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City to update ADA plan; Council approves cost increase for new transit hub

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved a $162,020 contract to produce an Americans with Disabilities Act self-evaluation and transition plan, which will describe how City of Turlock facilities, programs, policies, and practices should change to better accommodate the disabled.

July 13, 2012 | | Government

Crane Park residents cry foul on proposed bocce ball court

Crane Park resident Dan Palmquist says living across the street from Turlock's most-used recreation area is like coming home after a hard week of work to see and hear a party that lasts all weekend, every weekend - only he is never invited to it. Another recreational amenity, a proposed bocce ball court, he says, would only make that on-going party bigger.

July 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government

New bill to safeguard homeowners from unfair bank practices

A bill aimed at protecting homeowners and borrowers during the mortgage and foreclosure process was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Turlock to join CopLink

The Turlock Police Department will soon have another arsenal in their crime fighting tool belt as the Turlock City Council approved a measure for the departments to implement the crime database system CopLink.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government

County health tackles diabetes through obesity prevention

Last year, county health officials reported that most chronic diseases are claiming fewer lives in Stanislaus County, but the diabetes mortality rate remained alarmingly high.

July 10, 2012 | | Government

Bocce ball debate

Not all Turlockers are bowled over by the Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park.

July 10, 2012 | | Government

Council to consider sharing crime data with area law enforcement

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies may become more closely linked Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council will consider an agreement which would see the Turlock Police Department share records management system data countywide.

July 06, 2012 | | Government

New tow yard ordinance ‘sledgehammer blow’ to one operator

A newly-passed Turlock ordinance could put a local tow-truck operator out of business.

June 29, 2012 | | Government

Invest in downtown, expert says

Cities may be wowed by flashy retail developments – the malls, shopping centers, and big box stores that some municipalities show off like badges of honor.

June 26, 2012 | | Government

County property values fall for fifth consecutive year

The taxable value of Stanislaus County real estate has declined nearly $500 million from a year ago, according to the county assessor's office, down 1.45 percent.

June 26, 2012 | | Government

Inland port not dead yet

A controversial plan to turn the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station and surrounding properties into a massive industrial park was granted a seven month extension by a 3-1 vote of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday night.

June 22, 2012 | | Government

Downtown revenue strategies topic of special city council meeting

A nationally renowned community developer and planner will speak at a special meeting of the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, to discuss his research into how the city can increase property tax revenues by more efficiently using land.

June 22, 2012 | | Government

Pilot program gives U.S. prison guards pepper spray

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has instituted a pilot program based on Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) bill, H.R. 1175, to issue oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray to trained correctional officers at seven U.S. Penitentiaries, including USP Atwater.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government

City hopes to make acronyms easier to decipher with guidebook

Every developer knows that an EIR is required, pursuant to CEQA, to approve a CUP. Unless you can get away with a MND, of course.

June 19, 2012 | | Government

Senate rejects egg industry reform in Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday decided to exclude consideration of two animal welfare amendments and issues in the Farm Bill. Senate leaders denied consideration of egg industry reform measures, requested by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which would have phased out the use of barren battery cages, provided more space and enrichments of hens, and provided regulatory security for egg producers.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government

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New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits ...

October 21, 2016 | | Government

Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at ...

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

State Water Board coming to Modesto, Merced

State Water Resources Control Board representatives will provide a presentation during Stanislaus and Merced County Board of Supervisors meetings Tuesday regarding their proposal to cut ...

October 14, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City seeks public input on downtown parking meters, enforcement

Downtown parking meters, parking enforcement officers, voluntary employee parking policies - these are a few of the strategies the City of Turlock could take to implement ...

October 13, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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