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Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New program encourages affordable housing development

Affordable housing projects could be on the uptick in California as the state's Housing Finance Agency announced a new program on Wednesday aimed at making it easier for developers to establish less expensive housing options.

April 03, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Planning Commission approves development of new school, residential community

After 10 years of evolving plans, another step has been taken towards developing property in the southeastern part of Turlock which will include an elementary school, city parks and residential housing.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Police union, city reach contract deal

After eight months of negotiations and five months of working without a contract, the Turlock Associated Police Officers and the City of Turlock have reached an agreement deemed acceptable to both sides.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to focus on more transparent fee structure for building permit applicants

The City of Turlock is considering steps it could take to make it more transparent to applicants why they are paying a litany of fees when they apply for a building permit following a workshop on Tuesday.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblyman Adam Gray offers free help in filing taxes

It's April 1, which means the days left to file taxes before the deadline are becoming fewer and fewer.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City seeks to save Pedretti Redwoods

The City of Turlock is using precious well water to irrigate Pedretti Park after recycled water began having an adverse affect on the Coastal Redwoods that embellish the public facility.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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DIY plumbing and water conservation techniques

While most people associate home improvement with expensive projects, there's dozens of easy fixes you can make around the house to help conserve water ...

August 19, 2016 | | Government


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock prepares for first-ever district elections

Five candidates will vie for two City Council seats this November in Turlock's first-ever district elections.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Westport Fire sees Measure J as its ‘last resort’ for coverage

A special mail ballot election will be held on Aug. 30 regarding a special tax to help the Westport Fire Protection District cover the costs ...

August 16, 2016 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


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