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County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private enterprise and the other as a public entity.

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday adopting new Special Event Application and Permit Fees.

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it. To the handful of Turlock High, Dutcher Middle School and Crowell Elementary students riding the Bus Line Service of Turlock's A-line it was just another morning on the bus . To the Mayor, however, it was an eye-opening experience of the benefits and issues with Turlock's current transit system.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly Water Committee passes legislation to help create water storage

The Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife committee passed Assembly Bill 2551 on Tuesday, authored by Assembly members James Gallagher (R- Plumas Lake), Kristin Olsen (R- Riverbank), and Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield).

April 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


New landscape watering hours in effect June 1

The City's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesday and Sunday. Residents with an even address may water on Tuesday and Saturday. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and between noon and midnight on the weekends.

April 15, 2016 | | Government


Parks Commission evaluates event funding requests

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission considered funding requests from organizations wishing to receive funds from the 2016-2017 Community Events and Activities Grant for their events scheduled throughout the next year. Each organization gave a five minute presentation at the PARC meeting Wednesday, highlighting statistics including how their event did last year, revenue produced and out-of-town visitors the event generated.

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


City's goal of attaining reliable drinking water closer to reality

The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 million contract on Wednesday to West Yost Associates to develop the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Electronic fare boxes coming to Turlock transit in May

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town, with electronic fare boxes the next step in making riding the bus that much easier for local citizens.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Church, Cooper Avenue neighbors to talk out issues on street abandonment

The Turlock City Council decided to hold off on abandoning the section of Cooper Avenue that sits between two Sacred Heart school campuses so that the City could facilitate a discussion between the church and its neighbors and try to come to a compromise that both parties could live with.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


April named DMV/Donate Life Month

A bill co-authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) to recognize April as Department of Motor Vehicles/Donate Life Month in California was passed by the legislature Tuesday.

April 12, 2016 | | Government


Home Water Survey Kit helps residents identify ways to save water

The City of Turlock offers a free Home Water Survey Kit for residents to help them assess water use at home. The kits are a useful tool to help customers see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

April 08, 2016 | | Government


Planning passes on electronic message boards

The Turlock Planning Commission decided to table discussion on creating an electronic message board ordinance due to the myriad of issues a possible ordinance would have to address.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider issues with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision in March to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue, however, City staff is requesting the Council postpone any further action until public safety concerns raised by neighbors can be addressed by new City Manager Gary Hampton.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham honors area students

Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) honored 22 students from high schools across the Central Valley on Tuesday night at his annual Congressional Merit Awards ceremony.

April 07, 2016 | | Government


Planning Commission to consider electronic billboard ordinance

Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road know that the Stanislaus County Fair is gearing up for its 2016 run because of the bright-colored messages that flash on the electronic billboard located on the southeast corner of the state-owned property. Currently the fairgrounds' sign is the only electronic message board in Turlock, but that could soon change.

April 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles by Section - 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 ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race turning into nail-biter

As days go by and more precincts report election numbers in, the two names that will appear on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


County approves produce warehouse project for Avila and Sons

After seven years of planning, Avila and Sons finally received approval to build a produce warehouse facility just west of Turlock.

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


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