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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

City seeks public input on updated sign ordinance

For the past several years, the City of Turlock has been working on updating its sign ordinance, which was originally adopted in 1944. On Thursday, the public will be able to weigh in on the final draft of the ordinance before the Turlock Planning Commission sends it to the City Council for adoption.

September 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Dreamers in limbo as Trump halts DACA program

Stanislaus State student Luis Fernando Montejano is just like every other Warrior on campus – he attends classes, working toward his bachelor's degree in Political Science, is active in his fraternity, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and one day hopes to graduate from the university, attend law school and pursue a career in politics.

September 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Denham focuses on Dreamers as DACA decision looms

Congressman Jeff Denham has added his name to the growing list of Republicans urging President Donald Trump to keep the Obama-era program that protects "Dreamers" intact, as the President's decision on whether or not to continue allowing young people who came here illegally as children to remain in the United States approaches.

September 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

New report identifies rail’s strategic role in California

Caltrans has released "Rail and the California Economy," a research report investigating how the state's vast passenger and freight rail system contributes to California's economy, as well as an overview of opportunities for rail to address the state's needs and challenges in the future.

September 01, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Madueño, Zwahlen commit to Congressional race

Two more Central Valley natives have officially announced their candidacies for California's 10th Congressional District: former Riverbank mayor, small business owner and Stanislaus State alumna Virginia Madueño, and Modesto School Board member and emergency room nurse Sue Zwahlen.

August 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Mandatory commercial and organics recycling required for many businesses in Turlock

Businesses in Turlock who generate four cubic yards of waste per week, are required to have both a recycling and organics recycling program to separate and properly dispose of such materials. Businesses who 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 25, 2017 | | Government

Another candidate joins race to become top prosecutor in county

The bid to lead Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office recently became a three-way race as a longtime prosecutor announced his intention to run for the position.

August 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Construction continues at Turlock Transit Center

The Turlock Regional Transit Center is starting to shape up as crews are currently working on Phase 2 of the project that will see the construction of a 6,092 square-foot building, three shade structures and a larger parking lot at the City's current bus depot.

August 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Healthy Soils Program accepting applicants

California is the nation's leading agricultural production state when it comes to value and crop diversity, and in order to keep that title, maintaining healthy soils throughout the state's farm and ranchlands is vital. The Healthy Soils Program is accepting applications now and aims to promote the development of such soils, reducing greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of benefits to the local community.

August 25, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Student, parent and teacher tips for a sustainable school year


August 18, 2017 | | Government

City Council adopts fee increases for Planning, Parks and Rec

It now costs more to rent a sports field or a covered picnic area at one of Turlock's many parks, as well as file for conditional use permits, zoning variances or change a street name in the City of Turlock, following the City Council's adoption of fee increases for a number of City services.

August 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Even with a wet winter, conservation is still important

It's easy to think about conserving water when our streams are visibly parched and the word "drought" meets us at every turn – but what ...

March 23, 2018 | | Government

City to replace failing radio system

The Turlock police and fire departments are facing the very real possibility that the radio system that keeps the public safety operations running could have ...

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Mayoral race heats up: Bublak vying to unseat Soiseth

There is now a three-way race for the Turlock Mayoral seat, as Council member Amy Bublak announced Friday that she is challenging Gary Soiseth in ...

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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

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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