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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


Stanislaus County one of the fast growing populations in the state

Stanislaus County is the fifth fastest growing county in California.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


The weather outside may be frightful

A winter storm is expected to hit the Central Valley today, causing havoc for holiday travelers.

December 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Pink campaign raises over $20K for cancer endowment

For the past five years, the Turlock Firefighters Local #2434 have foregone their traditional blue uniform shirts during the month of October and donned bright pink t-shirts in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.

December 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council moves forward with financing of airport project

One of the first things the newly seated Turlock City Council did on Tuesday was accept a grant agreement with the Federation Aviation Administration and a revised loan agreement to the Turlock Regional Aviation Association so that a much-needed runway widening project could continue at the Turlock Municipal Airport.

December 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Third time's a charm for Monte Vista railroad crossing

Despite Thursday's wet weather, the third - and, hopefully, final - construction project on the Monte Vista Avenue railroad crossing is slated to be completed today, opening up one of Turlock's busiest thoroghfares.

December 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City to revisit marijuana ordinances following passage of Prop 64

How the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act affects the City of Turlock's current bans on the cultivation and sale of marijuana will be the focus of a special workshop in January.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


First district-elected city council members sworn in

While the swearing into office of Turlock City Council members is always a time of significance, this year's seating of new council members was especially historic as for the first time ever residents in specific areas of town were able to vote for district representatives.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Council members, City Clerk, Treasurer to be sworn in

The first two Turlock City Council members elected to represent specific districts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, along with incumbent City Treasurer Diana Lewis and new City Clerk Jennifer Land.

December 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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