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Planning puts new spin on sign regulations

What may be considered normal advertisement to some local business owners may actually be a city code violation. Many businesses don't realize that there are a large percentage of signs throughout the City of Turlock that are or will soon be considered illegal, including sign spinners, flags and banners.

April 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


State of California sues everyone over High-Speed Rail funding

Those wishing to pursue legal action to stop the California High-Speed Railway's progression will soon have their day in court, as the state preemptively sued everyone. The lawsuit, titled "High-Speed Rail Authority v. All Persons Interested," allows all parties who oppose the project a chance to voice their concerns in court at one time. The California Attorney General's Office will represent the rail authority in court.

April 04, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Grant could help police fleet go green

The task of catching law-breakers could be getting greener here in Turlock if the City Council approves a grant application seeking environmental-friendly vehicles.

April 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bill would allow California dairies to join federal pricing

As a dairyman, Representative David Valadao (R-Hanford) knows more than his fair share about the decline of dairy industries in California. In response to the crisis, the Central Valley native's first piece of legislation would allow California to join the Federal Milk Marketing Order system while continuing its state quota system.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Immigration debate heats up at Central Valley forum

Stories of hardship shared through tears were heard alongside shouts to enforce current immigration laws at Tuesday's listening session hosted by the Congregations Building Communities association and attended by U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina).

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Community forum to discuss immigration reform

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is hosting two upcoming listening sessions for constituents of California's 10thCongressional District to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns regarding immigration reform, jobs and taxes, and education policies currently being worked on in Congress.

March 29, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council approves work on F Street, Golden State intersection

In a brief meeting Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved a motion to make some much needed improvements to the Golden State Boulevard and F Street intersection.

March 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Housing development seeks new water deal

Monterey Park, a small development of rural homes located northwest of Turlock, could be receiving future water service from the City of Ceres. But members of the Ceres City Council met Monday and made it clear they want Stanislaus County to insulate the city from any financial jeopardy.

March 26, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Fish v. farm: Water board hearing sparks heated debate

Hundreds of concerned residents from the Central Valley made their presence known during the high-stakes State Water Resources Control Board hearing this week. Their message to the water board: farms are more important than fish.

March 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Applicants sought for Civil Grand Jury

The selection process for the 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is April 30.

March 19, 2013 | | Government


Council splits on union negotiator hire

In a 3-2 split Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved hiring retired law enforcement official Dave Young to act as an outside labor negotiator in the upcoming contract discussions with the city employee unions.

March 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bocce ball court debate continues

Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Assyrian statue closer to finding new home

The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.

March 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Want better roads? Open your wallet

There is a general consensus that Turlock's streets are in need of some repair. The question now is if Turlock's citizens are willing to help pay for the repairs and if so, how will the funds be generated.

March 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Main Street freeway sign sparks Planning debate

Main Street businesses are hoping to attract more traffic - and customers - off Hwy. 99 with a new multi-tenant freeway sign, but Turlock Planning commissioners are wary of putting up such a large structure.

March 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


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New USDA program provides safety net for dairy farmers

Starting Sept. 2, dairy farmers will be able to enroll in the Margin Protection Program, a voluntary insurance policy program that will provide assistance to members in the event that they encounter unforeseen economic challenges.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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