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Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an emergency request to fund a $6 million project to replace Turlock's failing emergency radio system.

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Go Green Week

The City of Turlock Municipal Services Department will celebrate its annual Go Green Week next week, March 12-16. Go Green Week is the City's primary environmental education campaign and is coordinated each year with participating schools throughout Turlock. Through a partnership involving City staff, teachers, administrators, community organizations and volunteers, students learn about conservation and pollution prevention strategies such as recycling, composting, water conservation and waste reduction.

March 09, 2018 | | Government

Ag could see impact of steel, aluminum tariffs

Newly-enacted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports have several nations warning of an all-out trade war, and locally, the Central Valley's agricultural exports could take a hit.

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Sheriff candidate Tom Letras drops out of race

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras has opted to end his candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff, according to a letter he posted on his campaign's Facebook page.

March 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Soiseth talks campaign, inclusivity at Stan State

Mayor Gary Soiseth visited Stanislaus State Tuesday evening for a special "One on One with the Mayor," where he shared his campaign priorities and handled a myriad of questions from students.

March 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Cox moves campaign to 21st District

Democratic Congressional hopeful TJ Cox has had his eyes set on District 10 Republican incumbent Jeff Denham's seat since he announced his candidacy last summer, but Tuesday the Central Valley businessman revealed he will instead be running for Congress in the 21st District.

March 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

City to spend over $107K on cleanup of burned out church

The demolition and cleanup of the former site of EQUIP Church on Columbia Street is costing the City of Turlock almost $10,000 more than planned- an expense that Council member Amy Bublak voted against at the Feb. 27 Council meeting.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock loses City Attorney

The City of Turlock is losing yet another department head, as City Attorney Phaedra Norton announced she will be leaving her position as of March 14 to pursue another employment opportunity.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City of Turlock current watering schedule

The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, and to do their part to conserve our precious resource. Water conservation staff responds to complaints regarding over watering and to educate consumers about water conservation and enforcement.

March 02, 2018 | | Government

Denham driving bipartisan DACA solution

Congressman Jeff Denham has joined a group of over 50 bipartisan members of U.S. Congress to sponsor a bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new border security measures.

February 27, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead a significant amount of precious water can be lost to runoff, evaporation and deep watering below the root zone. Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to reduce wasted water, reduce pollution from run-off and over-irrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the plants, trees and turf.

February 23, 2018 | | Government

Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the state.

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Three want to be sheriff

Sheriff Adam Christianson announced last year that he will not seek re-election, an action which has since attracted the candidacies of three. The sheriff, however, has thrown his support behind Jeffrey Dirkse, a lieutenant with the Sheriff's Department.

February 22, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res. 741 facilitates the safe return of displaced peoples, helps assist victims of ISIS genocide rebuild their lives and supports the establishment of a self-governing province in the Nineveh Plain.

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that seeks to keep previously-convicted criminals from becoming licensed caregivers, and another that could allow concealed weapons on private school campuses.

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

Even with a wet winter, conservation is still important

It's easy to think about conserving water when our streams are visibly parched and the word "drought" meets us at every turn – but what ...

March 23, 2018 | | Government

City to replace failing radio system

The Turlock police and fire departments are facing the very real possibility that the radio system that keeps the public safety operations running could have ...

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Mayoral race heats up: Bublak vying to unseat Soiseth

There is now a three-way race for the Turlock Mayoral seat, as Council member Amy Bublak announced Friday that she is challenging Gary Soiseth in ...

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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