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Supervisors make changes to ag land rules

Requirements for non-agriculture uses in county ag-zoned land will in most cases be reduced or eliminated, following Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors action Tuesday evening.

December 20, 2011 | | Government


City swears in new clerk

The Turlock City Council recognized the retirement of City Clerk Rhonda Greenlee on Tuesday night. Greenlee has been working for the City of Turlock since 1991, and her retirement will be effective on Dec. 29. A reception was held at City Hall in Greenlee's honor.

December 13, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Turlock City Council preview

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to:

December 09, 2011 | | Government


Valley leaders meet in Turlock

Turlock's long been known as the heart of the Central Valley.

December 09, 2011 | | Government


County releases updated transportation guide

For the first time in six years, Stanislaus County has updated its Transportation Guide.

November 29, 2011 | | Government


Denham bill looks to hire vets

A new law, championed by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater) through the House of Representatives, will aim to put thousands of unemployed veterans back to work.

November 25, 2011 | | Government


California Dairy Campaign, Farmers Union attempt to ring the bell on the Dairy Security Act

The Turlock-based California Farmers Union and the California Dairy Campaign have come out against the Dairy Security Act of 2011 (H.R. 3062). CDC President Joe Augusto and CFU President Joaquin Contente have been urging lawmakers to oppose the Dairy Security Act. The Dairy Security Act was brought forward by Collin Peterson (D-MN), and Mike Simpson, (R-Idaho) under the belief that the DSA would reduce dairy subsidies by $131 over 10 years.

November 18, 2011 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


City ends year under budget; employees reap benefits

Last year didn't just go well for the City of Turlock – it blew away even the most optimistic projections.

November 18, 2011 | | Government


Library still vital part of community, report finds

In a time of Kindles, the Internet, and high-speed, always-on communications, is the quiet, quaint, nearly century-old Stanislaus County Library system still relevant?

November 15, 2011 | | Government


Denair fire could lose big in Turlock’s General Plan

For nearly 70 years, the Denair Fire Department has protected the swath of rural, agricultural land which lies between Turlock and Denair.

November 15, 2011 | | Government


City Council approves ag preservation map

In hopes of preserving agricultural land – and Turlock's ability to grow – the Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a map which would limit Turlock's size and shape through the year 2050.

November 11, 2011 | | Government


Council approves homeless day center

Out with the youth, in with the homeless.

November 08, 2011 | | Government


Council, Planning Commission split on city’s growth plan

The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to move forward with the city's ongoing general plan update – a document which will guide the city's growth for 20 years – even as citizens and planning commissioners continued to voice lingering concerns about where Turlock will grow.

November 08, 2011 | | Government


County employees agree to pay cut

Seven of 12 Stanislaus County labor unions will take 6 percent pay reduction, after labor groups voluntarily returned to the negotiating table to help the county make ends meet in tough economic times.

November 08, 2011 | | Government


Mayors say ag plan still in works

A plan to preserve agricultural land in the county, driven by the Stanislaus County Mayors' Group, isn't intended to be a unilateral matter – and isn't anywhere near finished, say the county's mayors.

November 04, 2011 | | Government


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Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning July 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission grants signage exception to Dust Bowl

Despite concerns regarding the standard they will potentially set, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to grant Dust Bowl Brewing Company a conditional ...

February 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service ...

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Severity of California teacher shortage prompts new legislation

The size of the emerging teacher deficiency in California is too big to ignore for least three senators, who after Senate Education Committee hearing on ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Turlock Police honor employees' service

The Turlock Police Department honored their own Thursday at their annual awards ceremony by recognizing those officers and personnel who exemplified the mission of the ...

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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