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City development fees records first increase in three years

After three straight years of decline, the City of Turlock's Capital Facility Fees posted revenue growth last year for the first time since 2007-08.

November 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council passes visitors bureau budget

The Turlock City Council unanimously approved the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau 2013 budget Tuesday night, which will see the CVB begin to offer services on weekend days.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Visitors bureau to give annual report

The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau will give its annual report for 2012 and announce goals for 2013 at Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Lawsuit: General Plan doesn't go far enough to protect ag land

Turlock's newly adopted General Plan looks to preserve the city's agricultural heritage, while preparing for an expected influx of new residents over the next 20 years.

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City offices close for holiday weeks

The City of Turlock's offices will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving, from Nov. 19 to Nov. 23.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council postpones water study

Turlock's water rates will remain flat – at least for now.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County moves forward with new mental health, coroner's facilities

A dearth of beds for mental health patients in Stanislaus County, coupled with surging demand, has driven Stanislaus County mental health costs millions of dollars well above projections in recent months.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County prepares for disaster with mock exercise

Operation "Shake, Rattle and Roll," Stanislaus County's version of the statewide medical health exercise, will be performed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

November 13, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council considers water operations deficit options

The Turlock City Council could begin the process to change water rates on Tuesday.

November 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning gives go-ahead for Poker Room bar

The Turlock Poker Room is set to grow – and add a full-service bar – after Turlock Planning Commission approval Thursday night.

November 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Courthouse project proceeds with site selection

The California Judicial Council has given Stanislaus County its approval to proceed with site acquisition for a new courthouse, although warning the project could face indefinite delays if the funds are not available.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City looks for cheaper waste disposal options

Turlock could soon look to export refuse outside of Stanislaus County, avoiding a potentially costly rate increase at the county's waste-to-energy plant.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Haven Women's Center set to open in old Parks facility

A nonprofit offering help for abused women and children will take over a vacant City of Turlock building, following council approval Tuesday night.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers leasing Starr Avenue building to women’s center

The former site of Turlock's Park and Recreation Division may soon become home to a nonprofit offering help for abused women and children.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves speed limit changes

Speed limits are set to change on two Turlock roads.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bipartisan water bond to appear on November ballot

Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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