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Café La Mo celebrates one year anniversary with Coffee Festival

When Hillary Smith opened Café La Mo a year ago with her mother Gloria Smallwood and sister Brityn Butrick, she thought downtown Turlock needed a coffee shop and the enterprise might be fun.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Survey to gage interest in new countywide roads tax

The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council moves recycled water project forward

The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.

August 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Road to Recovery

When Jackie Oyer retired from her job, she started looking for a worthwhile way to spend her time. That's when she found the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Main StrEAT Food Rally final event of season Friday

The Kiwanis Club of Turlock's inaugural summer series of food fairs will come to an early end, with the last event of the season set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock Islamic Center reaches out to community

Although it has been located in downtown since 2014, the Turlock Islamic Center is making new efforts to reach out to local Muslim families, and the community at large.

August 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


On Broadway facility to host nightclub and worship center

One of downtown Turlock's hottest nightclubs may soon be sharing a building with a Christian church.

August 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Longtime Turlock optometrist passes torch to next generation of practitioners

On the northwest corner of Colorado Avenue and Arbor Way sits two pieces of Turlock history. The most obvious to passersby is the towering coastal redwood tree, planted on that spot in 1927 by Mary Ellen Niel, a beloved piano teacher. Nestled under the ancient tree, however, is an unassuming thatched-roof building that has been the office of Dr. Robert Johns, O.D. for the past 35 years.

July 31, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Progress underway at Lander Crossings

A new 45-foot tall sign will soon greet motorists as they travel past the Lander Avenue exit of Highway 99, a portent of what's to come at the Lander Crossings center.

July 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City works to save trees while wells are down

Although the City of Turlock has adopted the motto 'brown is the new green' when it comes to outdoor water conservation efforts, city parks and landscaped areas in the north end of town are having trouble getting any water at all due to breakdowns at two non-potable wells.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to accept a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


City opposes bill that would legalize sleeping in cars

The City of Turlock is joining a number of League of California Cities members in opposing a new bill that would prohibit local agencies from ...

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


R.A.M Farms neighbors complain about traffic, noise from seasonal activities

For the past two years, winter holiday time in Turlock has been a little more fun as thousands of families have been able to enjoy ...

September 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Main Street top choice for expressway, say community members

Just like the audience of an "American Idol" episode, community members at Tuesday's South County Corridor project meeting were asked to push a number ...

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assisted living center to fill E. Main Street vacancy left by Sutter Gould

A new assisted living and memory care community could soon be coming to East Main Street, as the Turlock Planning Commission will consider authorizing a ...

September 01, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


From railroad station to Scandinavian-themed shopping center

Although Scandia Village, the shopping center located on S. Golden State Boulevard just south of Central Park, has a long and storied history in Turlock ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Early morning fire destroys historic Turlock church

Hours before the sun rose in Turlock on Friday, firefighters from multiple agencies were battling a blaze that engulfed EQUIP Church of Turlock - and as ...

August 28, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


County seeks input on R.A.M Farms request for extended hours, season

For many Turlockers, a visit to R.A.M. Farms has become a holiday tradition both in the fall for its pumpkin patch and corn ...

August 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Best route to connect Hwy 99 to I-5 topic of StanCOG workshops

South Stanislaus County businesses looking to move their products up and down the state and residents who commute to the Bay Area every day for ...

August 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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