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City water lines to be flushed Wednesday

Those driving around Turlock on Wednesday may see water running down the street, but there's no need to call the City and report a water conservation violation. The City is doing repair work and flushing of the water lines is mandated for drinking water quality standards.

August 25, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

County kicks off water delivery program to dry well owners

For the first time in three months Genaro Gil won't have to resort to bottled water to brush his teeth or wash his hands in his Ceres home.

August 25, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Community members line up to voice support for rail expansion at public hearing

Expansion of rail services from the Bay Area into the Central Valley received overwhelming support from local legislators, transportation agencies and the public during a special Modesto meeting on Friday of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail.

August 21, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

Commission deliberates thousands in funding for Turlock events

Ten local events got a second chance to vie for a total of $45,250 in the 2015-16 Community Events and Activity Grant funding cycle, following the Turlock City Council's decision in June to go back and refine the grant's eligibility criteria and application process.

August 20, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Survey to gage interest in new countywide roads tax

The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.

August 20, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denham holds lottery for tickets to see Pope Francis in D.C.

Those wishing to see His Holiness Pope Francis of the Holy See during his trip to Washington, D.C. in September can enter a lottery to obtain tickets from Congressman Jeff Denham.

August 18, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

City agrees to keep War Memorial cannon in Turlock

Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Alison Van Guilder told the Turlock City Council last week that she could not foresee a time when the City of Turlock would want to "get rid" of the War Memorial Cannon.

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Council moves recycled water project forward

The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.

August 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Legislators talk water, immigration and doing business in California at Chamber breakfast

Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.

August 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Skate park to close in preparation for move to Donnelly Park

Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.

August 11, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor Soiseth using stipend to fund public policy research

Mayor Gary Soiseth is prepared to literally invest in California State University, Stanislaus students following Turlock City Council's approval of the Special Research Competition for Public Policy Awards, or Mayor's Award, which will fund student research using his mayoral stipend.

August 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Candidate filing period extended for 6 local races

The candidate filing deadline for three local school district seats and three special district seats has been extended because incumbents did not file in those respective races.

August 10, 2015 | | Government

Special joint meeting of Council, Planning Commission to cover Zoning enforcement issues

The Turlock City Council and Turlock Planning Commission will hold a special joint meeting on Tuesday to discuss major development projects, planning studies and other issues that impact the city.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock gets active: Planning approves transportation plan

Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.

August 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denair meeting to address drought, groundwater concerns

The region's ever-dwindling supply of water is a concern for all local residents. In an effort to inform and promote discussion about the drought, groundwater issues and water conservation efforts, the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting in Denair on Wednesday.

August 07, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

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Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

State Water Board coming to Modesto, Merced

State Water Resources Control Board representatives will provide a presentation during Stanislaus and Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings Tuesday regarding their proposal to cut ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City seeks public input on downtown parking meters, enforcement

Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement ...

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Support grows in Turlock for countywide road tax

Voters in Stanislaus County will once again have a chance to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go towards fixing local roadways. Measure L ...

October 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denham, Eggman race turns hostile

It's no secret that California's 10th Congressional District candidates Jeff Denham and Michael Eggman have history. In 2014, the two Turlock farmers went ...

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

Voters approve Westport Fire tax measure

Voters in the Westport Fire Protection District overwhelmingly passed Measure J in September to raise taxes to support firefighting efforts in the rural northwest of ...

October 11, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Government


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