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Marketing firm seeks Turlock’s DNA

North Star Destination Strategies will soon embark on a mission to uncover Turlock's "unique DNA" as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday with the Nashville, Tennessee company to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the City.

April 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Manager announces retirement

Just over a year after returning to the City of Turlock, City Manager Gary Hampton announced Tuesday that he will be retiring in August.

April 11, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congressional Art Competition seeks submissions

A piece of art is always a stunning sight no matter where it's hung, but local high school students now have the opportunity to see their masterpieces displayed in one of the most prestigious locations in the country thanks to California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City Hall opens its doors to refugees

Four months ago, Abdul Rahim Saeedi arrived in Turlock with his family as refugees from Afghanistan, fleeing the war-town Middle East. Saeedi, a former strategy planning advisor, fled his home country and came to the United States in search of opportunities for his children, and as he watched his daughter sit behind the desk of the Mayor's office during Saturday's Refugee Civics Day at City Hall, his heart swelled with pride.

April 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | 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.

April 07, 2017 | | Government


Governor: ‘Drought emergency is over’

After five years of historically dry conditions that have devastated communities, agricultural production and the environmental habitats of fish and other animals up and down the state, Governor Jerry Brown finally announced the end of the drought on Friday - for most of California.

April 07, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Cannella’s vote proves key in passing transportation plan

The California Legislature voted Thursday night to pass Governor Jerry Brown's $52 billion transportation plan, Senate Bill 1, and local Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) served as the pivotal vote in the State Senate for the package, a comprehensive measure that will upgrade highways, local roads and rail throughout the state over the next 10 years.

April 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County services move to Stanislaus Veterans Center

As of Monday, several Stanislaus County services opened their doors in a new location in Northeast Modesto, joining together at the recently established Stanislaus Veterans Center.

April 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


State Water Board looks to make water conservation practices permanent

A new plan by the State Water Resources Control Board is in the works to permanently prohibit wasteful practices such as hosing off sidewalks and driveways, overwatering or watering lawns during or within two days of a rainstorm to help California prepare for longer and intensified droughts caused by climate change.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Businesses required to have recycling and organic waste recycling programs

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

March 31, 2017 | | Government


Merced County honors violent crime victims

The Merced County District Attorney's office will be recognizing the upcoming Victims' Rights Week with featured speaker Marylene Riley, who lost both of her sons to violence in Merced County.

March 31, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council rejects sports facilities study, calls for more cost-effective plan

The Turlock City Council took a step towards determining the city's future recreation facility needs Tuesday, receiving results from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess opinions regarding which facilities are needed in Turlock.

March 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Community members voice issues with bus changes

The lack of a bus stop in front of the Turlock Library continues to be a major point of contention with residents of Turlock as the issue was brought up multiple times during a public meeting held Thursday to discuss the city's transit system.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Old Glory gets new life in Turlock

The City of Turlock will put its patriotism on display in 2017, as the City Council adopted the 1,000 Flag Initiative on Tuesday, which aims to encourage residents and businesses to fly the Stars and Stripes.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Advocates plea for implementation of Laura’s Law

Community members, local health physicians, police officers and family members of those who have been affected by mental illness were in attendance this week at local informational meetings on Laura's Law, the legislation which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment of people with serious mental disorders and learning about the steps that are being taken to implement it here in Stanislaus County.

March 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Doctor reimbursements, FFA funding included in approved state budget

California lawmakers gave final approval last week to a $183.2 billion state budget, which increases spending for public schools, healthcare and roads throughout the ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Online conservation course for water wasting violations, excessive use penalties

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting or for excessive use can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the first ...

June 16, 2017 | | Government


Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs

For years, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has followed the tradition of presenting an inspirational quote along with the final budget proposal to ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Students help advance legislation to create official state nuts

Californians may be familiar with several of the state's official symbols, such as the state bird (the California quail), the state flower (the California ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Bill to change California fishing licenses applauded by locals

Fishing enthusiasts around the state may soon have reason to celebrate, as a widely-criticized law is set to be scrapped following the passage of a ...

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Hundreds of Turlockers assessed with water waster penalty

Over 600 Turlock families received a financial reminder this month that the City of Turlock is taking its water conservation efforts seriously.

June 13, 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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