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Sales tax rate set to decrease over weekend

California residents will pay less in sales tax come Sunday, as the statewide sales and use tax rate will decrease one quarter of one percent, going from a 7.50 percent rate to a 7.25 percent rate.

December 30, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


New law restricts all uses of cell phones while driving

Come Sunday drivers in California will have to resist the temptation to pick up their cell phone for any reason, as a new state law goes into effect barring motorists from holding their phones in their hands for any reason.

December 27, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Berryhill, Cannella selected for influential senate committees

Senators Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) and Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced last week their nominations to serve on Senate Committees for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, two of which they will serve on together.

December 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


California to ring in New Year with gun laws, minimum wage increase

The New Year brings with it party hats, confetti and plenty of resolutions, and this year, Californians can also prepare for a number of new laws which will go into effect come January.

December 27, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Leaves belong in the green garbage can, not the storm drain

As leaves begin to fall from the trees and cover the yard, the City of Turlock wants to remind residents, businesses, churches and landscape companies the importance of their proper disposal. Leaves and debris deposited into the gutter begin to collect in and around the storm drain, restricting the flow of water and causing street flooding and storm water pollution when it rains.

December 23, 2016 | | Government


Denham hosts live chat with Secretary of Transportation

As times change, more and more people are turning to the internet to receive information regardless of the topic, whether it's to watch funny videos or receive political updates. Congressman Jeff Denham recently took advantage of this by hosting a Facebook Live discussion alongside Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, giving viewers a unique way to discuss transportation issues affecting the 10th congressional district.

December 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Hundreds attend water board hearing to combat flow proposal

During a Modesto public hearing on Tuesday that at its peak was standing-room only, hundreds of locally elected officials, water and agricultural leaders, agency representatives and community members got what was likely their first opportunity to address the State Water Resources Control Board regarding a controversial proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

December 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council moves forward with financing of airport project

One of the first things the newly seated Turlock City Council did on Tuesday was accept a grant agreement with the Federation Aviation Administration and a revised loan agreement to the Turlock Regional Aviation Association so that a much-needed runway widening project could continue at the Turlock Municipal Airport.

December 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City to revisit marijuana ordinances following passage of Prop 64

How the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act affects the City of Turlock's current bans on the cultivation and sale of marijuana will be the focus of a special workshop in January.

December 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID, MID ready to combat State Water Board proposal at public hearing

It is hard to go anywhere in Stanislaus County or Merced County without seeing one of Worth Your Fight's yard signs posted in front of a business, staked in the yard of a residence or tethered to a fence - and with less than a week until the State Water Resources Control Board's highly anticipated public hearing in Modesto, that is exactly what the joint Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District campaign wants.

December 13, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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


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State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that ...

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham highlights county commodities in district ag report

A report released by Congressman Jeff Denham Tuesday addressed the agro-economy of California's 10th congressional district and recommendations following a roundtable discussion he hosted ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area ...

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the ...

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora’s first bill aims to jumpstart fire careers of underserved youth

Assemblyman Heath Flora returned to a familiar setting Friday morning to discuss his first bill as California's 12th District representative, sitting down with the ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor’s Award winners hope to ‘bridge the gap’ between university, downtown

Two Stanislaus State students have been named the recipients of the second annual Mayor's Public Policy Award for their research project titled, "Bridge the ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement ...

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two ...

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County CEO announces retirement

After a nearly 30-year long career with Stanislaus County, three of which in the role of chief executive officer, Stan Risen informed the Board of ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Two new faces join Parks Commission

Two new commissioners have been welcomed to the Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission, following appointment from the Turlock City Council.

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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