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Voters approve Westport Fire tax measure

Voters in the Westport Fire Protection District overwhelmingly passed Measure J in September to raise taxes to support firefighting efforts in the rural northwest of Turlock.

October 11, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Government


Winter is approaching; time to shut of your sprinklers

Shorter days, cooler temperatures and plant dormancy, all signal decreased needs for water. To avoid damage from freezing, shut off your system before cold temperatures arrive. Watch the weather and the long-term forecasts to know when the time is right to shut down your irrigation system. Most years, you'll want to turn it off by Halloween.

October 07, 2016 | | Government


Council to consider awarding contract to fix Monte Vista railroad crossing

The bumpy ride drivers are experiencing when crossing the railroad tracks at Monte Vista Avenue could soon be smoother as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday awarding a bid to fix the transition area from road to tracks.

October 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock family entertainment center set to open next year

By this time next year, Turlockers could potentially be welcoming a new entertainment center to town.

October 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Council candidates address campaign finance, budget and farmers' market decision at public forum

Turlock City Council candidates vying for seats in Districts 2 and 4 in the city's first ever by-district election were asked on Wednesday to give their viewpoints on a number of issues - some that have recently divided the current council and the residents of Turlock - during a forum hosted by the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters.

October 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


California dairy industry voices concerns about new climate change law

California dairy farmers are claiming that a strict climate change law known as the Super Pollutant Reduction Act, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month, will devastate the industry and force many more dairies throughout the state to close their doors.

October 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Winter is approaching, time to adjust watering schedules

Fall is here and temperatures are dropping! With the change in season comes a new watering schedule. The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to only one day per week, with even numbered addresses watering on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses watering on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

September 30, 2016 | | Government


City Council, Parks and Arts Commission review new public art guidelines

The Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission are working together to bring more public art to town after reviewing a proposed public art policy and set of guidelines at a joint meeting Tuesday.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Local water leaders: State Water Board proposal is an “insult to our intelligence”

Tensions were high at the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday morning as local water representatives clashed with State Water Resources Control Board officials during a discussion on the latter's proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New state law helps draw doctors to the Valley

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week will make it easier to attract and retain more doctors at health centers throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines during a special meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators deliver over 3,000 petitions to State Water Board

Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) delivered 3,100 petitions to the State Water Resources Control Board this week, proclaiming their firm opposition to a recent proposal to allocate 40 percent of water along the Tuolumne River for the benefit of fish and wildlife in the Delta.

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New housing subdivision coming to Keyes

Keyes may soon be home to new neighborhoods, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission approved applications at their Thursday meeting to build two subdivisions near Norma Way.

September 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham introduces new water infrastructure bill

Congressman Jeff Denham introduced the New WATER Act Thursday in hopes of authorizing a pilot project that would provide long-term, low-cost financing for water resources infrastructure in reclamation states.

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health ...

December 02, 2016 | | Government


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 ...

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham urges President-Elect Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump this week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's ...

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election ...

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID votes to form west Turlock sustainability agency

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to adopt a Joint Powers Agreement in conjunction with 14 other local agencies to begin the ...

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit ...

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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