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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


Council reviews mid-cycle budget, considers $1.2 million in additional deficit spending

The good news is the City of Turlock's deficit spending in the 2015-16 fiscal year was $200,000 less than the almost $400,000 projected last June, however, City department heads are asking for a combined $1.2 million in additional spending for 2016-17.

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock to celebrate Independence Day with parade, car show and fireworks

Turlock will put its patriotic spirit on display with a host of activities planned for the Fourth of July holiday, ending with a spectacular fireworks display on the campus of Stanislaus State.

May 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Community rallies to find missing tortoise

Tortoises aren't known for their speed, but one Turlock tortoise seems to have made a quick getaway. George the California desert tortoise has been missing for a week now from his home near Dutcher Middle School.

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


New downtown eatery donates $8,500 to local athletic programs

The opening of Hauck's earlier this month generated a lot of buzz from Turlockers excited to see the historic downtown building and one-time pharmacy repurposed into a bar and grill - and it also generated donations for local athletic programs.

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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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


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 ...

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 ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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