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Community members voice issues with bus changes

The lack of a bus stop in front of the Turlock Library continues to be a major point of contention with residents of Turlock as the issue was brought up multiple times during a public meeting held Thursday to discuss the city's transit system.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Old Glory gets new life in Turlock

The City of Turlock will put its patriotism on display in 2017, as the City Council adopted the 1,000 Flag Initiative on Tuesday, which aims to encourage residents and businesses to fly the Stars and Stripes.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Advocates plea for implementation of Laura’s Law

Community members, local health physicians, police officers and family members of those who have been affected by mental illness were in attendance this week at local informational meetings on Laura's Law, the legislation which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment of people with serious mental disorders and learning about the steps that are being taken to implement it here in Stanislaus County.

March 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor presents Turlock business owners with Key to the City

Turlock entrepreneurs Gary and Louise Reed are responsible for keeping the U.S. Capitol Dome together and for their efforts, the local business owners were presented with a Key to the City by Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 30, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham re-Introduces legislation to reduce VA backlog

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) re-introduced the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, a bill that cuts through red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs and seeks to reduce the benefit-claims backlog. The legislation was introduced with fellow co-chairman of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

March 28, 2017 | | Government


Assembly Republicans release ‘Capitol Madness’ bracket

Basketball fans know and love the third month of the year as 'March Madness' - the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament which has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. Now, Assembly Republicans are joining in on the fun, releasing not a bracket of the teams they have winning the NCAA tournament, but a bracket of the 32 wildest bills introduced in 2017 so far.

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


First Measure L project to break ground in August

Come April 1, funds from Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - will be collected county-wide following the approval of the 25-year, half-cent sales tax by voters in November. The city's first project to benefit from the additional funding will be an improvement to what many know as the roadway that welcomes visitors into Turlock, or West Main Street.

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | 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.

March 24, 2017 | | Government


Mayor highlights city success in annual address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth used his annual State of the City address on Wednesday to look back on the promises he made in 2016 - regarding roadways, water resources and public safety, among others-while also announcing new initiatives for neighborhood assessment districts, establishing American flag corridors around Turlock and a military personnel tribute.

March 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham to answer questions at upcoming town hall

Cries from District 10 constituents for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a town hall meeting have been answered. The Republican representative will be joined by state Assemblyman Heath Flora, Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa and Mayor Gary Soiseth April 17 for an open forum where community members can ask questions about federal, state and local issues.

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Help avoid storm water pollution

March showers will definitely bring April flowers. They can also cause polluted water going down the storm drain. It is important to remember not to fertilize, spray herbicides or pesticides if rain is expected within 48 hours of application. Sweep up excess fertilizer on the sidewalk, driveway and roadway to ensure it does not enter the storm drain.

March 17, 2017 | | Government


Community meetings set to discuss Laura’s Law

Stanislaus County residents are invited to learn more about Laura's Law and voice any concerns or questions they may have about the provision of mental health care in the area during two community meetings in Modesto this month.

March 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor to give annual State of the City address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth will give his third State of the City address at an early morning public event scheduled for March 22 in front of the Public Safety Facility.

March 17, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


2016 year of growth for Turlock Fire Department

The previous year has been one of reorganization and expansion for the Turlock Fire Department, according to the annual report submitted to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night.

March 17, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New Millennial Caucus aims to inspire next generation of legislators

Each generation faces unique challenges, and Millennials are no different. To address these issues, Assemblymember Heath Flora (R-Ripon) and other young California legislators have joined forces to create the California Millennial Caucus - a bi-partisan group of lawmakers under the age of 35 who hope to show young people that they have a place in politics.

March 16, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Denham commends repeal of regional transportation planning rule

Congressman Jeff Denham has lauded the U.S. House of Representatives' passage of a bill which will repeal regulatory mandates on Metropolitan Planning Organizations and ...

April 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State water management legislation moves forward

A bill that would restructure California water management is one step closer to becoming law, as AB 313 was unanimously approved by the Assembly Committee ...

April 27, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 21, 2017 | | Government


Study reveals impact of nearly two decades of water cuts in California

Since 2000, water cuts instituted by environmental regulation have impacted communities statewide. A report released recently by the Southern California Water Committee and the Committee ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local leaders talk immigration reform

After Monday night's town hall, Congressman Jeff Denham met a much more subdued crowd Wednesday morning as he, Assemblyman Heath Flora and County Supervisor ...

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

Members of the California Legislature commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Monday, even as the United States of America continues to turn ...

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Rowdy crowd goes head-to-head with Denham at town hall

Healthcare, Russia and climate change were a few of the topics on District 10 constituents' minds as they filled the Larsa Banquet Hall Monday night ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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