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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


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Lazar receives City Livability award for success of Carnegie

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

June 25, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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Plastic bags officially banned in California

"Paper or plastic?" This commonly asked question at grocery stores across the country will soon be rendered obsolete as Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will prohibit stores from offering single-use plastic bags at check out.

September 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Grant to revive street crimes unit, if accepted by City Council

The Turlock Police Department has been awarded a half million dollar grant to hire new officers, but it will be up to the Turlock City Council if it is accepted or not.

September 30, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Project update: Avena Bella provides safe housing for low-income families

It was less than one year ago that Nicole Esparza and her four daughters were living in a cramped one bedroom apartment when a man attempted to break into their home.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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