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‘Stress high, morale low’ say Turlock police officers

Turlock police officers made a plea for higher salaries to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, as the City continues its budget talks. A veteran police officer talked about the high stress and low morale in the department and a member of the police officers' union asked the Council to support the City's law enforcement with as much "blind loyalty" as it has the firefighters.

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Candidate forums scheduled for April

The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County believes that democracy is not a spectator sport. To promote voter involvement in the upcoming June primary elections, the organization is hosting a series of candidate forums this month that will give community members the chance to both meet and question candidates running for office.

April 03, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Businesses, multi-family residences required to have recycling programs

State law requires businesses and multi-family residences (with five or more units) that meet certain disposal thresholds to separate organic material and recyclables from regular waste disposal. Business types include commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and others.

March 30, 2018 | | Government


Candidate forums scheduled for June election

The League of Women Voters Stanislaus County is planning a series of candidate forums for the coming June primary elections. The public is invited to attend. The forums give voters the opportunity to meet the candidates, hear their statements and responses to questions from the audience about the issues confronting our community. Dates of forums, office, times and location are as follows:

March 27, 2018 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council approves spending $400K to hire 3 additional firefighters

The Turlock City Council voted 4-1 (with Council member Amy Bublak dissenting) on Tuesday to hire three additional firefighters in an effort to alleviate the department's staffing problem, which has resulted in firefighter fatigue, according to Acting Fire Chief Gary Carlson.

March 27, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Open house to give first look at new service center

Residents of Turlock no longer have to drive out of town in order to apply for assistance programs or brush up on job skills thanks to the city's brand new South County Service Center, which is officially open for business and will hold an open house today.

March 27, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Even with a wet winter, conservation is still important

It's easy to think about conserving water when our streams are visibly parched and the word "drought" meets us at every turn – but what about when it's raining? Quite often the question is asked, "If we had a lot of rainfall, why do I need to conserve?" The answer has multiple reasons, but to provide a better understanding, the following information includes the most important facts to remember.

March 23, 2018 | | Government


City to replace failing radio system

The Turlock police and fire departments are facing the very real possibility that the radio system that keeps the public safety operations running could have a complete failure at any moment.

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Mayoral race heats up: Bublak vying to unseat Soiseth

There is now a three-way race for the Turlock Mayoral seat, as Council member Amy Bublak announced Friday that she is challenging Gary Soiseth in the November election.

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon visited Stanislaus State Tuesday to talk about his campaign to replace Senator Dianne Feinstein this fall.

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start preparing your irrigation system for the warmer months ahead. Regular maintenance is one most effective ways to reduce wasted water, pollution from run-off, and over-irrigation, as well as improve plant health by directing water where it can be best utilized by the landscape.

March 16, 2018 | | Government


Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican challenger against incumbent Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock).

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an emergency request to fund a $6 million project to replace Turlock's failing emergency radio system.

March 13, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Go Green Week

The City of Turlock Municipal Services Department will celebrate its annual Go Green Week next week, March 12-16. Go Green Week is the City's primary environmental education campaign and is coordinated each year with participating schools throughout Turlock. Through a partnership involving City staff, teachers, administrators, community organizations and volunteers, students learn about conservation and pollution prevention strategies such as recycling, composting, water conservation and waste reduction.

March 09, 2018 | | Government


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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 ...

April 20, 2018 | | Government


Congressional candidates talk priorities during forum

Whether Republican or Democrat, the six candidates vying to replace Rep. Jeff Denham in Congress all agreed on one thing during a debate this week ...

April 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Annual fire report highlights call volume, new CPR practice

The Turlock Fire Department's annual report was recently released and reflects a steady climb in calls for service, as the department continues to pursue ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham, Soiseth talk water in D.C.

Congressman Jeff Denham is fighting for local control of water, standing up to a federal water grab on the Tuolumne River through the release of ...

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


State legislature candidates vie for open local seats

Over a month has passed since the candidate filing deadline for both the California State Senate and Assembly elections, bringing forward hopefuls vying to replace ...

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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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