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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


City adopts new Traffic Calming Program

Pieter Hoex described to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday the traffic in front of his home near the Pitman High School campus as being like a daily "speedway," with drivers traveling at a high rate of speed through his residential neighborhood. After conveying the frequency that he sees hazardous driving on his street, he had one request of the City of Turlock: "I'd like to get a couple of speed bumps in there, the higher the better."

September 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Contract review finds Chamber never submitted tourism financial reports to City

An external review of the public funds spent by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism on behalf of the City of Turlock was presented to the City Council in a special meeting on Thursday, a process the Council undertook in an effort to close out a long-standing contract between the Chamber and the City of Turlock.

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock cyclists rejoice as Council adopts Active Transportation Plan

As Turlock's legislative body, the members of the City Council regularly vote on policies that affect the city and its citizenry. On Tuesday, the Council got a glimpse of how their votes truly impact the community when a group of cycling enthusiasts, donned in matching 'Bike Turlock' shirts, showed their support for the City Council adopting the Active Transportation Plan with multiple rounds of applause.

September 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Tourism bureau audit finds over $300K in misused or undocumented funds

The City of Turlock's investigation into how the Turlock Chamber of Commerce used public funds it received while operating the Convention and Visitors Bureau will continue on Thursday as the City Council is scheduled to receive an external audit report by Kemper CPA Group.

September 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor, Council chart path for the future of Turlock

When Gary Soiseth was elected Mayor, he made a promise to review the way the City does business - from its budget to staffing and everything in between. After months of review Soiseth, and the entire City Council, have nailed down the City's goals into a four-year Strategic Plan.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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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