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County planning to consider new noise restrictions for Larsa

After more than two years of discussions about numerous noise complaints, multiple public meetings and expert studies, the Stanislaus County Planning Commission has come up with a new Conditions of Approval they hope will make Larsa Banquet Hall and surrounding residents better neighbors.

November 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

State fire engine coming to Turlock

A light colored fire truck will soon be seen around town, as the City Council approved an agreement with the State of California for the temporary transfer of an Office of Emergency Services fire engine to the City of Turlock Fire Department.

November 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Veterans memorial rededicated at new home

The community gathered for a special Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday that not only paid tribute to the many Turlockers who have served in the armed forces, but also rededicated the War Memorial Cannon at its new home in Central Park.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

City Council appoints interim city manager

The Turlock City Council bid a fond farewell to retiring City Manager Roy Wasden at Tuesday's Council meeting, his last before leaving, and then appointed Municipal Services Director Michael Cooke as the Interim City Manager while a candidate selection process moves forward to find Wasden's replacement.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

State mandates new water restrictions for landscape projects

The State of California has taken another step in water conservation, adopting a stricter landscape ordinance that includes lowering the size threshold for projects that fall under the new water efficiency provisions.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Local business looks to 'Paint It Forward'

Lancaster Painting has a very special holiday tradition. During the Turlock company's annual Christmas gathering, the employees decide who will be the recipient of a free paint job through the Paint It Forward program.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Salvation Army to kick off holiday fundraising season

The bells will soon be ringing for the Turlock Salvation Army's Annual Kettle Kick Off Luncheon.

November 06, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Planning Commissioners consider changes to utility, sign ordinances

The Planning Commission is often tasked with finding the right balance between creating a business-friendly City and what's in the best interest of the community as a whole. On Thursday, the commissioners considered changes to two City Zoning Ordinances that could impact incoming developments and existing businesses and the overall aesthetics of the city- utility undergrounding and sign standards.

November 05, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council approves second city service rate hike

Residents of Turlock will be paying 7 percent more for water come Jan. 1, 2016, as the Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the third of six rate increases introduced in July 2014.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Looking ahead key to success, says speakers at Economic Trends Breakfast

Anticipating change was the theme of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Economic Trends Breakfast held Wednesday at the Turlock Country Club.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock woman transforms house into spooky spectacle

Stephanie Valgos knows the exact moment she realized that she was more than just a Halloween enthusiast. She was a professional cheerleader for the Oakland Raiders at the time and her team was performing a dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during a Halloween game. While her teammates donned skirts with artfully placed rips, Valgos took her costume to another level.

October 27, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Water rates set to increase in January

The City Council will consider on Tuesday affirming a January 2016 water rate increase of 7 percent, the third of six increases approved in March 2014.

October 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Free program to help those grieving over the holidays

Grieving the loss of a loved one is hard any time, but especially difficult for many during the holiday season. Covenant Care Hospice is hoping to help those in the community who are mourning with a special program titled Coping with the Holidays.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Housing crisis

A recent report by the California Coalition for Rural Housing paints a bleak picture of the housing situation in Stanislaus County.

October 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Court rules Turlock Sikh Temple takeover illegal

A Stanislaus Superior Court ruling found a group of Turlock Sikh Temple members acted illegally in taking control of the temple in June 2013.

October 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Fire erupts at Starr apartment complex, again

For the second time in five days, emergency crews were called to a Turlock apartment complex due to fire.

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

'Grandma's House' wins top prize in gingerbread house contest

Who better to win the Festival of Lights inaugural Gingerbread House Contest than a self-professed "sweet tooth?" Turlocker Kimberly Helm put her love of all ...

November 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Volunteers feed the hungry, comfort the lonely

The milk of human kindness is easy to find this time of year as individuals join together to provide for the lonely and less fortunate ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Consumers, stores prepare for busiest shopping days of the year

As families prepare to sit down to a Thanksgiving feast, many will also be browsing through advertisements seeking the best deals on everything from electronics ...

November 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Rotarians promote literacy with dictionary donations

The Turlock Sunrise Rotary Club is hoping to pass along a love of words to local youth by giving every third grade student their very ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Event to honor two Turlock leaders

Individuals who through their leadership inspire others to take pride in their community are not always recognized for the work that they do. The Latino ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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