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Glow Red event motivates women to stay alive with heart healthy lifestyles

Over 300 women moved to the beat of the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive" during an event hosted by Emanuel Medical Center on Friday. It wasn't a disco revival, but instead a way for those in attendance at the Glow Red Luncheon in honor of National Wear Red Day to practice hands-only CPR at the right speed - at least 100 chest compressions per minute.

February 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Public supports Main Street plan that saves both trees and street parking

Thanks to the voter approved Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - Turlock will soon have the funds needed to begin repairing the city's ever-worsening roadways. At the top of the Measure L project list is a complete reconstruction of the oldest part of West Main Street, something that everyone agrees is badly needed for one of Turlock's key thoroughfares. What members of the public have trouble agreeing on is just exactly how Main Street should look when it's done.

February 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Council approves $155K in additional general fund spending

The Turlock City Council approved a number of mid-cycle budget requests last week that will see an additional $155,220 come out of the City's General Fund Reserve.

January 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


West Main reconstruction focus of upcoming public meeting

The future of the 100-year-old sycamore trees that line West Main Street will once again be up for public discussion as the City of Turlock announced a third public meeting on the upcoming reconstruction project slated for the oldest section of the busy thoroughfare.

January 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Save energy, water and money through efficiency programs

Turlock residents looking to save energy and conserve water with their next home improvement project may qualify for financing through the City of Turlock's partnership with the HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy program.

January 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock adopts excessive water use penalty

Residents of the City of Turlock who use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month can expect to pay a $25 excessive water usage penalty, following a City Council vote on Tuesday.

January 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, deliveries in City of Turlock

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the State of California is scheduled to start issuing commercial licenses to sell marijuana by Jan. 1, 2018, however, a cannabis shop will not be opening up in Turlock anytime soon.

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor visits library story time

Mayor Gary Soiseth dropped by a special pajama party story time at the Turlock Library on Monday. The Mayor read Bob Shea's "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime" to the preschoolers, who looked ready for bed.

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Excessive use penalty could hit City water wasters

Turlock water wasters may soon be paying for their lack of conservation efforts by way of a monthly penalty fee on their water bills. The Turlock City Council is set to consider implementing a penalty of $25 for those single-family residential water customers whose water use exceeds 40,000 gallons per month.

January 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Adult Use of Marijuana Act focus of special City Council meeting

It's been two months since California voters approved the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, effectively legalizing recreational use of marijuana for those 21 years or older. While it's too soon to tell what the impacts of the AUMA will have statewide, how the Act will affect the City of Turlock's existing ban on the cultivation of cannabis will be discussed during a special City Council meeting on Tuesday.

January 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It's crab feed season in Turlock

Grab your bib and butter warmer, it's crab feed season. Those looking to hop from event to event can support a number of causes while enjoying buckets-full of that winter seafood treat, crab legs.

January 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock seeing increasing development through infill projects

As Turlock heads into 2017, residential development is on the rise; however, the large, new subdivisions that have dominated building in the past are being replaced with more infill projects.

January 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Couples invited to say 'I do' at Valentine's Day wedding event planned for McHenry Mansion

What could be more romantic than getting married on Valentine's Day? How about sharing your special day with dozens of other engaged couples during the "Marriage at the Mansion" event in downtown Modesto.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A last look at 2016

It's the last day of 2016 and it's hard to find the words to accurately summarize the events of the past 12 months in one end of the year article. However, no matter what your local or national political leanings are, or where you stand on the Turlock farmers market issue, the past year was definitely not boring.

December 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock celebrates the Festival of Lights

Over 30 community members gathered at Central Park in downtown Turlock on Wednesday for a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting - something that Rabbi Shalom Bochner from Congregation Beth Shalom called a "historic event."

December 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the ...

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two ...

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock school district considers moving election schedule, eliminating 2 board seats

When Turlockers head to the voting booths in November 2018 to elect California's next governor, they may also be deciding who will represent them ...

February 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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