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State Department issues worldwide travel alert

The U.S. Department of State is alerting U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan.

May 03, 2011 | | Government


More bad news for county budget

Stanislaus County is close to budget projections for 2010-2011, but expects a steep decline in income for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, supervisors learned Tuesday.

May 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Cannella introduces bill aimed at meth manufacturers

In an ongoing effort to rid the Central Valley of its methamphetamine trafficking, State Senator Anthony Cannella has introduced a bill to toughen the penalties for production.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to plant trees for Arbor Day

For the 20th year in a row, Turlock will spend a day celebrating the greener, leafier things in life.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County Board of Supervisors approves new fees

County residents have two new fees to worry about – for trench cut permits and tardy notification of property transfers from parents and grandparents to children – after a Board of Supervisors vote on Tuesday. The board also increased all fees charged by the Department of Public Works.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Counties begin process of redistricting

After months of behind-the-scenes work, both Merced and Stanislaus counties have embarked on the formal process to redraw supervisorial districts in the wake of the 2010 census.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Security, pets concerns at homeless shelter zoning meeting

The City of Turlock came one step closer to creating a state-mandated area of town where homeless shelters are allowed at a public meeting Thursday night, held at Turlock's First Baptist Church.

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local politicians remember Armenian genocide

As those around the world prepare to honor the 96th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Sunday, local politicians are remembering the 21st century's first genocide – even as the United States has yet to officially recognize the Ottoman Turkish government's actions as genocide.

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council preview

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to:

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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


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Historic cannon seeks new home

The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.

May 04, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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