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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


Wild adventures await library visitors in October

Local branches of the Stanislaus County Library will offer a number of educational and fun activities throughout the month of October. Halloween themed craft days and a visit from "Python Ron" McGee highlight activities for children, while adults can learn to paint like Monet and take a computer basics class.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council says ‘Not in Our Community’ to hate-based crime

The Turlock City Council received a standing ovation Tuesday night, following their unanimous vote to adopt a resolution that opposes bigotry, hate-based groups and hate-based crime of all kinds in the community.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 on improvements to the roadway and railroad crossing.

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 and intimidation" being created by white supremacy propaganda that has popped up around town.

September 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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


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Articles By Author - Kristina Hacker


Council approves hiring additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday (with Council member Amy Bublak dissenting and Matthew Jacob absent) to hire additional police officers, while putting ...

April 24, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


CDC: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending against buying or eating any romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless it can ...

April 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock restaurant remembers Barbara Bush

While the nation mourned the passing of Barbara Bush this week, a Turlock restaurant had its own special tribute to the snowy-haired first lady.

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Valley air among worst in nation

Stanislaus County residents continue to breathe some of the worst air in the nation, according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Local designers, artisans transform Turlock home

As the finishing touches were being put on the first-ever Carnegie Arts Designer Show House before the Opening Night Gala on Friday, eight of the ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


High school ‘assassination’ game ends in violence

A high school senior tradition that involves students driving around town and "assassinating" each other with water guns led to an incident that seriously injured ...

April 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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