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House passes Denham veterans bill

During his time as both Commander of the Turlock American Legion and Vice Commander of the city's Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Wardee "Gunner" Bruce has become all too familiar with the struggles that most veterans in the area face when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, like contradicting directions on how to receive discharge documents or long wait times to hear back about benefit claims.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect

City of Turlock customers who use more than 40,000 gallons of water in any month will be issued an Excessive Water Use Penalty of $25. Those who are issued a first penalty will have the opportunity to have the fee waived by completing an online water conservation course. Customers have the right to appeal to the Municipal Services Director within 15 calendar days from the due date of the utility bill on which the excessive water use penalty was assessed.

May 26, 2017 | | Government


City increases funding to help homeowners’ pay for sidewalk repairs

Walking around Turlock has been a bumpy prospect in years past, but it's getting smoother as the City of Turlock works with homeowners to get cracked and crumbling sidewalks repaired.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community input helps chart future of Turlock’s economic development

A small group of Turlock residents gathered Wednesday at City Hall to offer their input on the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which is currently being updated.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Don Pedro relicensing, La Grange licensing nearing completion

The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts held a special, joint meeting Tuesday to receive a brief update on the relicensing of Don Pedro and the licensing for La Grange, which are both expected to enter final stages by September of this year.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State will continue to fund FFA, other CTE programs

Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal that would cut funding to Career Technical Education programs at high schools throughout the state garnered cries of outrage from instructors and students involved in the affected programs. Those cries were heard by the governor. As a result, it was announced Friday that state funding for CTE programs like Future Farmers of America will remain.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock watering schedule

The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, and to do their part to conserve our precious resource. Water conservation staff responds to complaints regarding over watering and to educate consumers about water conservation and enforcement.

May 19, 2017 | | Government


Planning approves additional 60 beds at student housing complex

Not only will prospective Stanislaus State students have an abundance of rooms to choose from this summer at the nearly-completed student apartment complex, The Vista, but they will also be able to live there at a much more affordable price thanks to the City of Turlock Planning Commission's decision Thursday evening to approve a new amendment to the development's plan.

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Economic development focus of community meeting

The City of Turlock is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan and is asking the public to weigh-in at an upcoming community meeting.

May 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council takes ‘fiscally prudent’ stance on budgets

The Turlock City Council directed City Manager Gary Hampton on Tuesday to move forward with a "baseline" budget proposal for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that will not address any of the staffing shortfalls presented by City department heads at the previous budget workshop.

May 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves ‘compromise’ plan for West Main Street

The Turlock City Council approved a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street on Tuesday that will save most of the trees on the north side of the historic thoroughfare, while preserving street parking on both sides of the roadway.

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Proposed state budget takes aim at FFA and other career programs

A proposed budget put forth by California Governor Jerry Brown has instructors and students involved in Career Technical Education programs worried.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


Household hazardous waste, community drop-off event today

Many household hazardous products can be found in homes, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, bug killers, solvents and drain cleaners. These products contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and the environment. Disposal of these products require special attention. Household hazardous products should never be poured on the ground, into gutters, or down storm drains.

May 12, 2017 | | Government


Candidates stepping forward to challenge Denham in 2018

Though it may seem like the 2018 election is far away, local campaigns are already up and running. So far, two Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring to challenge Congressman Jeff Denham next year, while one familiar face in Central Valley politics is still on the fence about running to represent California's 10th Congressional District.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


More funding for schools included in revised state budget plan

Citing an improved fiscal outlook since his original state budget proposal in January, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his revised $124 million spending plan Thursday which rolls back original cuts meant for schools and child care, but keeps other controversial cuts intact.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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City of Turlock website offers tools to assist with water conservation

The City's website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home. Visit www.cityofturlock.org ...

June 23, 2017 | | Government


Pitman grad to be honored for artwork in D.C.

Since he was old enough to hold a crayon in his hand, art has been an everyday part of Skye Ocaranza's life. From drawing ...

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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 ...

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Doctor reimbursements, FFA funding included in approved state budget

California lawmakers gave final approval last week to a $183.2 billion state budget, which increases spending for public schools, healthcare and roads throughout the ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | 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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