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Turlock prepares for first-ever district elections

Five candidates will vie for two City Council seats this November in Turlock's first-ever district elections.

August 18, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Westport Fire sees Measure J as its ‘last resort’ for coverage

A special mail ballot election will be held on Aug. 30 regarding a special tax to help the Westport Fire Protection District cover the costs of fire protection and emergency response services, specifically to fund a daytime firefighter staffing program.

August 16, 2016 | By JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


What is the difference between recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable water?

The words recycled, reclaimed, potable and non-potable are used frequently in discussions regarding water resources, but what do they really mean? As common terminologies, it is important to understand the differences between them and how each of them play a role in the City's water applications.

August 12, 2016 | | Government


Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock

For businesses in Turlock that generate four cubic yards of waste per week, it is required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses that have a self-haul program for recyclables must inform the Municipal Services Department by filling out a questionnaire, which is available on the City's website at www.CityofTurlock.org or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.

August 05, 2016 | | Government


Council to consider adopting downtown parking plan

The Turlock City Council will review a comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan on Tuesday and consider adopting the plan's recommendations on improving the parking situation in Turlock's popular downtown area.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


R.A.M. Farms seeks City water service to keep seasonal operations open

R.A.M. Farms is hoping the City of Turlock will agree to extend water service to its N. Daubenberger farm, which is located on county land just outside of the City limits, so that the business can continue to operate its popular seasonal activities - including a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall and Christmas tree lot and ice skating rink in the winter.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


June sees decline in water conservation locally, statewide

Residents across the state - and in Turlock - conserved less water in June, during the first month of eased drought restrictions.

August 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Proud to be Americans

Even though he was low-keyed about it, Chad Custodio was thrilled about his newly sworn-in citizenship Tuesday at the Manteca Transit Center.

July 29, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Government


Legislators seek aid for California dairy farmers

In recent years, California's milk production has seen a steady decline causing dairy farm closures as well as dropping milk prices. The continual decrease in one of the state's most productive agricultural commodities has raised concern at the national level.

July 29, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changes to municipal code

Christmas tree vendors may soon have more time to provide Turlock residents with holiday cheer, as a three-day extension on Christmas tree sales will be considered by the Planning Commission at their next meeting. The extension is part of an omnibus amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code, which includes amendments to the Zoning Regulations, such as those addressing signs, noise, underground utilities and landscaping.

July 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry seals and street sweeping at their next meeting, set for Tuesday.

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on our trees. Trees become dependent on being watered regularly. When watering of trees is completely halted, trees may stress or die.

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Congressional App Challenge highlights young designers

With a seemingly endless number of smart phone applications available, many savvy tech enthusiasts have begged the question, can I make a better app myself?

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Water loss prevention for swimming pools

Swimming pools can account for significant water loss if not maintained regularly. Often times, pool owners may not be aware of the problem, nor how to detect or adjust equipment in order to prevent further water loss.

July 15, 2016 | | Government


Turlock calculates new water conservation standard

Despite the City of Turlock's failure to meet its state-mandated water conservation standard in May, newly-implemented regulations show that the city may in fact be going above and beyond when it comes to saving water.

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


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National Guard leaving town

For the past half century, Turlock has been home to an Army National Guard Armory but soon the National Guard will be pulling out of ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground on Friday ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rojas seeks sixth term on community college board

Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Commission to consider trampoline park project

The westside of Turlock may soon have its own trampoline park, if the Turlock Planning Commission approves a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed project.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


DIY plumbing and water conservation techniques

While most people associate home improvement with expensive projects, there's dozens of easy fixes you can make around the house to help conserve water ...

August 19, 2016 | | Government


Proposed final county budget includes $14.2M increase in spending

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a 2016-17 Recommended Final Budget that sees increases in both expenditures and revenue for the year.

August 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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