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Know Your Neighbor: Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart

Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart was born on a farm in Chowchilla and continues her country roots on a farm in Delhi, where she and her husband grow almonds and raise horses, chickens, geese, along with a few cats and dogs.

November 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Business owners irate at prolonged road closures

As the City of Turlock's most recent completion deadline for the improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard came and went on Tuesday, a group of local business owners gathered to air their grievances over the prolonged road closures and the severe financial impacts it has had on their respective enterprises.

November 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pumpkin Pie Challenge: Turlock edition

Think you've got what it takes to bake a winning pumpkin pie? If the answer is yes, then local chiropractor David Dubyak is looking for you.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral race.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Banners feature active military

Turlock's Countryside Drive is a little more patriotic this week as the Active Military Banner program was implemented, creating a visible tribute to local service members.

November 07, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State records fifth year of declining student suspensions

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that the number of students suspended and expelled in California public schools has declined for the fifth year in a row. Locally, however, Turlock Unified School District reported an increase in student suspensions from 2015-16 to 2016-17.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Intersection expected to remain closed until mid-November

Construction on the Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard intersection will continue for two more weeks, according to the City of Turlock, pushing back the expected reopening date to mid-November.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Voters to decide library tax, school board seats

While many municipalities and school districts have recently moved their elections to an even-year schedule in an effort to save the taxpayers money while also increasing voter turnout, there are still key seats on the ballot for Tuesday's election, and one measure that will chart the future the county's libraries.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turkey crafts, computer class and extreme couponing tips at the library in November

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of craft activities for all ages, as well as book clubs and informative classes.

October 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor seeks community’s help in reaching 1,000 flag goal

Turlockers only have nine days left to register the American flag flying in front of their home or business to be counted in the City of Turlock's 1,000 Flag Initiative.

October 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

October 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock loses Development Services Director to Waterford

Turlock is losing its Director of Development Services/City Engineer as Mike Pitcock accepted the City Manager position for the City of Waterford on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as a child she made many trips to Turlock to visit her mother's relatives and to attend swap meets with her dad. She graduated from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) with a BA in Liberal Studies and after working a variety of jobs, went on to graduate from San Jose State with a Masters in Library and Information Science in 1986. She worked in both public and academic libraries as student assistant, page, cataloging clerk ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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 ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former Councilman speaks out against mayoral candidate

While election day is still 11 months away for Turlock's mayoral race, the campaign rhetoric is already heating up.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Steven Nascimento

Born and raised in Turlock, Steven Nascimento served on the Turlock City Council from 2012-2016. Prior to joining the Council, Nascimento spent his career working ...

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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