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New program encourages affordable housing development

Affordable housing projects could be on the uptick in California as the state's Housing Finance Agency announced a new program on Wednesday aimed at making it easier for developers to establish less expensive housing options.

April 03, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Planning Commission approves development of new school, residential community

After 10 years of evolving plans, another step has been taken towards developing property in the southeastern part of Turlock which will include an elementary school, city parks and residential housing.

April 03, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Police union, city reach contract deal

After eight months of negotiations and five months of working without a contract, the Turlock Associated Police Officers and the City of Turlock have reached an agreement deemed acceptable to both sides.

April 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to focus on more transparent fee structure for building permit applicants

The City of Turlock is considering steps it could take to make it more transparent to applicants why they are paying a litany of fees when they apply for a building permit following a workshop on Tuesday.

April 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblyman Adam Gray offers free help in filing taxes

It's April 1, which means the days left to file taxes before the deadline are becoming fewer and fewer.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City seeks to save Pedretti Redwoods

The City of Turlock is using precious well water to irrigate Pedretti Park after recycled water began having an adverse affect on the Coastal Redwoods that embellish the public facility.

March 31, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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


City sales tax exceeds county, state averages

The City of Turlock is outperforming both Stanislaus County and the State of California in sales tax revenue and while this is indicative of a strengthening local economy, it doesn't necessarily translate into more money for the City.

March 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City gears up for summer, school programs including facility changes

On any given school day roughly 1,000 kids across 13 school sites are taking advantage of the City of Turlock after school programs, but the programs' beginnings in the late 1990s were far more modest: there was only one student and two staff at Crowell Elementary School.

March 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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$80,000 available for events to promote Turlock

Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning commissions to revisit Larsa Banquet Hall noise complaints

The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Historic cannon seeks new home

The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.

May 04, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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