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Our own town hall meeting

The nation-wide controversy over health care reform came to the Valley Friday afternoon when U.S. Rep. George Radanovich held his own town hall meeting in Oakdale. While there were no violent confrontations that led to arrests - as has happened in St. Louis, Mo. - booing and heckling were common during the question and answer time.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County budget coffers fuller than expected

More money will be in Stanislaus County's 2009-2010 final budget than had been initially expected, but fewer workers will be employed by the county this year.

September 15, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council gives civility priority

The Turlock City Council took the first step towards a new, more streamlined approach to council meetings on Tuesday evening by adjusting the seating arrangement in City Hall.

September 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


In God we trust?

The Yosemite Room at Turlock City Hall, home to Turlock City Council meetings, could soon feature the words, "In God we trust," emblazoned on the wall behind where council members sit.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Money for police officers and private security regulations on tap for City Council

An extremely light workload awaits the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, with just one item on the agenda requiring citizen input.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New rules underway for local taco trucks

Turlock's taco trucks are on the road to more stringent, codified regulations, following a Planning Commission recommendation Thursday evening.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


EPA designation could hurt farmers

Local dairymen will likely see an increase in the costs of doing business due to a proposed redesignation of the San Joaquin Valley under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules.

September 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Some elections over as campaigning begins

With the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election still two months away, four local races have already been decided while another has been stricken from the ballot.

September 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City funds giant egg project

The Turlock City Council agreed to fund the Sunny Side Up project $10,000 to start the laying of the eggs around downtown Turlock.

August 29, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Government


City nets funds for foreclosures

The State of California announced on Thursday that 96 California communities - including Turlock - are set to receive a total of $92.7 million in federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds, intended to counteract the effects of the foreclosure crisis.

August 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Ag Secretary Vilsack milked for answers

The Stanislaus County Ag Center filled with red-clad dairymen and women on Wednesday to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to town -– and to implore the Secretary to do something to stem the losses that threaten to put 10 percent of California dairies out of business by the end of the year.

August 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlockers protest Joe Debely RDA project

While the City of Turlock's Redevelopment Agency budget wasn't up for discussion at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, that didn't stop many concerned Turlockers from voicing their disapproval of plans to spend $2.8 million on a renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


TID Director to run for Congress

For 26 years Michael Berryhill has battled for his seat as Division 3 Director of the Turlock Irrigation District, but this year Berryhill will not seek reelection to the post he has held for so long.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Few details emerge on Carnegie bid rejection

The City of Turlock formally addressed the rejection of all Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids in a press release distributed on Thursday afternoon, but offered little new information on the sudden move to delay the project.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Recreation commission to decide on possible fee for use of new Columbia Park water feature

The Turlock Park, Recreation and Community Commission expects to cut the ribbon on a new water feature at Columbia Park in April 2010. The water feature will be an aquatic play area for kids, similar to the one at Broadway Park, but unlike Broadway Park, families might have to pay to use the Columbia Park water feature during certain hours.

August 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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