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Local, state housing inventory remains low

Those wanting to buy a home in the Turlock area may be looking for quite a while and then competing with many other potential buyers as the local housing market remains limited. A lack of inventory, and qualified buyers, is a trend not only locally but also statewide.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Kim Duyst

Currently, Kim Duyst is serving as the Interim Director of Athletics (since July 6) at Stanislaus State, following a promotion to Senior Associate Athletics Director in January. In her current role as the Interim Director of Athletics, Duyst manages the entire operation of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Duyst oversees compliance, athletic academic advising, facilities and game operations, media relations, Student-Athlete Advisory committee, student-athlete leadership, career and life skills and supervises the coaches of sport teams. At the university level, Duyst monitors compliance with the CSU gender-equity policy and serves as a Title IX Coordinator and is a member of ...

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council adopts fee increases for Planning, Parks and Rec

It now costs more to rent a sports field or a covered picnic area at one of Turlock's many parks, as well as file for conditional use permits, zoning variances or change a street name in the City of Turlock, following the City Council's adoption of fee increases for a number of City services.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s Mr. Safety finds himself ‘Naked and Afraid’ in Belize

Cory Williams has always been up for a challenge, however, the Hilmar High grad and former Turlocker didn't know his love for adventure would eventually find him "Naked and Afraid."

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Frankie Tovar

Frankie Tovar is the Digital Content Manager/Producer for Morris Newspapers of Northern California. Before that he was the Sports Reporter/Editor for the Turlock Journal. Frankie was born and raised in Turlock, attended Turlock High School and graduated from Stanislaus State in 2011.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Last chance to file for open races in November election

The candidate nomination period closed Friday for the Nov. 7 election but the lack of incumbents in some races has left 26 open – until today.

August 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County, Turlock assessment roll continues to rise

Stanislaus County recorded a fifth straight year of increase in assessed values of all taxable real and business property, according to Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair draws crowds, despite record heat

Amid a heat wave that saw temperatures rise to 106 degrees, more than 235,000 people made their way to the Stanislaus County Fair from July 14-23 for the event's 106th year.

August 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New drinking water regulation costly for Turlock

A new drinking water regulation from the State Water Resources Control Board will mean millions of dollars in new equipment and maintenance for Turlock's well system.

July 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which is in violation of conditions in the project's use permit.

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue will be closed starting July 31 until mid-September.

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City recognizes Parks and Rec month

The Turlock City Council proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month and held a special meeting Tuesday at Crane Park.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Fire chief to serve as interim city manager

Gary Hampton attended his last Turlock City Council meeting as City Manager on Tuesday, bidding a fond farewell to the city he has served in multiple positions over the years.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Economic Plan addresses need for workforce training, industry partnerships

The Turlock City Council accepted an updated Economic Strategic Plan on June 27, the first of a three-pronged approach to make the City of Turlock more attractive to businesses, visitors and new industry.

July 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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