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Senator requests emergency declaration for state's trees

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State of Emergency because of the threat presented by the increasing numbers of dead and dying trees in rural areas.

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City adopts new Traffic Calming Program

Pieter Hoex described to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday the traffic in front of his home near the Pitman High School campus as being like a daily "speedway," with drivers traveling at a high rate of speed through his residential neighborhood. After conveying the frequency that he sees hazardous driving on his street, he had one request of the City of Turlock: "I'd like to get a couple of speed bumps in there, the higher the better."

September 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Contract review finds Chamber never submitted tourism financial reports to City

An external review of the public funds spent by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism on behalf of the City of Turlock was presented to the City Council in a special meeting on Thursday, a process the Council undertook in an effort to close out a long-standing contract between the Chamber and the City of Turlock.

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock cyclists rejoice as Council adopts Active Transportation Plan

As Turlock's legislative body, the members of the City Council regularly vote on policies that affect the city and its citizenry. On Tuesday, the Council got a glimpse of how their votes truly impact the community when a group of cycling enthusiasts, donned in matching 'Bike Turlock' shirts, showed their support for the City Council adopting the Active Transportation Plan with multiple rounds of applause.

September 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Tourism bureau audit finds over $300K in misused or undocumented funds

The City of Turlock's investigation into how the Turlock Chamber of Commerce used public funds it received while operating the Convention and Visitors Bureau will continue on Thursday as the City Council is scheduled to receive an external audit report by Kemper CPA Group.

September 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor, Council chart path for the future of Turlock

When Gary Soiseth was elected Mayor, he made a promise to review the way the City does business - from its budget to staffing and everything in between. After months of review Soiseth, and the entire City Council, have nailed down the City's goals into a four-year Strategic Plan.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s effort to boost bike and pedestrian traffic gets more than $1 million in grant funding

The City of Turlock plans to improve bicycle and pedestrian projects around town garnered major support from the government in the form of a grant for more than $1 million, city officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


Comcast agrees to settle privacy breach case

The California Attorney General's Office has reached a $33 million settlement with Comcast over allegations that Comcast posted online the names, phone numbers and addresses of tens of thousands of customers who had paid for unlisted voice over internet protocol ("VOIP") phone service.

September 17, 2015 | | Government


County court using funds to open veterans’ court

Stanislaus County Superior Court is hoping to better help the men and women who have served the country by establishing a court that addresses some of the underlying needs of veterans.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City Council awards thousands in funding to community events

The nine events that applied for their share of $46,000 in the 2015-16 Community Events and Activity Grant funding cycle last month can move forward following the Turlock City Council's decision last week to award full funding in the amount of $40,250 to all applicants.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


TID, local agencies show unified effort towards groundwater act compliance

Turlock Irrigation District took one of the first steps towards Sustainable Groundwater Management Act compliance on Tuesday by joining other local agencies in the Turlock Groundwater Basin Association in executing a Memorandum of Understanding that details the need to work together in order to meet the new requirements.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Committee addresses city's broken sidewalks

A public discussion of Turlock's many cracked and broken sidewalks, often the result of older trees' expansive root structures, continues as the Street Tree and Sidewalk Ad Hoc Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 2.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves four-story housing complex, despite neighbor concerns

The tallest residential buildings in Turlock will soon be under construction between Dels Lane and Crowell Road, as the Turlock City Council approved a plan for a student housing complex.

September 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bill aims to amend Prop 47 stance on date rape drugs

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has authored a bill that aims to close a loophole when it comes to date rape drugs in the voter approved Proposition 47.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to consider final approval for four-story student housing complex

If the Turlock City Council approves a proposed apartment complex project on Tuesday, it would mean more housing options for Stanislaus State students, but also the final coffin nail for the Ten Pin Fun Center bowling alley.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | 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


Assembly District 12 race turning into nail-biter

As days go by and more precincts report election numbers in, the two names that will appear on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


County approves produce warehouse project for Avila and Sons

After seven years of planning, Avila and Sons finally received approval to build a produce warehouse facility just west of Turlock.

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


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