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California receives federal funding for Next Generation trains

California will receive $168 million in federal funds to purchase next-generation, American-made trains, announced U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday. The state is one of five that will receive a total of $336.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding.

August 05, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government

Kenwood Park Lighting District gets final approval

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved the results of an election to form a lighting district in Kenwood Park, a county island centered on Starr Ave. and Kenwood Ave. which is entirely surrounded by the City of Turlock.

August 02, 2011 | | Government

Final redistricting maps to go before board of supervisors

Though members of the public suggested changes to two draft redistricting proposals, Stanislaus County staff announced Monday that the final maps submitted for Board of Supervisors approval will be unchanged from draft maps released July 14.

August 02, 2011 | | Government

Police, city reach agreement on contracts

Contract negotiations between the city and the Turlock Association of Peace Officers that just a few weeks prior seemed in jeopardy of breaking down, reached a successful conclusion Tuesday night with the City Council ratifying the newly struck deal in a unanimous vote.

July 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Calling a cab no longer an option in Turlock

The City of Turlock now has 68,549 residents, but not a single taxicab driver.

July 29, 2011 | | Government

County seeks volunteers to serve on boards

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has put out a call for volunteers to serve the county's numerous boards and commissions.

July 29, 2011 | | Government

Valley economic program CEO urges Congress to continue federal investment

With unemployment levels remaining well above 15 percent locally, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater) led a hearing Wednesday in search of ways the Economic Development Administration can maximize job creation.

July 29, 2011 | | Government

County facing influx of prisoners, parolees

Stanislaus County could be asked to look after as many as 800 additional felons this year.

July 26, 2011 | | Government

Kenwood Park to see the light

A county island near downtown Turlock will soon see streetlights overhead, but only by the narrowest of margins.

July 26, 2011 | | Government

Going green hurts city water budget

Just six months after the City of Turlock made a state-mandated change to metered water billing, the billing structure may be altered once again.

July 26, 2011 | | Government

Council to resume police contract discussion

Two weeks after a contentious hearing where the Turlock City Council considered unilaterally imposing a contract on Turlock Police union members, the council expects to take the issue up again on Tuesday.

July 22, 2011 | | Government

Community members comment on supervisorial redistricting, finally

It's back to the drawing board again, as the group redrawing the Stanislaus County Supervisors' districts scrambles to incorporate last-minute comments received at a Wednesday public meeting.

July 22, 2011 | | Government

Turlock mayor joins county leaders in RDA fight

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered Monday to send a message to Sacramento legislators: plans to end redevelopment agencies statewide aren't just devastating to local economies, they're also illegal.

July 19, 2011 | | Government

Committees put forth two options for supervisorial redistricting

After six months of planning and public meetings, two proposed maps to redraw boundaries of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' Districts emerged Thursday, both of which would keep Turlock, Denair, Hickman and Keyes in District 2 while removing much or all of Ceres from the district and adding all land served by the Chatom Union School District.

July 15, 2011 | | Government

Candidate filing period opens Monday

Election season officially kicks off Monday, as the candidate filing period opens for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election.

July 15, 2011 | | Government

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Reminder: Public hearing for proposed solid waste rate increase

The community is encouraged to attend Tuesday's City Council meeting to voice their thoughts and/or concerns regarding the proposed solid waste rate increase ...

October 09, 2015 | | Government

Residents have until Tuesday's public hearing to protest garbage fee hike

The City of Turlock has received 409 letters as of Thursday protesting a proposed solid waste rate increase, far fewer than the 9,119 formal ...

October 09, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Turlock affordable housing project honored by SJ Valley regional council

Since its grand opening a year and half ago, the Avena Bella housing complex on Linwood Avenue has become home to dozens of families, many ...

October 08, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Crime top complaint at Denair advisory meeting

A suspicious man on a bike has members of the Denair community questioning the safety of their neighborhood.

October 06, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government


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