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Budget top issue at Hughson forum

About 75 Hughson residents and local dignitaries gathered at Hughson High's Reeder Hall Wednesday night to get up-close and personal with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R - Atwater), State Sen.Tom Berryhill (R - Modesto) and State Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen (R – Modesto).

June 10, 2011 | | Government

Report calls for more guards at local jails; close honor farm

A civil grand jury report evaluating the custodial facilities in Stanislaus County recommended the honor farm be closed down and the staffing levels at all the facilities be increased.

June 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Centennial to be next off-leash dog park

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission approved the establishment of an off-leash dog park at Centennial Park on Wednesday evening. The vote came after months of consideration for a new dog park and a public hearing to discuss Centennial Park as a proposed location.

June 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government

County supervisor redistricting meeting to be held Monday

With the 2010 U.S. Census complete, Stanislaus County is now mired in the laborious process of redrafting its Supervisorial districts.

June 10, 2011 | | Government

City Council looks to balance budget with cuts, reserves

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a $27 million General Fund budget on Tuesday – but that budget still sits $3.9 million in the red.

June 10, 2011 | | Government

Cuts lead to reduced service levels in county offices

Budget reductions enacted on Tuesday will be felt in "every area" of Stanislaus County's service, county staff members said, from recreation opportunities to road maintenance.

June 07, 2011 | | Government

Downtown businesses oppose homeless shelter zoning plan

Residents and business owners asked the Turlock Planning Commission to prevent homeless shelters from opening near their properties Thursday night, but the commission approved the by-right zoning area as proposed.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

Carbon monoxide detectors mandatory as of July 1

In just under a month, new legislation will require most California homeowners to install potentially life-saving carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

County faces even more cuts

Stanislaus County's proposed 2011-2012 budget calls for a further $24.5 million spending cut and the elimination of vacant positions, but no further reductions in force in a rare bright spot after years of layoffs.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

Hughson public forum gets elected officials, community under one roof

In less than two weeks, Hughson residents will have a rare opportunity to address their representatives in Sacramento and Washington D.C. face-to-face.

May 31, 2011 | | Government

Cardoza voices opposition to physican training cuts

New legislation that aims to reduce federal funding for physician training could have a negative impact on medically underserved communities, including the Central Valley, said Congressman Dennis Cardoza, who opposed the legislation Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | | Government

City offers cash payouts for new businesses

Thinking about opening a new business? The City of Turlock is offering $1,000 in cold, hard cash to startup businesses, in hopes of inciting economic development in Turlock.

May 20, 2011 | | Government

Funding problems force changes to affordable housing development

The Turlock Planning Commission recommended approving the split of a 141-unit affordable housing apartment development into two separate projects - a phase one, 80-unit parcel and a phase two, 61-unit parcel - at a special meeting held Thursday.

May 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County lays off health services workers

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors cut nine more positions from the county payroll on Tuesday, an all-too common occurrence for the money-starved county.

May 20, 2011 | | Government

Local state parks face closure

There could soon be far fewer places in nature in which to seek refuge should the California State Parks department follow through with a plan to close 70 of its 278 parks - including Turlock Lake, Railtown 1897 Historic Park in Jamestown, George Hatfield State Recreation Area between Newman and Hilmar, Henry W. Coe State Park in Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties and McConnell State Recreation Area in northern Merced County.

May 17, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Keyes parcels rezoned for tractor dealership

The way has been paved for a John Deere dealership in the Keyes area now that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has approved a ...

November 27, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government

Storm-related problems and flood prevention

The City of Turlock provides several proactive and reactive methods of dealing with storm-related problems such as flooding, water storage and contingency planning.

November 27, 2015 | | Government

Turlock selects new fire chief

After months of searching Turlock has found a new chief to take the helm of the Turlock Fire Department.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even ...

November 20, 2015 | | Government

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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