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Committee renews focus on public art

Love her or hate her, the bronze and ceramic statue representation of the Amazon queen Califia has become an iconic figure for downtown Turlock. A special committee chose the 14-foot fountain statue to be the public art piece to cap off the downtown renovation. Although the process of selecting the location, artist and work was daunting at times, according to former City Arts Facilitator and current Director of the Carnegie Arts Center Lisa McDermott, public art is worth the hassle.

October 23, 2015 | BY KRISTINA HACKER AND NATALIE WINTERS | Government

Water rates set to increase in January

The City Council will consider on Tuesday affirming a January 2016 water rate increase of 7 percent, the third of six increases approved in March 2014.

October 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Regional Transportation Improvement Program up for public review

The Stanislaus Council of Governments will hold a public hearing next week on the 2016 transportation plan the agency is required to submit to the California Transportation Commission.

October 15, 2015 | | Government

Historic War Memorial Cannon finds new home in Central Park

There is not a more appropriate day of the year than Veterans' Day for the rededication ceremony of the War Memorial Cannon that the City of Turlock has occupied for over half a decade.

October 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

City manager announces retirement

Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden announced Wednesday that after more than six years of running the City of Turlock and more than 40 years of public service, he plans to retire by the end of the year.

October 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council approves garbage rate hike

The Turlock City Council approved an increase in solid waste fees Tuesday night, after the City failed to receive the required 9,119 formal protests needed to prevent the fee hike from moving forward.

October 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Governor signs electronic skateboard bill into law

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) to allow the use of electronic skateboards was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown Sunday.

October 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase. The last approved solid waste increase was in May 2003.

October 09, 2015 | | Government

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal protests needed to prevent the City Council from moving forward with the fee hike. However, residents have until the end of the scheduled public hearing of the solid waste fee increase, set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, to file a complaint.

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many of whom were struggling to find affordable housing in Turlock. The Mediterranean-style sustainably built apartment complex has been lauded by residents for providing a safe and family-friendly atmosphere, with amenities such as a community center, playground, technology lounge and swimming pool.

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Crime top complaint at Denair advisory meeting

A suspicious man on a bike has members of the Denair community questioning the safety of their neighborhood.

October 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

New Water Saving Hero program offered by the City of Turlock

With California in the fourth year of its most severe drought, water conservation is critical and should be a number one priority for all. Overall, the vast majority of Turlock's residents, businesses and institutions have done their part to conserve water during the drought and preserve this precious resource.

October 02, 2015 | | Government

Udder Place moves forward with downtown expansion

The overwhelming popularity of The Udder Place can be proven on any given weekend night.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City revises plans for new park in light of drought

The City of Turlock has implemented various alternative irrigation strategies for landscape maintenance at all parks and public areas in an effort to conserve water during the drought - but the City isn't just thinking of short-term conservation.

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

Senator requests emergency declaration for state's trees

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State of Emergency because of the threat presented by the increasing numbers of dead and dying trees in rural areas.

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

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New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits ...

October 21, 2016 | | Government

Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at ...

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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


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