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City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


District constituents frustrated with Denham

Chants of "What do we need? Healthcare!" and "Don't give in to racist fear, immigrants are welcome here!" echoed off the iron bars of Congressman Jeff Denham's gated community in Turlock Thursday evening as nearly 200 protestors marched on his neighborhood, urging the state's 10th Congressional District representative to back away from healthcare and immigration actions spearheaded by President Donald Trump and GOP leadership.

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor keeps good on promise to make Turlock kinder place

A year ago, Mayor Gary Soiseth launched Turlock's Million Acts of Kindness campaign, hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendly and welcoming place through a variety of thoughtful and compassionate deeds. Since then, the city has blossomed through caring actions, from efforts of kindness at afterschool programs to the welcoming of refugees. Most recently, Soiseth signed the City of Kindness pledge, joining 10 other elected officials from across the nation in their commitment to making the world a kinder place for all through the launch of an official Kindness Counter.

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to changing water supply conditions across the state. The revised regulations allowed individual suppliers to self-certify that there would be no supply shortfall, even after three additional drought years. The current regulation is scheduled to expire Feb. 28 by operation of law if not readopted. However, the State Water Board voted to extend the regulation for an additional three months in order to get a full picture of the hydrological water conditions for 2016-2017.

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that will make it more difficult for minors to purchase and consume marijuana.

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended decision last week to establish a California Federal Milk Marketing Order- a move that could potentially lead to more equitable milk pricing to prices paid to California milk processors.

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham highlights county commodities in district ag report

A report released by Congressman Jeff Denham Tuesday addressed the agro-economy of California's 10th congressional district and recommendations following a roundtable discussion he hosted at Modesto Junior College in October.

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic fare boxes to extending service hours and a complete overhaul of the bus routes. While the City reports the newly named Turlock Transit system has made riding the bus easier for the many residents who rely on public transportation, there are a number of issues that still need to be addressed.

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area and the rise of river levels causing flooding and the closing of roadways.

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the Compressed Natural Gas tanks which power the buses.

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora’s first bill aims to jumpstart fire careers of underserved youth

Assemblyman Heath Flora returned to a familiar setting Friday morning to discuss his first bill as California's 12th District representative, sitting down with the Modesto Fire Department to tell them about legislation that would fund a pre-apprenticeship program for underserved youth who hope to one day become firefighters.

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor’s Award winners hope to ‘bridge the gap’ between university, downtown

Two Stanislaus State students have been named the recipients of the second annual Mayor's Public Policy Award for their research project titled, "Bridge the College Campus and Downtown Turlock Gap," which aims to promote local businesses and encourage college students to venture out into the City by improving communication between downtown and the local university.

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement of water rights and the State Water Project.

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two years later, the study is finally ready to be presented to the City Council.

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

Although the recent rains have prevented the necessity for turning on the sprinklers, warmer weather is approaching and it is important to prepare irrigation systems ...

March 24, 2017 | | Government


Mayor highlights city success in annual address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth used his annual State of the City address on Wednesday to look back on the promises he made in 2016 - regarding ...

March 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham to answer questions at upcoming town hall

Cries from District 10 constituents for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a town hall meeting have been answered. The Republican representative will be joined by ...

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. It is important to remember not to ...

March 17, 2017 | | Government


Community meetings set to discuss Laura’s Law

Stanislaus County residents are invited to learn more about Laura's Law and voice any concerns or questions they may have about the provision of ...

March 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor to give annual State of the City address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth will give his third State of the City address at an early morning public event scheduled for March 22 in front ...

March 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


2016 year of growth for Turlock Fire Department

The previous year has been one of reorganization and expansion for the Turlock Fire Department, according to the annual report submitted to the Turlock City ...

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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