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Proposed state budget takes aim at FFA and other career programs

A proposed budget put forth by California Governor Jerry Brown has instructors and students involved in Career Technical Education programs worried.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


Household hazardous waste, community drop-off event today

Many household hazardous products can be found in homes, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, bug killers, solvents and drain cleaners. These products contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to people and the environment. Disposal of these products require special attention. Household hazardous products should never be poured on the ground, into gutters, or down storm drains.

May 12, 2017 | | Government


Candidates stepping forward to challenge Denham in 2018

Though it may seem like the 2018 election is far away, local campaigns are already up and running. So far, two Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring to challenge Congressman Jeff Denham next year, while one familiar face in Central Valley politics is still on the fence about running to represent California's 10th Congressional District.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


More funding for schools included in revised state budget plan

Citing an improved fiscal outlook since his original state budget proposal in January, Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his revised $124 million spending plan Thursday which rolls back original cuts meant for schools and child care, but keeps other controversial cuts intact.

May 12, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Community grants pave way for tourism in Turlock

Each year there are countless events throughout the city that provide fun for Turlock residents and out-of-towners alike. From the Stanislaus County Fair to monster truck shows, these events draw people by the thousands to the city, creating impressive economic impact and visibility for Turlock.

May 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State Farm pays out refunds for overly high rates

State Farm has issued refunds of more than $13 million to its customers for overcharged premiums after twice losing appeals in court, according to the state's Insurance Commissioner.

May 11, 2017 | | Government


City Council considers deficit spending for 2017-18, 2019-20 budgets

The Turlock City Council received some good news at Friday's budget workshop about the end of the current fiscal year, but were then tasked with considering how to address the numerous unfunded staffing, equipment and technological needs presented by the City's department heads.

May 09, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Universal health care bill in the works for California

While the rest of the country is either worried or ecstatic about the GOP's proposed national health care plan, the California Legislature has taken matters into its own hands by introducing a measure that would provide statewide, government-run health care courtesy of a single-payer system.

May 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


TAKE PRIDE IN TURLOCK FREE DISPOSAL EVENT

Take Pride in Turlock, the City of Turlock's annual free disposal event, will take place on May 13 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., however, vehicles arriving after 12:45 p.m. will not be allowed entry. The event will be held at Turlock Scavenger, located at 1100 S. Walnut Rd.

May 05, 2017 | | Government


USDA to relax school lunch requirements

Barack isn't the only Obama whose policies are being kicked to the curb under the Trump administration. In a move to roll back former first lady Michelle Obama's healthy lunch initiative, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide greater flexibility in nutrition requirements for school meal programs in an effort to make food choices not only healthy for students, but more appealing.

May 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning recommends rezoning in northwest Turlock

When the City of Turlock adopted the Northwest Triangle Specific Plan in 1995, the area that is now known as Monte Vista Crossings was made up mainly of agricultural land. Today the area is Turlock's most successful retail shopping center and it attracts visitors from around the region, as well as those traveling along Highway 99. The steady growth of the approximately 800 acres along Hwy 99 from Taylor Road to Fulkerth Road was made possible through the specific plan.

May 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community panels part of City Manager search

Members of the community will take a larger part in choosing Turlock's next City Manager, following the City Council's approval of a process to select a replacement for current city manager Gary Hampton.

May 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Obamacare repeal one step closer after House approves GOP health bill

After months of infighting, the House on Thursday narrowly approved the Republican healthcare bill meant to repeal and replace key components of the Affordable Care Act. Republicans won the passage just six weeks after a vote on the first version of the bill, known as the American Health Care Act, was cancelled due to divisions in both parties about the measure.

May 04, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Outdoor water conservation tips for uses other than landscape irrigation

When considering outdoor water use, there are many ways to conserve in areas other than just landscape irrigation. Listed below, are suggestions for reducing water use outside the home.

April 28, 2017 | | Government


Denham commends repeal of regional transportation planning rule

Congressman Jeff Denham has lauded the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of a bill which will repeal regulatory mandates on Metropolitan Planning Organizations and keep decision-making authority for transportation improvements at the local level.

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

Have you ever slipped a greasy pizza box into your blue bin because the grey one is already full? Nobody noticed, right? Think again. A ...

November 17, 2017 | | Government


Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in ...

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | 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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