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City considers stops for shuttle bus services

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett said that over the past year she's lost regular library visitors and had long-time volunteers drop out - all because the City of Turlock eliminated the bus stop that used to be located in front of the library. Bartlett pleaded with representatives of Turlock Transit during a public meeting on Thursday to return some kind of bus service to the library.

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council: No cannabis around Turlock

All cannabis operations in - and around - Turlock are now prohibited following City Council action on Tuesday.

January 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Reader Request: Recent, upcoming stop signs installed around Turlock

Editor's Note: This is the first in a new series where the Turlock Journal staff will look into issues requested by our readers. To submit a Reader Request topic, email or call 209-634-9141.

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock encouraged to continue Dr. King’s ‘dream’

In Turlock's first-ever Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, the civil rights leader's life was honored and his example of non-violent protest against racial inequality was exalted at an event held at Westside Ministries on Monday.

January 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering starting up a new shuttle service.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program. The Agency is calling for nominations of those who have devoted their time to a number of areas, from community service to simply being a good neighbor.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get Stanislaus State students actively involved in local issues. The first two projects tackled public transportation and bridging the communication gap between the university community and downtown Turlock. The most recent Mayor's Public Policy Award will bring Stanislaus State and the community together to create a new public art project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the City's surface water treatment plant project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Little snow found in first Sierra Nevada survey of 2018

The first manual snow survey of the 2018 revealed very little snowpack in the Sierra Nevada - not surprising as the state has seen very little precipitation this winter season.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock man dies in Knight Ferry collision

A fatal collision near Knights Ferry on Wednesday claimed the life a Turlock man and injured another.

January 05, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's first baby of 2018 was born 2:37 p.m. Monday to proud parents Elisa Aguilar and Cesar Jimenez. The bouncing baby boy, named Alonso, weighed in at 7-pounds-9-ounces and was 20.7 inches long at birth. He is the couple's fifth child. Jimenez said they were "excited" to have the first baby of the new year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

ROADWORK AHEAD: Turlock to break ground on major roadway projects in 2018

Orange cones will be popping up around town in 2018, as the city is expected to undertake a number of roadway construction projects this year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Keyes shooting injures one

A fight on the streets of Keyes on Tuesday left one man with a gunshot wound and a teen arrested for the shooting.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

Turlock’s top stories of 2017

Water: Rising rivers, rates and penalties

December 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an ...

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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