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City considers W. Main renovation

The drive from Highway 99 into town on W. Main Street may soon be safer and less bumpy, however, some of Turlock's oldest Sycamore trees may not survive the renovation project.

January 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City report: Roads continue to fail as funding sources dwindle

The recent drop in gasoline prices may be good for families looking to save money at the pump, but it's taking funding away that the City of Turlock could use to fix the city's failing roads.

January 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider status of Turlock's bumpy roads

Residents have long known that the road conditions in Turlock are poor. On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will hear a report on how the city's road conditions have actually worsen over the past two years.

January 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council, Planning joint meeting revisits signs, housing issues

The Turlock City Council and Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics including enforcement of the Sign Ordinance, education on the Active Transportation Plan and homelessness.

January 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock City Council endorses Vogel for Assembly

Since throwing his hat into the race for State Assembly District 12, Ken Vogel has received the endorsement of a number of Valley leaders and agencies and most recently the Turlock City Council.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Chamber charts new path for future

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the new year with a host of changes aimed at refining the organization's focus to bring the most benefit to its members.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Potential farmers’ market operators review first draft of RFP

Before residents of Turlock can enjoy the bounty of local spring harvests at a downtown farmers' market, the City of Turlock will have to complete its overhaul of the way a market operator is selected.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council appoints new Planning, Parks commissioners

The Turlock Planning Commission will welcome one new member and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission two new members after the Turlock City Council appointed new commissioners at their first meeting of 2016.

January 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Building hope: Contractors help year-round shelter project

As anyone who has ever undertaken a renovation project can attest, in construction the devil is often in the details. But for the Hope Lives Here campaign, a fundraising effort to complete the Turlock Gospel Mission's year-round shelter, members of the construction community are energizing the project with a spirit of giving.

January 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Violence breaks out at Turlock Sikh Temple

A rift between two factions of the Turlock Sikh Temple turned violent for the second time in two years on Sunday as a fight involving at least 100 people broke out during worship services.

January 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


City looks to expand airport runway

A runway widening project at the Turlock Municipal Airport will be under consideration by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, the first council meeting of 2016.

January 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rents on the rise in Turlock, across California

Many families started 2016 having to pay more for a place to live, as a new survey found that rents across California went up 7.6 percent from November to December 2015 and 4.9 percent over the last year with median prices of $1,500 for a one bedroom home and $1,640 for a two bedroom.

January 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Governor proposes record-high $122 billion budget

Governor Jerry Brown proposed a record high $122.6 billion General Fund budget plan for 2016-17 - an increase of $6 billion over last year - that makes significant increases in funding for education, health care and state infrastructure, while bolstering the state's Rainy Day Fund and paying down state debts and liabilities. Along with the increased spending, however, the Governor also urged fiscal restraint.

January 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Checking in with the Journal's 'Movers & Shakers' for 2015

At the beginning of 2015, the Turlock Journal editorial team put together the people-focused feature "15 Movers & Shakers for 2015." As the year comes to a close, we will take a look at how a few of those "movers and shakers" fared over the year, and see what their plans are for 2016.

December 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Courthouse to reopen in 2016

Reeling from unprecedented budget cuts at the state level, the Stanislaus County Superior Court closed Turlock's courthouse in 2009 until "budget issues were resolved." The closure was expected to last one year, according to the Court. Nearly seven years later, the Turlock Courthouse is finally reopening.

December 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Longtime Turlock lumber yard closes its doors after 48 years

Turlock's last remaining lumber company closed its doors, as Valley Distributors is no longer in business.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service ...

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock: Holding out for a hero

Sometimes it's hard to see just how much things have changed for the better until you've taken time to really look back at ...

January 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Soiseth pledges continued 'game-changing' investment in Turlock's success

In his State of the City address, delivered Friday morning at the City Corporation Yard, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth listed many of the City's ...

January 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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