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Close contests keeps candidates in limbo

Election Day may be over, but it will still be awhile before winners are finalized.

November 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham leads Eggman following preliminary results

For the second time in two years, early election results indicate that Republican incumbent Jeff Denham will defeat Democratic challenger Michael Eggman in the race for California's 10th Congressional District.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Flora pulls ahead of Vogel in early election results

It was a sure bet that a Republican would win the state's 12th Assembly District seat, but whether it would be former San Joaquin County Supervisor Ken Vogel or public office newcomer Heath Flora was decided Tuesday night as preliminary results were released, showing Flora with an early yet substantial lead.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Californians, legalize marijuana, keep tax on wealthy, and raise cigarette tax

In addition to casting their vote for president, Senate, and local races, California voters were asked to weigh in on 17 different propositions that covered the gamut from plastic bags, the death penalty, and marijuana legalization.

November 08, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Early results show adoption of Measure L

The county's streets will soon see improvements, as preliminary results showed Measure L surpassing the two-thirds majority vote necessary to pass Tuesday night.

November 08, 2016 | Angelina Martin | 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 04, 2016 | | Government


Assembly Republicans call for prioritized spending of Volkswagen settlement

After intentionally violating state emissions rules, Volkswagen recently settled with the State of California to spend nearly $1.2 billion remedying the violation. Now, Assembly Republicans are calling on Gov. Jerry Brown to allocate the funds to programs that offer the greatest health benefits to Californians and mitigate the cost of improving the state's transportation infrastructure.

November 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Commission to consider changing RV parking regulations

The Turlock Planning Commission will review the City's current regulations when it comes to parking recreational vehicles in residential districts on Thursday, and decide whether or not to move forward with possible changes.

November 01, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock Leaf Pick-Up Program

The City of Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department's annual Leaf Pickup Program begins Nov. 7 . 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 and not bagged. Tree limbs should not be placed in the leaf piles.

October 28, 2016 | | Government


Ag leaders talk water, trade at Denham round table

In an effort to hear the opinions and concerns of local agriculture leaders, Congressman Jeff Denham hosted a round table discussion Friday morning where he was joined by prominent Valley growers and their questions regarding farming issues.

October 28, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


House Speaker visits Denham's campaign office

House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Congressman Jeff Denham's Modesto campaign headquarters on Thursday to give brief remarks on the state of the race for California's 10th Congressional District seat and meet with campaign volunteers.

October 27, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve a planned increase in rates.

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government


Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's finances come Nov. 8.

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to only one day per week, with even numbered addresses watering on Saturday only and odd numbered addresses watering on Sunday only. Watering will still be prohibited between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

October 21, 2016 | | Government


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State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that ...

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham highlights county commodities in district ag report

A report released by Congressman Jeff Denham Tuesday addressed the agro-economy of California's 10th congressional district and recommendations following a roundtable discussion he hosted ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area ...

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the ...

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora’s first bill aims to jumpstart fire careers of underserved youth

Assemblyman Heath Flora returned to a familiar setting Friday morning to discuss his first bill as California's 12th District representative, sitting down with the ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor’s Award winners hope to ‘bridge the gap’ between university, downtown

Two Stanislaus State students have been named the recipients of the second annual Mayor's Public Policy Award for their research project titled, "Bridge the ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement ...

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two ...

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County CEO announces retirement

After a nearly 30-year long career with Stanislaus County, three of which in the role of chief executive officer, Stan Risen informed the Board of ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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