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Survey finds city staff helpful, needing more empathy

Historically, customer service in Turlock's building, planning, and engineering departments has been notorious – for all the wrong reasons.

January 13, 2012 | | Government


Denham wants Uncle Sam to have $15B garage sale

Jeff Denham is pushing for Congress to do what many of his constituents do when they have unneeded property and need to raise cash - conduct a garage sale.

January 13, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Government


Search for chief down to three

The candidate pool to fill the Chief of Police position in Turlock has been narrowed to three finalists.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Future of RDA funds up in the air

The fate of Turlock's redevelopment agency is decided – at least for now.

January 10, 2012 | | Government


Efforts underway to make sign ordinance easier to understand

When a Turlock business wants to put up a sign, it's time to turn to the city's sign ordinance.

January 06, 2012 | | Government


City Council to deal with RDA closure

On Dec. 28, the California Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a measure which would have allowed redevelopment agencies statewide to remain intact by making annual payments to the state, forcing a statewide shutdown of redevelopment agencies.

January 06, 2012 | | Government


Cuts to welfare, tax increases in Brown’s budget proposal

Just days into 2012, the effort to pass a state budget has already begun.

January 06, 2012 | | Government


Search for new police chief progresses

The search for a new police chief to take the helm of the Turlock Police Department has been narrowed down to six prospects.

January 06, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New laws to ensure child safety in vehicles, prevent bullying

As the clock strikes midnight, hundreds of new laws will take effect in the State of California, governing tanning beds and concussions in youth sports, among countless other topics.

December 30, 2011 | | Government


Mayor ready to tackle the tough problems in 2012

Journal: What successes did Turlock have in 2011?

December 30, 2011 | | Government


Court upholds RDA shutdown

The future of redevelopment – a statewide program which devotes a share of property tax to reducing blight and increasing property values – now appears to be non-existent.

December 30, 2011 | | Government


County Supervisor ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2012

Stanislaus County District 2 Supervisor Vito Chiesa shares his views on 2011, 2012:

December 27, 2011 | | Government


City’s housing plan certified by state — finally

More than a year and a half after Turlock first approved its new Housing Element Update – a document which describes how the City of Turlock will meet housing needs through 2014 – the California Department of Housing and Community Development certified the document last week.

December 20, 2011 | | Government


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


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New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award ...

April 26, 2016 | | Government


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 22, 2016 | | Government


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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