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Valley Blueprint Process forges ahead despite economic setbacks

The San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Process held a public forum last week to discuss the challenges of implementation of the preferred scenario (B+) and how it got selected for the Valley.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


$16.3 million to go to California specialty crops

California has long led the nation when it comes to specialty crop agriculture. Now the state is first on the United States Department of Agriculture's list to receive Specialty Crop Block Grant funding.

October 20, 2009 | | Government


Lazar gathers with county mayors to discuss economy, tourism

Turlock Mayor John Lazar was one of four county mayors to attend the first annual State of the Region luncheon hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 14.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council accepts COPS grant; four new officers to be hired

Turlock City Council members voted to accept grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on Tuesday for the reinstatement of four sworn officers in the Turlock Police Department. The three year grant stipulates that the officers must be retained for a fourth year at the expense of the City of Turlock.

October 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Congress says yes to dairy aid

The U.S. Congress moved an emergency spending bill through on Tuesday to provide $350 million in aid for the nation's struggling dairy producers.

October 09, 2009 | | Government


Council approves all projects for RDA plan

The Turlock City Council sidestepped the issue of predetermining what projects should receive Redevelopment funding over the next five years on Tuesday evening. Rather than picking and choosing from a list of wished-for projects and those currently funded in the RDA budget, the council agreed to include all proposed projects into their 2010-2014 RDA Implementation Plan, and sort out the funding later.

October 06, 2009 | | Government


Council to discuss redevelopment in special meeting

The Turlock City Council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the next five years of programs and projects to be funded by the Turlock Redevelopment Agency.

October 02, 2009 | | Government


$698 thousand to stay in city coffers

In 2008 the State of California revealed a plan to balance its budget by taking funds from local Redevelopment Agencies - just as they proposed in 2009 - but the state won't see one cent of those proposed 2008 takings.

September 29, 2009 | | Government


Former homeless shelter leased to new tenants

The former site of Turlock's Emergency Cold Weather Homeless Shelter, a city-owned warehouse at 400 B St., has finally found new tenants.

September 25, 2009 | | Government


Carnegie lease vote continued

The motion to accept a lease agreement with the nonprofit Carnegie Arts Center Foundation to run the Carnegie Arts Center was neither approved or denied by the City Council Tuesday night.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council: Yes to prayer

The Turlock City Council opened their meeting Tuesday evening with an invocation - before the gavel struck to formally begin the proceedings.

September 23, 2009 | | Government


County to revisit farmland mitigation

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors isn't finished fighting new residential development on agricultural-zoned land.

September 23, 2009 | | Government


Our own town hall meeting

The nation-wide controversy over health care reform came to the Valley Friday afternoon when U.S. Rep. George Radanovich held his own town hall meeting in Oakdale. While there were no violent confrontations that led to arrests - as has happened in St. Louis, Mo. - booing and heckling were common during the question and answer time.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County budget coffers fuller than expected

More money will be in Stanislaus County's 2009-2010 final budget than had been initially expected, but fewer workers will be employed by the county this year.

September 15, 2009 | | Government


Council gives civility priority

The Turlock City Council took the first step towards a new, more streamlined approach to council meetings on Tuesday evening by adjusting the seating arrangement in City Hall.

September 11, 2009 | | Government


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February 23, 2018 | | Government


Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the ...

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Three want to be sheriff

Sheriff Adam Christianson announced last year that he will not seek re-election, an action which has since attracted the candidacies of three. The sheriff, however ...

February 22, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res ...

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that ...

February 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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