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Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday adopting new Special Event Application and Permit Fees.

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it. To the handful of Turlock High, Dutcher Middle School and Crowell Elementary students riding the Bus Line Service of Turlock's A-line it was just another morning on the bus . To the Mayor, however, it was an eye-opening experience of the benefits and issues with Turlock's current transit system.

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly Water Committee passes legislation to help create water storage

The Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife committee passed Assembly Bill 2551 on Tuesday, authored by Assembly members James Gallagher (R- Plumas Lake), Kristin Olsen (R- Riverbank), and Rudy Salas (D- Bakersfield).

April 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


New landscape watering hours in effect June 1

The City's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesday and Sunday. Residents with an even address may water on Tuesday and Saturday. Watering is prohibited between the hours of 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. on weekdays and between noon and midnight on the weekends.

April 15, 2016 | | Government


Parks Commission evaluates event funding requests

The Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission considered funding requests from organizations wishing to receive funds from the 2016-2017 Community Events and Activities Grant for their events scheduled throughout the next year. Each organization gave a five minute presentation at the PARC meeting Wednesday, highlighting statistics including how their event did last year, revenue produced and out-of-town visitors the event generated.

April 14, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


City's goal of attaining reliable drinking water closer to reality

The City of Turlock is one step closer to securing an alternative source of drinking water after the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority awarded a $2 million contract on Wednesday to West Yost Associates to develop the Regional Surface Water Supply Project.

April 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Electronic fare boxes coming to Turlock transit in May

The City of Turlock is moving forward with plans to improve bus service in town, with electronic fare boxes the next step in making riding the bus that much easier for local citizens.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Church, Cooper Avenue neighbors to talk out issues on street abandonment

The Turlock City Council decided to hold off on abandoning the section of Cooper Avenue that sits between two Sacred Heart school campuses so that the City could facilitate a discussion between the church and its neighbors and try to come to a compromise that both parties could live with.

April 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


April named DMV/Donate Life Month

A bill co-authored by Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) to recognize April as Department of Motor Vehicles/Donate Life Month in California was passed by the legislature Tuesday.

April 12, 2016 | | Government


Home Water Survey Kit helps residents identify ways to save water

The City of Turlock offers a free Home Water Survey Kit for residents to help them assess water use at home. The kits are a useful tool to help customers see how efficient they are with their water use as well as identify areas for improvement.

April 08, 2016 | | Government


Planning passes on electronic message boards

The Turlock Planning Commission decided to table discussion on creating an electronic message board ordinance due to the myriad of issues a possible ordinance would have to address.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider issues with Cooper Avenue abandonment

Sacred Heart School administrators, staff and parents erupted in applause following the Turlock City Council's unanimous decision in March to move forward with the abandonment process for Cooper Avenue, however, City staff is requesting the Council postpone any further action until public safety concerns raised by neighbors can be addressed by new City Manager Gary Hampton.

April 08, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham honors area students

Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) honored 22 students from high schools across the Central Valley on Tuesday night at his annual Congressional Merit Awards ceremony.

April 07, 2016 | | Government


Planning Commission to consider electronic billboard ordinance

Those traveling on Golden State Boulevard near Fulkerth Road know that the Stanislaus County Fair is gearing up for its 2016 run because of the bright-colored messages that flash on the electronic billboard located on the southeast corner of the state-owned property. Currently the fairgrounds' sign is the only electronic message board in Turlock, but that could soon change.

April 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

Although the recent rains have prevented the necessity for turning on the sprinklers, warmer weather is approaching and it is important to prepare irrigation systems accordingly. A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead is 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 landscape.

April 01, 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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