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Rain rain don’t go away, water our yards a few more days

California has received some well-deserved rain the last few weeks. However, it is far from being enough to pull the sunshine state out of the drought it has suffered from for over four years. Although, it is enough to keep our sprinkler systems off for a while longer.

March 11, 2016 | | Government


Council to choose farmers market operator at special Tuesday meeting

There's only one action item on the agenda for Tuesday's special Turlock City Council meeting - selecting an operator to manage a certified farmers market in downtown Turlock - but that doesn't mean it will be an early night for Mayor Gary Soiseth and Turlock's four council members. The last time the Council convened to discuss the farmers' market Request for Proposals process, the meeting lasted over four hours - and that was on a Saturday.

March 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock students win Congressional art contest

Students from across the 10th Congressional District were invited to submit original artwork for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition and two Turlock students had their pieces chosen for the top three.

March 10, 2016 | BY CANDY PADILLA Turlock Journal | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. With spring showers around the corner it is important to not fertilize, spray herbicides, or pesticides if rain is expected within 48 hours of application. Sweep up excess fertilizer on the sidewalk, driveway, and roadway to ensure it does not enter the storm drain.

March 04, 2016 | | Government


Olsen, Cannella call for 'public ballot' option for presidential primaries

Local legislators are working to bring a nonpartisan presidential ballot that lists all qualified candidates to voters in California.

March 04, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Commission approves new animal testing facility in Turlock

Turlock Planning Commissioner Nick Hackler had to remind his fellow members to consider a new animal research laboratory proposal strictly as a land issue and not an emotional one before they ultimately voted to approve the project on Thursday evening with a 4-1 vote.

March 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


UC Merced heroes lauded at State Assembly

Four individuals who took action to stop a suspect as he went on a stabbing rampage on the UC Merced campus were recognized with a standing ovation on the floor of the California State Assembly.

March 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council unanimously approves moving forward with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause Tuesday night, following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue.

March 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham proposes bill to protect endangered fish species

Congressman Jeff Denham is hoping to safeguard threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead by removing a known predator fish from mandatory protection measures with the Save Our Salmon Act of 2016, which he introduced earlier this week.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Water conservation in the workplace

The following are a few water use reduction strategies for commercial, industrial and institutional organizations.

February 26, 2016 | | Government


California fails to meet water savings goal

January marked the first time California urban water suppliers fell short of meeting Gov. Jerry's Brown's 25 percent cumulative water conservation mandate since the emergency regulation went into effect eight months ago.

February 26, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment

The fate of Cooper Avenue will be decided by the Turlock City Council in a special meeting on Tuesday. Sacred Heart Church is hoping the City will abandon the street to allow the church to consolidate its two private school campuses. A group of Cooper Avenue residents, however, see the abandonment request as a loss of public street use that could cause both traffic and emergency vehicle access problems.

February 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor issues city-wide kindness challenge

Mayor Gary Soiseth is hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendlier, stronger and more welcoming community by encouraging residents of all ages to be kind to one another with his newly adopted Million Acts of Kindness campaign, which challenges citizens to complete one million altruistic deeds.

February 23, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Farmers' market application approved by split Council vote

Saturday's marathon four-hour special City Council meeting saw Mayor Gary Soiseth trying to "fix the process" when it comes to the City dealing with competing requests to operate a downtown Turlock farmers' market and the over-capacity crowd in attendance saying over and over again, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it."

February 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Efficient indoor water use tips

In 2015, the average residential water use was 117 gallons per person per day. What can we do to reduce that number? While the main use of water at a residence is outside landscape watering, in this article you will find ideas to reduce water use inside the home.

February 19, 2016 | | Government


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New landscape watering hours begin June 1

Beginning June 1, a new watering schedule will go into effect. The new schedule will prohibit watering between the hours of 9 a.m. and ...

May 20, 2016 | | Government


CDFA adjusts milk-for-cheese pricing formula

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross announced Friday that she would permanently increase the price dairy producers are paid for 4b milk used to make cheese ...

May 20, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Planning approves TC elementary project

Turlock Christian School can now move forward with plans to convert the old MedicAlert offices into an elementary school campus, following the Turlock Planning Commission ...

May 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County sees upswing in voter registration as election nears

More and more local residents are registering to vote, either online or by paper registration form, as the June 7 Presidential Primary Election draws near ...

May 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock’s problem-plagued fire engine to be replaced

A new fire engine is slated to roll into Turlock and it will be replacing one that has left fire fighters stranded out on calls ...

May 17, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Neighbors raise traffic concerns with new Turlock Christian campus

While Turlock Christian School families have been anxiously awaiting the opening of the private school's first stand alone campus, school officials must first convince ...

May 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Senate Ag Committee to hold meeting on citrus bug crisis

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, chaired by Senator Cathleen Galgiani, will hold an informational hearing titled "Crisis in the Golden State: Asian Citrus Psyllid's ...

May 13, 2016 | | Government


Outdoor water conservation tips for uses other than landscape irrigation

When considering outdoor water use, there are many ways to conserve in areas other than just landscape irrigation. Listed below, are suggestions for reducing water ...

May 13, 2016 | | Government


Turlock approves recycled water sales agreement with Del Puerto

The Turlock City Council approved a Water Supply Agreement on Tuesday that will see the Del Puerto Water District paying $175 per acre foot for ...

May 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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