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Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election results reported by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID votes to form west Turlock sustainability agency

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to adopt a Joint Powers Agreement in conjunction with 14 other local agencies to begin the process of forming a groundwater sustainability agency for the West Turlock Subbasin.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit system.

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock waste disposal and recycling service information

Turlock Scavenger provides residential solid waste, co-mingled recycling and organic recycling disposal service to City of Turlock customers on a weekly pick-up basis. In order to provide quality service and avoid interruption or penalties, it is important customers properly follow service guidelines and protocol. The following information provides guidance on proper disposal procedures.

November 18, 2016 | | Government


California legislators seek to halt bonus repayments

California Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would put a halt to the forced repayments of enlistment bonuses and student loan payments given to some California National Guard soldiers.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock City Council race still a nail-biter

There are only four votes that separate two current Turlock City Council members and their race to see who will represent the City's newly formed District 4 for the next four years.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council adopts new public art policy

In an effort to encourage more public art in Turlock, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Public Art Program on Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

November 11, 2016 | | Government


Public art guidelines to come before City Council

More art could soon be seen around Turlock as the City Council will consider adopting a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines at a special meeting on Tuesday.

November 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New propositions pass in California

California residents voted in favor of Proposition 64 at the polls on Tuesday, meaning that marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the Golden State. But, when do the laws surrounding Proposition 64 and other measures that passed in California go into effect?

November 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Close contests keeps candidates in limbo

Election Day may be over, but it will still be awhile before winners are finalized.

November 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham leads Eggman following preliminary results

For the second time in two years, early election results indicate that Republican incumbent Jeff Denham will defeat Democratic challenger Michael Eggman in the race for California's 10th Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Flora pulls ahead of Vogel in early election results

It was a sure bet that a Republican would win the state's 12th Assembly District seat, but whether it would be former San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel or public office newcomer Heath Flora was decided Tuesday night as preliminary results were released, showing Flora with an early yet substantial lead.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Californians, legalize marijuana, keep tax on wealthy, and raise cigarette tax

In addition to casting their vote for president, Senate, and local races, California voters were asked to weigh in on 17 different propositions that covered the gamut from plastic bags, the death penalty, and marijuana legalization.

November 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Early results show adoption of Measure L

The county's streets will soon see improvements, as preliminary results showed Measure L surpassing the two-thirds majority vote necessary to pass Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City picks Turlock Police veteran as new chief

The City of Turlock has selected Capt. Nino Amirfar, a 27-year veteran of law enforcement, as the city's newest police chief.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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