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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 infrastructure in reclamation states.

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, Californians will also vote on 17 propositions encompassing major topics of debate within the state.

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 wildlife was met with adamant disapproval Thursday from a broad coalition of local governments and organizations.

September 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Governor signs farmworker overtime bill into law

Despite opposition from Central Valley legislators and agricultural organizations statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1066 into law entitling farmworkers to overtime pay for the first time.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District recycled water project

The City of Turlock's tertiary treated "recycled" water is currently used for a number of beneficial purposes. Most recently, the City received approval to deliver recycled water to Del Puerto Water District, located on the westside of Stanislaus County, for agricultural irrigation purposes. This project allows Del Puerto to work with the Patterson Irrigation District to pump water from the San Joaquin River to the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC) in an amount equal to the City's recycled water that is discharged to the San Joaquin River. Del Puerto would then divert the water through their existing facilities on ...

September 09, 2016 | | Government


Local Republicans face off in Assembly race

Republican firefighter, farmer and business owner Heath Flora will go up against fellow Republican farmer and independent businessman Ken Vogel to see who will represent the 12th Assembly District in the Nov. 8 election. The district, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, is currently represented by Kristin Olsen, who is terming out of the seat.

September 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


City seeks consultants to provide economic development, marketing and tourism services

The Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday creating a competitive bid process to provide tourism services previously rendered by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with economic development services and marketing and branding services.

September 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley legislators meet with federal officials to advocate for regional issues

Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is used to working with his fellow supervisors to make sure the needs of District 2 - which includes Turlock, Keyes, Hughson and Denair - are being fairly represented. This week, however, Chiesa is in Washington, D.C. talking with federal officials and legislators about a number of issues important to the entire San Joaquin Valley.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock bookkeeper seeks City Treasurer position

Along with deciding who will represent two of Turlock's new city council districts, voters will also have a choice in the Office of City Treasurer. Alex Kiehl has announced his candidacy for City of Turlock Treasurer, challenging 16-year incumbent Diana Lewis.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County website earns award

The Stanislaus County website StanCounty.com was awarded second place for county portals in the national 2016 Best of the Web Awards by the Center for Digital Government.

September 06, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City of Turlock water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

September 02, 2016 | | Government


Neighborhood Services working to keep Turlock a nice place to live

During an update to the Planning Commission on Thursday, Turlock Fire Marshal and Director of Neighborhood Services Mark Gomez relayed a conversation he had with the owner of the company contracted by the City of Turlock to provide abatement services. The company owner, who was coming from Fresno, said he drove through town on his way to City Hall to sign the contract and was worried he would have no work to perform as Turlock was a very clean city.

September 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hughson cancels city election; appoints three to council, mayor

The City of Hughson has cancelled their General Municipal Election set for November because of a lack of residents interested in running for office.

August 30, 2016 | | Government


Changes to overtime pay for farm workers moves to governor

A bill that could give farm workers across California the same overtime pay as the rest of the workers in the state passed the Assembly and moved to the governor's desk for approval.

August 30, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New rec center could come to Turlock’s westside

A new recreation center could be in the future for the westside of Turlock as the Turlock City Council voted to move forward with an initial study on the feasibility of repurposing the National Guard Armory building on Flower Street.

August 30, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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


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