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City receives award to help first time home buyers

First time home buyers in Turlock could be getting a little help from the state.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Denham hopes to get undocumented workers to join armed forces

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to make gaining legal status for illegal immigrants easier.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Mayor's task force to court industry

The Turlock City Council got serious about bringing new businesses to town on Tuesday night by establishing the Mayor's Economic Development Team, a specialized task force designed to create and sustain economic development in the Turlock community.

July 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


New program aims to save native fish

The Stanislaus River is under invasion, and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to do something about it.

July 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council waives insurance for road closures; let the block parties continue

Residents wanting to obtain a road closure for future block parties will be able to do it without paying a dime, for now.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


More work in store for fire, police

The city of Turlock's current budget means vacancies at the police and fire departments will remain empty for the foreseeable time, but both agency chiefs are hopeful an allocation for overtime spending will bolster staffing levels and maintain public safety standards.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New task force aims to boost Turlock economy

It's not exactly the Justice League, but it comes close.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


City stalls road tax decision

The Turlock City Council has decided to table a proposed road tax for the time being and wait to see what avenue Stanislaus County is going to take on a possible county-wide measure.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock moves waste to Merced County

Waste from Turlock will be no longer be calling Stanislaus County its home.

July 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Block party comes with bigger price tag

Throwing a block party in Turlock just got a lot more expensive.

July 05, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


New Civil Grand Jury members selected

The 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury was impaneled Monday with 19 members and four alternates.

July 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Supervisors approve salary restoration for county employees

Stanislaus County employees can expect a few extra dollars in their paychecks this upcoming fiscal year.

July 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


State board to discuss future of California fairs

It's fair season. The cows are mooing, the bands are playing, and fairgoers are alternating between consuming corndogs and beer and being thrown upside-down on the newest carnival thrill rides. Amidst the statewide festivities, however, serious administrative talks are taking place that will be integral in determining the future of California fairs.

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Farmers, immigrant workers hopeful after Senate passes historic reform bill

Immigration reform isn't just good news for those looking to obtain citizenship, but also very good news for California's agriculture industry,

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Supreme Court opens doors for same-sex marriage in California

Meet Gaby Farias. Farias is a recent graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, a

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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