tree varieties.

May 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Trampoline park coming to Turlock

Local residents looking for family fun will soon be able to 'Get Air' as Turlock is set to welcome its first trampoline park.

May 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to tackle campaign finance during series of special meetings

As Turlock gears up for its first-ever by-district City Council election in November, the current City Council will address the issue of campaign finance regulations through a series of special meetings in June.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor extends water conservation mandates

Despite the fact that Turlockers had to don galoshes and rain coats last week - a rarity for May in the Central Valley - make no mistake, the drought isn't over.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


University, community bid fond farewell to retiring president

In his inaugural address to students in 2012, California State University, Stanislaus President Joseph Sheley laid out what would be a four-year mission to raise awareness of the high-quality education offered at the Turlock campus.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Council to consider valet parking in downtown Turlock

Turlock may soon join popular tourist areas like Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach in offering valet parking service in the heart of the booming downtown area. The Turlock City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a one-year pilot project that would allow a third-party contractor to provide valet parking service from the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on downtown parking

The growing popularity of Turlock's downtown is a boon to the economy and increases the quality of life for residents, however, finding a place to park in the downtown area is becoming increasingly difficult.

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's two farmers' markets to open on Saturday

Farmers' market season has finally arrived and this year Turlockers will have two options when it comes to shopping for fresh produce and locally made products.

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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 "Silicon Valley of Food Processing."

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 has seen a spike in organizations wanting to hold events in Turlock.

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 over large parts of California also.

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 these educational and fun activities, both the Turlock and Keyes libraries have Summer Reading Challenge events planned for the end of the month to get local families excited about reaching their literary goals.

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 Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday adopting new Special Event Application and Permit Fees.

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Have a housing issue? Call Project Sentinel

One woman has been having ongoing issues with mold in the "expensive" townhouse she rents in Turlock and her landlord isn't fixing the problem she said, but rather spreading it throughout her home. Another man is having trouble getting back the $400 deposit he paid when he moved into an apartment 16 years ago, because the original landlord passed away and his next of kin doesn't want to pay it. Both of these landlord/tenant issues and more were brought up during a Housing Rights and Responsibility Forum hosted by Project Sentinel on Wednesday at Turlock City Hall.

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

July 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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