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Local cities fall short in September water saving goals

As California continues to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent conservation mandate, the City of Turlock continues to be unsuccessful in meeting its own 32 percent requirement with a 26.3 percent overall water use reduction in September.

November 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Planning Commissioners consider changes to utility, sign ordinances

The Planning Commission is often tasked with finding the right balance between creating a business-friendly City and what's in the best interest of the community as a whole. On Thursday, the commissioners considered changes to two City Zoning Ordinances that could impact incoming developments and existing businesses and the overall aesthetics of the city- utility undergrounding and sign standards.

November 05, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Voters elect three DUSD trustees, TID director

It didn't take long after receiving news of her re-election to the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees for incumbent Kathi Dunham-Filson to know exactly what she wanted to accomplish during her next term.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Water wasting violations

In response to the ongoing drought, the State of California passed a number of regulations that must be implemented by local urban water agencies, including the City of Turlock. Perhaps the most well-known is the requirement to reduce water use in Turlock by 32 percent over 2013 levels. Did you know that the City is also mandated to report its water conservation-related enforcement actions to the State on a monthly basis?

October 30, 2015 | | Government


Public gets involved in Groundwater Act implementation

A group of Turlock Subbasin stakeholders gathered at the first Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Workshop on Thursday to learn more about the requirements of the historic legislation and more importantly how they can assume an active role in its local implementation.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council approves second city service rate hike

Residents of Turlock will be paying 7 percent more for water come Jan. 1, 2016, as the Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the third of six rate increases introduced in July 2014.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Looking ahead key to success, says speakers at Economic Trends Breakfast

Anticipating change was the theme of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's Economic Trends Breakfast held Wednesday at the Turlock Country Club.

October 29, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Committee renews focus on public art

Love her or hate her, the bronze and ceramic statue representation of the Amazon queen Califia has become an iconic figure for downtown Turlock. A special committee chose the 14-foot fountain statue to be the public art piece to cap off the downtown renovation. Although the process of selecting the location, artist and work was daunting at times, according to former City Arts Facilitator and current Director of the Carnegie Arts Center Lisa McDermott, public art is worth the hassle.

October 23, 2015 | BY KRISTINA HACKER AND NATALIE WINTERS | Government


Water rates set to increase in January

The City Council will consider on Tuesday affirming a January 2016 water rate increase of 7 percent, the third of six increases approved in March 2014.

October 23, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Regional Transportation Improvement Program up for public review

The Stanislaus Council of Governments will hold a public hearing next week on the 2016 transportation plan the agency is required to submit to the California Transportation Commission.

October 15, 2015 | | Government


Historic War Memorial Cannon finds new home in Central Park

There is not a more appropriate day of the year than Veterans' Day for the rededication ceremony of the War Memorial Cannon that the City of Turlock has occupied for over half a decade.

October 15, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


City manager announces retirement

Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden announced Wednesday that after more than six years of running the City of Turlock and more than 40 years of public service, he plans to retire by the end of the year.

October 15, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves garbage rate hike

The Turlock City Council approved an increase in solid waste fees Tuesday night, after the City failed to receive the required 9,119 formal protests needed to prevent the fee hike from moving forward.

October 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor signs electronic skateboard bill into law

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) to allow the use of electronic skateboards was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown Sunday.

October 13, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase. The last approved solid waste increase was in May 2003.

October 09, 2015 | | Government


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Water conservation tips for the winter

It is a lot more difficult to stay motivated with water conservation efforts when it is raining outside. Even if your sprinklers are turned off ...

January 13, 2017 | | Government


Governor’s proposed budget takes 'positive step' for education

Educators throughout California applauded Governor Jerry Brown's proposed state budget for 2017-18, which was unveiled Tuesday to include an increase in education funding and ...

January 13, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Turlock adopts excessive water use penalty

Residents of the City of Turlock who use more than 40,000 gallons of water a month can expect to pay a $25 excessive water ...

January 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council prohibits commercial cannabis activities, deliveries in City of Turlock

Under the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, the State of California is scheduled to start issuing commercial licenses to sell marijuana by Jan. 1, 2018 ...

January 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham welcomes Turlock Bronze Star recipient as Wounded Warrior fellow

Congressman Jeff Denham has long been an advocate of programs that support veterans and he is continuing this tradition with the addition of a Turlock ...

January 10, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Governor bolsters Rainy Day Fund in proposed budget

Apropos to the rainy weather in Turlock this week, California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday proposed a state budget which will increase California's Rainy ...

January 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive methods of dealing with storm related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

January 06, 2017 | | Government


Council to consider unlimited bussing agreement with Stanislaus State

An agreement between Stanislaus State and the City of Turlock could potentially kick off with a year's worth of free bus passes for students ...

January 06, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Excessive use penalty could hit City water wasters

Turlock water wasters may soon be paying for their lack of conservation efforts by way of a monthly penalty fee on their water bills. The ...

January 06, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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