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The drought may be over, but the effects of it will last for years to come

California's historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But just as tougher building codes and better emergency planning follow major earthquakes, the brutally dry years from 2012 to 2016 should encourage conservation efforts to become permanent.

July 14, 2017 | | Government


City recognizes Parks and Rec month

The Turlock City Council proclaimed July as Parks and Recreation Month and held a special meeting Tuesday at Crane Park.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Fire chief to serve as interim city manager

Gary Hampton attended his last Turlock City Council meeting as City Manager on Tuesday, bidding a fond farewell to the city he has served in multiple positions over the years.

July 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley’s newest citizens welcomed at naturalization ceremony

In 2010, Turlock resident Orestis Panagopoulous came to America from Greece with a goal in mind – to establish a life here and become a U.S. citizen. Seven years later, he took the final step toward making his wishes reality when he, along with 156 other immigrants, recited the nation's Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony held in Modesto Monday morning.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Recycled water fill station can help keep lawns green during summer months

Could your lawn and garden use a little help to stay green? The City of Turlock's recycled water fill station provides free recycled water to local residents to water lawns, gardens and landscaped areas. Turlock's recycled water is also available at a nominal fee for commercial uses such as soil compaction, dust control, cement mixing and landscape irrigation. The fill station is a self-serve drive through system located at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility at 901 S. Walnut Road, and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 07, 2017 | | Government


More Democrats stepping forward to unseat Denham

Democratic challengers have already lined up to oppose Congressman Jeff Denham in 2018 and several more have recently tossed their hats into the ring, ensuring a contentious path to the primary election as campaigns begin to heat up.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City postpones West Main Project

Following several community meetings regarding a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street, construction on the chosen design has been delayed after the Turlock City Council voted Thursday to reject a bid for the project that would have cost $2 million more than originally estimated.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Economic Plan addresses need for workforce training, industry partnerships

The Turlock City Council accepted an updated Economic Strategic Plan on June 27, the first of a three-pronged approach to make the City of Turlock more attractive to businesses, visitors and new industry.

July 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water conservation for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

June 30, 2017 | | Government


Berryhill honors Turlock's United Samaritans Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, on Wednesday honored the United Samaritans Foundation as the 8th Senate District's Nonprofit of the Year for 2017.

June 30, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall

Although Congressman Jeff Denham was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night, he still made time for his constituents by hosting a telephone town hall meeting, answering questions from the residents of District 10 regarding a variety of issues, from healthcare to mailbox theft.

June 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Travel ban decision baffles refugees, advocates

The United States Supreme Court on Monday decided to reinstate a scaled-down version of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban before it considers the case again in the fall, and the uncertainty around both the ruling and how it will be implemented has left refugees and their local advocates in the dark.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County names new CEO

Longtime Stanislaus County employee Jody Hayes was recently selected as the County's newest Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Supervisors, bringing with him a community-centered focus and a desire to continue the County's longstanding tradition of strong leadership.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County approves garbage rate increase

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved an increase in solid waste fees Tuesday morning, raising the garbage rate for those in unincorporated areas by just under three percent.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock website offers tools to assist with water conservation

The City's website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home. Visit www.cityofturlock.org to check out the following list of resources that are available.

June 23, 2017 | | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City to honor police, fire, dispatch with pathway striping

The City of Turlock is inviting the community to join in a salute to the emergency responders serving Turlock with an unveiling and dedication of ...

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


How to check for water leaks and identify the location

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. If you think you may have a leak, follow the steps ...

July 21, 2017 | | Government


Local legislators split on cap-and-trade

California has emerged as a global leader in the fight against climate change, and on Monday its signature cap-and-trade program, meant to reduce greenhouse emissions ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing ...

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | 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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