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Two suspects nabbed in home invasion robbery

The Turlock Police Department arrested two Turlock teens in connection with an armed home invasion robbery and is seeking the whereabouts of a third.

June 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after the church makes a number of safety and accessibility improvements to the area around Cooper.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Legislature approves state budget with increased spending for welfare, education

The State Legislature approved a budget Wednesday that includes a $122.5 billion spending plan and raises vehicle registration fees by $10, generating $400 million.

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into a model home for a nice profit. The City of Turlock is now getting into the flipping business - not to make money, but to help low-income families become homeowners.

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City considers new transit system with increased routes, hours of operation

After close to eight months of research, data collecting, public outreach meetings and City leaders, including Mayor Gary Soiseth, riding the bus around town - the Turlock City Council is prepared to consider adopting major changes to Turlock's transit system.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Sacred Heart, neighbors at an impasse; Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment, again

The Turlock City Council will once again consider Sacred Heart Catholic Church's request for the City to abandon one block of Cooper Avenue and allow the church to take over the property.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Spending increase on the table for proposed county budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a Proposed Budget for 2016-17 that includes a $21.7 million increase in spending over last year. While appropriations are expected to increase, so is revenue at $28.6 million over the 2015-16 Adopted Final Budget.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race still too close to call

It may be a few weeks before voters know who will be on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 as the race has been deemed a "Close Contest" by the Secretary of State's office.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham, Eggman lead Congressional race

Two Turlock farmers will likely once again vie to represent the residents of U.S. Congressional District 10 on the November ballot, according to early Tuesday election results.

June 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former Turlock Council members start petition for Tin Cup ordinance

A former Turlock mayor and two former City Council members are taking local campaign finance reform into their own hands with a petition to adopt a legislative policy that would provide limits on participation by members of the City Council on matters effecting large campaign contributors.

June 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves smaller version of Hauck's neon blade sign

The Turlock Planning Commission approved Hauck's Grill hanging the first neon sign the downtown area has seen in quite some time, but when it comes to the size of the proposed wall-mounted blade sign the Commission decided smaller was better.

June 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Council schedules series of campaign finance workshops

The Turlock City Council will seek public input on campaign finance regulations during a series of four special meetings scheduled in the next two weeks.

June 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Senior nutrition program to distribute farmers market coupons

Stanislaus County Agency on Aging manager Jill Erickson described the senior farmers market coupon program as a "win-win" for all involved.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hauck's requests exemptions to City sign ordinance

New downtown eatery Hauck's Grill is hoping the Planning Commission will allow a number of exemptions to the City of Turlock's design regulations and allow them to install a neon blade sign that would extend over 7 feet into the West Main and Broadway intersection.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock prepares to honor its fallen veterans

Those driving through Turlock Memorial Park this weekend will have no doubt that Turlock remembers the men and women who died in service of their country. Every Memorial Day, the Turlock cemetery turns into an Avenue of Flags, with thousands of stars and stripes flying in remembrance of the local veterans buried there and elsewhere.

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Turlock adopts voluntary campaign contributions limit after split Council vote

The City of Turlock has its first campaign finance ordinance following a split vote by the City Council on Tuesday - however, it's a voluntary ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


How hot is it?

It's so hot that Turlock is expected to break its record high temperature of 103 degrees on Wednesday, set in 1999, by three degrees ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hilmar festival celebrates dairy industry, community

For over three decades the community of Hilmar has gathered at the end of June to pay homage to the community's agricultural lifeblood - dairy ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Study: Parking limits, not lots needed in downtown

Downtown business owners and those looking to spend a night out on Turlock's Main Street may think that there is a lack of parking ...

June 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Kap 'puts things in perspective' at heart camp benefit event

Although he may be Turlock's most famous quarterback, for the past four years Colin Kaepernick has taken time away from the gridiron one day ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Stanislaus County man contracts Zika after traveling to Caribbean

A Stanislaus County resident who recently traveled outside of the country is the first local to test positive for the Zika virus.

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Man shot in head dies of injuries

The man who was shot in the head Thursday night in Turlock has died of his injuries. The Turlock Police Department identified the shooting victim ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Home invasion suspects wore police clothing

The Turlock Police Department has learned that some of the suspects in Friday's home invasion robbery wore police type clothing during the crime. Some ...

June 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


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