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Remembering mom: Mother’s Day brings joy, sorrow for those grieving

Most people have no trouble recalling a fond memory of the person they grew up calling "mom." For Jenna Zaleski, that memory is of her hard-working single mother making the time to take her and her sister on day trips to the coast.

May 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program returns to Turlock

Senior citizens on a limited budget can once again receive assistance to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables through the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Yosemite Community College District selects new chancellor

The Yosemite Community College District finally has a new chancellor as the Board of Trustees unanimously selected Henry Chiong Vui Yong to fill the position. The Board is expected to officially approve the hiring of Yong at their June meeting and the new chancellor will begin in the position on July 1.

May 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


City Council considers deficit spending for 2017-18, 2019-20 budgets

The Turlock City Council received some good news at Friday's budget workshop about the end of the current fiscal year, but were then tasked with considering how to address the numerous unfunded staffing, equipment and technological needs presented by the City's department heads.

May 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning recommends rezoning in northwest Turlock

When the City of Turlock adopted the Northwest Triangle Specific Plan in 1995, the area that is now known as Monte Vista Crossings was made up mainly of agricultural land. Today the area is Turlock's most successful retail shopping center and it attracts visitors from around the region, as well as those traveling along Highway 99. The steady growth of the approximately 800 acres along Hwy 99 from Taylor Road to Fulkerth Road was made possible through the specific plan.

May 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community panels part of City Manager search

Members of the community will take a larger part in choosing Turlock's next City Manager, following the City Council's approval of a process to select a replacement for current city manager Gary Hampton.

May 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley Business Forecast: Rising wages, employment rates to end in 2017

The newly released San Joaquin Valley Business Forecast Report finds that Stanislaus County, and the entire Valley, had a banner year in 2016 - however, that trend is likely to end in 2017.

May 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Calafia: Welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock for over a decade

Downtown Turlock has seen a lot of changes over the past 12 years. Once a quiet area of town that housed mostly professional services, today downtown Turlock is one of the hottest night spots in the area and shoppers flock to the unique retail boutiques and restaurants during the daytime. Throughout all the changes one thing has remained a constant - Calafia welcoming visitors to downtown Turlock.

April 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local ag students shine at state convention

As Turlock High School senior Robert Marchy walked over to the agriculture buildings on the school campus Thursday afternoon he was met with shouts of "turn around, let's see it!" Just like a boxer proudly wearing their championship belt, Marchy's new blue corduroy jacket was attracting attention.

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


State water management legislation moves forward

A bill that would restructure California water management is one step closer to becoming law, as AB 313 was unanimously approved by the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife.

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Farmers market season is here

The area's agricultural bounty and craftsmanship will soon be on display as the Turlock Certified Farmers Market opens for its eighth consecutive season on Saturday.

April 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


YCCD hosts open forums for Chancellor candidate finalists

The Yosemite Community College District is moving forward with its second chance at finding a new Chancellor.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock Sikh community reaches out to neighbors

While the Turlock Sikh Temple has been a part of the community for over 30 years, not many non-Sikhs know much about the temple or the people who worship there. The Jakara Movement is hoping to raise awareness of the Sikh community to all residents of Turlock by hosting a 'Know Your Neighbor' event this week.

April 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock police seek shooting suspect

An armed suspect is still at large after a man was shot in west Turlock Friday night.

April 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Marketing firm seeks Turlock’s DNA

North Star Destination Strategies will soon embark on a mission to uncover Turlock's "unique DNA" as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday with the Nashville, Tennessee company to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the City.

April 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Economic development focus of community meeting

The City of Turlock is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan and is asking the public to weigh-in at an upcoming ...

May 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council takes ‘fiscally prudent’ stance on budgets

The Turlock City Council directed City Manager Gary Hampton on Tuesday to move forward with a "baseline" budget proposal for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that will ...

May 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves ‘compromise’ plan for West Main Street

The Turlock City Council approved a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street on Tuesday that will save most of the trees on the north side ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Stanislaus Military Academy instructor named Teacher of the Year

Stanislaus Military Academy's Ron Kunnen may be relatively new to the education field - he's only been teaching for five years - but he's ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


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