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Mayor commemorates fallen president

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy will be honored in the City of Turlock, as Mayor John Lazar proclaimed Nov. 22 as a day to remember the president, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of his death.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider changes in food truck regs in downtown

The City of Turlock will soon closely examine how mobile food facilities fit into the downtown area, following a heated discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting that left city officials saying they had failed local entrepreneurs.

November 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Are mobile food vendors welcome in downtown Turlock?

It is no secret that mobile food vendors are becoming increasingly popular throughout the state. Many famous gourmet chefs have even joined the trend, opening their own food trucks in large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. But one question has lately been on the mind of local business owners and city officials: will the City of Turlock allow these mobile food vendors in the downtown core district?

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Parks commission to consider renaming Centennial Park

The Parks and Recreation Commission will consider renaming Turlock's Centennial Park to "Swanson Centennial Park," following a sizable donation from the Swanson family.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission approves new preschool

A new private preschool will soon open in Turlock, as the city's planning commission approved the school's operation on Thursday evening.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission to consider new preschool

Cornerstone Covenant Church may soon become filled with crayons, brightly colored backpacks and finger paints as the Turlock Planning Commission will decide whether or not to allow a new private preschool to operate there.

November 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham hailed as leader by Latino Christians

A Ceres sanctuary filled with Latino parishioners and social activists thundered with applause Sunday at the introduction of Rep. Jeff Denham. They came to St. Jude's Catholic Church to thank him for being the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to support immigration reform in H.R. 15, and to ask what they can do to win passage of the landmark legislation.

November 04, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


EDD grant to help farm workers

A $6.4 million grant from the California Employment Development Department will be used to retrain 1,187 jobless migrant and seasonal farm workers statewide for new careers in the allied health field, industrial maintenance, retail trade/service, and the green and renewable energy sector.

November 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County bans mining, exportation of groundwater

In an effort to help protect the region's diminishing groundwater, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved new groundwater mining and exportation regulations on Tuesday morning that will help end the over drafting of the precious resource.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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