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New county shelter approved

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved plans for a new $11 million animal shelter on Tuesday morning, including a controversial low-cost spay and neuter clinic in the design - at least for now.

August 04, 2009 | | Government


Parents behind on child support given a second chance

California parents who have had their drivers' licenses revoked because of failure to pay child support might have the chance to get back on the road. The California Department of Child Support Services and the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services are offering the "Get Back on the Road Again" program to parents who are willing to buy back their license.

August 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Government


Behavioral Health services cut, expanded

One minute, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors agreed to accept $7.8 million from the California Department of Mental Health to fund new Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention programs. Then, just a few minutes later, the Board voted to oust four county employees from positions whose salaries had been paid for years by a now-canceled state program.

August 04, 2009 | | Government


Local dairy producers receive much-needed aid

Cries for help from local dairy producers were answered this week when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it would be increasing prices through the Dairy Product Price Support Program. Price support payments for nonfat dry milk and cheddar blocks and barrels were increased for the first time in nearly three decades.

July 31, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Budget woes force court closures

Feeling the sting of state budgetary cutbacks, the Judicial Council of California approved the closure of all state courts for one day a month.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to deal with costs of lay offs

The Turlock City Council will cover issues from land purchases to sewer management in their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

July 24, 2009 | | Government


Dale Pinkney Park approved

The park currently known as Cimmaron Park, located at the corner of Cherry Blossom Lane and Arthur Mace Drive in northeast Turlock, will henceforth be known as Dale Pinkney Park following a July 14 Turlock City Council decision.

July 21, 2009 | | Government


Wasden: The first 30 days

Looking back at his first month as Turlock City Manager - which officially passed on Monday - Roy Wasden can characterize his experience thus far in just one word.

July 21, 2009 | | Government


Housing Element Update set for Council

The Turlock Planning Commission approved the 2009 Housing Element Update Thursday evening, moving the document that will help the City of Turlock meet housing needs through 2014 ahead to the next planning milestone.

July 17, 2009 | | Government


Census committee seeks government money, volunteers

With the 2010 U.S. Census less than a year away - set for April 1, 2010, - the City of Turlock is beginning its effort to count every man, woman, and child in attempts to secure a fair share of government dollars.

July 17, 2009 | | Government


Council approves Dels Lane site for new transit hub

The Turlock City Council gave the proposed Dels Lane Public Transportation Hub a green light on Tuesday evening, despite a grassroots petition effort that drew 1,970 signatures from Turlockers who wanted the hub sited downtown.

July 14, 2009 | | Government


Federal recovery funds to help reduce diesel emission in Valley

A number of Central Valley school buses and agricultural vehicles will soon be "greener" thanks to the millions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant funds awarded to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.

July 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Courthouse to shutter doors

Reeling from an unprecedented budget cut at the state level, the Stanislaus County Superior Court has decided to close Turlock's courthouse and furlough workers.

July 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Governor signs disaster assistance order

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the next step in assisting drought decimated areas of the Central Valley by activating the California Disaster Assistance Act.

July 03, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Grand Jury clears Jackson

A long-sealed Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury report, released this week, finds Turlock City Councilwoman Mary Jackson did not violate common law conflict of interest laws by failing to recuse herself from Dec. 9, 2008, and Jan. 13 appeal hearings for the Vintage Lounge piano bar conditional use permit.

July 03, 2009 | | Government


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Mayor’s award to fund public art project

For the past few years, Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth has donated his mayoral salary to fund a public policy award in an effort to get ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council commends Flora for supporting state funding for regional water supply project

The Turlock City Council presented Assemblymember Heath Flora with a proclamation on Tuesday, recognizing the legislator's efforts in advocating for State funding for the ...

January 09, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City Hall makes refugees feel at home

When Awad Al-krad arrived in his new home of Turlock 18 months ago, he was happy. His family was safe, away from Syria and the ...

January 09, 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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