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City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service, more routes on weekends and improved on-time service. The City of Turlock is working on making those changes - and possibly more.

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Severity of California teacher shortage prompts new legislation

The size of the emerging teacher deficiency in California is too big to ignore for least three senators, who after Senate Education Committee hearing on Tuesday that highlighted the intensity of a growing shortage, proposed new bills to address the crisis.

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Turlock Police honor employees' service

The Turlock Police Department honored their own Thursday at their annual awards ceremony by recognizing those officers and personnel who exemplified the mission of the department to protect and serve.

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Water conservation for kids

Kids can make a huge impact with water conservation at home and by helping to encourage change in the way their families, friends and classmates use water. The best way to get children involved is leading by example and practicing water efficient habits at home and around the yard. Consider making a household challenge for who can conserve and/or reuse the most amount of water. Below is a list of easy and fun ideas for kids to practice in order to help reduce the amount of water they use:

January 29, 2016 | | Government


Soiseth pledges continued 'game-changing' investment in Turlock's success

In his State of the City address, delivered Friday morning at the City Corporation Yard, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth listed many of the City's accomplishments over the past year and shared his vision for an even better 2016. For many Turlock residents, however, the news that the City doubled its pothole repair budget was probably the most impactful.

January 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State receives $70.4 million for post-Rim Fire resilience

California is hoping a $70.4 million grant will help prevent wildfires with the likes of the Rim Fire-which scorched approximately 400 square miles of land in Tuolumne County nearly three years ago-from dealing another devastating blow to the region and ultimately the state.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Mayor’s Award winner aspires to help community ‘catch the bus’

As a political science major at Stanislaus State, Josephine Hazelton has an eye for improving the community around her. Now as the first recipient of the Mayor's Public Policy Award in the amount of $3,000, she can do just that-starting with improving access to municipal bus services in the community.

January 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City report: Roads continue to fail as funding sources dwindle

The recent drop in gasoline prices may be good for families looking to save money at the pump, but it's taking funding away that the City of Turlock could use to fix the city's failing roads.

January 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider status of Turlock's bumpy roads

Residents have long known that the road conditions in Turlock are poor. On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will hear a report on how the city's road conditions have actually worsen over the past two years.

January 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock online water conservation course

Residents receiving a second violation for water wasting, which includes a $50 penalty fine, can elect to take an online water conservation course in order to waive the penalty. Only one such penalty waiver shall be allowed within any 24 month period.

January 22, 2016 | | Government


Council, Planning joint meeting revisits signs, housing issues

The Turlock City Council and Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss a number of topics including enforcement of the Sign Ordinance, education on the Active Transportation Plan and homelessness.

January 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock City Council endorses Vogel for Assembly

Since throwing his hat into the race for State Assembly District 12, Ken Vogel has received the endorsement of a number of Valley leaders and agencies and most recently the Turlock City Council.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Potential farmers’ market operators review first draft of RFP

Before residents of Turlock can enjoy the bounty of local spring harvests at a downtown farmers' market, the City of Turlock will have to complete its overhaul of the way a market operator is selected.

January 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


ADA reform legislation clears Assembly Judiciary Committee

Central Valley legislators banned together last year to create the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus, with the goal of addressing the unique needs of Valley constituents. One of the caucus'; priorities- Americans with Disabilities Act reform - is closer to reality as SB 269, a bill that will help small businesses improve their disability access and prevent lawsuits, passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

January 19, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


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The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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