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County services move to Stanislaus Veterans Center

As of Monday, several Stanislaus County services opened their doors in a new location in Northeast Modesto, joining together at the recently established Stanislaus Veterans Center.

April 04, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


State Water Board looks to make water conservation practices permanent

A new plan by the State Water Resources Control Board is in the works to permanently prohibit wasteful practices such as hosing off sidewalks and driveways, overwatering or watering lawns during or within two days of a rainstorm to help California prepare for longer and intensified droughts caused by climate change.

April 04, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Businesses required to have recycling and organic waste recycling programs

State law requires businesses and multi-family residences with five or more units in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material and recyclables from regular waste disposal. Businesses types include commercial or public entities such as schools, hospitals, stores, restaurants, industrial businesses, for-profit and nonprofit organizations and others.

March 31, 2017 | | Government


Merced County honors violent crime victims

The Merced County District Attorney's office will be recognizing the upcoming Victims' Rights Week with featured speaker Marylene Riley, who lost both of her sons to violence in Merced County.

March 31, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council rejects sports facilities study, calls for more cost-effective plan

The Turlock City Council took a step towards determining the city's future recreation facility needs Tuesday, receiving results from the Sports and Recreation Facilities Prioritization and Feasibility Study that was conducted in order to assess opinions regarding which facilities are needed in Turlock.

March 31, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Community members voice issues with bus changes

The lack of a bus stop in front of the Turlock Library continues to be a major point of contention with residents of Turlock as the issue was brought up multiple times during a public meeting held Thursday to discuss the city's transit system.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Old Glory gets new life in Turlock

The City of Turlock will put its patriotism on display in 2017, as the City Council adopted the 1,000 Flag Initiative on Tuesday, which aims to encourage residents and businesses to fly the Stars and Stripes.

March 31, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Advocates plea for implementation of Laura’s Law

Community members, local health physicians, police officers and family members of those who have been affected by mental illness were in attendance this week at local informational meetings on Laura's Law, the legislation which allows for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment of people with serious mental disorders and learning about the steps that are being taken to implement it here in Stanislaus County.

March 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor presents Turlock business owners with Key to the City

Turlock entrepreneurs Gary and Louise Reed are responsible for keeping the U.S. Capitol Dome together and for their efforts, the local business owners were presented with a Key to the City by Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 30, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham re-Introduces legislation to reduce VA backlog

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) re-introduced the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, a bill that cuts through red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs and seeks to reduce the benefit-claims backlog. The legislation was introduced with fellow co-chairman of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

March 28, 2017 | | Government


Assembly Republicans release ‘Capitol Madness’ bracket

Basketball fans know and love the third month of the year as 'March Madness' - the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament which has become one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. Now, Assembly Republicans are joining in on the fun, releasing not a bracket of the teams they have winning the NCAA tournament, but a bracket of the 32 wildest bills introduced in 2017 so far.

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


First Measure L project to break ground in August

Come April 1, funds from Measure L - Local Roads First Transportation Funding - will be collected county-wide following the approval of the 25-year, half-cent sales tax by voters in November. The city's first project to benefit from the additional funding will be an improvement to what many know as the roadway that welcomes visitors into Turlock, or West Main Street.

March 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

Although the recent rains have prevented the necessity for turning on the sprinklers, warmer weather is approaching and it is important to prepare irrigation systems accordingly. A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead is lost to runoff, evaporation and deep watering below the root zone. Maintaining your irrigation system is one of the most effective ways to reduce wasted water, reduce pollution from run-off and over-irrigation, and improve plant health by applying the correct amount of water where it can be utilized by the landscape.

March 24, 2017 | | Government


Mayor highlights city success in annual address

Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth used his annual State of the City address on Wednesday to look back on the promises he made in 2016 - regarding roadways, water resources and public safety, among others-while also announcing new initiatives for neighborhood assessment districts, establishing American flag corridors around Turlock and a military personnel tribute.

March 23, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham to answer questions at upcoming town hall

Cries from District 10 constituents for Congressman Jeff Denham to hold a town hall meeting have been answered. The Republican representative will be joined by state Assemblyman Heath Flora, Stanislaus County Supervisor Vito Chiesa and Mayor Gary Soiseth April 17 for an open forum where community members can ask questions about federal, state and local issues.

March 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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City increases funding to help homeowners’ pay for sidewalk repairs

Walking around Turlock has been a bumpy prospect in years past, but it's getting smoother as the City of Turlock works with homeowners to ...

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community input helps chart future of Turlock’s economic development

A small group of Turlock residents gathered Wednesday at City Hall to offer their input on the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which is ...

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Don Pedro relicensing, La Grange licensing nearing completion

The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts held a special, joint meeting Tuesday to receive a brief update on the relicensing of Don Pedro and the ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State will continue to fund FFA, other CTE programs

Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal that would cut funding to Career Technical Education programs at high schools throughout the state garnered cries of ...

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


City of Turlock watering schedule

The City of Turlock has a year-round water conservation program, based on an odd/even watering schedule. Citizens are encouraged to conserve water whenever possible ...

May 19, 2017 | | Government


Planning approves additional 60 beds at student housing complex

Not only will prospective Stanislaus State students have an abundance of rooms to choose from this summer at the nearly-completed student apartment complex, The Vista ...

May 19, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Economic development focus of community meeting

The City of Turlock is in the process of updating its Economic Development Strategic Plan and is asking the public to weigh-in at an upcoming ...

May 19, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council takes ‘fiscally prudent’ stance on budgets

The Turlock City Council directed City Manager Gary Hampton on Tuesday to move forward with a "baseline" budget proposal for 2017-18 and 2018-19 that will ...

May 18, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves ‘compromise’ plan for West Main Street

The Turlock City Council approved a rehabilitation plan for West Main Street on Tuesday that will save most of the trees on the north side ...

May 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Proposed state budget takes aim at FFA and other career programs

A proposed budget put forth by California Governor Jerry Brown has instructors and students involved in Career Technical Education programs worried.

May 16, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | 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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