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Sacred Heart asks City to abandon street

A request for the City of Turlock to relinquish a portion of Cooper Avenue between Oak and Rose streets in order to allow Sacred Heart Church to consolidate two private school campuses has proven to be a source of frustration for a number of neighbors in the east Turlock area.

December 31, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New Year brings in new laws for 2016

The ushering in of the New Year sees a bevy of new laws take effect in California that cover a variety of issues. There are new restrictions on carrying guns in the state and those making minimum wage are seeing a bump in their pay. It's also now harder for parents to get vaccine exemptions and getting a referendum on the ballot will be a bit more costly.

December 31, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City moves forward with downtown parking study

The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing upgraded parking options in the downtown area after Turlock City Council voted earlier this month to approve an agreement with TJKM Transportation Consultants for the development of a Downtown Parking Plan.

December 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


USDA shares 2015 results: Building a stronger rural America through partnership, progress and promis

This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture investments in their communities. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a list of USDA's top achievements in 2015, demonstrating USDA's efforts to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to tables domestically and abroad, build critical infrastructure in America's rural areas, conserve our nation's natural resources through long-lasting partnerships, and continuously work toward improving the lives of all Americans.

December 24, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Turlock Courthouse to reopen in 2016

Reeling from unprecedented budget cuts at the state level, the Stanislaus County Superior Court closed Turlock's courthouse in 2009 until "budget issues were resolved." The closure was expected to last one year, according to the Court. Nearly seven years later, the Turlock Courthouse is finally reopening.

December 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congratulations Turlock, you conserved 33% in November

After three straight months of not meeting the State's 32 percent reduction target, Turlock water customers delivered in November with a 33 percent water savings. While a well-deserved congratulations is due, we must continue to be diligent with water conservation efforts.

December 18, 2015 | | Government


Proposed county road tax spending formula benefits Turlock

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has said since he first started campaigning for public office in 2014 that he would only support a countywide road tax if the spending formula guarantees funds would be spent on Turlock road projects. Soiseth is ready to support such a tax as the Stanislaus Council of Governments put forth a potential spending formula on Wednesday that calls for sales tax revenue generated in Turlock staying in Turlock with complete local control over which projects would be funded.

December 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Traffic Calming Program receives some interest in first few months

Responding to numerous requests to slow speeding drivers in neighborhoods across Turlock, the City Council adopted the city's first ever Traffic Calming Program in September. Since its adoption, nine residents have requested information about the new program, which provides a way for traffic calming measures like speed bumps to be installed on city streets at the expense of the requestor. Seven of those requests came from residents in the north area of town and two in the southeast, according to Development Services Director and City Engineer Mike Pitcock, who gave an update on the program to the City Council ...

December 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health of your lawn and plants. With the cooler temperatures, moisture in the air, and amount of rain the area has received there is not a need to have sprinkler systems running.

December 11, 2015 | | Government


Turlock police, city victorious in lawsuit

A Stanislaus County jury has tossed out a lawsuit against the City of Turlock, the Turlock Police Department and a Turlock police sergeant as frivolous.

December 11, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City earns kudos for job creation efforts

Economic development has been and continues to be the number one priority for communities across California, and especially here in the Central Valley where recovery from the recent recession has been slow going. In the midst of this effort to attract and maintain thriving businesses, the City of Turlock has been recognized for its Turlock Regional Industrial Plan and celebrated the success of its small business incentive program.

December 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Sidewalk, street tree disclosures now part of Turlock real estate transactions

The City of Turlock is instituting a new Local Option for real estate transactions that aims to increase awareness of property owners' responsibilities when it comes to sidewalk and street tree maintenance.

December 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City bans cultivation of cannabis for all uses

The cultivation and sale of marijuana for any purpose is now illegal within the city of Turlock, after the City Council unanimously approved a set of cannabis-related ordinances on Tuesday.

December 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


The holidays are here, spread the cheer and nominate a water saving hero

With winter here and many putting a halt to their outdoor watering, there are still plenty of ways to conserve. The City of Turlock asks that you recognize those individuals and nominate them as your Water Saving Hero. Conservation efforts come in many forms: keeping a bucket in your showers, collecting rain water, reducing water use by 32 percent or educating the public about the importance of conserving earth's most precious resource.

December 04, 2015 | | Government


Planning Commission considers changes to utilities undergrounding requirements

The City of Turlock is looking to the Town of Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County as a template in creating a new policy regarding undergrounding utilities.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted ...

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators deliver over 3,000 petitions to State Water Board

Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) delivered 3,100 petitions to the State Water Resources Control Board this week, proclaiming their firm opposition ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New housing subdivision coming to Keyes

Keyes may soon be home to new neighborhoods, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission approved applications at their Thursday meeting to build two subdivisions near ...

September 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham introduces new water infrastructure bill

Congressman Jeff Denham introduced the New WATER Act Thursday in hopes of authorizing a pilot project that would provide long-term, low-cost financing for water resources ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Decisions on death penalty, marijuana await California voters this November

While voters have plenty of decisions to make before the election this November, including who they would like to be the nation's next president ...

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local agencies vehemently oppose State Water Board proposal to cut water use

A proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for the benefit fish and ...

September 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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