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Voters to decide library tax, school board seats

While many municipalities and school districts have recently moved their elections to an even-year schedule in an effort to save the taxpayers money while also increasing voter turnout, there are still key seats on the ballot for Tuesday's election, and one measure that will chart the future the county's libraries.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turkey crafts, computer class and extreme couponing tips at the library in November

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of craft activities for all ages, as well as book clubs and informative classes.

October 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor seeks community’s help in reaching 1,000 flag goal

Turlockers only have nine days left to register the American flag flying in front of their home or business to be counted in the City of Turlock's 1,000 Flag Initiative.

October 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Spooktacular holiday happenings

Halloween events at the library: The Hilmar Library will hold a Halloween Story Time at 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. today at 2001 W. Falke Rd. Costumes are welcome.

October 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock loses Development Services Director to Waterford

Turlock is losing its Director of Development Services/City Engineer as Mike Pitcock accepted the City Manager position for the City of Waterford on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Diane Bartlett

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett grew up in the Bay Area, the youngest of five children. She was not unfamiliar with this area, however, because as a child she made many trips to Turlock to visit her mother's relatives and to attend swap meets with her dad. She graduated from CSU Hayward (now East Bay) with a BA in Liberal Studies and after working a variety of jobs, went on to graduate from San Jose State with a Masters in Library and Information Science in 1986. She worked in both public and academic libraries as student assistant, page, cataloging clerk ...

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Health agency offers flu vaccine clinics

Local and national health officials are hoping to mitigate the impacts of the oncoming influenza season by recommending a flu vaccine as the best course of coverage.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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 stars, pros and the hundreds of community supporters of the popular dance competition fundraiser.

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 new surface water system and the rate hikes that are needed to pay for it.

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 Quality Alert.

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


City considers 5 years of water rate increases

The Turlock City Council is moving forward with a proposed water rate increase that would go to treat the City's current groundwater wells, and help fund a new surface water treatment plant.

October 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Firefighters paint the town pink

The firefighters will be wearing and selling specially designed pink T-shirts in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month throughout the month of October. All the funds go to the Bill & Elsie Ahlem Cancer Endowment. Shirts will be available for purchase at the gift shop at Emanuel Medical Center. Last year's efforts brought in more than $20,000 for the endowment and over the years the fundraising campaign has netted more than $80,000 in funds.

September 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local leaders question mayor’s ethics

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth was under fire during Tuesday's City Council meeting when a civil rights leader and a fellow Council member brought up concerns about his leadership.

September 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Know Your Neighbor: Ali Cox

Allison Cox captured Turlock's heart when she was part of the U.S. Rowing team that won a silver medal in the 2004 summer Olympics. Since then, she has turned her experience in big city marketing firms to help the businesses and organizations in her hometown through her company, Ali Cox & Company Marketing. Cox also was fundamental in launching the HeyTurlock! Platform to help the community promote local events.

September 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the ...

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Health endowment provides funding for sexually transmitted diseases testing

Legacy Health Endowment is continuing its mission to create health care solutions within Stanislaus and Merced counties, this time with a program aimed at preventing ...

February 22, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res ...

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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