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Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at their Tuesday meeting.

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a group of downtown business owners and employees offered their insights on parking in downtown during a forum held at the Public Safety Facility.

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks public input on downtown parking meters, enforcement

Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement the Downtown Parking Plan adopted by the Turlock City Council in August.

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Gusty winds, rain expected over weekend

The first storm of the season is set to hit today with strong winds and heavy rain forecast prompting the National Weather Service to issue warnings for most of Northern California, including the Central Valley.

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Support grows in Turlock for countywide road tax

Voters in Stanislaus County will once again have a chance to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go towards fixing local roadways. Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - proposed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, is a 25-year half-cent sales tax with an expenditure plan on how funds will be used to pay for countywide local street and road improvements, arterial street widening, signalization, pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety. The road tax is expected to bring in $960 million or approximately $38 million per year.

October 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider awarding contract to fix Monte Vista railroad crossing

The bumpy ride drivers are experiencing when crossing the railroad tracks at Monte Vista Avenue could soon be smoother as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday awarding a bid to fix the transition area from road to tracks.

October 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council candidates address campaign finance, budget and farmers' market decision at public forum

Turlock City Council candidates vying for seats in Districts 2 and 4 in the city's first ever by-district election were asked on Wednesday to give their viewpoints on a number of issues - some that have recently divided the current council and the residents of Turlock - during a forum hosted by the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters.

October 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Women leaders gather to talk at first annual round table breakfast

The Turlock Journal is hosting an inaugural event that will bring women from varying positions and experiences together for a conversation about what it means to be a woman in leadership.

October 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Spooky crafts, musical story times and Star Wars all part of October library events

There will be plenty of pumpkins, ghosts and monsters at local branches of the Stanislaus County Library in October, in the form of special story times, activities and craft activities. Other October highlights include visits from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and "Python Ron" McGee to the Turlock Library.

September 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's 'best' honored at 48th annual Chamber awards ceremony

When local farmer Randy Dickey was presented with the Agricultural Leader of the Year award at the Best of Turlock ceremony on Friday, he voiced a common attitude among the seven awardees.

September 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former council member Palmberg will leave his mark on Turlock

Former Turlock City Council member Maurice Palmberg, a passionate advocate for the town and a proponent of planned growth, passed away on Sept. 13. Palmberg was 84.

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Westside Ministries aims to keep kids warm with annual coat drive

Westside Ministries launched its annual Coats 4 Kids donations drive with a downtown dance party Thursday night in front of Carr's Cleaners. For over 30 years, the local nonprofit has collected winter coats for youth of all ages, with Carr's Cleaners serving as a drop off location and providing a free cleaning for each used coat donated.

September 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Chamber to honor Turlock's best

Turlock is known for having some of the most innovative and inspiring business, agricultural and philanthropic leaders in the region and each year the Chamber of Commerce takes time to recognize these noteworthy citizens through the Best of Turlock awards. This year will mark the 48th anniversary of the awards and Chamber President and CEO Karin Moss is hoping the entire community will join in with honoring these outstanding leaders.

September 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


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PG&E begins natural gas line testing in Turlock

Streets in Turlock's westside will be shut down tonight as Pacific Gas and Electric Company performs the first in a series of natural gas ...

February 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual report: Over 350K visited Turlock Library

The Stanislaus County Library continues to be a resource for residents of all ages, according to the library's annual report, which was presented to ...

February 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Wellness programs first to reap benefits from Legacy

Legacy Health Endowment, the health care philanthropy created in 2014 as a result of the sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Health, announced its ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Local


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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