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Planning approves new Sign Ordinance

Planning Commission newcomer Jim Reape may have summed it up best about the Commission's vote on Thursday to approve the new Sign Ordinance: "I've never had to get a permit for a sign, but I think I could figure it out now."

September 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators part of Valley Voice advocacy trip to D.C.

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chair Vito Chiesa will join advocates from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties this week on a "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to Washington D.C.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks public input on updated sign ordinance

For the past several years, the City of Turlock has been working on updating its sign ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1944. On Thursday, the public will be able to weigh in on the final draft of the ordinance before the Turlock Planning Commission sends it to the City Council for adoption.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock pumpkins make international debut

A farm-like setting decorated with hundreds of pumpkins is a common sight around Turlock in the fall, but this year a Central Valley harvest will be shared with families from around the world at a new exhibit featuring locally grown pumpkins at an international tourist destination.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Proud to be a Husky

I am proud to be a Hamilton Heights High alumna. I know that most people who grow up in truly small towns -like I did in Cicero, Indiana, which had a population of 3,471 in 1990, compared to Turlock's 43,621 the same year -feel a fondness and loyalty to their alma mater long after they graduate, but I have reason to celebrate my Husky affiliation.

September 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Know Your Neighbor: Brad Bates

Brad Bates served two terms as Mayor of Turlock, from 1982-1990. Before heading the Turlock City Council, Bates served many years on the City's Planning Commission. He also has a long family history in Turlock. His​ ​grandfather​ ​came​ ​to​ ​Turlock​ ​as​ ​a​ ​​ ​child​ ​from​ ​the​ ​island​ ​of​ ​Pico​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Portuguese​ ​Azores.​​ ​In​ ​the​ ​1930s,​ ​his grandfather​ ​started​ ​the Harry​ ​P.​ ​Raymus​ ​Insurance​ ​Agency.​ ​​ His​ ​father,​ ​​​Louie,​ ​​ ​joined​ ​him​ ​in​ ​the​ ​agency​ ​after​ ​serving​ ​as a​ ​Captain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Army​ ​during​ ​World​ ​War​ ​II.​ ​​ ​Brad ​went​ ​to​ ​work​ ​at​ ​the​ ​family agency​ ​​ ​immediately​ ​after graduating​ ​from​ ​U.C.​ ​Davis ...

September 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


A simple act of kindness

A small act of kindness can make a huge impact, and that was the case for one grieving family.

August 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Construction continues at Turlock Transit Center

The Turlock Regional Transit Center is starting to shape up as crews are currently working on Phase 2 of the project that will see the construction of a 6,092 square-foot building, three shade structures and a larger parking lot at the City's current bus depot.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local, state housing inventory remains low

Those wanting to buy a home in the Turlock area may be looking for quite a while and then competing with many other potential buyers as the local housing market remains limited. A lack of inventory, and qualified buyers, is a trend not only locally but also statewide.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Kim Duyst

Currently, Kim Duyst is serving as the Interim Director of Athletics (since July 6) at Stanislaus State, following a promotion to Senior Associate Athletics Director in January. In her current role as the Interim Director of Athletics, Duyst manages the entire operation of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Duyst oversees compliance, athletic academic advising, facilities and game operations, media relations, Student-Athlete Advisory committee, student-athlete leadership, career and life skills and supervises the coaches of sport teams. At the university level, Duyst monitors compliance with the CSU gender-equity policy and serves as a Title IX Coordinator and is a member of ...

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City Council adopts fee increases for Planning, Parks and Rec

It now costs more to rent a sports field or a covered picnic area at one of Turlock's many parks, as well as file for conditional use permits, zoning variances or change a street name in the City of Turlock, following the City Council's adoption of fee increases for a number of City services.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s Mr. Safety finds himself ‘Naked and Afraid’ in Belize

Cory Williams has always been up for a challenge, however, the Hilmar High grad and former Turlocker didn't know his love for adventure would eventually find him "Naked and Afraid."

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Know Your Neighbor: Frankie Tovar

Frankie Tovar is the Digital Content Manager/Producer for Morris Newspapers of Northern California. Before that he was the Sports Reporter/Editor for the Turlock Journal. Frankie was born and raised in Turlock, attended Turlock High School and graduated from Stanislaus State in 2011.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Last chance to file for open races in November election

The candidate nomination period closed Friday for the Nov. 7 election but the lack of incumbents in some races has left 26 open – until today.

August 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County, Turlock assessment roll continues to rise

Stanislaus County recorded a fifth straight year of increase in assessed values of all taxable real and business property, according to Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Turlock honors active military with banner program

Turlock has always been proud of its military service members, and soon that community support will be highly visible through a new banner program.

September 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Construction continues at Turlock intersection

Detours around the intersection of Fulkerth Road and N. Golden State Boulevard will be up for at least another month, as crews continue to work ...

September 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlockers implore Council to condemn hate groups after City papered with white supremacy propaganda

A group of Turlock residents implored the Turlock City Council Tuesday night to take a stand against what one woman called an "atmosphere of fear ...

September 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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