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Small city to see big changes

Even the smallest incorporated city in Stanislaus County is beginning to see some big changes, including holding its first-ever State of the City Address since being incorporated in 1972.

May 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Mayor’s taskforce to discuss draft economic plan

"A new day is dawning in Turlock. Our city has awakened with the hope that surrounds a new morning and the opportunities it brings. There is a new attitude at City Hall. Bold new ideas are emerging. Old divisions are being bridged. The city's growth and development are being reinvigorated. Turlock is a city on the move."

May 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Foundation questions legality of City Council prayer

When the Turlock City Council opted to install the words "In God We Trust" within the Council Chambers at City Hall, the attention of the nation's largest freethinkers association, the Freedom from Religion Foundation, was quickly gained.

May 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County gives Larsa Hall extended trial period

Avoiding an immediate revocation process, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Vista Ave., has been given an extended trial period by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission to resolve its impacts on nearby neighborhoods, after multiple noise complaints from area residents and unpermitted structures at the site put the center's Conditional Use Permit in jeopardy .

May 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


McDonald’s proposed for Downtown Turlock

The golden arches could soon be seen in Downtown Turlock, as the City reviews a proposal to build a new McDonald's near Golden State Boulevard and Center and Marshall Streets.

May 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


RAM Farms seeks ice rink expansion

After a successful first season of hosting a community ice skating rink, RAM Farms is seeking permission from the City of Turlock to not only extend their dates of operation but also expand the ice rink by nearly double in size.

April 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City Council district elections draft plans released

As the City of Turlock prepares to make the change from at-large citywide elections to a new district-based system, the City Council will be holding two special meetings throughout the month of May to collect community input on the initial draft district boundary proposals prepared by consultant National Demographics Corporation.

April 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council gives green light for Countryside Drive development

As Monte Vista Crossings begins construction on the Phase II expansion project, a new 107-unit housing subdivision is also set to be located just across the street at the corner Countryside Drive and Tuolumne Road after receiving approval by the City Council on Tuesday.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor Brown orders more drought measures

In a sweeping effort to further combat the impacts of California's ongoing drought, Gov. Jerry Brown signed an extensive new emergency drought proclamation on Friday, cutting red tape in various government functions to help water agencies find new supplies, fight wildfires and assist cities and farmers.

April 25, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

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November 17, 2017 | | Government


Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in ...

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham: Tax plan ‘promotes real economic growth’

The first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades is in the works, as Senate Republicans revealed the details of their ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local veterans honored by Library of Congress

Three Turlock veterans now have a place in history after Congressman Jeff Denham presented video interviews with them and other Central Valley war heroes to ...

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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