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Proposed county budget includes 5.2% increase in General Fund

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to thank "all of the dedicated leaders and employees of this organization who regularly display that commitment to our vision of being 'a county that is respected for its service in the community and is known as the best in America.'"

June 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bill looks to provide more funding for California’s fairs

After years of receiving little funding from the state, fairs throughout California may soon have an abundance of income thanks to legislation introduced by Assembly member Adam Gray which was overwhelmingly approved by the State Assembly on Wednesday.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Groundwater Basin Association seeks public input

Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in Turlock and surrounding communities is well under way, and the Turlock Groundwater Basin Association hosted two workshops Wednesday to update local community members about the process and how much progress has been made.

June 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


House passes Denham veterans bill

During his time as both Commander of the Turlock American Legion and Vice Commander of the city's Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Wardee "Gunner" Bruce has become all too familiar with the struggles that most veterans in the area face when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, like contradicting directions on how to receive discharge documents or long wait times to hear back about benefit claims.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect

City of Turlock customers who use more than 40,000 gallons of water in any month will be issued an Excessive Water Use Penalty of $25. Those who are issued a first penalty will have the opportunity to have the fee waived by completing an online water conservation course. Customers have the right to appeal to the Municipal Services Director within 15 calendar days from the due date of the utility bill on which the excessive water use penalty was assessed.

May 26, 2017 | | Government


City increases funding to help homeowners’ pay for sidewalk repairs

Walking around Turlock has been a bumpy prospect in years past, but it's getting smoother as the City of Turlock works with homeowners to get cracked and crumbling sidewalks repaired.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community input helps chart future of Turlock’s economic development

A small group of Turlock residents gathered Wednesday at City Hall to offer their input on the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which is currently being updated.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Don Pedro relicensing, La Grange licensing nearing completion

The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts held a special, joint meeting Tuesday to receive a brief update on the relicensing of Don Pedro and the licensing for La Grange, which are both expected to enter final stages by September of this year.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State will continue to fund FFA, other CTE programs

Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal that would cut funding to Career Technical Education programs at high schools throughout the state garnered cries of outrage from instructors and students involved in the affected programs. Those cries were heard by the governor. As a result, it was announced Friday that state funding for CTE programs like Future Farmers of America will remain.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock watering schedule

The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible, and to do their part to conserve our precious resource. Water conservation staff responds to complaints regarding over watering and to educate consumers about water conservation and enforcement.

May 19, 2017 | | Government


Planning approves additional 60 beds at student housing complex

Not only will prospective Stanislaus State students have an abundance of rooms to choose from this summer at the nearly-completed student apartment complex, The Vista, but they will also be able to live there at a much more affordable price thanks to the City of Turlock Planning Commission's decision Thursday evening to approve a new amendment to the development's plan.

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Economic development focus of community meeting

The City of Turlock is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan and is asking the public to weigh-in at an upcoming community meeting.

May 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council takes ‘fiscally prudent’ stance on budgets

The Turlock City Council directed City Manager Gary Hampton on Tuesday to move forward with a "baseline" budget proposal for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that will not address any of the staffing shortfalls presented by City department heads at the previous budget workshop.

May 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves ‘compromise’ plan for West Main Street

The Turlock City Council approved a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street on Tuesday that will save most of the trees on the north side of the historic thoroughfare, while preserving street parking on both sides of the roadway.

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Proposed state budget takes aim at FFA and other career programs

A proposed budget put forth by California Governor Jerry Brown has instructors and students involved in Career Technical Education programs worried.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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How to check for water leaks and identify the location

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. If you think you may have a leak, follow the steps ...

July 21, 2017 | | Government


Local legislators split on cap-and-trade

California has emerged as a global leader in the fight against climate change, and on Monday its signature cap-and-trade program, meant to reduce greenhouse emissions ...

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on ...

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing ...

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | 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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