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TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's term.

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie Whitmore came to the City because of its unique vision and she leaves confident that the Valley town will continue to be an example of what good planning can accomplish.

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his replacement in a recruitment process that has taken an unexpected turn.

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Realtors: Tax reform could drive down home values

The Central Valley Association of Realtors fear that the Republican tax reform plan could drive down the value of owning a home, and plan to take their grievances to Congressman Jeff Denham's district office on Tuesday during a protest rally.

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Former Councilman speaks out against mayoral candidate

While election day is still 11 months away for Turlock's mayoral race, the campaign rhetoric is already heating up.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Be a responsible pet owner, scoop the poop


December 01, 2017 | | Government

Community invited for sweets and conversation with police chief

Those Turlock residents with a hankering to have a chat with the police chief will have their opportunity Tuesday morning and will get donuts and coffee thrown in for free.

December 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Caballero sets sights on Cannella’s Senate seat

State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, a Salinas Democrat, announced her candidacy for the 12th Senate District presently held by Anthony Cannella of Ceres.

November 24, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

Have you ever slipped a greasy pizza box into your blue bin because the grey one is already full? Nobody noticed, right? Think again. A recent audit by the facility that processes Turlock's recyclables indicated the level of contamination found within the blue carts exceeds industry standards and therefore can't be recycled.

November 17, 2017 | | Government

Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in 2018 and into a visit to Stanislaus State amid her campaign.

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government

Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral race.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Denham: Tax plan ‘promotes real economic growth’

The first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades is in the works, as Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Local veterans honored by Library of Congress

Three Turlock veterans now have a place in history after Congressman Jeff Denham presented video interviews with them and other Central Valley war heroes to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden earlier this month, officially becoming a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Election 2017: Early results show huge support for Measure S

Preliminary results from the Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election showed that voters overwhelmingly supported the countywide renewal of Measure S, and while one small school district gained two new board members, another's race was still too close to call.

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

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Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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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