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Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government


Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's finances come Nov. 8.

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to only one day per week, with even numbered addresses watering on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses watering on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

October 21, 2016 | | Government


Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at their Tuesday meeting.

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar candidates - conservative Republican farmers Heath Flora and Ken Vogel, who had one last chance to win voters over at Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County.

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for fish and wildlife.

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a group of downtown business owners and employees offered their insights on parking in downtown during a forum held at the Public Safety Facility.

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State Water Board coming to Modesto, Merced

State Water Resources Control Board representatives will provide a presentation during Stanislaus and Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings Tuesday regarding their proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City seeks public input on downtown parking meters, enforcement

Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement the Downtown Parking Plan adopted by the Turlock City Council in August.

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Support grows in Turlock for countywide road tax

Voters in Stanislaus County will once again have a chance to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go towards fixing local roadways. Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - proposed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, is a 25-year half-cent sales tax with an expenditure plan on how funds will be used to pay for countywide local street and road improvements, arterial street widening, signalization, pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety. The road tax is expected to bring in $960 million or approximately $38 million per year.

October 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham, Eggman race turns hostile

It's no secret that California's 10th Congressional District candidates Jeff Denham and Michael Eggman have history. In 2014, the two Turlock farmers went head-to-head in an election for the U.S. House of Representatives, with incumbent Republican Denham defeating Democrat challenger Eggman by over 15,000 votes. Both candidates are gearing up for round two in the general election on Nov. 8, and Eggman has taken aim at Denham through recently-released attack ads.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Voters approve Westport Fire tax measure

Voters in the Westport Fire Protection District overwhelmingly passed Measure J in September to raise taxes to support firefighting efforts in the rural northwest of Turlock.

October 11, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Government


Winter is approaching; time to shut of your sprinklers

Shorter days, cooler temperatures and plant dormancy, all signal decreased needs for water. To avoid damage from freezing, shut off your system before cold temperatures arrive. Watch the weather and the long-term forecasts to know when the time is right to shut down your irrigation system. Most years, you'll want to turn it off by Halloween.

October 07, 2016 | | Government


Council to consider awarding contract to fix Monte Vista railroad crossing

The bumpy ride drivers are experiencing when crossing the railroad tracks at Monte Vista Avenue could soon be smoother as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday awarding a bid to fix the transition area from road to tracks.

October 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Agricultural water efficiency program to provide $6 million in funding

The California Department of Water Resources and California Department of Food and Agriculture have partnered together to provide $6 million in grant funding to help ...

January 20, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Local mayor impressed by smooth transfer of power

Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra had a ringside seat to the transfer of power from the administration of Barack Obama to Donald J. Trump on Friday ...

January 20, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Report highlights California’s progress towards sustainable water management

California continued to make significant advances towards sustainable water management in 2016, according to an implementation report prepared by several California agencies that details the ...

January 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


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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