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Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get Stanislaus State students actively involved in local issues. The first two projects tackled public transportation and bridging the communication gap between the university community and downtown Turlock. The most recent Mayor's Public Policy Award will bring Stanislaus State and the community together to create a new public art project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the City's surface water treatment plant project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Little snow found in first Sierra Nevada survey of 2018

The first manual snow survey of the 2018 revealed very little snowpack in the Sierra Nevada - not surprising as the state has seen very little precipitation this winter season.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock man dies in Knight Ferry collision

A fatal collision near Knights Ferry on Wednesday claimed the life a Turlock man and injured another.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


NEW YEAR’S BABY

Turlock's first baby of 2018 was born 2:37 p.m. Monday to proud parents Elisa Aguilar and Cesar Jimenez. The bouncing baby boy, named Alonso, weighed in at 7-pounds-9-ounces and was 20.7 inches long at birth. He is the couple's fifth child. Jimenez said they were "excited" to have the first baby of the new year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


ROADWORK AHEAD: Turlock to break ground on major roadway projects in 2018

Orange cones will be popping up around town in 2018, as the city is expected to undertake a number of roadway construction projects this year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Keyes shooting injures one

A fight on the streets of Keyes on Tuesday left one man with a gunshot wound and a teen arrested for the shooting.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Turlock’s top stories of 2017

Water: Rising rivers, rates and penalties

December 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former Turlock city manager claims he was asked to ‘engage in unethical activities’

Gary Hampton retired from his position as Turlock City Manager six weeks earlier than planned due to a "hostile work environment" that included being asked to "engage in unethical activities," according to documents released by the City on Friday.

December 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to cleanup site of burned out church

Almost two and half years after a fire destroyed the EQUIP Church of Turlock building on Columbia Street, neighbors are still left with a visual reminder of the tragedy.

December 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council adopts water rate increases

By the end of the public hearing on proposed water rate increases, the City of Turlock had received 715 protest ballots - approximately 8,785 protests short of what was needed to stop the City Council in moving forward with a plan that will see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Driver involved in collision that injured two children turns himself in to police

The driver involved in a Turlock intersection collision that left two children with critical injuries turned himself in to the Turlock Police Department on Monday.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against ...

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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