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City seeks community input for bicycle, pedestrian improvement projects

Fidel Garcia likes to be active and bikes to work rather than driving, when he can. It's a five mile trip from Garcia's northeast Turlock home to his work in the southeast part of town. His teenage daughter also occasionally bikes from home to school at Turlock High. While Garcia has seen improvements over the past few years in the bikeability of Turlock's roadways, there's always room for more.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag students get real-world farmers market experience

The next generation of farmers' market operators are learning the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully run a market through Stanislaus State's field to market program, StanFresh.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


TCFM seeks new venue for farmers market

The Turlock Certified Farmers Market will not be operating a downtown market this year, however, the nonprofit organization may still be able to offer its loyal patrons a farmers market at a different location in 2016.

March 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former police chief returns as city manager

The City of Turlock will soon welcome back a familiar face, as former Police Chief Gary Hampton was selected Tuesday to take the helm as City Manager.

March 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council awards farmers market contract to Cipponeri

Peter Cipponeri and the Golden State Farmers Market Association will be operating a Turlock downtown farmers market for the next three years, following a 3-2 vote by the Turlock City Council Tuesday.

March 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to hear farmers market proposals once again

The Turlock City Council will once again take up the issue of who will be running a downtown farmers market during their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday - however, if the discussion is anywhere near the four to five hour mark as it has been in the past, the meeting may last until Wednesday as it is the final item on the night's open agenda.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Unified to appeal boundary line decision

The Turlock Unified School District plans to appeal the Stanislaus County Committee on School District Organization's decision to deny a proposal that would have transferred approximately 92 acres of currently uninhabited land in north east Turlock from the Denair Unified School District to the Turlock Unified School District.

March 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Farmers market industry leader calls City of Turlock actions 'disgraceful'

Gail Hayden has been a part of the Certified Farmers Market Program in California since its inception in 1977.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district celebrates music programs at annual festival

The talent and hard work of Turlock music students will be on display Saturday at the annual Festival of the Green.

March 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock Councilman leads new Portuguese-American coalition

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento has long been active in voter outreach efforts to the Portuguese-American community and now the Turlocker is expanding his support of this community by serving as executive director of the newly formed California Portuguese-American Coalition.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council sends farmers market groups to mediation

Saying that those expecting the question of who will be running the Turlock farmers' market to be decided on Tuesday night were disappointed with the outcome of the City Council meeting would be an understatement.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Silk Gardens celebrates 20 years at downtown shop

Silk Gardens owner Terry Newcomb remembers vividly her customers having to walk across makeshift ply board ramps to get into her E. Main Street shop during the months in 1998 that the downtown beautification project saw the entire street completely renovated. While the mess and inconvenience was a hassle, she said it was worth it.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to choose farmers market operator at special Tuesday meeting

There's only one action item on the agenda for Tuesday's special Turlock City Council meeting - selecting an operator to manage a certified farmers market in downtown Turlock - but that doesn't mean it will be an early night for Mayor Gary Soiseth and Turlock's four council members. The last time the Council convened to discuss the farmers' market Request for Proposals process, the meeting lasted over four hours - and that was on a Saturday.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar man facing child porn charges after Tweeting illicit photos

A Hilmar man was arrested on child pornography charges following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which received information from Twitter about inappropriate photo uploads.

March 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police nab bank robber

A Turlock man was arrested Thursday shortly after he allegedly robbed a downtown bank.

March 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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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


Two suspects nabbed in home invasion robbery

The Turlock Police Department arrested two Turlock teens in connection with an armed home invasion robbery and is seeking the whereabouts of a third.

June 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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