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Supervisors to revisit costly Veterans Memorial District ballot measure

A controversial measure to establish a Veterans Memorial District in Stanislaus County that the county supervisors voted 3-2 this week to place on the June 5 ballot will be revisited in a special meeting on Tuesday.

March 09, 2012 | | Government


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


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Fall is here: Help keep storm drains clean

During the fall season we see the colors change, daylight savings, and the trees shedding their leaves. Which may lead to clogged storm drains, polluted ...

September 23, 2016 | | Government


Council, Parks and Arts Commission to consider new public art guidelines at joint meeting

More public art could soon be seen around town as the Turlock City Council and Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission will consider a new Public ...

September 23, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Local legislators deliver over 3,000 petitions to State Water Board

Assemblymembers Adam Gray (D-Merced) and Kristin Olsen (R-Riverbank) delivered 3,100 petitions to the State Water Resources Control Board this week, proclaiming their firm opposition ...

September 22, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


New housing subdivision coming to Keyes

Keyes may soon be home to new neighborhoods, as the Stanislaus County Planning Commission approved applications at their Thursday meeting to build two subdivisions near ...

September 16, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham introduces new water infrastructure bill

Congressman Jeff Denham introduced the New WATER Act Thursday in hopes of authorizing a pilot project that would provide long-term, low-cost financing for water resources ...

September 15, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Decisions on death penalty, marijuana await California voters this November

While voters have plenty of decisions to make before the election this November, including who they would like to be the nation's next president ...

September 15, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local agencies vehemently oppose State Water Board proposal to cut water use

A proposal by the State Water Resources Control Board to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along the Tuolumne River for the benefit fish and ...

September 15, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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