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Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor Soiseth using stipend to fund public policy research

Mayor Gary Soiseth is prepared to literally invest in California State University, Stanislaus students following Turlock City Council's approval of the Special Research Competition for Public Policy Awards, or Mayor's Award, which will fund student research using his mayoral stipend.

August 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Candidate filing period extended for 6 local races

The candidate filing deadline for three local school district seats and three special district seats has been extended because incumbents did not file in those respective races.

August 10, 2015 | | Government

Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denair meeting to address drought, groundwater concerns

The region's ever-dwindling supply of water is a concern for all local residents. In an effort to inform and promote discussion about the drought, groundwater issues and water conservation efforts, the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting in Denair on Wednesday.

August 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Dairy producers applaud USDA’s decision to hold federal order hearing

The amount that California dairy producers are paid could be brought up to par with prices paid to those in the Federal Milk Marketing Order following the United States Department of Agriculture's decision to hold a public hearing on a proposed California FMMO.

August 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

On Broadway facility to host nightclub and worship center

One of downtown Turlock's hottest nightclubs may soon be sharing a building with a Christian church.

August 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County, private nonprofit partner to provide water to dry well owners

Stanislaus County residents with dry wells may soon receive relief after the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday proclaimed the existence of a local emergency due to a multi-year drought and committed to provide water to those whose wells have gone dry through the Temporary Water Assistance Program.

July 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

TID, SRWA reach historic agreement to provide drinking water

A project nearly 30 years is now complete after Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a Water Sales Agreement that will provide Tuolumne River water for domestic use to the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City Council approves Broadway City Hall parking lot redesign

The parking lot down the street from Turlock City Hall will be brought to City standards following the approval of the Turlock City Council on Tuesday to proceed with funding the full demolition and reconstruction of the existing site.

July 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Turlock may raise solid waste fees

Monthly solid waste user fees could be increased for the first time in 12 years, following Turlock City Council's unanimous decision on Tuesday to schedule a public rate hearing for October 13.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool as a goal-setting resource to help people achieve and stay at a healthy weight. Created in 2011, the SuperTracker tool empowers people to build a healthier diet, manage weight, and reduce risk of chronic disease. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. With science-based technology drawing on years of research, the Body Weight Planner will enable SuperTracker's ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government

Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

Governor signs electronic skateboard bill into law

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) to allow the use of electronic skateboards was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown ...

October 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase ...

October 09, 2015 | | Government

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal ...

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Crime top complaint at Denair advisory meeting

A suspicious man on a bike has members of the Denair community questioning the safety of their neighborhood.

October 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


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