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Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is hoping the entire community will join in with honoring these outstanding leaders.

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Beacon for brewery

Those traveling down Highway 99 will have no trouble finding Dust Bowl Brewing Company's new brewhouse and taproom, as a giant neon sign now adorns the roof of the Fulkerth Road facility.

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Two injured in early morning shooting

Two men were shot and one arrested early Wednesday in an incident in the southeast side of Turlock.

September 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Governor signs farmworker overtime bill into law

Despite opposition from Central Valley legislators and agricultural organizations statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1066 into law entitling farmworkers to overtime pay for the first time.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Police seek to curb problems at new skate park

A number of safety issues at the new Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park, located in Donnelly Park, has prompted the Turlock Police Department to host two community meetings in an effort to educate local skaters and their parents on the park's rules and regulations.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City seeks consultants to provide economic development, marketing and tourism services

The Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday creating a competitive bid process to provide tourism services previously rendered by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with economic development services and marketing and branding services.

September 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley legislators meet with federal officials to advocate for regional issues

Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is used to working with his fellow supervisors to make sure the needs of District 2 - which includes Turlock, Keyes, Hughson and Denair - are being fairly represented. This week, however, Chiesa is in Washington, D.C. talking with federal officials and legislators about a number of issues important to the entire San Joaquin Valley.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock bookkeeper seeks City Treasurer position

Along with deciding who will represent two of Turlock's new city council districts, voters will also have a choice in the Office of City Treasurer. Alex Kiehl has announced his candidacy for City of Turlock Treasurer, challenging 16-year incumbent Diana Lewis.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Drought continues to impact ag revenue, jobs

While rain did finally fall last winter, the economic and agricultural impact of the previous four years of drought are still being felt, especially in the Central Valley, according to a recent report by UC Davis researchers. Those impacts include the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues, over 1,800 jobs and millions of acre feet in water supply.

September 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Neighborhood Services working to keep Turlock a nice place to live

During an update to the Planning Commission on Thursday, Turlock Fire Marshal and Director of Neighborhood Services Mark Gomez relayed a conversation he had with the owner of the company contracted by the City of Turlock to provide abatement services. The company owner, who was coming from Fresno, said he drove through town on his way to City Hall to sign the contract and was worried he would have no work to perform as Turlock was a very clean city.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Racing fans receive reprieve from closure

Horse racing fans will have at least a few more weeks to place their bets as a planned closure of the Turlock Turf Club has been postponed.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New rec center could come to Turlock’s westside

A new recreation center could be in the future for the westside of Turlock as the Turlock City Council voted to move forward with an initial study on the feasibility of repurposing the National Guard Armory building on Flower Street.

August 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mystery book lovers, pirates welcome at local libraries in September

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library have a number of activities for all ages scheduled in September including a new Mystery Lovers Book Club in Turlock and Talk Like A Pirate Day crafts in Turlock, Keyes and Denair.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


National Guard leaving town

For the past half century, Turlock has been home to an Army National Guard Armory but soon the National Guard will be pulling out of town leaving a 12,000 square foot building open for possible City of Turlock uses.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground on Friday on the single largest recycled water conveyance project in the country and the first water project for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the owner and operator of the Delta-Mendota Canal.

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced ...

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over ...

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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