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Governor extends water conservation mandates

Despite the fact that Turlockers had to don galoshes and rain coats last week - a rarity for May in the Central Valley - make no mistake, the drought isn't over.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation efforts.

May 06, 2016 | | Government


Council to consider valet parking in downtown Turlock

Turlock may soon join popular tourist areas like Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach in offering valet parking service in the heart of the booming downtown area. The Turlock City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a one-year pilot project that would allow a third-party contractor to provide valet parking service from the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congressional candidates address water, climate change at open forum

In an open candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, three of the four candidates running to serve the 10th Congressional District of the House of Representatives answered questions from the public Wednesday night, touching on topics including climate change, gun control, Social Security and terrorism.

May 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Be aware of crossover voting in Presidential Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan, is urging local residents to make sure they will be able to vote for the Presidential Primary candidate of their choosing come June 7.

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 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 29, 2016 | | Government


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City has seen a spike in organizations wanting to hold events in Turlock.

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress of the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study, but because of low attendance from the PARC, the update was given to PARC Chair Brent Bohlender and present community members.

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left out two that are alcohol-themed and promised an alternative funding option for the annual fireworks show.

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award. Rep. Denham accepted the award during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 20 at the 12thAnnual CHLI Gala.

April 26, 2016 | | Government


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 the environment. Improper disposal of HHW includes pouring them down the drain, on the ground, into storm drain or sewer systems, or in some cases placing them in the trash.

April 22, 2016 | | Government


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


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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


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG votes to progress road tax to ballot

The Stanislaus Council of Governments proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Stanislaus County allocates much-needed money for road work

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department was granted additional funds to be used on road and bridge maintenance for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

June 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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