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Council sends farmers market groups to mediation

Saying that those expecting the question of who will be running the Turlock farmers' market to be decided on Tuesday night were disappointed with the outcome of the City Council meeting would be an understatement.

March 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rain rain don’t go away, water our yards a few more days

California has received some well-deserved rain the last few weeks. However, it is far from being enough to pull the sunshine state out of the drought it has suffered from for over four years. Although, it is enough to keep our sprinkler systems off for a while longer.

March 11, 2016 | | Government


Council to choose farmers market operator at special Tuesday meeting

There's only one action item on the agenda for Tuesday's special Turlock City Council meeting - selecting an operator to manage a certified farmers market in downtown Turlock - but that doesn't mean it will be an early night for Mayor Gary Soiseth and Turlock's four council members. The last time the Council convened to discuss the farmers' market Request for Proposals process, the meeting lasted over four hours - and that was on a Saturday.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock students win Congressional art contest

Students from across the 10th Congressional District were invited to submit original artwork for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition and two Turlock students had their pieces chosen for the top three.

March 10, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. With spring showers around the corner it is important to not fertilize, spray herbicides, or pesticides if rain is expected within 48 hours of application. Sweep up excess fertilizer on the sidewalk, driveway, and roadway to ensure it does not enter the storm drain.

March 04, 2016 | | Government


Olsen, Cannella call for 'public ballot' option for presidential primaries

Local legislators are working to bring a nonpartisan presidential ballot that lists all qualified candidates to voters in California.

March 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Commission approves new animal testing facility in Turlock

Turlock Planning Commissioner Nick Hackler had to remind his fellow members to consider a new animal research laboratory proposal strictly as a land issue and not an emotional one before they ultimately voted to approve the project on Thursday evening with a 4-1 vote.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


UC Merced heroes lauded at State Assembly

Four individuals who took action to stop a suspect as he went on a stabbing rampage on the UC Merced campus were recognized with a standing ovation on the floor of the California State Assembly.

March 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council unanimously approves moving forward with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause Tuesday night, following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue.

March 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham proposes bill to protect endangered fish species

Congressman Jeff Denham is hoping to safeguard threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead by removing a known predator fish from mandatory protection measures with the Save Our Salmon Act of 2016, which he introduced earlier this week.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Water conservation in the workplace

The following are a few water use reduction strategies for commercial, industrial and institutional organizations.

February 26, 2016 | | Government


California fails to meet water savings goal

January marked the first time California urban water suppliers fell short of meeting Gov. Jerry's Brown's 25 percent cumulative water conservation mandate since the emergency regulation went into effect eight months ago.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment

The fate of Cooper Avenue will be decided by the Turlock City Council in a special meeting on Tuesday. Sacred Heart Church is hoping the City will abandon the street to allow the church to consolidate its two private school campuses. A group of Cooper Avenue residents, however, see the abandonment request as a loss of public street use that could cause both traffic and emergency vehicle access problems.

February 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor issues city-wide kindness challenge

Mayor Gary Soiseth is hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendlier, stronger and more welcoming community by encouraging residents of all ages to be kind to one another with his newly adopted Million Acts of Kindness campaign, which challenges citizens to complete one million altruistic deeds.

February 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Farmers' market application approved by split Council vote

Saturday's marathon four-hour special City Council meeting saw Mayor Gary Soiseth trying to "fix the process" when it comes to the City dealing with competing requests to operate a downtown Turlock farmers' market and the over-capacity crowd in attendance saying over and over again, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."

February 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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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