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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 Threat to Destroy California Citrus" on Tuesday the State Capitol.

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 use outside the home.

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 Turlock recycled wastewater for the next 40 years.

May 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor signs ADA reform legislation

One of the main goals of the bipartisan San Joaquin Valley Caucus was achieved Tuesday when Governor Jerry Brown announced that he signed SB269, giving businesses more time for Americans with Disabilities Act fixes.

May 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City adopts new street tree list

For almost a year, the City of Turlock has been tackling the issue of the many broken sidewalks and overgrown and diseased trees that have become hazards for Turlock's residents. The Street Tree and Sidewalk ad hoc committee finished its work on Tuesday, by presenting a revised Street Tree Theme and Map that addresses some of the issues that arise with different tree varieties.

May 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to tackle campaign finance during series of special meetings

As Turlock gears up for its first-ever by-district City Council election in November, the current City Council will address the issue of campaign finance regulations through a series of special meetings in June.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Governor extends water conservation mandates

Despite the fact that Turlockers had to don galoshes and rain coats last week - a rarity for May in the Central Valley - make no mistake, the drought isn't over.

May 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


May is Water Awareness Month

Water Awareness Month began during California's drought from 1987-1992. It was developed by the State Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate the public on the importance of efficient water use and conservation efforts.

May 06, 2016 | | Government


Council to consider valet parking in downtown Turlock

Turlock may soon join popular tourist areas like Santa Monica and Manhattan Beach in offering valet parking service in the heart of the booming downtown area. The Turlock City Council is expected to consider on Tuesday a one-year pilot project that would allow a third-party contractor to provide valet parking service from the corner of Broadway and Main Street.

May 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Congressional candidates address water, climate change at open forum

In an open candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, three of the four candidates running to serve the 10th Congressional District of the House of Representatives answered questions from the public Wednesday night, touching on topics including climate change, gun control, Social Security and terrorism.

May 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Be aware of crossover voting in Presidential Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan, is urging local residents to make sure they will be able to vote for the Presidential Primary candidate of their choosing come June 7.

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address may water on Tuesdays and Saturdays. 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 29, 2016 | | Government


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City has seen a spike in organizations wanting to hold events in Turlock.

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress of the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study, but because of low attendance from the PARC, the update was given to PARC Chair Brent Bohlender and present community members.

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left out two that are alcohol-themed and promised an alternative funding option for the annual fireworks show.

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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Doctor reimbursements, FFA funding included in approved state budget

California lawmakers gave final approval last week to a $183.2 billion state budget, which increases spending for public schools, healthcare and roads throughout the ...

June 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Online conservation course for water wasting violations, excessive use penalties

Residents receiving a penalty fine for water wasting or for excessive use can elect to take an online water conservation course to waive the first ...

June 16, 2017 | | Government


Proposed county budget includes over $30 million for road repairs

For years, Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen has followed the tradition of presenting an inspirational quote along with the final budget proposal to ...

June 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Students help advance legislation to create official state nuts

Californians may be familiar with several of the state's official symbols, such as the state bird (the California quail), the state flower (the California ...

June 15, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Bill to change California fishing licenses applauded by locals

Fishing enthusiasts around the state may soon have reason to celebrate, as a widely-criticized law is set to be scrapped following the passage of a ...

June 13, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Hundreds of Turlockers assessed with water waster penalty

Over 600 Turlock families received a financial reminder this month that the City of Turlock is taking its water conservation efforts seriously.

June 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | 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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