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Flora assigned to six Assembly committees

Assemblyman Heath Flora, who represents the state's 12th District, announced on Monday that he has been appointed to six different Assembly committees, including an appointment to Vice Chair of the Labor and Employment Committee.

February 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Advocates push for Laura’s Law in Stanislaus County

Laura's Law, which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment, has proven successful in multiple counties throughout the state, reducing emergency situations for those suffering from mental illness while at the same time saving valuable funds. In Stanislaus County, advocates from the National Alliance on Mental Illness are working to implement the law here at home.

February 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

County Supervisors hope to build on past success

Following an impactful 2016 that saw a new road tax passed and the lowest amount of debt the county has owed in eight years, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors are looking to continue their success in 2017 with help from newly-appointed Chairman Vito Chiesa and new supervisor Kristin Olsen.

January 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

City Council approves $155K in additional general fund spending

The Turlock City Council approved a number of mid-cycle budget requests last week that will see an additional $155,220 come out of the City's General Fund Reserve.

January 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Three new Planning commissioners appointed

The Turlock Planning Commission recently welcomed three new faces, following the Turlock City Council's action to appoint the new commissioners at their Jan. 10 and Jan. 24 meetings.

January 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Local legislators weigh-in on Trump’s travel ban

An executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Jan. 27 which temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries has prompted protests and confusion around the country and locally. Though some have praised the executive order, amid questions of its legality and the manner in which it was implemented, local legislators both Democrat and Republican alike have expressed their skepticism and concern publicly.

January 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Excessive water use targets and penalties ordinance

On Aug. 29, 2016, the Governor approved Senate Bill 814 which requires urban water suppliers to establish a method to identify and discourage residential excessive water use. The legislation applies to residential customers only and authorizes water agencies to charge residential customers for excessive water use.

January 27, 2017 | | Government

Denham to serve as Rail chairman for 11th Congress

Heading into the 115th Congress under newly-elected President Donald Trump, Congressman Jeff Denham is eager to continue his roles in various House Committees.

January 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

West Main reconstruction focus of upcoming public meeting

The future of the 100-year-old sycamore trees that line West Main Street will once again be up for public discussion as the City of Turlock announced a third public meeting on the upcoming reconstruction project slated for the oldest section of the busy thoroughfare.

January 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City Manager role to see temporary change

A temporary personnel change in the City of Turlock's senior leadership will soon be effective, as City Manager Gary Hampton will be out on leave for a medical procedure for approximately four weeks.

January 26, 2017 | | Government

County approves formation of Turlock groundwater sustainability agencies

Stanislaus County is the latest public agency to move forward with creation of a groundwater sustainability plan for the Turlock Groundwater Subbasin following the Board of Supervisors' adoption Tuesday of two agreements to form groundwater sustainability agencies for the East Turlock and West Turlock subbasins.

January 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Stanislaus County escapes storm with minimal damage

Despite its inclusion in two emergency proclamations issued by Governor Jerry Brown on Monday – as just one of 50 counties to experience heavy rainfall that has caused flooding, mudslides, erosion, debris flow and damages to roads and highways throughout the state - Stanislaus County came out of recent severe winter storms unscathed.

January 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Agricultural water efficiency program to provide $6 million in funding

The California Department of Water Resources and California Department of Food and Agriculture have partnered together to provide $6 million in grant funding to help enhance the agricultural water efficiency of water suppliers and operations throughout the state.

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Local mayor impressed by smooth transfer of power

Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra had a ringside seat to the transfer of power from the administration of Barack Obama to Donald J. Trump on Friday morning.

January 20, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Report highlights California’s progress towards sustainable water management

California continued to make significant advances towards sustainable water management in 2016, according to an implementation report prepared by several California agencies that details the achievements of the California Water Action Plan that were accomplished by the state last year.

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

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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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | 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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