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Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to accept a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hughson raises water rates

Residents of Hughson will soon be paying $22.81 more a month for water, after the Hughson City Council voted to move forward with a rate increase beginning Aug. 1.

July 23, 2015 | | Government


Election season begins for local races

There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with two Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director positions.

July 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 4-story apartment complex near university

The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved amending the City's General Plan Thursday night to permit the construction of three four-story buildings roughly 50 feet in height to house student apartments, which will be the highest buildings in Turlock.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


SRWA postpones vote on water agreement with TID for a week

It may be another week before the terms of a water agreement between the Turlock Irrigation District and the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority are finalized, a project that has been roughly 30 years in the making.

July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council to take steps towards regional water agreement

As part of the negotiations with the Turlock Irrigation District for a drinking water supply, the Turlock City Council will vote on Tuesday to affirm the City's commitment to provide TID with 2,000 acre feet of recycled water per year on behalf of the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Electronic skateboards could soon be legal in California

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) aimed at legalizing the use of electronic skateboards will come before Gov. Jerry Brown in upcoming weeks after Assembly Bill 604 passed the Senate on July 9.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson Mayor booted as LAFCO representative

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will no longer represent the mayors of the Stanislaus County at the Local Agency Formation Commission after the mayors voted 4-5 to expel him from his position at the City Selection Committee meeting on July 8 in Newman.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly Republicans publicly condemn Donald Trump

In the wake of remarks made by American tycoon Donald Trump regarding illegal immigrants, the California Assembly Republican Caucus issued a public statement condemning the business magnate.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors to determine Beekman's role on LAFCO

The mayors of the Stanislaus County City Selection Committee will convene today to determine if Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to represent them on the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO.

July 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City issues warnings to over 800 water wasters

Of the 877 City of Turlock rate payers sent warning notices regarding their water usage, only seven have been fined.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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Best route to connect Hwy 99 to I-5 topic of StanCOG workshops

South Stanislaus County businesses looking to move their products up and down the state and residents who commute to the Bay Area every day for ...

August 25, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

August 18, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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