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State grant eases jail expansion costs

A grant of $80 million is headed to Stanislaus County to assist in the efforts of expanding the county's correctional facility.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Revenues, costs up for county

Tax revenues are up for Stanislaus County, but are not keeping pace with increasing costs, say county staff.

March 06, 2012 | | Government


Council approves increase in city towing fees

Make sure to feed those meters - getting towed will become more expensive in Turlock, following Turlock City Council action Tuesday evening.

March 02, 2012 | | Government


Federal government looks to restrict child farm labor

The federal government is debating an issue that hits close to home for many Central Valley farm families including Turlock-area almond growers Scott Hunter and Ron Macedo.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


Jackson takes helm as police chief

New Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson was sworn in on Tuesday to an uproarious round of applause in the packed Turlock City Council chambers.

February 14, 2012 | | Government


City Council begins redevelopment agency shut down

On Feb. 1, the redevelopment era came to an end.

February 10, 2012 | | Government


Denham’s effort to shrink government building inventory moves forward

A local legislator's effort to sell off under-utilized federal buildings – reducing wasteful spending – is one step closer to law.

February 07, 2012 | | Government


Appeals court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

Same-sex marriage is one step closer to a return to California, following a Tuesday federal appeals court decision that banning the practice violates the U.S. Constitution.

February 07, 2012 | | Government


Crowell Road church to expand; Morgan Ranch scoping meeting set for Feb. 23

Turlock's Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 4510 Crowell Rd., will expand its youth building, following Planning Commission approval on Thursday.

February 03, 2012 | | Government


More hard times ahead for county

When Bill O'Brien last chaired the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors – in 2007 – the county was surging with growth and "foreclosure" was a rarely-heard word.

January 31, 2012 | | Government


State ‘on the mend’ says Brown

When Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage Wednesday to deliver his second State of the State address, he wasn't there to talk about the past.

January 20, 2012 | | Government


Dairy Campaign hopes to end corn ethanol subsidies

California Dairy Campaign Field Representative Joe Melo testified last week before the California Assembly Transportation Committee calling on lawmakers to pass legislation, AB 523, to end state subsidies for corn ethanol production. AB 523 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee and is now on its way to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

January 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Survey finds city staff helpful, needing more empathy

Historically, customer service in Turlock's building, planning, and engineering departments has been notorious – for all the wrong reasons.

January 13, 2012 | | Government


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


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National Guard leaving town

For the past half century, Turlock has been home to an Army National Guard Armory but soon the National Guard will be pulling out of ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Officials break ground on historic recycled water project

Turlock's recycled wastewater will soon be put to good use irrigating fields in the Del Puerto Water District as officials broke ground on Friday ...

August 26, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Rojas seeks sixth term on community college board

Abe Rojas has been representing Turlock, Denair and Hughson students on the Yosemite Community College Board of Trustees for 20 years and he's hoping ...

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning Commission to consider trampoline park project

The westside of Turlock may soon have its own trampoline park, if the Turlock Planning Commission approves a Conditional Use Permit for the proposed project.

August 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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