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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


Council to consider marijuana prohibitions, new sidewalk requirements

The City Council will consider on Tuesday an amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code that would expressly prohibit all activities related to the commercial or personal use and cultivation of marijuana in the City limits.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City to weigh duplicate farmers market requests in downtown Turlock

While Turlock has grown accustomed to welcoming events that draw its community to the downtown core, a street closure request from the Golden State Farmers Market Association to start a year-round market has caused some controversy – as it conflicts with the current location, dates and time of the existing Turlock Certified Farmers Market.

December 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Planning continues talks on sign ordinance

For the past several years, the City of Turlock has been working on updating its sign ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1944. After Thursday's Planning Commission workshop, 2016 is looking like the year that the updated ordinance will finally make its way to the City Council for final approval.

December 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


California dairy farmers await milk pricing decision following USDA hearing

After over a month of extensive witness testimony and nearly 200 exhibits that could potentially lead to more equitable milk pricing for California dairy producers, the United States Department of Agriculture concluded its public hearing on a proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order.

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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Water conservation tips for the winter

It is a lot more difficult to stay motivated with water conservation efforts when it is raining outside. Even if your sprinklers are turned off ...

January 13, 2017 | | Government


Governor’s proposed budget takes 'positive step' for education

Educators throughout California applauded Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget for 2017-18, which was unveiled Tuesday to include an increase in education funding and ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Turlock adopts excessive water use penalty

Residents of the City of Turlock who use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month can expect to pay a $25 excessive water ...

January 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, deliveries in City of Turlock

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the State of California is scheduled to start issuing commercial licenses to sell marijuana by Jan. 1, 2018 ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham welcomes Turlock Bronze Star recipient as Wounded Warrior fellow

Congressman Jeff Denham has long been an advocate of programs that support veterans and he is continuing this tradition with the addition of a Turlock ...

January 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Governor bolsters Rainy Day Fund in proposed budget

Apropos to the rainy weather in Turlock this week, California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed a state budget which will increase California's Rainy ...

January 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive methods of dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

January 06, 2017 | | Government


Council to consider unlimited bussing agreement with Stanislaus State

An agreement between Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock could potentially kick off with a year's worth of free bus passes for students ...

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Excessive use penalty could hit City water wasters

Turlock water wasters may soon be paying for their lack of conservation efforts by way of a monthly penalty fee on their water bills. The ...

January 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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