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Turlock sees return of new housing development

Over 200 single-family homes are currently under construction, or soon will be, in northeast Turlock, bringing a resurgence in new housing development for the city.

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘Stress high, morale low’ say Turlock police officers

Turlock police officers made a plea for higher salaries to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, as the City continues its budget talks. A veteran police officer talked about the high stress and low morale in the department and a member of the police officers' union asked the Council to support the City's law enforcement with as much "blind loyalty" as it has the firefighters.

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock veteran among those honored with Senior Awards

Korean War Veteran and Turlock VFW member Joe Madden is being recognized for his community service as he was named the 2018 Senior Award winner for Stanislaus Supervisorial District 2.

April 03, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Police arrest home invasion robbers who terrorized Turlock teen

Those responsible for committing a brazen daytime home invasion robbery in November, which forced a young girl to hide in the closet while one of the suspects ransacked her home, were recently arrested.

March 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Council approves spending $400K to hire 3 additional firefighters

The Turlock City Council voted 4-1 (with Council member Amy Bublak dissenting) on Tuesday to hire three additional firefighters in an effort to alleviate the department's staffing problem, which has resulted in firefighter fatigue, according to Acting Fire Chief Gary Carlson.

March 27, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County seeks new provider for senior meals

For the last 11 years, Howard Training Center has produced lunches for 20,000 senior citizens a month across Stanislaus County through the Elderly Nutrition and Meals on Wheels programs. The county's Area Agency on Aging is now seeking new program providers, however, as the Ceres nonprofit has given notice that it will not be renewing its contract for another year.

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayoral race heats up: Bublak vying to unseat Soiseth

There is now a three-way race for the Turlock Mayoral seat, as Council member Amy Bublak announced Friday that she is challenging Gary Soiseth in the November election.

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the Healthy Play Initiative.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican challenger against incumbent Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an emergency request to fund a $6 million project to replace Turlock's failing emergency radio system.

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City to spend over $107K on cleanup of burned out church

The demolition and cleanup of the former site of EQUIP Church on Columbia Street is costing the City of Turlock almost $10,000 more than planned- an expense that Council member Amy Bublak voted against at the Feb. 27 Council meeting.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock loses City Attorney

The City of Turlock is losing yet another department head, as City Attorney Phaedra Norton announced she will be leaving her position as of March 14 to pursue another employment opportunity.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock students named Outstanding Young Women

Two Turlock teens are among the honorees for the Stanislaus County Commission for Women's Outstanding Women of Stanislaus County in 2018. The awards recognize women who have made a meaningful contribution to the quality of life for all women and children.

March 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the state.

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council approves hiring additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday (with Council member Amy Bublak dissenting and Matthew Jacob absent) to hire additional police officers, while putting ...

April 24, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending against buying or eating any romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless it can ...

April 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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