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Denham: Tax plan ‘promotes real economic growth’

The first major rewrite of the U.S. tax code in three decades is in the works, as Senate Republicans revealed the details of their sweeping tax legislation Thursday.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Local veterans honored by Library of Congress

Three Turlock veterans now have a place in history after Congressman Jeff Denham presented video interviews with them and other Central Valley war heroes to Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden earlier this month, officially becoming a part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

November 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Election 2017: Early results show huge support for Measure S

Preliminary results from the Stanislaus County Consolidated District Election showed that voters overwhelmingly supported the countywide renewal of Measure S, and while one small school district gained two new board members, another's race was still too close to call.

November 07, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Banners feature active military

Turlock's Countryside Drive is a little more patriotic this week as the Active Military Banner program was implemented, creating a visible tribute to local service members.

November 07, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Gubernatorial candidate stops at Stan State

Gubernatorial candidate and current State Treasurer John Chiang engaged with local community members in the Stanislaus State Town Hall hosted by the university's Democratic Party Club while he continues his campaign against fellow Democratic candidates Gavin Newsom, Antonio Villaraigosa and Delaine Eastin.

November 07, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


U.S. Ag Secretary hears Valley farmers on trade, regulation, Farm Bill

Many issues facing California farmers, from the Food Safety Modernization Act to the North American Free Trade Agreement and the 2018 Farm Bill, came to the forefront as United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, a former farmer and veterinarian, made his first appearance in the state at a forum held in Modesto on Sunday.

November 06, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


State Parks offers veterans, military personnel free admission on Veterans Day

California State Parks is honoring the service of veterans, as well as active and reserve personnel, by offering free admission at 143 participating state parks on Veteran's Day.

November 06, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Voters to decide library tax, school board seats

While many municipalities and school districts have recently moved their elections to an even-year schedule in an effort to save the taxpayers money while also increasing voter turnout, there are still key seats on the ballot for Tuesday's election, and one measure that will chart the future the county's libraries.

November 03, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New watering schedule starts Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue through Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits outdoor watering to one day per week.

October 27, 2017 | | Government


Universal health care top issue at candidate forum

Seven Democrats and one Independent candidate strove to win the favor of a capacity crowd in the Stanislaus State University Carol Burke Lounge on Thursday in order to prove themselves as the best challenger to Congressman Jeff Denham (R) in the 2018 election.

October 27, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Mayor’s Youth Conference brings student leaders to City Hall

The business trail blazers, politicians, public safety heroes and young professionals of Turlock's tomorrow learned just what it takes to be a decision maker for the city during the third annual Mayor's Youth Conference on Thursday, converging at City Hall for a lesson on leadership and teamwork from Mayor Gary Soiseth himself.

October 27, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Stan State to host candidate forums

During the Fall 2016 election, students at Stanislaus State were inspired to bring political awareness back onto campus and reinitiate the school's Democratic Party Club, hosting a variety of events aimed at encouraging students to rock the vote. The students' political activism has continued into 2017 and over the next few weeks, candidates from both the local Congressional and statewide Gubernatorial races will convene at the university for three such events where they will answer questions, beginning first with a forum featuring those running to represent Congressional District 10.

October 24, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock loses Development Services Director to Waterford

Turlock is losing its Director of Development Services/City Engineer as Mike Pitcock accepted the City Manager position for the City of Waterford on Thursday.

October 20, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Downtown dining structures face enforcement

Downtown Turlock is known for its wide selection of restaurants, many of which provide outdoor dining for customers allowing them to soak in the sights and sounds of the city while they enjoy a meal. The canopies, awnings and other outdoor seating arrangements of select downtown businesses will soon be in jeopardy, however, as the City of Turlock is taking a look at structures that are noncompliant with a new outdoor dining permit.

October 20, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Governor vetoes water rights bill

All seemed to be going well for Assemblyman Adam Gray's water rights legislation, Assembly Bill 313, which in September received final approval on the last day of the legislative session – the next-to-last step toward becoming law – until Monday, when the bill was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown.

October 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Caballero sets sights on Cannella’s Senate seat

State Assemblywoman Anna Caballero, a Salinas Democrat, announced her candidacy for the 12th Senate District presently held by Anthony Cannella of Ceres.

November 24, 2017 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


Recycle clean, keep Turlock green

Have you ever slipped a greasy pizza box into your blue bin because the grey one is already full? Nobody noticed, right? Think again. A ...

November 17, 2017 | | Government


Gubernatorial candidate touts education platform at Stan State

Investment in education has pushed gubernatorial candidate and former State Superintendent of Schools Delaine Eastin (D) into the race for the governor's office in ...

November 17, 2017 | BY ERIC ESCALANTE Turlock Journal | Government


Council declares November Sikh Awareness Month

The Turlock City Council recognized the city's diversity on Tuesday, proclaiming November as Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month.

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bates seeks mayoral return to City Hall

Former Mayor Brad Bates is once again hoping to serve the residents of Turlock, as he announced his intention to join the November 2018 mayoral ...

November 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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