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Public calls for councilmen’s resignations

Over 100 angry residents filled the Hughson Community Senior Center on Monday demanding the three council members that the Civil Grand Jury found "promoted their own agenda against the best interests of the citizens of Hughson" resign.

January 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Health and Human Services hardest hit by governor’s proposed budget

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed his 2010 budget proposal on Friday, calling for $8.5 billion in spending cuts and $6.9 million in federal money - but no new taxes - as part of his plan to bridge an expected $20 billion state deficit through June 30, 2011.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Piano bar given pass on midnight restriction

What was controversial in 2009 was an easy decision in 2010. On Thursday, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved extending the hours of operation for the Vintage Lounge Piano Bar from 12 midnight to 1:30 a.m. daily.

January 08, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denham now seeks seat in U.S. Congress

The 2010 election landscape shifted significantly on Tuesday, and once again State Senator Jeff Denham (R-Merced) was at the center of the changes.

December 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Bublak and Jackson look back on their first year in office

2009 may have been the last year of the decade, but it was the first year in office for new Turlock City Councilwomen Mary Jackson and Amy Bublak. Despite a number of challenges, ranging from the economy to controversial local issues, both councilwomen look back on the year as a successful one.

December 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Civil Grand Jury finds Hughson City Council members in violation of Brown Act

Three Hughson City Council members received not so glad tidings on Tuesday when the Civil Grand Jury handed down a recommendation that they be removed from office.

December 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Poker room to grow, city to profit

The Turlock Poker Room will grow from 10 to 14 tables, following the acceptance of a new development agreement with the city.

December 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Commission blames Debely for loss of teen center funding

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission went on record at their Wednesday meeting to disapprove of the Turlock City Council's decision to use Redevelopment Agency funds to renovate Joe Debely Stadium.

December 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Council approves ‘In God We Trust’

The Turlock City Council approved plans late Tuesday evening to display the national motto "In God We Trust" and the preamble to the United States Constitution in Turlock City Hall, despite some legal concerns.

December 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City of Hughson employees spread thin with six vacant positions

In these bad economic times, it is expected for mangers to take on more responsibility to fill vacant positions but the City of Hughson city manager is being stretched to the point of breaking.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council to vote on ‘In God We Trust’ mural

The Turlock City Council has a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, highlighted by a revisiting of plans to reconstruct the burned Carnegie Arts Center and an initiative to paint the words "In God We Trust" in Turlock City Hall.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock looks to plan next 20 years of growth

The Turlock of 2030, a town that 115,000 may call home, is being planned today. That future Turlock could feature compact residential neighborhoods sprouting up southeast and northwest of Turlock, based on growth alternatives presented by San Francisco-based consultants Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson employees cry foul over hidden cameras

Some Hughson city employees are concerned that their town leaders' political posturing has turned into a violation of their privacy rights.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


County plans for next 25 years of transportation

Concerned Turlockers gathered at the Turlock Youth Center on Monday to help draft the 2010 Regional Transportation Plan, a document that will guide transportation in Stanislaus County for the next 25 years.

November 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves Debely renovations, despite public outcry

Despite an outpouring of public opposition to the proposed Joe Debely Stadium renovation project, the Turlock City Council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, made the findings necessary to move the project forward by a 3-1 vote.

November 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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