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Turlock may raise solid waste fees

Monthly solid waste user fees could be increased for the first time in 12 years, following Turlock City Council's unanimous decision on Tuesday to schedule a public rate hearing for October 13.

July 29, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New online tool helps with weight management

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Institutes of Health partnered to add the NIH Body Weight Planner to USDA's SuperTracker online tool as a goal-setting resource to help people achieve and stay at a healthy weight. Created in 2011, the SuperTracker tool empowers people to build a healthier diet, manage weight, and reduce risk of chronic disease. Users can determine what and how much to eat; track foods, physical activities, and weight; and personalize with goal setting, virtual coaching, and journaling. With science-based technology drawing on years of research, the Body Weight Planner will enable SuperTracker's ...

July 29, 2015 | | Government


Grant will help workers displaced by drought

The Department of Labor is allocating millions of dollars to California to put workers forced into unemployment because of the ongoing drought back to work, albeit in temporary positions.

July 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Tuolumne River water sales agreement approved for regional project

A regional solution to the need for drinking water is one step closer to reality as the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority voted Thursday morning to accept a water sales agreement with the Turlock Irrigation District.

July 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Hughson raises water rates

Residents of Hughson will soon be paying $22.81 more a month for water, after the Hughson City Council voted to move forward with a rate increase beginning Aug. 1.

July 23, 2015 | | Government


Election season begins for local races

There are quite a number of seats up for election in local school districts, community service districts and municipal advisory councils this November - along with two Turlock Irrigation District Board of Director positions.

July 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 4-story apartment complex near university

The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved amending the City's General Plan Thursday night to permit the construction of three four-story buildings roughly 50 feet in height to house student apartments, which will be the highest buildings in Turlock.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


SRWA postpones vote on water agreement with TID for a week

It may be another week before the terms of a water agreement between the Turlock Irrigation District and the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority are finalized, a project that has been roughly 30 years in the making.

July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council to take steps towards regional water agreement

As part of the negotiations with the Turlock Irrigation District for a drinking water supply, the Turlock City Council will vote on Tuesday to affirm the City's commitment to provide TID with 2,000 acre feet of recycled water per year on behalf of the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Electronic skateboards could soon be legal in California

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) aimed at legalizing the use of electronic skateboards will come before Gov. Jerry Brown in upcoming weeks after Assembly Bill 604 passed the Senate on July 9.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson Mayor booted as LAFCO representative

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will no longer represent the mayors of the Stanislaus County at the Local Agency Formation Commission after the mayors voted 4-5 to expel him from his position at the City Selection Committee meeting on July 8 in Newman.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly Republicans publicly condemn Donald Trump

In the wake of remarks made by American tycoon Donald Trump regarding illegal immigrants, the California Assembly Republican Caucus issued a public statement condemning the business magnate.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors to determine Beekman's role on LAFCO

The mayors of the Stanislaus County City Selection Committee will convene today to determine if Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to represent them on the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO.

July 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

Although the recent rains have prevented the necessity for turning on the sprinklers, warmer weather is approaching and it is important to prepare irrigation systems ...

March 24, 2017 | | Government


Mayor highlights city success in annual address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth used his annual State of the City address on Wednesday to look back on the promises he made in 2016 - regarding ...

March 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham to answer questions at upcoming town hall

Cries from District 10 constituents for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a town hall meeting have been answered. The Republican representative will be joined by ...

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. It is important to remember not to ...

March 17, 2017 | | Government


Community meetings set to discuss Laura’s Law

Stanislaus County residents are invited to learn more about Laura's Law and voice any concerns or questions they may have about the provision of ...

March 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor to give annual State of the City address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth will give his third State of the City address at an early morning public event scheduled for March 22 in front ...

March 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


2016 year of growth for Turlock Fire Department

The previous year has been one of reorganization and expansion for the Turlock Fire Department, according to the annual report submitted to the Turlock City ...

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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