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East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention to run for District 2 on Friday amidst a group of supporters in downtown Turlock.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 28 regular council meeting.

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 are becoming clearer.

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 target.

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 the church makes a number of safety and accessibility improvements to the area around Cooper.

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 ballot.

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 a model home for a nice profit. The City of Turlock is now getting into the flipping business - not to make money, but to help low-income families become homeowners.

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

June 10, 2016 | | Government


New smoking laws start for California

What 20-year-old Rachel Overturf could do legally Wednesday became illegal Thursday when California became the second state in the nation to raise the minimum legal age to purchase cigarettes.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City considers new transit system with increased routes, hours of operation

After close to eight months of research, data collecting, public outreach meetings and City leaders, including Mayor Gary Soiseth, riding the bus around town - the Turlock City Council is prepared to consider adopting major changes to Turlock's transit system.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Council to review city's assessment districts

The Turlock City Council will review the taxes levied on the city's assessment districts and the costs of maintaining those districts' streetlights, landscaping, slurry ...

July 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Save your trees during the drought

As we all have cut back on watering our yards, and some have stopped all together, we must remember the impact the drought has on ...

July 22, 2016 | | Government


Congressional App Challenge highlights young designers

With a seemingly endless number of smart phone applications available, many savvy tech enthusiasts have begged the question, can I make a better app myself?

July 22, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Water loss prevention for swimming pools

Swimming pools can account for significant water loss if not maintained regularly. Often times, pool owners may not be aware of the problem, nor how ...

July 15, 2016 | | Government


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