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City Council, Parks and Arts Commission review new public art guidelines

The Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission are working together to bring more public art to town after reviewing a proposed public art policy and set of guidelines at a joint meeting Tuesday.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Local water leaders: State Water Board proposal is an “insult to our intelligence”

Tensions were high at the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday morning as local water representatives clashed with State Water Resources Control Board officials during a discussion on the latter's proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New state law helps draw doctors to the Valley

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week will make it easier to attract and retain more doctors at health centers throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators deliver over 3,000 petitions to State Water Board

Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) delivered 3,100 petitions to the State Water Resources Control Board this week, proclaiming their firm opposition to a recent proposal to allocate 40 percent of water along the Tuolumne River for the benefit of fish and wildlife in the Delta.

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New housing subdivision coming to Keyes

Keyes may soon be home to new neighborhoods, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission approved applications at their Thursday meeting to build two subdivisions near Norma Way.

September 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham introduces new water infrastructure bill

Congressman Jeff Denham introduced the New WATER Act Thursday in hopes of authorizing a pilot project that would provide long-term, low-cost financing for water resources infrastructure in reclamation states.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Decisions on death penalty, marijuana await California voters this November

While voters have plenty of decisions to make before the election this November, including who they would like to be the nation's next president, Californians will also vote on 17 propositions encompassing major topics of debate within the state.

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local agencies vehemently oppose State Water Board proposal to cut water use

A proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for the benefit fish and wildlife was met with adamant disapproval Thursday from a broad coalition of local governments and organizations.

September 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Governor signs farmworker overtime bill into law

Despite opposition from Central Valley legislators and agricultural organizations statewide, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1066 into law entitling farmworkers to overtime pay for the first time.

September 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District recycled water project

The City of Turlock's tertiary treated "recycled" water is currently used for a number of beneficial purposes. Most recently, the City received approval to deliver recycled water to Del Puerto Water District, located on the westside of Stanislaus County, for agricultural irrigation purposes. This project allows Del Puerto to work with the Patterson Irrigation District to pump water from the San Joaquin River to the Delta Mendota Canal (DMC) in an amount equal to the City's recycled water that is discharged to the San Joaquin River. Del Puerto would then divert the water through their existing facilities on ...

September 09, 2016 | | Government


Local Republicans face off in Assembly race

Republican firefighter, farmer and business owner Heath Flora will go up against fellow Republican farmer and independent businessman Ken Vogel to see who will represent the 12th Assembly District in the Nov. 8 election. The district, which includes portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties, is currently represented by Kristin Olsen, who is terming out of the seat.

September 09, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


City seeks consultants to provide economic development, marketing and tourism services

The Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday creating a competitive bid process to provide tourism services previously rendered by the Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with economic development services and marketing and branding services.

September 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Valley legislators meet with federal officials to advocate for regional issues

Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa is used to working with his fellow supervisors to make sure the needs of District 2 - which includes Turlock, Keyes, Hughson and Denair - are being fairly represented. This week, however, Chiesa is in Washington, D.C. talking with federal officials and legislators about a number of issues important to the entire San Joaquin Valley.

September 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and ...

December 08, 2017 | | Government


City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | 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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