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Fire chief to serve as interim city manager

Gary Hampton attended his last Turlock City Council meeting as City Manager on Tuesday, bidding a fond farewell to the city he has served in multiple positions over the years.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Economic Plan addresses need for workforce training, industry partnerships

The Turlock City Council accepted an updated Economic Strategic Plan on June 27, the first of a three-pronged approach to make the City of Turlock more attractive to businesses, visitors and new industry.

July 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Dancing dynamic duos compete for good causes

Dancing with the Turlock Stars is doubling the fun for its fourth annual event this year with local couples taking to the stage in an effort to raise money for worthy causes while competing for one of the coveted trophies.

June 30, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


4th of July travel expected to hit historic high

A record number of families are expected to hit the road this holiday weekend, according to AAA.

June 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing bus fares for those who have served the country. The City of Turlock is also looking to make Dial-A-Ride more affordable for the city's senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who use the curb-to-curb bus service.

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Heat wave brings excess water

Yes, you read the headline right. The heat wave that has hit the state this week is drying out everything in the Valley, but up in the mountains the high temperatures are causing a different problem: rapidly melting snowpack.

June 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Weather service issues Excessive Heat Warning; Flex Alert called

The triple-digit temperatures seen throughout California this week have put the state's power grid at risk, prompting the California Independent System Operator to call for a Flex Alert in an effort to avoid outages. The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning through Friday, as temperatures are expected to hit 108 degrees in Turlock and up to 112 degrees in other parts of the Valley.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


School district demolishes trees around Dennis Earl

Many Turlock residents driving around Dennis Earl Elementary School over the past week were shocked to find all of the trees lining the front grounds of the school cut down.

June 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Heat advisory in effect; officials warn of health risks

Record high temperatures are expected in the region over the weekend and into next week, prompting officials to urge residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses.

June 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Hundreds of Turlockers assessed with water waster penalty

Over 600 Turlock families received a financial reminder this month that the City of Turlock is taking its water conservation efforts seriously.

June 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Pitman High FFA students seek regrowth

While the school year may have ended two weeks ago, for 15 Pitman High School FFA students the time to fight for a better agriculture program at their school wasn't over. The group, clad in their signature blue and gold FFA jackets, addressed the Turlock Unified School Board of Trustees Tuesday night, asking for more support for the fledgling Pitman ag program.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Education


SPLASHING INTO SUMMER FUN

The City of Turlock has a number of places where families can dive into wet summer fun with two aquatic playgrounds and three pools offering recreational swim hours throughout the week.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock to pay tribute to veterans, active military at 4th of July festivities

Turlock started 2017 with a patriotic flare that included the creation of American flag corridors around town, a 1,000 Flag Initiative and the painting of red, white and blue stripes in honor of police, fire and paramedic personnel on the Joe Gallison Memorial Pathway along Canal Drive. The city will continue its patriotic spirit this year with a 4th of July celebration that will start in downtown Turlock with a parade, car show and street faire, and end at Stanislaus State with live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks show.

June 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Proposed county budget includes 5.2% increase in General Fund

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to thank "all of the dedicated leaders and employees of this organization who regularly display that commitment to our vision of being 'a county that is respected for its service in the community and is known as the best in America.'"

June 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


1,000 Flag Initiative off to good start

Turlock is looking a lot more patriotic these days - and it's not just because of the Memorial Day weekend. Old Glory can be seen flying in front of businesses, organizations and homes throughout Turlock - 315 of them in fact.

May 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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DANCERS GIVE BACK

Dancing with the Turlock Stars twirled into three local organizations on Friday to present donation checks made possible by the generosity of Turlock's dance ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City talks water rate hikes at public meeting

Turlock residents got a chance to have their questions answered regarding the City's current drinking water supply, plan to supplement groundwater sources with a ...

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Smoke from wildfires prompts health caution

Smoke from the Northern California wildfires is affecting air quality throughout the entire San Joaquin Valley, prompting local air pollution officials to issue an Air ...

October 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Bike sharing program considers coming to Turlock

Bicycling Turlock may soon be more accessible to residents and visitors alike, as the City Council approved an agreement with bike share company Zagster.

October 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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