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Tax agency votes to release over a quarter-billion dollars to small-business owners

The State Board of Equalization voted unanimously on Tuesday to eliminate the agency's automatic security deposit requirement and begin the process of releasing over $296 million to small-business owners.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


County, cities near solution on property tax dispute

Stanislaus County and eight local cities are closing in on a final joint settlement agreement in regards to an outstanding issue of the calculation of a property tax administration fee for assessing, collecting and allocating property tax revenues pursuant to the Revenue and Taxation Code, as a California Supreme Court decision in November 2012 found that counties had been overcharging cities for the service.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen urges state, federal intervention to increase water supply for area farmers

As the State continues to deal with ongoing water supply issues, Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) sent a letter to President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown last week urging them to increase water supply while protecting Delta farmers and their families.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


County board of supervisors select chair, vice chair for 2014

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Supervisor Jim De Martini and Supervisor Terry Withrow as the Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the board for 2014.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


New Stanislaus CEO welcomed

Newly appointed Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen was welcomed to his new position at a public reception Tuesday evening as he gets ready to take up the task before him of helming the county's business.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Merced sheriff leaves for Governor’s Office

In an abrupt decision, Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin has announced that he will be leaving his position as sheriff after being appointed as Chief of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Branch.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City prepares for water rate increases

As California continues to face diminishing groundwater, the City of Turlock will soon have to take measures of its own to keep the precious resource flowing.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council ends year with appointments, Columbia Park project

The Turlock City Council finished the year strong on Tuesday evening, as the city leaders met for the final council meeting of 2013.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella joins bipartisan group calling for state water emergency

In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing water issues facing California, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has joined a bipartisan coalition calling upon Governor Jerry Brown to issue a drought declaration for the upcoming year.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Retiring city employees honored by Council

During Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, a handful of city employees were honored for their years of service and dedication as they prepare for retirement.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Centennial Park to get new name, dog park

After several months of discussion, the Turlock City Council voted to approve the construction of a new dog park at Turlock's Centennial Park, following a generous donation of $35,000 by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to extend freeze on food truck permits

New food truck vendors will not be welcomed to Turlock any time soon, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to extend a temporary freeze on issuing new mobile food facility permits.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to tackle food vendor zoning

Tuesday evening marks the last City Council meeting for 2013, with the council taking on a full agenda.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Keyes biorefinery plant against Olsen ethanol bill

Over the past several months, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) has been adamantly calling for a reduction in corn-based ethanol requirements contained in the Renewable Fuel Standard – the federal program regulating the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Food truck future in downtown looks dismal

Food trucks may not be included in the future of Turlock's downtown, following Thursday's Planning Commission meeting where the general consensus was not in favor of the mobile facilities.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


The 'counterintuitive' aspect of road maintenance and why your neighbor's road may be in better cond

It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Parks, potholes and planes

Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said her department is analogous to an event planning firm.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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