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Turlock’s Stars and Stripes

Mayor Gary Soiseth laid down the gauntlet on Turlock's patriotism during his State of the City address in March and the community has responded.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fair draws crowds, despite record heat

Amid a heat wave that saw temperatures rise to 106 degrees, more than 235,000 people made their way to the Stanislaus County Fair from July 14-23 for the event's 106th year.

August 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New drinking water regulation costly for Turlock

A new drinking water regulation from the State Water Resources Control Board will mean millions of dollars in new equipment and maintenance for Turlock's well system.

July 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


The Vista investigates non-student leases

New Turlock student housing complex The Vista is coming under scrutiny for allegedly leasing rooms to individuals who are neither college students or faculty, which is in violation of conditions in the project's use permit.

July 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Fulkerth, N. Golden State intersection to close

One of Turlock's main intersections will soon be closed for much-needed safety improvements. The intersection of N. Golden State Boulevard and Fulkerth Road/West Hawkeye Avenue will be closed starting July 31 until mid-September.

July 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City recognizes Parks and Rec month

The Turlock City Council proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month and held a special meeting Tuesday at Crane Park.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Fire chief to serve as interim city manager

Gary Hampton attended his last Turlock City Council meeting as City Manager on Tuesday, bidding a fond farewell to the city he has served in multiple positions over the years.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Economic Plan addresses need for workforce training, industry partnerships

The Turlock City Council accepted an updated Economic Strategic Plan on June 27, the first of a three-pronged approach to make the City of Turlock more attractive to businesses, visitors and new industry.

July 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Dancing dynamic duos compete for good causes

Dancing with the Turlock Stars is doubling the fun for its fourth annual event this year with local couples taking to the stage in an effort to raise money for worthy causes while competing for one of the coveted trophies.

June 30, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


4th of July travel expected to hit historic high

A record number of families are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend, according to AAA.

June 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing bus fares for those who have served the country. The City of Turlock is also looking to make Dial-A-Ride more affordable for the city's senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who use the curb-to-curb bus service.

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up in the mountains the high temperatures are causing a different problem: rapidly melting snowpack.

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call for a Flex Alert in an effort to avoid outages. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, as temperatures are expected to hit 108 degrees in Turlock and up to 112 degrees in other parts of the Valley.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council adopts water rate increases

By the end of the public hearing on proposed water rate increases, the City of Turlock had received 715 protest ballots - approximately 8,785 protests ...

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Driver involved in collision that injured two children turns himself in to police

The driver involved in a Turlock intersection collision that left two children with critical injuries turned himself in to the Turlock Police Department on Monday.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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


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