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First district-elected city council members sworn in

While the swearing into office of Turlock City Council members is always a time of significance, this year's seating of new council members was especially historic as for the first time ever residents in specific areas of town were able to vote for district representatives.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Council members, City Clerk, Treasurer to be sworn in

The first two Turlock City Council members elected to represent specific districts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, along with incumbent City Treasurer Diana Lewis and new City Clerk Jennifer Land.

December 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


First Measure L projects to focus on road restoration

Following the approval of Measure L by county voters in November, maintenance projects around town are at the top of the City of Turlock's list of developments they plan to tackle first with the additional funds.

December 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Houses passes water infrastructure bill that includes California drought provisions

The U.S House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that includes stipulations to improve California's water system and alleviate strain to drought-stricken communities throughout the Valley.

December 08, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


State Water Board contemplates return to state-mandated conservation

The State Water Resources Control Board is slated to consider a proposal next month that could include a return to state-mandated conservation targets as urban water suppliers continue to strive to meet their water savings goals under persistent drought conditions.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Bublak wins Turlock City Council District 4 race

In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.

December 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health of your lawn and plants. With the cooler temperatures, moisture in the air, and amount of rain the area has received there is not a need to have sprinkler systems running.

December 02, 2016 | | Government


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - "the most ambitious target in North America," according to the air board.

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham urges President-Elect Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump this week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Water of the United States," a rule he called both "harmful and flawed."

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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


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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


Water conservation tips for the winter

It is a lot more difficult to stay motivated with water conservation efforts when it is raining outside. Even if your sprinklers are turned off ...

January 13, 2017 | | Government


Governor’s proposed budget takes 'positive step' for education

Educators throughout California applauded Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget for 2017-18, which was unveiled Tuesday to include an increase in education funding and ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Turlock adopts excessive water use penalty

Residents of the City of Turlock who use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month can expect to pay a $25 excessive water ...

January 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, deliveries in City of Turlock

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the State of California is scheduled to start issuing commercial licenses to sell marijuana by Jan. 1, 2018 ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham welcomes Turlock Bronze Star recipient as Wounded Warrior fellow

Congressman Jeff Denham has long been an advocate of programs that support veterans and he is continuing this tradition with the addition of a Turlock ...

January 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Governor bolsters Rainy Day Fund in proposed budget

Apropos to the rainy weather in Turlock this week, California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed a state budget which will increase California's Rainy ...

January 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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