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Senator requests emergency declaration for state's trees

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State of Emergency because of the threat presented by the increasing numbers of dead and dying trees in rural areas.

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

City adopts new Traffic Calming Program

Pieter Hoex described to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday the traffic in front of his home near the Pitman High School campus as being like a daily "speedway," with drivers traveling at a high rate of speed through his residential neighborhood. After conveying the frequency that he sees hazardous driving on his street, he had one request of the City of Turlock: "I'd like to get a couple of speed bumps in there, the higher the better."

September 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Contract review finds Chamber never submitted tourism financial reports to City

An external review of the public funds spent by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism on behalf of the City of Turlock was presented to the City Council in a special meeting on Thursday, a process the Council undertook in an effort to close out a long-standing contract between the Chamber and the City of Turlock.

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock cyclists rejoice as Council adopts Active Transportation Plan

As Turlock's legislative body, the members of the City Council regularly vote on policies that affect the city and its citizenry. On Tuesday, the Council got a glimpse of how their votes truly impact the community when a group of cycling enthusiasts, donned in matching 'Bike Turlock' shirts, showed their support for the City Council adopting the Active Transportation Plan with multiple rounds of applause.

September 22, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Tourism bureau audit finds over $300K in misused or undocumented funds

The City of Turlock's investigation into how the Turlock Chamber of Commerce used public funds it received while operating the Convention and Visitors Bureau will continue on Thursday as the City Council is scheduled to receive an external audit report by Kemper CPA Group.

September 21, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Mayor, Council chart path for the future of Turlock

When Gary Soiseth was elected Mayor, he made a promise to review the way the City does business - from its budget to staffing and everything in between. After months of review Soiseth, and the entire City Council, have nailed down the City's goals into a four-year Strategic Plan.

September 18, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock’s effort to boost bike and pedestrian traffic gets more than $1 million in grant funding

The City of Turlock plans to improve bicycle and pedestrian projects around town garnered major support from the government in the form of a grant for more than $1 million, city officials announced Thursday.

September 17, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

Comcast agrees to settle privacy breach case

The California Attorney General's Office has reached a $33 million settlement with Comcast over allegations that Comcast posted online the names, phone numbers and addresses of tens of thousands of customers who had paid for unlisted voice over internet protocol ("VOIP") phone service.

September 17, 2015 | | Government

County court using funds to open veterans’ court

Stanislaus County Superior Court is hoping to better help the men and women who have served the country by establishing a court that addresses some of the underlying needs of veterans.

September 15, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City Council awards thousands in funding to community events

The nine events that applied for their share of $46,000 in the 2015-16 Community Events and Activity Grant funding cycle last month can move forward following the Turlock City Council's decision last week to award full funding in the amount of $40,250 to all applicants.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

TID, local agencies show unified effort towards groundwater act compliance

Turlock Irrigation District took one of the first steps towards Sustainable Groundwater Management Act compliance on Tuesday by joining other local agencies in the Turlock Groundwater Basin Association in executing a Memorandum of Understanding that details the need to work together in order to meet the new requirements.

September 15, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Committee addresses city's broken sidewalks

A public discussion of Turlock's many cracked and broken sidewalks, often the result of older trees' expansive root structures, continues as the Street Tree and Sidewalk Ad Hoc Committee held its first meeting on Sept. 2.

September 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Council approves four-story housing complex, despite neighbor concerns

The tallest residential buildings in Turlock will soon be under construction between Dels Lane and Crowell Road, as the Turlock City Council approved a plan for a student housing complex.

September 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Bill aims to amend Prop 47 stance on date rape drugs

State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) has authored a bill that aims to close a loophole when it comes to date rape drugs in the voter approved Proposition 47.

September 08, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Council to consider final approval for four-story student housing complex

If the Turlock City Council approves a proposed apartment complex project on Tuesday, it would mean more housing options for Stanislaus State students, but also the final coffin nail for the Ten Pin Fun Center bowling alley.

September 04, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Keyes parcels rezoned for tractor dealership

The way has been paved for a John Deere dealership in the Keyes area now that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has approved a ...

November 27, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | 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 27, 2015 | | Government

Turlock selects new fire chief

After months of searching Turlock has found a new chief to take the helm of the Turlock Fire Department.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even ...

November 20, 2015 | | Government

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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