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Ag could see impact of steel, aluminum tariffs

Newly-enacted U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel imports have several nations warning of an all-out trade war, and locally, the Central Valley's agricultural exports could take a hit.

March 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Sheriff candidate Tom Letras drops out of race

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras has opted to end his candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff, according to a letter he posted on his campaign's Facebook page.

March 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Soiseth talks campaign, inclusivity at Stan State

Mayor Gary Soiseth visited Stanislaus State Tuesday evening for a special "One on One with the Mayor," where he shared his campaign priorities and handled a myriad of questions from students.

March 08, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Cox moves campaign to 21st District

Democratic Congressional hopeful TJ Cox has had his eyes set on District 10 Republican incumbent Jeff Denham's seat since he announced his candidacy last summer, but Tuesday the Central Valley businessman revealed he will instead be running for Congress in the 21st District.

March 06, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


City to spend over $107K on cleanup of burned out church

The demolition and cleanup of the former site of EQUIP Church on Columbia Street is costing the City of Turlock almost $10,000 more than planned- an expense that Council member Amy Bublak voted against at the Feb. 27 Council meeting.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock loses City Attorney

The City of Turlock is losing yet another department head, as City Attorney Phaedra Norton announced she will be leaving her position as of March 14 to pursue another employment opportunity.

March 06, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock current watering schedule

The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, and to do their part to conserve our precious resource. Water conservation staff responds to complaints regarding over watering and to educate consumers about water conservation and enforcement.

March 02, 2018 | | Government


Denham driving bipartisan DACA solution

Congressman Jeff Denham has joined a group of over 50 bipartisan members of U.S. Congress to sponsor a bill that protects DACA recipients from deportation while implementing new border security measures.

February 27, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead a significant amount of precious water can be lost to runoff, evaporation and deep watering below the root zone. Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to reduce wasted water, reduce pollution from run-off and over-irrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the plants, trees and turf.

February 23, 2018 | | Government


Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the state.

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Three want to be sheriff

Sheriff Adam Christianson announced last year that he will not seek re-election, an action which has since attracted the candidacies of three. The sheriff, however, has thrown his support behind Jeffrey Dirkse, a lieutenant with the Sheriff's Department.

February 22, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res. 741 facilitates the safe return of displaced peoples, helps assist victims of ISIS genocide rebuild their lives and supports the establishment of a self-governing province in the Nineveh Plain.

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that seeks to keep previously-convicted criminals from becoming licensed caregivers, and another that could allow concealed weapons on private school campuses.

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


County reacts with glee at new public safety facility

Mitchell Gruber was pleased to take a tour of the new Re-Entry and Enhanced Alternatives to Custody Training Center, just as he was equally pleased to leave it of his own free will.

February 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Leaf pick-up program has ended

The City of Turlock's annual leaf pickup program ended Feb. 9. Leaves should no longer be placed in the street and should be disposed of in the green cart provided by Turlock Scavenger.

February 09, 2018 | | Government


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Council approves hiring additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday (with Council member Amy Bublak dissenting and Matthew Jacob absent) to hire additional police officers, while putting ...

April 24, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Defense plans to discredit witnesses in Carson case

The trial in the death of 26-year-old Korey Kauffman has gotten underway in Stanislaus County Superior Court, with defense attorney Frank Carson and brothers Baljit ...

April 24, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 20, 2018 | | Government


Congressional candidates talk priorities during forum

Whether Republican or Democrat, the six candidates vying to replace Rep. Jeff Denham in Congress all agreed on one thing during a debate this week ...

April 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Annual fire report highlights call volume, new CPR practice

The Turlock Fire Department's annual report was recently released and reflects a steady climb in calls for service, as the department continues to pursue ...

April 17, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham, Soiseth talk water in D.C.

Congressman Jeff Denham is fighting for local control of water, standing up to a federal water grab on the Tuolumne River through the release of ...

April 17, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


State legislature candidates vie for open local seats

Over a month has passed since the candidate filing deadline for both the California State Senate and Assembly elections, bringing forward hopefuls vying to replace ...

April 17, 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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