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City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the war-torn Middle East, and he was looking forward to beginning a new life.

January 09, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

City Council to consider county cannabis grows

Of the 265 Commercial Cannabis Activity permit requests submitted to Stanislaus County last October from pot entrepreneurs vying for the opportunity to grow, distribute and sell marijuana in the area, just five came from the Turlock area, and three are close enough to the city's limits that they require approval from the Turlock City Council.

January 05, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

City grapples with illegal cannabis operations

While some cities throughout Stanislaus County have been preparing to institute regulations on recreational cannabis sales, the City of Turlock is still struggling to enforce its ban on all commercial cannabis – including medicinal – which was adopted nearly a year ago.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

2018 rings in new minimum wage, vote by mail

A slew of new regulations were rung in with the new year on Monday for Californians, from minimum wage hikes to immigration policies.

January 02, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

ROADWORK AHEAD: Turlock to break ground on major roadway projects in 2018

Orange cones will be popping up around town in 2018, as the city is expected to undertake a number of roadway construction projects this year.

January 02, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County, surrounding cities prepare for recreational pot

New Year's Day is right around the corner, and with it brings recreational marijuana sales around the state. While California voters chose to support Proposition 64 during the 2016 general elections, local government leaders at the city and county level have prepared for the coming influx of pot in different ways.

December 29, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Congress passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

It was a good week for one of the most talked-about pieces of legislation the country has seen this year.

December 22, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Former Turlock city manager claims he was asked to ‘engage in unethical activities’

Gary Hampton retired from his position as Turlock City Manager six weeks earlier than planned due to a "hostile work environment" that included being asked to "engage in unethical activities," according to documents released by the City on Friday.

December 22, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

An interview with CDFA Secretary Ross on organic agriculture

The Organic Produce Network had the chance to ask California Department of Food Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross what CDFA is doing to assist California organic growers and farmers and the growth of organic agriculture throughout the state.

December 19, 2017 | | Government

Leaves belong in the green garbage can, not the storm drain

As leaves begin to fall from the trees and cover the yard, the City of Turlock wants to remind residents, businesses, churches, and landscape companies the importance of their proper disposal. Leaves and debris deposited into the gutter begin to collect in and around the storm drain, restricting the flow of water and causing street flooding and storm water pollution when it rains.

December 15, 2017 | | Government

City to cleanup site of burned out church

Almost two and half years after a fire destroyed the EQUIP Church of Turlock building on Columbia Street, neighbors are still left with a visual reminder of the tragedy.

December 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council adopts water rate increases

By the end of the public hearing on proposed water rate increases, the City of Turlock had received 715 protest ballots - approximately 8,785 protests short of what was needed to stop the City Council in moving forward with a plan that will see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and gifts to buy? Either way, why not take a second look at some of your usual holiday activities to see if you can make them more "sustainable?"

December 08, 2017 | | Government

City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the next five years.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning Commission and four seats open on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission. The City is also seeking residents to serve on the Community Development Block Grant Community Grant Selection Committee.

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Council hears budget woes

The Turlock City Council heard about a number of critical unmet needs throughout City departments during a special budget workshop held on Saturday, including an ...

March 13, 2018 | 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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