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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 Office.

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the 30-year endeavor, the City of Modesto, deciding to opt out.

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County ready for new road tax?

Leaders in Stanislaus County believe they can win enough support for the passage of a half-cent sales tax for roads next year despite a polling survey that shows it being short of the required 66.6 percent plus one vote.

November 17, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


City of Turlock Leaf Pickup Program

The City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department's annual Leaf Pickup Program began on Nov. 2. Turlock residents are encouraged to use their green waste containers for leaves and garden refuse. However, any leaves that will not fit into the green cart may be placed in the street 18 inches from the curbside in loose piles, not bagged. Tree limbs should not be placed in the leaf piles and remember to not park vehicles in front of your residence. Doing so prevents access to leaf collection. Further, to allow for more flexibility within the collection schedule, it ...

November 13, 2015 | | Government


County planning to consider new noise restrictions for Larsa

After more than two years of discussions about numerous noise complaints, multiple public meetings and expert studies, the Stanislaus County Planning Commission has come up with a new Conditions of Approval they hope will make Larsa Banquet Hall and surrounding residents better neighbors.

November 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State fire engine coming to Turlock

A light colored fire truck will soon be seen around town, as the City Council approved an agreement with the State of California for the temporary transfer of an Office of Emergency Services fire engine to the City of Turlock Fire Department.

November 13, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Council appoints interim city manager

The Turlock City Council bid a fond farewell to retiring City Manager Roy Wasden at Tuesday's Council meeting, his last before leaving, and then appointed Municipal Services Director Michael Cooke as the Interim City Manager while a candidate selection process moves forward to find Wasden's replacement.

November 12, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


State mandates new water restrictions for landscape projects

The State of California has taken another step in water conservation, adopting a stricter landscape ordinance that includes lowering the size threshold for projects that fall under the new water efficiency provisions.

November 10, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Preliminary results hold as official election count advances

While the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters is processing and finalizing official election results from the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election, preliminary results have remained unchanged from Election Day for the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees and Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors.

November 10, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City of Turlock Water Saver Heroes

The City of Turlock is happy to announce its second round of Water Saving Heroes, Gizella Linn and Milt Trieweiler.

November 06, 2015 | | Government


Local cities fall short in September water saving goals

As California continues to meet Gov. Jerry Brown's 25 percent conservation mandate, the City of Turlock continues to be unsuccessful in meeting its own 32 percent requirement with a 26.3 percent overall water use reduction in September.

November 06, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Planning Commissioners consider changes to utility, sign ordinances

The Planning Commission is often tasked with finding the right balance between creating a business-friendly City and what's in the best interest of the community as a whole. On Thursday, the commissioners considered changes to two City Zoning Ordinances that could impact incoming developments and existing businesses and the overall aesthetics of the city- utility undergrounding and sign standards.

November 05, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Voters elect three DUSD trustees, TID director

It didn't take long after receiving news of her re-election to the Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees for incumbent Kathi Dunham-Filson to know exactly what she wanted to accomplish during her next term.

November 03, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Water wasting violations

In response to the ongoing drought, the State of California passed a number of regulations that must be implemented by local urban water agencies, including the City of Turlock. Perhaps the most well-known is the requirement to reduce water use in Turlock by 32 percent over 2013 levels. Did you know that the City is also mandated to report its water conservation-related enforcement actions to the State on a monthly basis?

October 30, 2015 | | Government


Public gets involved in Groundwater Act implementation

A group of Turlock Subbasin stakeholders gathered at the first Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Workshop on Thursday to learn more about the requirements of the historic legislation and more importantly how they can assume an active role in its local implementation.

October 30, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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Be aware of crossover voting in Presidential Primary

Stanislaus County Clerk and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan, is urging local residents to make sure they will be able to vote for the Presidential ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Change in landscape watering hours coming June 1

The City of Turlock's current water schedule allows residents with an odd address to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Residents with an even address ...

April 29, 2016 | | Government


City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award ...

April 26, 2016 | | Government


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