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State Water Board contemplates return to state-mandated conservation

The State Water Resources Control Board is slated to consider a proposal next month that could include a return to state-mandated conservation targets as urban water suppliers continue to strive to meet their water savings goals under persistent drought conditions.

December 06, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Bublak wins Turlock City Council District 4 race

In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.

December 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


It’s raining, it’s pouring, sprinkler systems should be snoring

It is highly recommended to turn off sprinkler systems during the rainy season. This is an easy way to conserve water, without jeopardizing the health of your lawn and plants. With the cooler temperatures, moisture in the air, and amount of rain the area has received there is not a need to have sprinkler systems running.

December 02, 2016 | | Government


State air board releases 'ambitious' greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan

A new plan by the California Air Resources Board will see the state reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 - "the most ambitious target in North America," according to the air board.

December 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham urges President-Elect Trump to rescind defining water rule

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump this week, strongly encouraging him to repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Water of the United States," a rule he called both "harmful and flawed."

December 01, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Nascimento's lead widens in City Council District 4 race

Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento is now 16 votes ahead of fellow council member and District 4 candidate Amy Bublak, according to updated election results reported by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters.

November 29, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID votes to form west Turlock sustainability agency

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to adopt a Joint Powers Agreement in conjunction with 14 other local agencies to begin the process of forming a groundwater sustainability agency for the West Turlock Subbasin.

November 29, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City struggles with bus breakdowns

The City of Turlock has been working to increase bus ridership over the past year, however, reliability issues continue to plague the City's transit system.

November 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City of Turlock waste disposal and recycling service information

Turlock Scavenger provides residential solid waste, co-mingled recycling and organic recycling disposal service to City of Turlock customers on a weekly pick-up basis. In order to provide quality service and avoid interruption or penalties, it is important customers properly follow service guidelines and protocol. The following information provides guidance on proper disposal procedures.

November 18, 2016 | | Government


California legislators seek to halt bonus repayments

California Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would put a halt to the forced repayments of enlistment bonuses and student loan payments given to some California National Guard soldiers.

November 18, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock City Council race still a nail-biter

There are only four votes that separate two current Turlock City Council members and their race to see who will represent the City's newly formed District 4 for the next four years.

November 17, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council adopts new public art policy

In an effort to encourage more public art in Turlock, the City Council unanimously voted to adopt a Public Art Program on Tuesday.

November 15, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water wasting violations

The City's Winter Watering Schedule is now in effect, which limits outdoor watering to only one day per week. City staff regularly patrol all neighborhoods in Turlock to enforce the watering schedule as well as other water wasting violations. Water wasting notices are issued for a number of reasons, such as:

November 11, 2016 | | Government


Public art guidelines to come before City Council

More art could soon be seen around Turlock as the City Council will consider adopting a new Public Art Policy and Guidelines at a special meeting on Tuesday.

November 11, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New propositions pass in California

California residents voted in favor of Proposition 64 at the polls on Tuesday, meaning that marijuana is now legal for recreational use in the Golden State. But, when do the laws surrounding Proposition 64 and other measures that passed in California go into effect?

November 10, 2016 | 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


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