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Water takes center stage at Government Night

It is not often that local, state, and federal legislators have the opportunity to convene and discuss topics with constituents, but that is precisely what took place on Thursday at the fourth annual Government Night.

May 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Chamber provides documentation to reduce unallowable CVB expenses by $55K

The Turlock City Council will consider paying an outside firm to do a more comprehensive audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau on Tuesday. The City is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce owes $186,015.60 for unallowable expenditures under the contract to run the CVB, which is roughly $55,000 less than the City originally asked the chamber to repay on April 24.

May 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Plan reveals need for affordable housing in Turlock

There are more than 600 families on the waiting list for a family unit at the Avena Bella affordable housing community, an indication that finding reliable housing is a problem faced by many in Turlock.

May 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


$80,000 available for events to promote Turlock

Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning commissions to revisit Larsa Banquet Hall noise complaints

The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Historic cannon seeks new home

The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.

May 04, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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National Guard leaving town

For the past half century, Turlock has been home to an Army National Guard Armory but soon the National Guard will be pulling out of ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground on Friday ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rojas seeks sixth term on community college board

Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Commission to consider trampoline park project

The westside of Turlock may soon have its own trampoline park, if the Turlock Planning Commission approves a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed project.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


DIY plumbing and water conservation techniques

While most people associate home improvement with expensive projects, there's dozens of easy fixes you can make around the house to help conserve water ...

August 19, 2016 | | Government


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock prepares for first-ever district elections

Five candidates will vie for two City Council seats this November in Turlock's first-ever district elections.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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