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County faces even more cuts

Stanislaus County's proposed 2011-2012 budget calls for a further $24.5 million spending cut and the elimination of vacant positions, but no further reductions in force in a rare bright spot after years of layoffs.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Fireworks return to Turlock

In just a month, fireworks will be erupting all over Stanislaus County – and the nation – as America celebrates its Independence Day.

May 31, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


Hughson public forum gets elected officials, community under one roof

In less than two weeks, Hughson residents will have a rare opportunity to address their representatives in Sacramento and Washington D.C. face-to-face.

May 31, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Compromise shines on foundation transparency

The California State University, University of California, and state community college systems have reached a compromise on transparency at university foundations with legislators who have fought for more openness.

May 27, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


MJC faculty member layoff overturned

Ten of the 11 Modesto Junior College faculty members laid off as part of $8 million in budget cuts which eliminated entire programs from the college will not return, after Yosemite Community College District Trustees upheld the layoffs on Wednesday.

May 27, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


CSU Stanislaus garners presidential recognition

For the fifth consecutive year, California State University, Stanislaus has been recognized with the President of the United States' Higher Education Community Service Award.

May 27, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Track meet took long road to Turlock

Planning this week's big NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships actually started five years ago, according to California State University, Stanislaus Athletic Director Milt Richards.

May 24, 2011 | BY ALEX CANTATORE acantatore@turlockjournal.com | TOP STORIES


Council clears path for grocery chain

Two appeals, intended to prevent developers of a Mexican grocery store from opening up shop without addressing impacts on neighboring homes and industrial users, were unanimously overturned by the Turlock City Council Tuesday night.

May 24, 2011 | BY ALEX CANTATORE acantatore@turlockjournal.com | TOP STORIES


CSU airs plight to governor

The California State University System continued its fight against a possible $1 million budget reduction on Tuesday, as CSU Chancellor Charles Reed and more than a dozen CSU presidents met with Gov. Jerry Brown in Sacramento.

May 24, 2011 | BY ALEX CANTATORE acantatore@turlockjournal.com | TOP STORIES


Gas prices dip in time for holiday travel

Gasoline prices have plummeted in the past week, just in time for Memorial Day travel, but drivers are still paying far more for gasoline now than they did a year ago.

May 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


City offers cash payouts for new businesses

Thinking about opening a new business? The City of Turlock is offering $1,000 in cold, hard cash to startup businesses, in hopes of inciting economic development in Turlock.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County seeks cyclist feedback

The Stanislaus Council of Governments, in the midst of drafting a non-motorized transportation plan for the region, is seeking feedback from county bike riders.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


County lays off health services workers

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors cut nine more positions from the county payroll on Tuesday, an all-too common occurrence for the money-starved county.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


TUSD lays off 10 state preschool aides

With an uncertain state budget picture and a potential reduction in funding looming, the Turlock Unified School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday voted to issue layoff notices to the 10 paraprofessionals employed in the district's state preschool program.

May 17, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Education


Reading together focus of new library program

Congratulations: you've just joined a book club.

May 17, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Local


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