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Valley’s newest citizens welcomed at naturalization ceremony

In 2010, Turlock resident Orestis Panagopoulous came to America from Greece with a goal in mind – to establish a life here and become a U.S. citizen. Seven years later, he took the final step toward making his wishes reality when he, along with 156 other immigrants, recited the nation's Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony held in Modesto Monday morning.

July 11, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Recycled water fill station can help keep lawns green during summer months

Could your lawn and garden use a little help to stay green? The City of Turlock's recycled water fill station provides free recycled water to local residents to water lawns, gardens and landscaped areas. Turlock's recycled water is also available at a nominal fee for commercial uses such as soil compaction, dust control, cement mixing and landscape irrigation. The fill station is a self-serve drive through system located at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility at 901 S. Walnut Road, and is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 07, 2017 | | Government


More Democrats stepping forward to unseat Denham

Democratic challengers have already lined up to oppose Congressman Jeff Denham in 2018 and several more have recently tossed their hats into the ring, ensuring a contentious path to the primary election as campaigns begin to heat up.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City postpones West Main Project

Following several community meetings regarding a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street, construction on the chosen design has been delayed after the Turlock City Council voted Thursday to reject a bid for the project that would have cost $2 million more than originally estimated.

July 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Economic Plan addresses need for workforce training, industry partnerships

The Turlock City Council accepted an updated Economic Strategic Plan on June 27, the first of a three-pronged approach to make the City of Turlock more attractive to businesses, visitors and new industry.

July 04, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water conservation for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

June 30, 2017 | | Government


Berryhill honors Turlock's United Samaritans Foundation as Nonprofit of the Year

Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Modesto, on Wednesday honored the United Samaritans Foundation as the 8th Senate District's Nonprofit of the Year for 2017.

June 30, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Healthcare, veterans among topics during Denham tele-town hall

Although Congressman Jeff Denham was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday night, he still made time for his constituents by hosting a telephone town hall meeting, answering questions from the residents of District 10 regarding a variety of issues, from healthcare to mailbox theft.

June 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Travel ban decision baffles refugees, advocates

The United States Supreme Court on Monday decided to reinstate a scaled-down version of President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban before it considers the case again in the fall, and the uncertainty around both the ruling and how it will be implemented has left refugees and their local advocates in the dark.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County names new CEO

Longtime Stanislaus County employee Jody Hayes was recently selected as the County's newest Chief Executive Officer by the Board of Supervisors, bringing with him a community-centered focus and a desire to continue the County's longstanding tradition of strong leadership.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


County approves garbage rate increase

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved an increase in solid waste fees Tuesday morning, raising the garbage rate for those in unincorporated areas by just under three percent.

June 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock website offers tools to assist with water conservation

The City's website offers many user-friendly tools and valuable information to help customers with their own conservation efforts at home. Visit www.cityofturlock.org to check out the following list of resources that are available.

June 23, 2017 | | Government


Pitman grad to be honored for artwork in D.C.

Since he was old enough to hold a crayon in his hand, art has been an everyday part of Skye Ocaranza's life. From drawing dinosaurs and creating his own Pokémon at age three to entering his illustrations in the Stanislaus County Fair's annual art exhibits throughout his school career, the recent Pitman High School graduate is no stranger to creating masterful works of art – so masterful, in fact, that a recent piece has earned him a trip to Washington, D.C., as the winner of the Congressional Art Competition for California's 10th District.

June 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Council to consider reducing bus fares for veterans, Dial-A-Ride share discount

Local veterans and active military personnel may soon be paying less for a ride on Turlock Transit, as the Turlock City Council will consider reducing bus fares for those who have served the country. The City of Turlock is also looking to make Dial-A-Ride more affordable for the city's senior citizens and individuals with disabilities who use the curb-to-curb bus service.

June 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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 state while also continuing Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to bolster California's rainy-day fund.

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Community input sought on shuttle bus service

Turlock bus riders may soon have another option to get to popular stops not accessible under the current route system as the City is considering ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County awards program to honor outstanding seniors

The Stanislaus County Area Agency on Aging is once again looking to recognize the community service efforts of local seniors through the Senior Awards program ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor’s budget projects $6.1 billion surplus

Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a $131.7 billion General Fund budget plan for 2018-19 on Wednesday that fills the state's Rainy Day Fund to ...

January 12, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the ...

January 09, 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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