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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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Articles by Section - Government


Assemblywoman, farm bureau call for veto of groundwater bills

Three groundwater regulation bills passed by the California Legislature are predicted to have a number of consequences for family farmers, ranchers, and other landowners and their passage provoked strong opposition from both Democrat and Republican legislators representing the Central Valley.

September 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Police department adds new officer, recruits

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer Tuesday morning and introduced three new recruits headed to the police academy as the department works to increase the ranks after being chided by the grand jury for staff shortages.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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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