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Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock

For businesses in Turlock that generate four cubic yards of waste per week, it is required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses that have a self-haul program for recyclables must inform the Municipal Services Department by filling out a questionnaire, which is available on the City's website at or at 156 S. Broadway, Ste. 270. To start organics recycling service, businesses should contact Turlock Scavenger at (209) 668-7274.

August 05, 2016 | | Government

Council to consider adopting downtown parking plan

The Turlock City Council will review a comprehensive Downtown Parking Plan on Tuesday and consider adopting the plan's recommendations on improving the parking situation in Turlock's popular downtown area.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

R.A.M. Farms seeks City water service to keep seasonal operations open

R.A.M. Farms is hoping the City of Turlock will agree to extend water service to its N. Daubenberger farm, which is located on county land just outside of the City limits, so that the business can continue to operate its popular seasonal activities - including a pumpkin patch and corn maze in the fall and Christmas tree lot and ice skating rink in the winter.

August 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

June sees decline in water conservation locally, statewide

Residents across the state - and in Turlock - conserved less water in June, during the first month of eased drought restrictions.

August 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Proud to be Americans

Even though he was low-keyed about it, Chad Custodio was thrilled about his newly sworn-in citizenship Tuesday at the Manteca Transit Center.

July 29, 2016 | BY VINCE REMBULAT Turlock Journal | Government

Legislators seek aid for California dairy farmers

In recent years, California's milk production has seen a steady decline causing dairy farm closures as well as dropping milk prices. The continual decrease in one of the state's most productive agricultural commodities has raised concern at the national level.

July 29, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government

Planning Commission to consider changes to municipal code

Christmas tree vendors may soon have more time to provide Turlock residents with holiday cheer, as a three-day extension on Christmas tree sales will be considered by the Planning Commission at their next meeting. The extension is part of an omnibus amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code, which includes amendments to the Zoning Regulations, such as those addressing signs, noise, underground utilities and landscaping.

July 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

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 seals and street sweeping at their next meeting, set for Tuesday.

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 our trees. Trees become dependent on being watered regularly. When watering of trees is completely halted, trees may stress or die.

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 to detect or adjust equipment in order to prevent further water loss.

July 15, 2016 | | Government

Turlock calculates new water conservation standard

Despite the City of Turlock's failure to meet its state-mandated water conservation standard in May, newly-implemented regulations show that the city may in fact be going above and beyond when it comes to saving water.

July 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

County continues emergency drought assistance

It's no secret that for the past several years, California has been hit with one of the worst droughts on record. However; during these troubling times there are some who feel the effects of the crippling conditions harder than others.

July 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government

Hampton continues forward-thinking leadership during second stint as City Manager

This month marks City Manager Gary Hampton's 100-day milestone as head of the City, and even though it's a position he's held before - for four months in 2009 - both Turlock and Hampton are at much different places today than they were seven years ago.

July 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council to review potential roadway projects, funding sources

Turlock City Manager Gary Hampton and City Engineer Mike Pitcock have their work cut out for them over the next three weeks. They have been tasked with finding $100,000 in the City's operational budget that could possibly be reallocated to road repair and present a list of potential road projects the money could be spent on to the Council at their Aug. 9 meeting.

July 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Articles by Section - 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

March 09, 2018 | | Government

Ag could see impact of steel, aluminum tariffs

Newly-enacted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports have several nations warning of an all-out trade war, and locally, the Central Valley's agricultural ...

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Sheriff candidate Tom Letras drops out of race

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras has opted to end his candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff, according to a letter he posted on his ...

March 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Soiseth talks campaign, inclusivity at Stan State

Mayor Gary Soiseth visited Stanislaus State Tuesday evening for a special "One on One with the Mayor," where he shared his campaign priorities and handled ...

March 08, 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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