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State Water Board contemplates return to state-mandated conservation

The State Water Resources Control Board is slated to consider a proposal next month that could include a return to state-mandated conservation targets as urban water suppliers continue to strive to meet their water savings goals under persistent drought conditions.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Bublak wins Turlock City Council District 4 race

In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.

December 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health of your lawn and plants. With the cooler temperatures, moisture in the air, and amount of rain the area has received there is not a need to have sprinkler systems running.

December 02, 2016 | | Government


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - "the most ambitious target in North America," according to the air board.

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham urges President-Elect Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump this week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Water of the United States," a rule he called both "harmful and flawed."

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election results reported by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID votes to form west Turlock sustainability agency

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to adopt a Joint Powers Agreement in conjunction with 14 other local agencies to begin the process of forming a groundwater sustainability agency for the West Turlock Subbasin.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit system.

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock waste disposal and recycling service information

Turlock Scavenger provides residential solid waste, co-mingled recycling and organic recycling disposal service to City of Turlock customers on a weekly pick-up basis. In order to provide quality service and avoid interruption or penalties, it is important customers properly follow service guidelines and protocol. The following information provides guidance on proper disposal procedures.

November 18, 2016 | | Government


California legislators seek to halt bonus repayments

California Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would put a halt to the forced repayments of enlistment bonuses and student loan payments given to some California National Guard soldiers.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock City Council race still a nail-biter

There are only four votes that separate two current Turlock City Council members and their race to see who will represent the City's newly formed District 4 for the next four years.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council adopts new public art policy

In an effort to encourage more public art in Turlock, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Public Art Program on Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

November 11, 2016 | | Government


Public art guidelines to come before City Council

More art could soon be seen around Turlock as the City Council will consider adopting a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines at a special meeting on Tuesday.

November 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New propositions pass in California

California residents voted in favor of Proposition 64 at the polls on Tuesday, meaning that marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the Golden State. But, when do the laws surrounding Proposition 64 and other measures that passed in California go into effect?

November 10, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that ...

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham highlights county commodities in district ag report

A report released by Congressman Jeff Denham Tuesday addressed the agro-economy of California's 10th congressional district and recommendations following a roundtable discussion he hosted ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area ...

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the ...

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora’s first bill aims to jumpstart fire careers of underserved youth

Assemblyman Heath Flora returned to a familiar setting Friday morning to discuss his first bill as California's 12th District representative, sitting down with the ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor’s Award winners hope to ‘bridge the gap’ between university, downtown

Two Stanislaus State students have been named the recipients of the second annual Mayor's Public Policy Award for their research project titled, "Bridge the ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement ...

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two ...

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County CEO announces retirement

After a nearly 30-year long career with Stanislaus County, three of which in the role of chief executive officer, Stan Risen informed the Board of ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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