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DeMartini: State water grab county’s greatest challenge

Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jim DeMartini said Stanislaus is "healthy and strong" during the annual State of the County address on Tuesday. He highlighted a number of successes for the county, and also touched on two major challenges - water and homelessness.

February 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


The City of Turlock’s new and improved Home Water Survey Kit

The City of Turlock offers a free Home Water Survey Kit to assist customers with water conservation efforts at home. The kit can help you determine your water use as well as learn ways to save water inside and outside your home.

February 02, 2018 | | Government


Candidates for State Legislature stepping forward

As the filing period for open seats in the State Legislature begins Feb. 12, men and women hoping to represent Turlock and the surrounding areas will start campaigning for votes.

February 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Business-required recycling programs

State law requires businesses and multi-family residences (with five or more units) that meet certain disposal thresholds, to separate organic material and recyclables from regular waste disposal. Businesses types include commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and others.

February 02, 2018 | | Government


Report examines City, Chamber relationship

Questions brought up about the relationship between the City of Turlock and the Turlock Chamber of Commerce were answered at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting, however, not the way that at least one Council member was hoping they would.

January 30, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Third time’s a charm for Eggman

While many Democratic candidates vying to replace Congressman Jeff Denham and represent California's 10th Congressional District have been campaigning and debating for months, a familiar face announced on Monday that he too would be joining the race, challenging the incumbent Republican for the third time in five years.

January 30, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


City considers stops for shuttle bus services

Turlock Librarian Diane Bartlett said that over the past year she's lost regular library visitors and had long-time volunteers drop out - all because the City of Turlock eliminated the bus stop that used to be located in front of the library. Bartlett pleaded with representatives of Turlock Transit during a public meeting on Thursday to return some kind of bus service to the library.

January 26, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council: No cannabis around Turlock

All cannabis operations in - and around - Turlock are now prohibited following City Council action on Tuesday.

January 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water conservation tips for the winter

There are many more ways to conserve water during the winter than turning off your sprinklers. While turning your sprinklers off will contribute to a majority of your conservation efforts, the following are suggestions for conserving even more water at home other than outside landscape irrigation.

January 19, 2018 | | Government


Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering starting up a new shuttle service.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program. The Agency is calling for nominations of those who have devoted their time to a number of areas, from community service to simply being a good neighbor.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to its constitutional target.

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get Stanislaus State students actively involved in local issues. The first two projects tackled public transportation and bridging the communication gap between the university community and downtown Turlock. The most recent Mayor's Public Policy Award will bring Stanislaus State and the community together to create a new public art project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the City's surface water treatment plant project.

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the war-torn Middle East, and he was looking forward to beginning a new life.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 20, 2018 | | Government


Congressional candidates talk priorities during forum

Whether Republican or Democrat, the six candidates vying to replace Rep. Jeff Denham in Congress all agreed on one thing during a debate this week ...

April 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Annual fire report highlights call volume, new CPR practice

The Turlock Fire Department's annual report was recently released and reflects a steady climb in calls for service, as the department continues to pursue ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham, Soiseth talk water in D.C.

Congressman Jeff Denham is fighting for local control of water, standing up to a federal water grab on the Tuolumne River through the release of ...

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


State legislature candidates vie for open local seats

Over a month has passed since the candidate filing deadline for both the California State Senate and Assembly elections, bringing forward hopefuls vying to replace ...

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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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