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Denham introduces bill to protect small businesses against ADA lawsuits

As part of an ongoing effort to sustain the viability of small businesses in the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham on Monday introduced a bill to combat frivolous lawsuits that accuse local businesses of violating portions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

March 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect May 1

Beginning May 1, 2017, City of Turlock customers who use more than 40,000 gallons of water in any month will be issued an Excessive Water Use Penalty of $25. Those who are issued a first penalty will have the opportunity to have the fee waived by completing an online water conservation course.

March 10, 2017 | | Government


City moves forward with Fulkerth and Golden State improvement project

The City of Turlock is continuing to focus on infrastructure projects around town, with the next steps in the planned improvements to the intersection of Fulkerth Road and Golden State Boulevard going before the City Council on Tuesday.

March 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County, state celebrate jail expansion

Touted as the largest capital project to ever be embarked upon in Stanislaus County, the dedication of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Detention Center was held Tuesday with county and state dignitaries, including Gov. Jerry Brown, on hand to see the results of their successful partnership.

March 07, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New travel ban introduced

Following an original order which caused chaos in airports, inspired nationwide protests and was eventually blocked by the courts, President Donald Trump signed a new travel ban Monday aimed at correcting the legal issues of the first while keeping potential terrorists out of the United States.

March 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham talks healthcare bill in face-to-face meetings with constituents

Amid resentment from a growing number of his District 10 constituents, Congressman Jeff Denham answered their calls to meet face-to-face, inviting several groups to his Salida office Monday to discuss issues ranging from the impending repeal of the Affordable Care Act to the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

March 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City: Turlock water is safe to drink

The City of Turlock wants to assure residents that the city's drinking water is completely safe - despite a new State Water Board website stating otherwise.

March 03, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham supports Trump’s decision to withdraw defining water rule

An executive order that was issued Tuesday by President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Waters of the United States rule, a move that was backed by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), who said both the EPA and USACE "overstepped their authority."

March 02, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham holds Facebook Live chat to discuss ENLIST Act

While some have criticized Congressman Jeff Denham for not hosting a town hall forum, he did make himself available in the digital realm Tuesday as he invited Colorado's 2nd District Representative Jared Polis and Oscar Juarez-Luna, a DREAMer from Colorado, to join him in a Facebook Live chat to address the necessity of the ENLIST Act.

March 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City Council adopts changes to municipal code

The laws of the City underwent multiple changes Tuesday night as the City Council unanimously voted in favor of an omnibus amendment to the Turlock Municipal Code, including changes to noise standards, modifications to landscaping and irrigation requirements and other revisions which are intended to make the City's ordinance easier to understand and implement.

February 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Berryhill proposes bill aimed at deporting violent felons

Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, hopes to "weed out" undocumented violent felons through a constitutional amendment that is meant to strengthen and protect communities by putting the issue to the voters.

February 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Don Pedro spillway to close in next two to three days

A request to create additional space in Don Pedro Reservoir during what officials are calling the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history was denied Friday, according to the Turlock Irrigation District.

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


District constituents frustrated with Denham

Chants of "What do we need? Healthcare!" and "Don't give in to racist fear, immigrants are welcome here!" echoed off the iron bars of Congressman Jeff Denham's gated community in Turlock Thursday evening as nearly 200 protestors marched on his neighborhood, urging the state's 10th Congressional District representative to back away from healthcare and immigration actions spearheaded by President Donald Trump and GOP leadership.

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor keeps good on promise to make Turlock kinder place

A year ago, Mayor Gary Soiseth launched Turlock's Million Acts of Kindness campaign, hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendly and welcoming place through a variety of thoughtful and compassionate deeds. Since then, the city has blossomed through caring actions, from efforts of kindness at afterschool programs to the welcoming of refugees. Most recently, Soiseth signed the City of Kindness pledge, joining 10 other elected officials from across the nation in their commitment to making the world a kinder place for all through the launch of an official Kindness Counter.

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 21, 2017 | | Government


Study reveals impact of nearly two decades of water cuts in California

Since 2000, water cuts instituted by environmental regulation have impacted communities statewide. A report released recently by the Southern California Water Committee and the Committee ...

April 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local leaders talk immigration reform

After Monday night's town hall, Congressman Jeff Denham met a much more subdued crowd Wednesday morning as he, Assemblyman Heath Flora and County Supervisor ...

April 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

Members of the California Legislature commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide on Monday, even as the United States of America continues to turn ...

April 18, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Rowdy crowd goes head-to-head with Denham at town hall

Healthcare, Russia and climate change were a few of the topics on District 10 constituents' minds as they filled the Larsa Banquet Hall Monday night ...

April 18, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock landscape watering hours

The City's current water schedule allows residents to water two days per week. Odd addresses are allowed to water on Wednesdays and Sundays. Even ...

April 14, 2017 | | Government


Tensions rise as Denham Town Hall approaches

Although District 10 constituents' calls for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a Town Hall meeting have been answered, local opposition groups have still taken offense ...

April 14, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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