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City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a water conservation violation. The City is doing repair work and flushing of the water lines is mandated for drinking water quality standards.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


County kicks off water delivery program to dry well owners

For the first time in three months Genaro Gil won't have to resort to bottled water to brush his teeth or wash his hands in his Ceres home.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Community members line up to voice support for rail expansion at public hearing

Expansion of rail services from the Bay Area into the Central Valley received overwhelming support from local legislators, transportation agencies and the public during a special Modesto meeting on Friday of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail.

August 21, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


Commission deliberates thousands in funding for Turlock events

Ten local events got a second chance to vie for a total of $45,250 in the 2015-16 Community Events and Activity Grant funding cycle, following the Turlock City Council's decision in June to go back and refine the grant's eligibility criteria and application process.

August 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Survey to gage interest in new countywide roads tax

The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham holds lottery for tickets to see Pope Francis in D.C.

Those wishing to see His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See during his trip to Washington, D.C. in September can enter a lottery to obtain tickets from Congressman Jeff Denham.

August 18, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City agrees to keep War Memorial cannon in Turlock

Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Alison Van Guilder told the Turlock City Council last week that she could not foresee a time when the City of Turlock would want to "get rid" of the War Memorial Cannon.

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council moves recycled water project forward

The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.

August 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor Soiseth using stipend to fund public policy research

Mayor Gary Soiseth is prepared to literally invest in California State University, Stanislaus students following Turlock City Council's approval of the Special Research Competition for Public Policy Awards, or Mayor's Award, which will fund student research using his mayoral stipend.

August 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Candidate filing period extended for 6 local races

The candidate filing deadline for three local school district seats and three special district seats has been extended because incumbents did not file in those respective races.

August 10, 2015 | | Government


Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denair meeting to address drought, groundwater concerns

The region's ever-dwindling supply of water is a concern for all local residents. In an effort to inform and promote discussion about the drought, groundwater issues and water conservation efforts, the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting in Denair on Wednesday.

August 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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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


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG votes to progress road tax to ballot

The Stanislaus Council of Governments proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Stanislaus County allocates much-needed money for road work

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department was granted additional funds to be used on road and bridge maintenance for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

June 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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