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State Water Board coming to Modesto, Merced

State Water Resources Control Board representatives will provide a presentation during Stanislaus and Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings Tuesday regarding their proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City seeks public input on downtown parking meters, enforcement

Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement the Downtown Parking Plan adopted by the Turlock City Council in August.

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Support grows in Turlock for countywide road tax

Voters in Stanislaus County will once again have a chance to pass a half-cent sales tax that will go towards fixing local roadways. Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - proposed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, is a 25-year half-cent sales tax with an expenditure plan on how funds will be used to pay for countywide local street and road improvements, arterial street widening, signalization, pedestrian, bicyclist and driver safety. The road tax is expected to bring in $960 million or approximately $38 million per year.

October 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denham, Eggman race turns hostile

It's no secret that California's 10th Congressional District candidates Jeff Denham and Michael Eggman have history. In 2014, the two Turlock farmers went head-to-head in an election for the U.S. House of Representatives, with incumbent Republican Denham defeating Democrat challenger Eggman by over 15,000 votes. Both candidates are gearing up for round two in the general election on Nov. 8, and Eggman has taken aim at Denham through recently-released attack ads.

October 11, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

Voters approve Westport Fire tax measure

Voters in the Westport Fire Protection District overwhelmingly passed Measure J in September to raise taxes to support firefighting efforts in the rural northwest of Turlock.

October 11, 2016 | Turlock Journal | Government

Winter is approaching; time to shut of your sprinklers

Shorter days, cooler temperatures and plant dormancy, all signal decreased needs for water. To avoid damage from freezing, shut off your system before cold temperatures arrive. Watch the weather and the long-term forecasts to know when the time is right to shut down your irrigation system. Most years, you'll want to turn it off by Halloween.

October 07, 2016 | | Government

Council to consider awarding contract to fix Monte Vista railroad crossing

The bumpy ride drivers are experiencing when crossing the railroad tracks at Monte Vista Avenue could soon be smoother as the Turlock City Council will consider on Tuesday awarding a bid to fix the transition area from road to tracks.

October 07, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock family entertainment center set to open next year

By this time next year, Turlockers could potentially be welcoming a new entertainment center to town.

October 07, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Council candidates address campaign finance, budget and farmers' market decision at public forum

Turlock City Council candidates vying for seats in Districts 2 and 4 in the city's first ever by-district election were asked on Wednesday to give their viewpoints on a number of issues - some that have recently divided the current council and the residents of Turlock - during a forum hosted by the Stanislaus County League of Women Voters.

October 06, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

California dairy industry voices concerns about new climate change law

California dairy farmers are claiming that a strict climate change law known as the Super Pollutant Reduction Act, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month, will devastate the industry and force many more dairies throughout the state to close their doors.

October 04, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Winter is approaching, time to adjust watering schedules

Fall is here and temperatures are dropping! With the change in season comes a new watering schedule. 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.

September 30, 2016 | | Government

City Council, Parks and Arts Commission review new public art guidelines

The Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission are working together to bring more public art to town after reviewing a proposed public art policy and set of guidelines at a joint meeting Tuesday.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Local water leaders: State Water Board proposal is an “insult to our intelligence”

Tensions were high at the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee meeting Wednesday morning as local water representatives clashed with State Water Resources Control Board officials during a discussion on the latter's proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.

September 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

New state law helps draw doctors to the Valley

Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week will make it easier to attract and retain more doctors at health centers throughout the central San Joaquin Valley.

September 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted water making its way to the river, and flooding in the event of rainfall.

September 23, 2016 | | Government

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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