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Proposed water rate increases and surface water supply project

The City of Turlock relies entirely on groundwater for its drinking water supply. Unfortunately, the drinking water supply is declining, contaminant levels are increasing, and groundwater quality regulations have become more stringent.

September 29, 2017 | | Government


Local leaders question mayor’s ethics

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth was under fire during Tuesday's City Council meeting when a civil rights leader and a fellow Council member brought up concerns about his leadership.

September 29, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council says ‘Not in Our Community’ to hate-based crime

The Turlock City Council received a standing ovation Tuesday night, following their unanimous vote to adopt a resolution that opposes bigotry, hate-based groups and hate-based crime of all kinds in the community.

September 26, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Supervisors vote to allow commercial cannabis

The number of marijuana dispensaries operating in the unincorporated areas of Stanislaus County currently sits at 14, but that number will soon be cut in half following the Board of Supervisors' approval Tuesday of a conservative strategy to allow the retail sale and cultivation of cannabis within county-governed areas.

September 26, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham honors Korean War veteran from Turlock

As part of his ongoing effort to utilize social media to spotlight and thank veterans for their service, Congressman Jeff Denham's latest Thank-A-Vet Thursday video honors Turlock resident and U.S. Navy Veteran Al Menshew, who served his country during the Korean War.

September 22, 2017 | | Government


Congressional candidates talk healthcare, economy at debate

Democratic candidates vying for a shot to represent California's 10th Congressional District had their first chance to make an impression on voters Wednesday night at the Assyrian American Civic Club in Turlock, where they gathered on stage for their first debate ahead of the June primary election.

September 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock honors active military with banner program

Turlock has always been proud of its military service members, and soon that community support will be highly visible through a new banner program.

September 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham holds Service Academy Information Night

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will host a Service Academy Information Night on Sept. 21 at Gregori High School in Modesto. This event is open to all parents and students in 8th through 12th grades from California's 10th congressional district and will give an overview of the Academy nomination process.

September 15, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City of Turlock’s water conservation programs, services and incentives

The City of Turlock has implemented various tools and resources to assist with water conservation. The following list provides a summary of services available to consumers.

September 15, 2017 | | Government


Democrats to take the stage at first Congressional District debate

The 2018 primary election is still over eight months away, but Democrats vying to represent California's 10th Congressional District are already looking to make their voices heard at their first debate next week.

September 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County budget calls for 7% spending increase

Stanislaus County supervisors are poised to vote on Sept. 19 to approve the final budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year which started on July 1.

September 12, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Turlockers implore Council to condemn hate groups after City papered with white supremacy propaganda

A group of Turlock residents implored the Turlock City Council Tuesday night to take a stand against what one woman called an "atmosphere of fear and intimidation" being created by white supremacy propaganda that has popped up around town.

September 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves new Sign Ordinance

Planning Commission newcomer Jim Reape may have summed it up best about the Commission's vote on Thursday to approve the new Sign Ordinance: "I've never had to get a permit for a sign, but I think I could figure it out now."

September 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Fall is approaching: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season, we see the colors change, daylight savings and the trees shedding their leaves - which may lead to clogged storm drains. Clogged drains lead to polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

September 08, 2017 | | Government


Local legislators part of Valley Voice advocacy trip to D.C.

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth and Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Chair Vito Chiesa will join advocates from all eight San Joaquin Valley counties this week on a "Valley Voice" advocacy trip to Washington D.C.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and ...

December 08, 2017 | | Government


City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | 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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