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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


Turlock City Council preview

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to:

December 09, 2011 | | Government


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Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race turning into nail-biter

As days go by and more precincts report election numbers in, the two names that will appear on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


County approves produce warehouse project for Avila and Sons

After seven years of planning, Avila and Sons finally received approval to build a produce warehouse facility just west of Turlock.

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG votes to progress road tax to ballot

The Stanislaus Council of Governments proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Stanislaus County allocates much-needed money for road work

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department was granted additional funds to be used on road and bridge maintenance for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

June 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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