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Legislation would curb food waste

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have introduced H.R. 3444, the Food Recovery Act, comprehensive bicameral legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American homes.

August 17, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

Last chance to file for open races in November election

The candidate nomination period closed Friday for the Nov. 7 election but the lack of incumbents in some races has left 26 open – until today.

August 15, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County, Turlock assessment roll continues to rise

Stanislaus County recorded a fifth straight year of increase in assessed values of all taxable real and business property, according to Stanislaus County Assessor Don H. Gaekle.

August 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

House Ag Committee gathers local input on Farm Bill

The Central Valley is one of the country's most productive agricultural hubs, so it was only fitting that five members the House Agriculture Committee made their way to Modesto this past Saturday to hear input on the next Farm Bill from farmers, ranchers and other stakeholders in the state's agricultural and food programs.

August 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Annual irrigation system maintenance helps prevent water loss

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 minimize water waste, prevent 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.

August 04, 2017 | | Government

River water to taps in Turlock, Ceres by 2022

With groundwater supplies in dwindling supply and questionable quality, members of the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority (SRWA) acted formally on Thursday to start the process of building a plant to deliver treated Tuolumne River water to homes in Ceres and Turlock by 2022.

August 04, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Valley Vision seeks input on transportation, land use

Four years ago, the Stanislaus Council of Governments created a plan of action known as Valley Vision Stanislaus in order to make the roads less congested, jobs more available and air in the Central Valley much cleaner. It's now time to update the plan, and a series of workshops are being held next week to receive community input on what infrastructure improvements the area deems most necessary.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Denham legislation to expand teaching health centers

Congressman Jeff Denham has already introduced legislation to entice doctors to work in the Central Valley, and on Thursday he unveiled his newest bill aimed at expanding access to medical care within his 10th District by establishing more Teaching Health Center programs throughout the region.

July 28, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

New drinking water regulation costly for Turlock

A new drinking water regulation from the State Water Resources Control Board will mean millions of dollars in new equipment and maintenance for Turlock's well system.

July 28, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City to honor police, fire, dispatch with pathway striping

The City of Turlock is inviting the community to join in a salute to the emergency responders serving Turlock with an unveiling and dedication of the Stand Behind the Line.

July 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government

How to check for water leaks and identify the location

Early detection of a water leak can save you money and avert potential disaster. If you think you may have a leak, follow the steps below to confirm and identify its source.

July 21, 2017 | | Government

Local legislators split on cap-and-trade

California has emerged as a global leader in the fight against climate change, and on Monday its signature cap-and-trade program, meant to reduce greenhouse emissions, was extended through 2030 after passing through the state Legislature.

July 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government

Bill to help build surface water plant passes committee

Legislation authored by state Senator Anthony Cannella, R-Ceres, to improve local water supply has passed another important milestone. SB 373 passed the Assembly Committee on Local Government on July 12 in a unanimous, bi-partisan vote. It now goes to the Assembly Floor for a final vote on its journey to Gov. Brown for signature and becoming law.

July 21, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

U.S. House passes three more human trafficking bills

The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed three more bills to combat the rising issue of human trafficking: H.R. 2664, the Enhancing Detection of Human Trafficking Act; H.R. 2480, the Empowering Law Enforcement to Fight Sex Trafficking Demand Act; and H.R. 2200, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act.

July 21, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

The drought may be over, but the effects of it will last for years to come

California's historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But just as tougher building codes and better emergency planning follow major earthquakes, the brutally dry years from 2012 to 2016 should encourage conservation efforts to become permanent.

July 14, 2017 | | Government

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Even with a wet winter, conservation is still important

It's easy to think about conserving water when our streams are visibly parched and the word "drought" meets us at every turn – but what ...

March 23, 2018 | | Government

City to replace failing radio system

The Turlock police and fire departments are facing the very real possibility that the radio system that keeps the public safety operations running could have ...

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Mayoral race heats up: Bublak vying to unseat Soiseth

There is now a three-way race for the Turlock Mayoral seat, as Council member Amy Bublak announced Friday that she is challenging Gary Soiseth in ...

March 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Stanislaus State welcomes U.S. Senate hopeful

Just one day before stepping down from the California Senate's top job as president pro tem, Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Kevin de Leon ...

March 20, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government

Prepping your irrigation system for the warmer season helps prevent water loss

Spring is around the corner and although the recent rain prevents the need for watering just yet, there are a number of ways to start ...

March 16, 2018 | | Government

Former Turlock City Councilman jumps into District 10 race

After an eight-year hiatus in politics, Ted Howze has thrown his hat into the crowded California 10th Congressional District race. Howze is the only Republican ...

March 16, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City continues battle with illegal dispensary

The California Bureau of Cannabis Control is cracking down on unlicensed cannabis operations, and so is the City of Turlock.

March 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | 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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