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Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 04, 2016 | | Government


Assembly Republicans call for prioritized spending of Volkswagen settlement

After intentionally violating state emissions rules, Volkswagen recently settled with the State of California to spend nearly $1.2 billion remedying the violation. Now, Assembly Republicans are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to allocate the funds to programs that offer the greatest health benefits to Californians and mitigate the cost of improving the state's transportation infrastructure.

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changing RV parking regulations

The Turlock Planning Commission will review the City's current regulations when it comes to parking recreational vehicles in residential districts on Thursday, and decide whether or not to move forward with possible changes.

November 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department's annual Leaf Pickup Program begins Nov. 7 . Turlock residents are encouraged to use their green waste containers for leaves and garden refuse. However, any leaves that will not fit into the green cart may be placed in the street, 18 inches from the curbside, in loose piles and not bagged. Tree limbs should not be placed in the leaf piles.

October 28, 2016 | | Government


Ag leaders talk water, trade at Denham round table

In an effort to hear the opinions and concerns of local agriculture leaders, Congressman Jeff Denham hosted a round table discussion Friday morning where he was joined by prominent Valley growers and their questions regarding farming issues.

October 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


House Speaker visits Denham's campaign office

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Congressman Jeff Denham's Modesto campaign headquarters on Thursday to give brief remarks on the state of the race for California's 10th Congressional District seat and meet with campaign volunteers.

October 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government


Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's finances come Nov. 8.

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to only one day per week, with even numbered addresses watering on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses watering on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

October 21, 2016 | | Government


Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at their Tuesday meeting.

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar candidates - conservative Republican farmers Heath Flora and Ken Vogel, who had one last chance to win voters over at Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County.

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for fish and wildlife.

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a group of downtown business owners and employees offered their insights on parking in downtown during a forum held at the Public Safety Facility.

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State Water Board coming to Modesto, Merced

State Water Resources Control Board representatives will provide a presentation during Stanislaus and Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings Tuesday regarding their proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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Agricultural water efficiency program to provide $6 million in funding

The California Department of Water Resources and California Department of Food and Agriculture have partnered together to provide $6 million in grant funding to help ...

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Local mayor impressed by smooth transfer of power

Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra had a ringside seat to the transfer of power from the administration of Barack Obama to Donald J. Trump on Friday ...

January 20, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Report highlights California’s progress towards sustainable water management

California continued to make significant advances towards sustainable water management in 2016, according to an implementation report prepared by several California agencies that details the ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City picks Turlock Police veteran as new chief

The City of Turlock has selected Capt. Nino Amirfar, a 27-year veteran of law enforcement, as the city's newest police chief.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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