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Council considers water operations deficit options

The Turlock City Council could begin the process to change water rates on Tuesday.

November 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning gives go-ahead for Poker Room bar

The Turlock Poker Room is set to grow – and add a full-service bar – after Turlock Planning Commission approval Thursday night.

November 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Courthouse project proceeds with site selection

The California Judicial Council has given Stanislaus County its approval to proceed with site acquisition for a new courthouse, although warning the project could face indefinite delays if the funds are not available.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City looks for cheaper waste disposal options

Turlock could soon look to export refuse outside of Stanislaus County, avoiding a potentially costly rate increase at the county's waste-to-energy plant.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Haven Women's Center set to open in old Parks facility

A nonprofit offering help for abused women and children will take over a vacant City of Turlock building, following council approval Tuesday night.

October 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers leasing Starr Avenue building to women’s center

The former site of Turlock's Park and Recreation Division may soon become home to a nonprofit offering help for abused women and children.

October 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves speed limit changes

Speed limits are set to change on two Turlock roads.

October 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers speed limit changes

Speed limits on two Turlock streets could be changed next week.

October 05, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors hire architects to design new county jail

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took the first major step toward the construction of a new county jail on Tuesday, unanimously approving HOK, of San Francisco, and WLC Architects, of Folsom, to design the facilities.

October 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council finalizes city growth plan

By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council finalized the City's General Plan on Tuesday, a growth plan governing the next 20 years of Turlock's expansion.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Elected officials talk jobs at forum

The three elected officials who directly represent Turlock on a state and federal level visited Latif's Restaurant on Wednesday, where they took part in a public forum sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

September 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New laws help victims of human trafficking

Two new bills that are aimed at cracking down on those individuals profiting from human trafficking were signed into law Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 27, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City faces shortfalls in water, sewer funding

Turlock's water rates aren't increasing just yet.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Over-serving cause of senior meal program shortfall, finds county auditor

Last year, a program meant to feed Stanislaus County's hungry senior citizens ran out of funding in April – months ahead of the July end of the fiscal year – leaving the program reliant on donations to finish the year.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council looks at water rate increase

Higher water rates could soon face Turlock residents, according to a City of Turlock report.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | 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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