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Council optimistic about budget; preparing for worst

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved a preliminary, status quo General Fund Budget of between $30.2 and $31.5 million – up from a $29.1 million budget a year ago – but cuts are expected before final budget adoption.

April 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Mi Pueblo hits bumps in road to Turlock

A large, new Mexican grocery store planned for the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Soderquist Road will be delayed at least a month, as Turlock Planning Commissioners on Thursday held off on approving the development due to neighbors' concerns.

April 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Stanislaus River Parks prepare for government shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is preparing for the closure of Stanislaus River Parks near Oakdale as well as all other Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks in California, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect today.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Council to discuss budget, fireworks celebration

The Turlock City Council will consider a preliminary 2011-2012 General Fund budget on Tuesday, but that budget could change drastically before final adoption as the council expects to cut at least $1.3 million from the city's $30.2 to $31.5 million budget.

April 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Keep Your Home California program expanded to allow more homeowners to qualify

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) expanded eligibility criteria for several of the Keep Your Home California programs, making them available to a larger number of families at risk of losing their home.

April 05, 2011 | | Government


Lawsuit forces changes in indigent healthcare program

A revision to the county's medically indigent adult healthcare program, forced by a lawsuit, will make free or low-cost healthcare available to more county adults, affect payment schedules for many existing participants, and raise county costs.

April 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Task force to consider supervisor redistricting

A new citizens' advisory task force will help with a mandated redistricting of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts, following board action Tuesday morning.

April 05, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local legislators lobby for Florida high-speed rail money

Local political leaders are hailing the California High-Speed Rail Authority's unanimous decision on Wednesday to pursue a further $2.43 billion in federal funding recently made available – and urging the federal government to allocate those funds to California.

April 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers return of bingo at Assyrian American club

After an eight year gap, bingo could return to Turlock – should the City of Turlock and the Assyrian American Civic Club reach common ground on rules and regulations for the game.The Turlock City Council discussed changes the current bingo ordinance on March 23, but didn't come to any solutions which would be mutually agreeable.The Assyrian American Civic Club hosted bingo games as a fundraiser from the 1980s through 2003, when a new bingo ordinance was drafted. Since then, the club has received constant calls for a return of the game, but it is not profitable under Turlock ...

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Northwest growth still an option

Residential growth to the northwest of Highway 99 is still on the table for the City of Turlock, following a split Turlock City Council decision Tuesday night.

March 29, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New resolution promotes eating locally grown food

Eating locally isn't just a trendy, healthy way too cook – it's also California's newest strategy to bolster the State budget.

March 25, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State budget to cut funding to colleges, prisons, welfare

Facing a $26.6 billion deficit, both houses of the California Legislature approved the main budget bill last week, but will not send the legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown until a remaining $12.6 billion deficit can be broached.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Public Safety Facility funding ‘on track,’ says Wasden at groundbreaking

After years spent planning, meeting and navigating bond markets, the City of Turlock broke ground on the new, 57,570 square foot home for Turlock's police and fire departments on Tuesday.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City budget process begins

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday began the process of adopting the 2010-2011 budget – a process they hope to complete on May 10 – by accepting all preliminary non-general fund budgets.

March 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council preview

On Tuesday, Turlock City Council is scheduled to:

March 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


The 'counterintuitive' aspect of road maintenance and why your neighbor's road may be in better cond

It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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