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Flora pulls ahead of Vogel in early election results

It was a sure bet that a Republican would win the state's 12th Assembly District seat, but whether it would be former San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel or public office newcomer Heath Flora was decided Tuesday night as preliminary results were released, showing Flora with an early yet substantial lead.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Californians, legalize marijuana, keep tax on wealthy, and raise cigarette tax

In addition to casting their vote for president, Senate, and local races, California voters were asked to weigh in on 17 different propositions that covered the gamut from plastic bags, the death penalty, and marijuana legalization.

November 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Early results show adoption of Measure L

The county's streets will soon see improvements, as preliminary results showed Measure L surpassing the two-thirds majority vote necessary to pass Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 04, 2016 | | Government


Assembly Republicans call for prioritized spending of Volkswagen settlement

After intentionally violating state emissions rules, Volkswagen recently settled with the State of California to spend nearly $1.2 billion remedying the violation. Now, Assembly Republicans are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to allocate the funds to programs that offer the greatest health benefits to Californians and mitigate the cost of improving the state's transportation infrastructure.

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changing RV parking regulations

The Turlock Planning Commission will review the City's current regulations when it comes to parking recreational vehicles in residential districts on Thursday, and decide whether or not to move forward with possible changes.

November 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department's annual Leaf Pickup Program begins Nov. 7 . Turlock residents are encouraged to use their green waste containers for leaves and garden refuse. However, any leaves that will not fit into the green cart may be placed in the street, 18 inches from the curbside, in loose piles and not bagged. Tree limbs should not be placed in the leaf piles.

October 28, 2016 | | Government


Ag leaders talk water, trade at Denham round table

In an effort to hear the opinions and concerns of local agriculture leaders, Congressman Jeff Denham hosted a round table discussion Friday morning where he was joined by prominent Valley growers and their questions regarding farming issues.

October 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


House Speaker visits Denham's campaign office

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Congressman Jeff Denham's Modesto campaign headquarters on Thursday to give brief remarks on the state of the race for California's 10th Congressional District seat and meet with campaign volunteers.

October 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government


Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's finances come Nov. 8.

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

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.

October 21, 2016 | | Government


Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at their Tuesday meeting.

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar candidates - conservative Republican farmers Heath Flora and Ken Vogel, who had one last chance to win voters over at Wednesday night's candidate forum hosted by The League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County.

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Don Pedro spillway to close in next two to three days

A request to create additional space in Don Pedro Reservoir during what officials are calling the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history ...

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


District constituents frustrated with Denham

Chants of "What do we need? Healthcare!" and "Don't give in to racist fear, immigrants are welcome here!" echoed off the iron bars of ...

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor keeps good on promise to make Turlock kinder place

A year ago, Mayor Gary Soiseth launched Turlock's Million Acts of Kindness campaign, hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendly and ...

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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