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Security, pets concerns at homeless shelter zoning meeting

The City of Turlock came one step closer to creating a state-mandated area of town where homeless shelters are allowed at a public meeting Thursday night, held at Turlock's First Baptist Church.

April 22, 2011 | | Government


Local politicians remember Armenian genocide

As those around the world prepare to honor the 96th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Sunday, local politicians are remembering the 21st century's first genocide – even as the United States has yet to officially recognize the Ottoman Turkish government's actions as genocide.

April 22, 2011 | | Government


City Council preview

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council is expected to:

April 22, 2011 | | Government


Council optimistic about budget; preparing for worst

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved a preliminary, status quo General Fund Budget of between $30.2 and $31.5 million – up from a $29.1 million budget a year ago – but cuts are expected before final budget adoption.

April 15, 2011 | | Government


Mi Pueblo hits bumps in road to Turlock

A large, new Mexican grocery store planned for the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Soderquist Road will be delayed at least a month, as Turlock Planning Commissioners on Thursday held off on approving the development due to neighbors' concerns.

April 08, 2011 | | Government


Stanislaus River Parks prepare for government shutdown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District is preparing for the closure of Stanislaus River Parks near Oakdale as well as all other Corps-operated campgrounds and day-use parks in California, if the potential shutdown of the federal government goes into effect today.

April 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Council to discuss budget, fireworks celebration

The Turlock City Council will consider a preliminary 2011-2012 General Fund budget on Tuesday, but that budget could change drastically before final adoption as the council expects to cut at least $1.3 million from the city's $30.2 to $31.5 million budget.

April 08, 2011 | | Government


Keep Your Home California program expanded to allow more homeowners to qualify

The California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA) expanded eligibility criteria for several of the Keep Your Home California programs, making them available to a larger number of families at risk of losing their home.

April 05, 2011 | | Government


Lawsuit forces changes in indigent healthcare program

A revision to the county's medically indigent adult healthcare program, forced by a lawsuit, will make free or low-cost healthcare available to more county adults, affect payment schedules for many existing participants, and raise county costs.

April 05, 2011 | | Government


Task force to consider supervisor redistricting

A new citizens' advisory task force will help with a mandated redistricting of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts, following board action Tuesday morning.

April 05, 2011 | | Government


Local legislators lobby for Florida high-speed rail money

Local political leaders are hailing the California High-Speed Rail Authority's unanimous decision on Wednesday to pursue a further $2.43 billion in federal funding recently made available – and urging the federal government to allocate those funds to California.

April 01, 2011 | | Government


Council considers return of bingo at Assyrian American club

After an eight year gap, bingo could return to Turlock – should the City of Turlock and the Assyrian American Civic Club reach common ground on rules and regulations for the game.The Turlock City Council discussed changes the current bingo ordinance on March 23, but didn't come to any solutions which would be mutually agreeable.The Assyrian American Civic Club hosted bingo games as a fundraiser from the 1980s through 2003, when a new bingo ordinance was drafted. Since then, the club has received constant calls for a return of the game, but it is not profitable under Turlock ...

March 29, 2011 | | Government


Northwest growth still an option

Residential growth to the northwest of Highway 99 is still on the table for the City of Turlock, following a split Turlock City Council decision Tuesday night.

March 29, 2011 | | Government


New resolution promotes eating locally grown food

Eating locally isn't just a trendy, healthy way too cook – it's also California's newest strategy to bolster the State budget.

March 25, 2011 | | Government


State budget to cut funding to colleges, prisons, welfare

Facing a $26.6 billion deficit, both houses of the California Legislature approved the main budget bill last week, but will not send the legislation to Gov. Jerry Brown until a remaining $12.6 billion deficit can be broached.

March 22, 2011 | | Government


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2015 banner year for Parks and Rec

The annual report for the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department proved some drastic comparisons from the 2014 to 2015 statistical data, but also ...

February 12, 2016 | Natalie Winters | Government


Council to consider farmers' market RFP document at special Saturday meeting

With the start of spring just over one month away, the Turlock City Council is getting closer to finalizing a new process of selecting a ...

February 12, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock developing strategies to improve traffic safety

A study showing Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents, including fatalities and injuries, than other like-sized cities has prompted city officials to take ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way ...

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning April 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission grants signage exception to Dust Bowl

Despite concerns regarding the standard they will potentially set, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to grant Dust Bowl Brewing Company a conditional ...

February 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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