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County to build $2.5 million veterans center

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Capital Improvement Plan Project List for 2013-14. Amongst these projects is the development of a new Veterans Center, with the hefty price tag of $2.5 million.

October 31, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Food and shelter funding workshop

Any agency interested in applying for funding from the National Emergency Food and Shelter Program must attend a mandatory application workshop Nov. 5 at the Red Cross office in Modesto.

October 31, 2013 | | Government


Denham joins Democrats in immigration reform

In what might be considered a politically provocative step, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has become the first and lone Republican to co-sponsor an immigration reform bill that could provide millions of immigrants a pathway to attaining citizenship.

October 28, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council updates facilities fee structure

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to amend the Capital Facilities Fee program which had remained unchanged since its inception in 1996.

October 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to county: Stop the pumping

The City of Turlock will urge members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to consider a temporary cease on new agricultural production wells, as groundwater continues to become a diminishing resource in the city.

October 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Town hall meeting spells out new federal health insurance mandates

For the first time in U.S. history, the federal government is requiring all citizens to buy a product - health care insurance. But as the controversial Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - takes effect, many Americans are confused about the mandates and what the new law means.

October 18, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Council to consider banning EcoATM machines

Although automated kiosk machines that buy back personal electronic devices may seem like a quick way to get cash in exchange for old electronics, the Turlock City Council may put a ban on them.

October 18, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Political group reprimands Denham for shutdown

During the government shutdown that ended on Wednesday, many political advocate groups targeted politicians throughout the nation in an attempt to pressure members of Congress to find a solution to the 16-day standoff.

October 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella, Vidak ask for EDD inquiry

The prolonged delay in sending out unemployment benefits in September by the California Employment Development Department has prompted two state senators to request an oversight hearing.

October 17, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham appointed to farm bill committee

Although the federal government shutdown is still ongoing, it appears that some steps are being taken in Washington D.C. to make progress on resolving the differences between the House and Senate-passed farm bills.

October 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor signs two Olsen bills to support veterans

Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills carried by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) on Thursday, both of which seek to support veterans.

October 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City pursues fire grant to fill vacancies

The Turlock Fire Department is hoping to grow its ranks with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


EDD may be forced to stay in town a little longer

City and county officials are calling foul on a planned move by the Turlock branch of the Employment Development Department to Modesto.

October 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Commission to consider recognizing city’s Indian Americans with name change

Making up a large portion of Turlock's population, members of the Indian American community may soon receive an official recognition for their contributions to the city.

October 04, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham introduces bipartisan bill to help small businesses

Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) has joined forces with Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) to introduce a bipartisan bill that seeks to help small businesses have their voices heard throughout the Internal Revenue Service rulemaking process.

October 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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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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