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Business owners protest downtown street closure

Downtown business owners were once again asking the Turlock City Council to keep their economic interests in mind when allowing Main Street closures for special events, following a local organization's request to hold a parade down the popular thoroughfare on an upcoming Saturday.

March 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City moves forward with Fulkerth and Golden State improvement project

The City of Turlock is continuing to focus on infrastructure projects around town, with the next steps in the planned improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard going before the City Council on Tuesday.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock celebrates 10 years of going green

While they may not sling spider webs or leap tall buildings in a single bound, the City of Turlock's Team Green Kids Club super heroes Water Woman and Recycle Man still play an important role in the community. The two mascots recently paid a visit to the Turlock City Council to help promote the 10th anniversary of Turlock's Go Green Week, which will be celebrated March 13 to 18.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Emergency food and shelter grant program seeking applicants

Local organizations who help feed and shelter the hundreds of homeless and in-need residents of Stanislaus County may be able to receive federal funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

March 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Northeast Turlock neighbors protest new development

The Turlock Planning Commission approved a Fitzpatrick Homes project on Thursday to build 20 single-family homes on the southeast corner of North Johnson Road and East Tuolumne Road, despite numerous complaints from neighboring residents.

March 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Red Cross closes shelter at Stanislaus County Fairgrounds

The Turlock Turf Club is known as the place to go around the region for horse racing entertainment, but for the past 10 days the Turf Club was also a place of refuge for those fleeing recent flooding.

February 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tree, fence damage lead to Pedretti Park closure

Five years of drought followed by a historic wet and stormy winter has wreaked havoc on rivers, roads and forests throughout the region and state, but in Turlock no place has been hit harder than Pedretti Park.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas transmission line tests.

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday by Turlock Library Branch Manager Diane Bartlett.

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its first grant awards to four local health and wellness programs. A total of $550,000 was awarded to Catholic Charities, Castle Family Health Centers, Golden Valley Health Center and Livingston Health Clinics to address health needs such as adult day health care, chronic disease and homemaker services for the elderly and disabled.

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic fare boxes to extending service hours and a complete overhaul of the bus routes. While the City reports the newly named Turlock Transit system has made riding the bus easier for the many residents who rely on public transportation, there are a number of issues that still need to be addressed.

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the Compressed Natural Gas tanks which power the buses.

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two years later, the study is finally ready to be presented to the City Council.

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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County sees drop in unemployment

While 2017 started with an increase in unemployment, February has seen those numbers slightly fall.

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Certified Farmers Market gets early start on season

Those looking forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables, locally made meats, cheeses and bakery treats found at the Turlock Certified Farmers Market won't ...

March 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor highlights city success in annual address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth used his annual State of the City address on Wednesday to look back on the promises he made in 2016 - regarding ...

March 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Downtown farmers market under new leadership, moving to Thursday nights

The Turlock Downtown Farmers Market is starting the 2017 season under a new name-Central Park Market Turlock - along with a new operator and is ...

March 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor to give annual State of the City address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth will give his third State of the City address at an early morning public event scheduled for March 22 in front ...

March 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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