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Leaf pick-up program has ended

The City of Turlock's annual leaf pickup program ended Feb. 9. Leaves should no longer be placed in the street and should be disposed of in the green cart provided by Turlock Scavenger.

February 09, 2018 | | Government

DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim DeMartini said Stanislaus is "healthy and strong" during the annual State of the County address on Tuesday. He highlighted a number of successes for the county, and also touched on two major challenges - water and homelessness.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

The City of Turlock’s new and improved Home Water Survey Kit

The City of Turlock offers a free Home Water Survey Kit to assist customers with water conservation efforts at home. The kit can help you determine your water use as well as learn ways to save water inside and outside your home.

February 02, 2018 | | Government

Candidates for State Legislature stepping forward

As the filing period for open seats in the State Legislature begins Feb. 12, men and women hoping to represent Turlock and the surrounding areas will start campaigning for votes.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Business-required recycling programs

State law requires businesses and multi-family residences (with five or more units) that meet certain disposal thresholds, to separate organic material and recyclables from regular waste disposal. Businesses types include commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and others.

February 02, 2018 | | Government

Report examines City, Chamber relationship

Questions brought up about the relationship between the City of Turlock and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce were answered at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting, however, not the way that at least one Council member was hoping they would.

January 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Third time’s a charm for Eggman

While many Democratic candidates vying to replace Congressman Jeff Denham and represent California's 10th Congressional District have been campaigning and debating for months, a familiar face announced on Monday that he too would be joining the race, challenging the incumbent Republican for the third time in five years.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

City considers stops for shuttle bus services

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett said that over the past year she's lost regular library visitors and had long-time volunteers drop out - all because the City of Turlock eliminated the bus stop that used to be located in front of the library. Bartlett pleaded with representatives of Turlock Transit during a public meeting on Thursday to return some kind of bus service to the library.

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council: No cannabis around Turlock

All cannabis operations in - and around - Turlock are now prohibited following City Council action on Tuesday.

January 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Water conservation tips for the winter

There are many more ways to conserve water during the winter than turning off your sprinklers. While turning your sprinklers off will contribute to a majority of your conservation efforts, the following are suggestions for conserving even more water at home other than outside landscape irrigation.

January 19, 2018 | | Government

Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering starting up a new shuttle service.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program. The Agency is calling for nominations of those who have devoted their time to a number of areas, from community service to simply being a good neighbor.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get Stanislaus State students actively involved in local issues. The first two projects tackled public transportation and bridging the communication gap between the university community and downtown Turlock. The most recent Mayor's Public Policy Award will bring Stanislaus State and the community together to create a new public art project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the City's surface water treatment plant project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

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

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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

Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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