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Dreamers in limbo as Trump halts DACA program

Stanislaus State student Luis Fernando Montejano is just like every other Warrior on campus – he attends classes, working toward his bachelor's degree in Political Science, is active in his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and one day hopes to graduate from the university, attend law school and pursue a career in politics.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Denham focuses on Dreamers as DACA decision looms

Congressman Jeff Denham has added his name to the growing list of Republicans urging President Donald Trump to keep the Obama-era program that protects "Dreamers" intact, as the President's decision on whether or not to continue allowing young people who came here illegally as children to remain in the United States approaches.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

New report identifies rail’s strategic role in California

Caltrans has released "Rail and the California Economy," a research report investigating how the state's vast passenger and freight rail system contributes to California's economy, as well as an overview of opportunities for rail to address the state's needs and challenges in the future.

September 01, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Madueño, Zwahlen commit to Congressional race

Two more Central Valley natives have officially announced their candidacies for California's 10th Congressional District: former Riverbank mayor, small business owner and Stanislaus State alumna Virginia Madueño, and Modesto School Board member and emergency room nurse Sue Zwahlen.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock

Businesses in Turlock who generate four cubic yards of waste per week, are required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses who 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 or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.

August 25, 2017 | | Government

Another candidate joins race to become top prosecutor in county

The bid to lead Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office recently became a three-way race as a longtime prosecutor announced his intention to run for the position.

August 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Construction continues at Turlock Transit Center

The Turlock Regional Transit Center is starting to shape up as crews are currently working on Phase 2 of the project that will see the construction of a 6,092 square-foot building, three shade structures and a larger parking lot at the City's current bus depot.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Healthy Soils Program accepting applicants

California is the nation's leading agricultural production state when it comes to value and crop diversity, and in order to keep that title, maintaining healthy soils throughout the state's farm and ranchlands is vital. The Healthy Soils Program is accepting applications now and aims to promote the development of such soils, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of benefits to the local community.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Student, parent and teacher tips for a sustainable school year


August 18, 2017 | | Government

City Council adopts fee increases for Planning, Parks and Rec

It now costs more to rent a sports field or a covered picnic area at one of Turlock's many parks, as well as file for conditional use permits, zoning variances or change a street name in the City of Turlock, following the City Council's adoption of fee increases for a number of City services.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Legislation would curb food waste

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have introduced H.R. 3444, the Food Recovery Act, comprehensive bicameral legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American homes.

August 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Last chance to file for open races in November election

The candidate nomination period closed Friday for the Nov. 7 election but the lack of incumbents in some races has left 26 open – until today.

August 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County, Turlock assessment roll continues to rise

Stanislaus County recorded a fifth straight year of increase in assessed values of all taxable real and business property, according to Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

House Ag Committee gathers local input on Farm Bill

The Central Valley is one of the country's most productive agricultural hubs, so it was only fitting that five members the House Agriculture Committee made their way to Modesto this past Saturday to hear input on the next Farm Bill from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders in the state's agricultural and food programs.

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead is lost to runoff, evaporation and deep watering below the root zone. Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to minimize water waste, prevent pollution from run-off and over-irrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the landscape.

August 04, 2017 | | Government

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Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an ...

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Go Green Week

The City of Turlock Municipal Services Department will celebrate its annual Go Green Week next week, March 12-16. Go Green Week is the City's ...

March 09, 2018 | | Government

Ag could see impact of steel, aluminum tariffs

Newly-enacted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports have several nations warning of an all-out trade war, and locally, the Central Valley's agricultural ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Sheriff candidate Tom Letras drops out of race

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras has opted to end his candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff, according to a letter he posted on his ...

March 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Soiseth talks campaign, inclusivity at Stan State

Mayor Gary Soiseth visited Stanislaus State Tuesday evening for a special "One on One with the Mayor," where he shared his campaign priorities and handled ...

March 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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