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City considers new transit system with increased routes, hours of operation

After close to eight months of research, data collecting, public outreach meetings and City leaders, including Mayor Gary Soiseth, riding the bus around town - the Turlock City Council is prepared to consider adopting major changes to Turlock's transit system.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Sacred Heart, neighbors at an impasse; Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment, again

The Turlock City Council will once again consider Sacred Heart Catholic Church's request for the City to abandon one block of Cooper Avenue and allow the church to take over the property.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Presidential primary voting reform potentially coming to California

Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and the Independent Voter Project (IVP) announced a new state constitution amendment that would eliminate separate balloting for California voters and instead create a single nonpartisan ballot.

June 09, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


California legislature honors Portuguese American community

The State Senate recognized the contributions of California's Portuguese-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring June 10 as "Portugal Day" in California.

June 09, 2016 | | Government


Spending increase on the table for proposed county budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a Proposed Budget for 2016-17 that includes a $21.7 million increase in spending over last year. While appropriations are expected to increase, so is revenue at $28.6 million over the 2015-16 Adopted Final Budget.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race still too close to call

It may be a few weeks before voters know who will be on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 as the race has been deemed a "Close Contest" by the Secretary of State's office.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham, Eggman lead Congressional race

Two Turlock farmers will likely once again vie to represent the residents of U.S. Congressional District 10 on the November ballot, according to early Tuesday election results.

June 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Former Turlock Council members start petition for Tin Cup ordinance

A former Turlock mayor and two former City Council members are taking local campaign finance reform into their own hands with a petition to adopt a legislative policy that would provide limits on participation by members of the City Council on matters effecting large campaign contributors.

June 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


How to garden in a drought

California is still in a drought and that means that we need to continue to be mindful of every drop of water that we use, particularly outdoors.

June 03, 2016 | | Government


Planning approves smaller version of Hauck's neon blade sign

The Turlock Planning Commission approved Hauck's Grill hanging the first neon sign the downtown area has seen in quite some time, but when it comes to the size of the proposed wall-mounted blade sign the Commission decided smaller was better.

June 03, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bernie Sanders rouses thousands with message of revolution

With Election Day in California less than a week away and the general election for the United States presidency looming closer, Senator Bernie Sanders pushed his campaign into overdrive, hosting a last-minute rally in Modesto on Thursday in a growing trend of added campaign stops designed to help close the gap between himself and fellow Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

June 02, 2016 | Frankie Tovar | Government


City Council schedules series of campaign finance workshops

The Turlock City Council will seek public input on campaign finance regulations during a series of four special meetings scheduled in the next two weeks.

June 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hauck's requests exemptions to City sign ordinance

New downtown eatery Hauck's Grill is hoping the Planning Commission will allow a number of exemptions to the City of Turlock's design regulations and allow them to install a neon blade sign that would extend over 7 feet into the West Main and Broadway intersection.

May 31, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council reviews mid-cycle budget, considers $1.2 million in additional deficit spending

The good news is the City of Turlock's deficit spending in the 2015-16 fiscal year was $200,000 less than the almost $400,000 projected last June, however, City department heads are asking for a combined $1.2 million in additional spending for 2016-17.

May 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Despite conservation efforts, Turlock water resources diminishing

While Turlock has experienced a rare wet spring, the City's water woes are far from over. In fact, Turlock has seen a significant reduction in water resources over the past two years that is "cause for concern," according to Director of Municipal Services Michael Cooke.

May 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Proud to be Americans

Even though he was low-keyed about it, Chad Custodio was thrilled about his newly sworn-in citizenship Tuesday at the Manteca Transit Center.

July 29, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Government


Legislators seek aid for California dairy farmers

In recent years, California's milk production has seen a steady decline causing dairy farm closures as well as dropping milk prices. The continual decrease ...

July 29, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changes to municipal code

Christmas tree vendors may soon have more time to provide Turlock residents with holiday cheer, as a three-day extension on Christmas tree sales will be ...

July 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


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


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