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Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and the environment. Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm drain or sewer systems, or in some cases placing them in the trash.

April 21, 2017 | | Government


Study reveals impact of nearly two decades of water cuts in California

Since 2000, water cuts instituted by environmental regulation have impacted communities statewide. A report released recently by the Southern California Water Committee and the Committee for Delta reliability reveals the inadvertent consequences of these cuts – showing the hardest hit are those who rely on agriculture to thrive, especially in the San Joaquin Valley.

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local leaders talk immigration reform

After Monday night's town hall, Congressman Jeff Denham met a much more subdued crowd Wednesday morning as he, Assemblyman Heath Flora and County Supervisor Kristin Olsen highlighted the need for commonsense immigration reform at a roundtable discussion, addressing the critical role that immigrants play in small business, agriculture and other industries here in the Central Valley.

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

Members of the California Legislature commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Monday, even as the United States of America continues to turn a blind eye to the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians.

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Rowdy crowd goes head-to-head with Denham at town hall

Healthcare, Russia and climate change were a few of the topics on District 10 constituents' minds as they filled the Larsa Banquet Hall Monday night, hungry for answers to their questions from Congressman Jeff Denham at the first town hall event held since President Donald Trump took office in January.

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock landscape watering hours

The City's current water schedule allows residents to water two days per week. Odd addresses are allowed to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Even addresses are allowed to water on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m., Sunday through Saturday.

April 14, 2017 | | Government


Tensions rise as Denham Town Hall approaches

Although District 10 constituents' calls for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a Town Hall meeting have been answered, local opposition groups have still taken offense to the upcoming event which they claim is full of restrictions and limitations meant to hinder attendance.

April 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


New bill designed to pay for Vote Centers

In September of last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into effect Senate Bill 450, or the Voter's Choice Act, which will modernize California elections by providing voters with more options for when, where and how they cast a ballot by 2018. Now, the State Legislature has unveiled how counties will pay for new voting equipment to replace their outdated, aging voting systems with the Voting Modernization Bond Act of 2018.

April 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Marketing firm seeks Turlock’s DNA

North Star Destination Strategies will soon embark on a mission to uncover Turlock's "unique DNA" as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday with the Nashville, Tennessee company to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the City.

April 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Manager announces retirement

Just over a year after returning to the City of Turlock, City Manager Gary Hampton announced Tuesday that he will be retiring in August.

April 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congressional Art Competition seeks submissions

A piece of art is always a stunning sight no matter where it's hung, but local high school students now have the opportunity to see their masterpieces displayed in one of the most prestigious locations in the country thanks to California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City Hall opens its doors to refugees

Four months ago, Abdul Rahim Saeedi arrived in Turlock with his family as refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing the war-town Middle East. Saeedi, a former strategy planning advisor, fled his home country and came to the United States in search of opportunities for his children, and as he watched his daughter sit behind the desk of the Mayor's office during Saturday's Refugee Civics Day at City Hall, his heart swelled with pride.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

April 07, 2017 | | Government


Governor: ‘Drought emergency is over’

After five years of historically dry conditions that have devastated communities, agricultural production and the environmental habitats of fish and other animals up and down the state, Governor Jerry Brown finally announced the end of the drought on Friday - for most of California.

April 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Cannella’s vote proves key in passing transportation plan

The California Legislature voted Thursday night to pass Governor Jerry Brown's $52 billion transportation plan, Senate Bill 1, and local Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) served as the pivotal vote in the State Senate for the package, a comprehensive measure that will upgrade highways, local roads and rail throughout the state over the next 10 years.

April 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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


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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