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Banners feature active military

Turlock's Countryside Drive is a little more patriotic this week as the Active Military Banner program was implemented, creating a visible tribute to local service members.

November 07, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Gubernatorial candidate stops at Stan State

Gubernatorial candidate and current State Treasurer John Chiang engaged with local community members in the Stanislaus State Town Hall hosted by the university's Democratic Party Club while he continues his campaign against fellow Democratic candidates Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and Delaine Eastin.

November 07, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government

U.S. Ag Secretary hears Valley farmers on trade, regulation, Farm Bill

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to the forefront as United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former farmer and veterinarian, made his first appearance in the state at a forum held in Modesto on Sunday.

November 06, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government

State Parks offers veterans, military personnel free admission on Veterans Day

California State Parks is honoring the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veteran's Day.

November 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Voters to decide library tax, school board seats

While many municipalities and school districts have recently moved their elections to an even-year schedule in an effort to save the taxpayers money while also increasing voter turnout, there are still key seats on the ballot for Tuesday's election, and one measure that will chart the future the county's libraries.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

New watering schedule starts Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue through Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to one day per week.

October 27, 2017 | | Government

Universal health care top issue at candidate forum

Seven Democrats and one Independent candidate strove to win the favor of a capacity crowd in the Stanislaus State University Carol Burke Lounge on Thursday in order to prove themselves as the best challenger to Congressman Jeff Denham (R) in the 2018 election.

October 27, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government

Mayor’s Youth Conference brings student leaders to City Hall

The business trail blazers, politicians, public safety heroes and young professionals of Turlock's tomorrow learned just what it takes to be a decision maker for the city during the third annual Mayor's Youth Conference on Thursday, converging at City Hall for a lesson on leadership and teamwork from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Stan State to host candidate forums

During the Fall 2016 election, students at Stanislaus State were inspired to bring political awareness back onto campus and reinitiate the school's Democratic Party Club, hosting a variety of events aimed at encouraging students to rock the vote. The students' political activism has continued into 2017 and over the next few weeks, candidates from both the local Congressional and statewide Gubernatorial races will convene at the university for three such events where they will answer questions, beginning first with a forum featuring those running to represent Congressional District 10.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Turlock loses Development Services Director to Waterford

Turlock is losing its Director of Development Services/City Engineer as Mike Pitcock accepted the City Manager position for the City of Waterford on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Downtown dining structures face enforcement

Downtown Turlock is known for its wide selection of restaurants, many of which provide outdoor dining for customers allowing them to soak in the sights and sounds of the city while they enjoy a meal. The canopies, awnings and other outdoor seating arrangements of select downtown businesses will soon be in jeopardy, however, as the City of Turlock is taking a look at structures that are noncompliant with a new outdoor dining permit.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Governor vetoes water rights bill

All seemed to be going well for Assemblyman Adam Gray's water rights legislation, Assembly Bill 313, which in September received final approval on the last day of the legislative session – the next-to-last step toward becoming law – until Monday, when the bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

City of Turlock free ‘shred it’ event

The City of Turlock is offering free document destruction services to Turlock residents Saturday. The event is being be held at the Turlock Regional Water Quality Control Facility located at 901 S. Walnut Rd. from 8 a.m. to noon or until the collection truck is full. The "Shred-It" event is part of a regional effort and one of four locations that shredding services will be offered throughout the county.

October 13, 2017 | | Government

City talks water rate hikes at public meeting

Turlock residents got a chance to have their questions answered regarding the City's current drinking water supply, plan to supplement groundwater sources with a new surface water system and the rate hikes that are needed to pay for it.

October 13, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Bike sharing program considers coming to Turlock

Bicycling Turlock may soon be more accessible to residents and visitors alike, as the City Council approved an agreement with bike share company Zagster.

October 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

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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