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City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit system.

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock to celebrate start of holiday season with Festival of Lights

The community of Turlock will gather once again to start the holiday season off with the 18th Annual Festival of Lights.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock City Council race still a nail-biter

There are only four votes that separate two current Turlock City Council members and their race to see who will represent the City's newly formed District 4 for the next four years.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council adopts new public art policy

In an effort to encourage more public art in Turlock, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Public Art Program on Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Public art guidelines to come before City Council

More art could soon be seen around Turlock as the City Council will consider adopting a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines at a special meeting on Tuesday.

November 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Close contests keeps candidates in limbo

Election Day may be over, but it will still be awhile before winners are finalized.

November 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock elects first District representatives

Turlock voters made history on Tuesday, electing the city's first two District representatives to the City Council. As of 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, Gil Esquer was leading Jaime Franco substantially in the District 2 race (with 60 percent of precincts counted) and Steven Nascimento was ahead of Amy Bublak and Donald Babadalir in District 4 (with 50 percent of precincts counted).

November 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turkey donation helps Turlock church provide Thanksgiving feasts for those in need

A large donation of turkeys from Foster Farms to the Second Harvest Food Bank will mean more holiday birds for struggling families in Turlock.

November 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning Commission votes to move forward with possible RV parking changes

Members of the Turlock Planning Commission decided Thursday that they need more information on the City's current ordinances pertaining to the parking of recreational vehicles in residential districts and voted to initiate an amendment to the Municipal Code.

November 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Planning Commission to consider changing RV parking regulations

The Turlock Planning Commission will review the City's current regulations when it comes to parking recreational vehicles in residential districts on Thursday, and decide whether or not to move forward with possible changes.

November 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Heavy rainfall causes flooding around Turlock

The first big storm of the season hit Turlock Friday morning, resulting in flooded streets and at least one downed tree.

October 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


House Speaker visits Denham's campaign office

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Congressman Jeff Denham's Modesto campaign headquarters on Thursday to give brief remarks on the state of the race for California's 10th Congressional District seat and meet with campaign volunteers.

October 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at their Tuesday meeting.

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a group of downtown business owners and employees offered their insights on parking in downtown during a forum held at the Public Safety Facility.

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Turlock Animal Shelter encouraging pet adoption with discounted fees

'There's no place like home for the holidays' - or so the 1954 Perry Como song says - and the Turlock Animal Shelter has the goal ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Union Pacific to fix bumpy Monte Vista railroad crossing

There's good news and bad news regarding the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing. The bad news is drivers will once again have to find ...

December 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bublak wins Turlock City Council District 4 race

In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on ...

December 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 ...

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing reopens

Drivers now have a smooth ride over the railroad tracks on Monte Vista Avenue, as road repairs have been completed on the popular thoroughfare.

December 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election ...

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock Chamber of Commerce eliminates CEO position

The Turlock Chamber of Commerce is restructuring its staff as the business organization looks to refocus its resources.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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