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New Millennial Caucus aims to inspire next generation of legislators

Each generation faces unique challenges, and Millennials are no different. To address these issues, Assemblymember Heath Flora (R-Ripon) and other young California legislators have joined forces to create the California Millennial Caucus - a bi-partisan group of lawmakers under the age of 35 who hope to show young people that they have a place in politics.

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Locals urged to take last-minute action against State Water Board proposal

After months of lengthy debate, Friday marks the last day that the community has to comment on a controversial State Water Resources Control Board document that proposes cutting water use for fish, wildlife and salinity control.

March 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Business owners protest downtown street closure

Downtown business owners were once again asking the Turlock City Council to keep their economic interests in mind when allowing Main Street closures for special events, following a local organization's request to hold a parade down the popular thoroughfare on an upcoming Saturday.

March 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham introduces bill to protect small businesses against ADA lawsuits

As part of an ongoing effort to sustain the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham on Monday introduced a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits that accuse local businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect May 1

Beginning May 1, 2017, 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.

March 10, 2017 | | Government


City moves forward with Fulkerth and Golden State improvement project

The City of Turlock is continuing to focus on infrastructure projects around town, with the next steps in the planned improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard going before the City Council on Tuesday.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County, state celebrate jail expansion

Touted as the largest capital project to ever be embarked upon in Stanislaus County, the dedication of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detention Center was held Tuesday with county and state dignitaries, including Gov. Jerry Brown, on hand to see the results of their successful partnership.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New travel ban introduced

Following an original order which caused chaos in airports, inspired nationwide protests and was eventually blocked by the courts, President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday aimed at correcting the legal issues of the first while keeping potential terrorists out of the United States.

March 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham talks healthcare bill in face-to-face meetings with constituents

Amid resentment from a growing number of his District 10 constituents, Congressman Jeff Denham answered their calls to meet face-to-face, inviting several groups to his Salida office Monday to discuss issues ranging from the impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act to the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

March 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City: Turlock water is safe to drink

The City of Turlock wants to assure residents that the city's drinking water is completely safe - despite a new State Water Board website stating otherwise.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham supports Trump’s decision to withdraw defining water rule

An executive order that was issued Tuesday by President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States rule, a move that was backed by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who said both the EPA and USACE "overstepped their authority."

March 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham holds Facebook Live chat to discuss ENLIST Act

While some have criticized Congressman Jeff Denham for not hosting a town hall forum, he did make himself available in the digital realm Tuesday as he invited Colorado's 2nd District Representative Jared Polis and Oscar Juarez-Luna, a DREAMer from Colorado, to join him in a Facebook Live chat to address the necessity of the ENLIST Act.

March 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City Council adopts changes to municipal code

The laws of the City underwent multiple changes Tuesday night as the City Council unanimously voted in favor of an omnibus amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code, including changes to noise standards, modifications to landscaping and irrigation requirements and other revisions which are intended to make the City's ordinance easier to understand and implement.

February 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Berryhill proposes bill aimed at deporting violent felons

Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, hopes to "weed out" undocumented violent felons through a constitutional amendment that is meant to strengthen and protect communities by putting the issue to the voters.

February 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Don Pedro spillway to close in next two to three days

A request to create additional space in Don Pedro Reservoir during what officials are calling the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history was denied Friday, according to the Turlock Irrigation District.

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing ...

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


The drought may be over, but the effects of it will last for years to come

California's historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But just as tougher ...

July 14, 2017 | | Government


City recognizes Parks and Rec month

The Turlock City Council proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month and held a special meeting Tuesday at Crane Park.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Fire chief to serve as interim city manager

Gary Hampton attended his last Turlock City Council meeting as City Manager on Tuesday, bidding a fond farewell to the city he has served in ...

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley’s newest citizens welcomed at naturalization ceremony

In 2010, Turlock resident Orestis Panagopoulous came to America from Greece with a goal in mind – to establish a life here and become a U ...

July 11, 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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