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Turlock calculates new water conservation standard

Despite the City of Turlock's failure to meet its state-mandated water conservation standard in May, newly-implemented regulations show that the city may in fact be going above and beyond when it comes to saving water.

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


County continues emergency drought assistance

It's no secret that for the past several years, California has been hit with one of the worst droughts on record. However; during these troubling times there are some who feel the effects of the crippling conditions harder than others.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Hampton continues forward-thinking leadership during second stint as City Manager

This month marks City Manager Gary Hampton's 100-day milestone as head of the City, and even though it's a position he's held before - for four months in 2009 - both Turlock and Hampton are at much different places today than they were seven years ago.

July 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to review potential roadway projects, funding sources

Turlock City Manager Gary Hampton and City Engineer Mike Pitcock have their work cut out for them over the next three weeks. They have been tasked with finding $100,000 in the City's operational budget that could possibly be reallocated to road repair and present a list of potential road projects the money could be spent on to the Council at their Aug. 9 meeting.

July 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

July 08, 2016 | | Government


Downtown parking plan continuing to develop

The City of Turlock took one step closer to creating a parking plan for the downtown area Thursday at the Turlock Planning Commission meeting.

July 08, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Water conservation efforts continue across state, locally

Californians are continuing to heed the call to conserve water, reducing their residential water usage by 28 percent in May, compared to usage in 2013, according to the State Water Resources Control Board.

July 08, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Bublak: More City funds needed for roads

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak wants to double the amount of money the City of Turlock allocates to be spent on fixing the city's roadways. The City Council will consider Bublak's request on Tuesday for an annual appropriation of a minimum of $100,000 dedicated to local roadway improvements.

July 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Downtown parking discussion continues

The Turlock Planning Commission will continue looking at downtown parking on Thursday and consider approving a number of modifications to the Downtown Parking Plan before it goes before the City Council for action.

July 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock residents given access to free water

For those that are tired of seeing their dead or dying landscape but still want to continue conserving water, the City of Turlock might have a new option.

July 01, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City leaders discuss parking options for downtown Turlock

The Turlock City Council held a joint meeting Tuesday with the Turlock Planning Commission to go over some of the details of a proposed new Downtown Turlock parking plan.

June 30, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlock adopts voluntary campaign contributions limit after split Council vote

The City of Turlock has its first campaign finance ordinance following a split vote by the City Council on Tuesday - however, it's a voluntary regulation with no enforcement mandated.

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Conservation Corp celebrates 40 years of preserving California natural wonders

California is known for its efforts to preserve vast amounts of natural wilderness. With miles of golden coastline and forests spanning the entire Sierra Nevada, there are many natural wonders worth saving across California.

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlock chiefs ready for coffee and a chat

Anyone hankering for a cup of coffee and a conversation about the state of public safety in Turlock will find both needs met with the return of the Coffee with the Chiefs program.

June 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the area's rainfall patterns and can thrive with minimal watering. Further, a sustainable landscape typically does not require pesticides or fertilizers and creates little or no waste.

June 24, 2016 | | Government


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Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry ...

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Congressional App Challenge highlights young designers

With a seemingly endless number of smart phone applications available, many savvy tech enthusiasts have begged the question, can I make a better app myself?

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Water loss prevention for swimming pools

Swimming pools can account for significant water loss if not maintained regularly. Often times, pool owners may not be aware of the problem, nor how ...

July 15, 2016 | | Government


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