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Sidewalk, street tree disclosures now part of Turlock real estate transactions

The City of Turlock is instituting a new Local Option for real estate transactions that aims to increase awareness of property owners' responsibilities when it comes to sidewalk and street tree maintenance.

December 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City bans cultivation of cannabis for all uses

The cultivation and sale of marijuana for any purpose is now illegal within the city of Turlock, after the City Council unanimously approved a set of cannabis-related ordinances on Tuesday.

December 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


The holidays are here, spread the cheer and nominate a water saving hero

With winter here and many putting a halt to their outdoor watering, there are still plenty of ways to conserve. The City of Turlock asks that you recognize those individuals and nominate them as your Water Saving Hero. Conservation efforts come in many forms: keeping a bucket in your showers, collecting rain water, reducing water use by 32 percent or educating the public about the importance of conserving earth's most precious resource.

December 04, 2015 | | Government


Planning Commission considers changes to utilities undergrounding requirements

The City of Turlock is looking to the Town of Yucca Valley in San Bernardino County as a template in creating a new policy regarding undergrounding utilities.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider marijuana prohibitions, new sidewalk requirements

The City Council will consider on Tuesday an amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code that would expressly prohibit all activities related to the commercial or personal use and cultivation of marijuana in the City limits.

December 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City to weigh duplicate farmers market requests in downtown Turlock

While Turlock has grown accustomed to welcoming events that draw its community to the downtown core, a street closure request from the Golden State Farmers Market Association to start a year-round market has caused some controversy – as it conflicts with the current location, dates and time of the existing Turlock Certified Farmers Market.

December 04, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Planning continues talks on sign ordinance

For the past several years, the City of Turlock has been working on updating its sign ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1944. After Thursday's Planning Commission workshop, 2016 is looking like the year that the updated ordinance will finally make its way to the City Council for final approval.

December 03, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


California dairy farmers await milk pricing decision following USDA hearing

After over a month of extensive witness testimony and nearly 200 exhibits that could potentially lead to more equitable milk pricing for California dairy producers, the United States Department of Agriculture concluded its public hearing on a proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order.

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


California falters in meeting water saving goal for fifth straight month

The City of Turlock is hoping that cooler temperatures in upcoming months will help residents meet the 32 percent water conservation mandate after State Water Resources Control Board revealed October to be another month of inadequate water conservation efforts.

December 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Keyes parcels rezoned for tractor dealership

The way has been paved for a John Deere dealership in the Keyes area now that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has approved a rezoning application.

November 27, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 27, 2015 | | Government


Turlock selects new fire chief

After months of searching Turlock has found a new chief to take the helm of the Turlock Fire Department.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even numbered addresses can only water on Saturday and odd numbered addresses can only water on Sunday. Watering is also prohibited between the hours of noon and 6 p.m.

November 20, 2015 | | Government


State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's Office.

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the 30-year endeavor, the City of Modesto, deciding to opt out.

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way ...

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning July 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission grants signage exception to Dust Bowl

Despite concerns regarding the standard they will potentially set, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to grant Dust Bowl Brewing Company a conditional ...

February 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service ...

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Severity of California teacher shortage prompts new legislation

The size of the emerging teacher deficiency in California is too big to ignore for least three senators, who after Senate Education Committee hearing on ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Turlock Police honor employees' service

The Turlock Police Department honored their own Thursday at their annual awards ceremony by recognizing those officers and personnel who exemplified the mission of the ...

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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