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Former Turlock city manager claims he was asked to ‘engage in unethical activities’

Gary Hampton retired from his position as Turlock City Manager six weeks earlier than planned due to a "hostile work environment" that included being asked to "engage in unethical activities," according to documents released by the City on Friday.

December 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Festival of Lights shines in Turlock

Downtown Turlock once again played host to a public Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting on Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Turlock to hold homeless persons memorial

Members of the Turlock community will gather on Thursday - the longest night of the year - to memorialize those who have passed away while homeless.

December 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

City to cleanup site of burned out church

Almost two and half years after a fire destroyed the EQUIP Church of Turlock building on Columbia Street, neighbors are still left with a visual reminder of the tragedy.

December 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council adopts water rate increases

By the end of the public hearing on proposed water rate increases, the City of Turlock had received 715 protest ballots - approximately 8,785 protests short of what was needed to stop the City Council in moving forward with a plan that will see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Driver involved in collision that injured two children turns himself in to police

The driver involved in a Turlock intersection collision that left two children with critical injuries turned himself in to the Turlock Police Department on Monday.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Crime

City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock students featured in Healthy Air calendar

Two Turlock students' artwork is featured in the 2018 Healthy Air Living Kids' Calendar, a bilingual, full-color wall calendar just released by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education

City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning Commission and four seats open on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission. The City is also seeking residents to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Community Grant Selection Committee.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie Whitmore came to the City because of its unique vision and she leaves confident that the Valley town will continue to be an example of what good planning can accomplish.

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his replacement in a recruitment process that has taken an unexpected turn.

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Former Councilman speaks out against mayoral candidate

While election day is still 11 months away for Turlock's mayoral race, the campaign rhetoric is already heating up.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Know Your Neighbor: Steven Nascimento

Born and raised in Turlock, Steven Nascimento served on the Turlock City Council from 2012-2016. Prior to joining the Council, Nascimento spent his career working as an urban planner and served as the District Director for Congressman Dennis Cardoza and State Senator Anthony Cannella. The son of Portuguese immigrants, Nascimento is the founder of the non-profit California Portuguese American Coalition, and serves as a member of the board for the Center for Portuguese Studies at California State University, Stanislaus.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Know Your Neighbor: Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart

Janice Schoonhoven-Rinehart was born on a farm in Chowchilla and continues her country roots on a farm in Delhi, where she and her husband grow almonds and raise horses, chickens, geese, along with a few cats and dogs.

November 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

Business owners irate at prolonged road closures

As the City of Turlock's most recent completion deadline for the improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard came and went on Tuesday, a group of local business owners gathered to air their grievances over the prolonged road closures and the severe financial impacts it has had on their respective enterprises.

November 21, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker

AAUW honors women leaders of the past

Groundbreaking female leaders of the past will be brought to life in a program aimed at celebrating Women's History Month.

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

New playground equipment coming to Summerfaire Park

A Turlock park will soon be home to brand new playground equipment, thanks to a matching grant awarded to the City as part of the ...

March 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local

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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