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Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing bus fares for those who have served the country. The City of Turlock is also looking to make Dial-A-Ride more affordable for the city's senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who use the curb-to-curb bus service.

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up in the mountains the high temperatures are causing a different problem: rapidly melting snowpack.

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call for a Flex Alert in an effort to avoid outages. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, as temperatures are expected to hit 108 degrees in Turlock and up to 112 degrees in other parts of the Valley.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hundreds of Turlockers assessed with water waster penalty

Over 600 Turlock families received a financial reminder this month that the City of Turlock is taking its water conservation efforts seriously.

June 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Pitman High FFA students seek regrowth

While the school year may have ended two weeks ago, for 15 Pitman High School FFA students the time to fight for a better agriculture program at their school wasn't over. The group, clad in their signature blue and gold FFA jackets, addressed the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees Tuesday night, asking for more support for the fledgling Pitman ag program.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


SPLASHING INTO SUMMER FUN

The City of Turlock has a number of places where families can dive into wet summer fun with two aquatic playgrounds and three pools offering recreational swim hours throughout the week.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to pay tribute to veterans, active military at 4th of July festivities

Turlock started 2017 with a patriotic flare that included the creation of American flag corridors around town, a 1,000 Flag Initiative and the painting of red, white and blue stripes in honor of police, fire and paramedic personnel on the Joe Gallison Memorial Pathway along Canal Drive. The city will continue its patriotic spirit this year with a 4th of July celebration that will start in downtown Turlock with a parade, car show and street faire, and end at Stanislaus State with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Proposed county budget includes 5.2% increase in General Fund

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to thank "all of the dedicated leaders and employees of this organization who regularly display that commitment to our vision of being 'a county that is respected for its service in the community and is known as the best in America.'"

June 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


1,000 Flag Initiative off to good start

Turlock is looking a lot more patriotic these days - and it's not just because of the Memorial Day weekend. Old Glory can be seen flying in front of businesses, organizations and homes throughout Turlock - 315 of them in fact.

May 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City increases funding to help homeowners’ pay for sidewalk repairs

Walking around Turlock has been a bumpy prospect in years past, but it's getting smoother as the City of Turlock works with homeowners to get cracked and crumbling sidewalks repaired.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community input helps chart future of Turlock’s economic development

A small group of Turlock residents gathered Wednesday at City Hall to offer their input on the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which is currently being updated.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Economic development focus of community meeting

The City of Turlock is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan and is asking the public to weigh-in at an upcoming community meeting.

May 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council takes ‘fiscally prudent’ stance on budgets

The Turlock City Council directed City Manager Gary Hampton on Tuesday to move forward with a "baseline" budget proposal for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that will not address any of the staffing shortfalls presented by City department heads at the previous budget workshop.

May 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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


Turlock sees return of new housing development

Over 200 single-family homes are currently under construction, or soon will be, in northeast Turlock, bringing a resurgence in new housing development for the city.

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘Stress high, morale low’ say Turlock police officers

Turlock police officers made a plea for higher salaries to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, as the City continues its budget talks. A veteran ...

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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