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Council adopts new public art policy

In an effort to encourage more public art in Turlock, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Public Art Program on Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

November 11, 2016 | | Government


Public art guidelines to come before City Council

More art could soon be seen around Turlock as the City Council will consider adopting a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines at a special meeting on Tuesday.

November 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New propositions pass in California

California residents voted in favor of Proposition 64 at the polls on Tuesday, meaning that marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the Golden State. But, when do the laws surrounding Proposition 64 and other measures that passed in California go into effect?

November 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Close contests keeps candidates in limbo

Election Day may be over, but it will still be awhile before winners are finalized.

November 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham leads Eggman following preliminary results

For the second time in two years, early election results indicate that Republican incumbent Jeff Denham will defeat Democratic challenger Michael Eggman in the race for California's 10th Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Flora pulls ahead of Vogel in early election results

It was a sure bet that a Republican would win the state's 12th Assembly District seat, but whether it would be former San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel or public office newcomer Heath Flora was decided Tuesday night as preliminary results were released, showing Flora with an early yet substantial lead.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Californians, legalize marijuana, keep tax on wealthy, and raise cigarette tax

In addition to casting their vote for president, Senate, and local races, California voters were asked to weigh in on 17 different propositions that covered the gamut from plastic bags, the death penalty, and marijuana legalization.

November 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Early results show adoption of Measure L

The county's streets will soon see improvements, as preliminary results showed Measure L surpassing the two-thirds majority vote necessary to pass Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 04, 2016 | | Government


Assembly Republicans call for prioritized spending of Volkswagen settlement

After intentionally violating state emissions rules, Volkswagen recently settled with the State of California to spend nearly $1.2 billion remedying the violation. Now, Assembly Republicans are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to allocate the funds to programs that offer the greatest health benefits to Californians and mitigate the cost of improving the state's transportation infrastructure.

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changing RV parking regulations

The Turlock Planning Commission will review the City's current regulations when it comes to parking recreational vehicles in residential districts on Thursday, and decide whether or not to move forward with possible changes.

November 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department's annual Leaf Pickup Program begins Nov. 7 . Turlock residents are encouraged to use their green waste containers for leaves and garden refuse. However, any leaves that will not fit into the green cart may be placed in the street, 18 inches from the curbside, in loose piles and not bagged. Tree limbs should not be placed in the leaf piles.

October 28, 2016 | | Government


Ag leaders talk water, trade at Denham round table

In an effort to hear the opinions and concerns of local agriculture leaders, Congressman Jeff Denham hosted a round table discussion Friday morning where he was joined by prominent Valley growers and their questions regarding farming issues.

October 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


House Speaker visits Denham's campaign office

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Congressman Jeff Denham's Modesto campaign headquarters on Thursday to give brief remarks on the state of the race for California's 10th Congressional District seat and meet with campaign volunteers.

October 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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City picks Turlock Police veteran as new chief

The City of Turlock has selected Capt. Nino Amirfar, a 27-year veteran of law enforcement, as the city's newest police chief.

January 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Water conservation tips for the winter

It is a lot more difficult to stay motivated with water conservation efforts when it is raining outside. Even if your sprinklers are turned off ...

January 13, 2017 | | Government


Governor’s proposed budget takes 'positive step' for education

Educators throughout California applauded Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget for 2017-18, which was unveiled Tuesday to include an increase in education funding and ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Turlock adopts excessive water use penalty

Residents of the City of Turlock who use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month can expect to pay a $25 excessive water ...

January 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, deliveries in City of Turlock

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the State of California is scheduled to start issuing commercial licenses to sell marijuana by Jan. 1, 2018 ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham welcomes Turlock Bronze Star recipient as Wounded Warrior fellow

Congressman Jeff Denham has long been an advocate of programs that support veterans and he is continuing this tradition with the addition of a Turlock ...

January 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Governor bolsters Rainy Day Fund in proposed budget

Apropos to the rainy weather in Turlock this week, California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed a state budget which will increase California's Rainy ...

January 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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