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Turlock, state median home prices on the rise

This may be the "perfect storm" season for real estate, as average home sale prices are up locally and across the state, giving sellers a reason to celebrate, and buyers can still take advantage of low interest rates. These market conditions have resulted in increases in sales and price across California. Closer to home, however, a lack of inventory makes for a more competitive market for those looking to buy.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it. To the handful of Turlock High, Dutcher Middle School and Crowell Elementary students riding the Bus Line Service of Turlock's A-line it was just another morning on the bus . To the Mayor, however, it was an eye-opening experience of the benefits and issues with Turlock's current transit system.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock church 'springs' into expansion

New Life Christian Center isn't just growing Turlock's faith community, it's also bringing new architecture to the city.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City's goal of attaining reliable drinking water closer to reality

The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 million contract on Wednesday to West Yost Associates to develop the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Electronic fare boxes coming to Turlock transit in May

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town, with electronic fare boxes the next step in making riding the bus that much easier for local citizens.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Church, Cooper Avenue neighbors to talk out issues on street abandonment

The Turlock City Council decided to hold off on abandoning the section of Cooper Avenue that sits between two Sacred Heart school campuses so that the City could facilitate a discussion between the church and its neighbors and try to come to a compromise that both parties could live with.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning passes on electronic message boards

The Turlock Planning Commission decided to table discussion on creating an electronic message board ordinance due to the myriad of issues a possible ordinance would have to address.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider issues with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision in March to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue, however, City staff is requesting the Council postpone any further action until public safety concerns raised by neighbors can be addressed by new City Manager Gary Hampton.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


University, faculty agree to 10.5 percent salary increase over three years

Students at Stanislaus State, as well as the other 22 campuses of the California State University system, will be able to finish their spring semesters uninterrupted as a tentative agreement between the university and the California Faculty Association has averted a planned strike.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Final transit changes focus of public meeting

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town - and rebrand the current Bus Line Service of Turlock to Turlock Transit -by asking for public input on the final draft of new routes and schedules before taking the changes to the City Council for approval.

April 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning Commission to consider electronic billboard ordinance

Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road know that the Stanislaus County Fair is gearing up for its 2016 run because of the bright-colored messages that flash on the electronic billboard located on the southeast corner of the state-owned property. Currently the fairgrounds' sign is the only electronic message board in Turlock, but that could soon change.

April 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Candidates seek seats for Turlock's first by-district election

While November may be eight months away, candidates are already throwing their respective hats into the ring for Turlock's first-ever by-district City Council election.

April 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Residents swing towards saving parking rather than trees on W. Main Street

Turlock's Main Street will soon get a much-needed overhaul, giving locals and visitors alike a smoother ride into downtown, but exactly what the project will mean for the 100-year old Sycamore trees that line the corridor and the street side parking residents use on a daily basis is still uncertain.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


VIETNAM VETERANS’ DAY

The City of Turlock commemorated the upcoming 50-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War by proclaiming March 29 as Vietnam Veterans' Day.

March 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market moves to fairgrounds

It didn't take long for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market to find a new location for the 2016 season. Just one week after withdrawing from the City of Turlock's proposal process to operate a downtown farmers market, the TCFM announced it will be moving its popular market to the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds.

March 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Downtown Turlock seeks votes in America's Main Streets contest

Downtown Turlock is hoping to turn locals' love of its recently revitalized Main Street into a $25,000 cash prize and title of America's ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business Forecast: Brighter days ahead for Valley economy

As the recent rain has brought much-needed relief to local crops, it is also helping to paint a rosier economic picture for the Valley, according ...

April 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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