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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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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


Candidates finalized

The extended filing period for the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election closed uneventfully on Wednesday evening, with just one new competitor filing in a local race.

August 14, 2009 | | Government


County backs out of pumping station responsibilities

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to terminate a joint powers authority to maintain Gomes Lake on Tuesday morning, despite the pleas of local reclamation district presidents.

August 11, 2009 | | Government


Council rejects all Carnegie bids

The project to rebuild the burned Carnegie Arts Center has been put on hold following a closed session Turlock City Council decision on Tuesday evening.

August 11, 2009 | | Government


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A poorly maintained irrigation system prevents water from reaching its intended source and instead a significant amount of precious water can be lost to runoff ...

February 23, 2018 | | Government


Statewide drought restrictions could be permanent

The Water Resources Control Board is considering making California's drought-era water restrictions permanent, a concern for many water districts and other users across the ...

February 23, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Three want to be sheriff

Sheriff Adam Christianson announced last year that he will not seek re-election, an action which has since attracted the candidacies of three. The sheriff, however ...

February 22, 2018 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Denham introduces bill to assist Assyrian victims of ISIS in Iraq

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) introduced a bill to protect Christians and vulnerable minorities in Iraq, specifically in the Nineveh Plain region. H.Res ...

February 20, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora introduces two bills

Assemblyman Heath Flora is already hard at work in 2018, introducing two bills to the California State Legislature in almost as many months – one that ...

February 16, 2018 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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