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Denair residents vote on lighting district

Three Denair neighborhoods will learn today whether their streetlights will be shut off "indefinitely."

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to update ADA plan; Council approves cost increase for new transit hub

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved a $162,020 contract to produce an Americans with Disabilities Act self-evaluation and transition plan, which will describe how City of Turlock facilities, programs, policies, and practices should change to better accommodate the disabled.

July 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Crane Park residents cry foul on proposed bocce ball court

Crane Park resident Dan Palmquist says living across the street from Turlock's most-used recreation area is like coming home after a hard week of work to see and hear a party that lasts all weekend, every weekend - only he is never invited to it. Another recreational amenity, a proposed bocce ball court, he says, would only make that on-going party bigger.

July 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


New bill to safeguard homeowners from unfair bank practices

A bill aimed at protecting homeowners and borrowers during the mortgage and foreclosure process was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock to join CopLink

The Turlock Police Department will soon have another arsenal in their crime fighting tool belt as the Turlock City Council approved a measure for the departments to implement the crime database system CopLink.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County health tackles diabetes through obesity prevention

Last year, county health officials reported that most chronic diseases are claiming fewer lives in Stanislaus County, but the diabetes mortality rate remained alarmingly high.

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Bocce ball debate

Not all Turlockers are bowled over by the Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park.

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to consider sharing crime data with area law enforcement

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies may become more closely linked Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council will consider an agreement which would see the Turlock Police Department share records management system data countywide.

July 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New tow yard ordinance ‘sledgehammer blow’ to one operator

A newly-passed Turlock ordinance could put a local tow-truck operator out of business.

June 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Invest in downtown, expert says

Cities may be wowed by flashy retail developments – the malls, shopping centers, and big box stores that some municipalities show off like badges of honor.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County property values fall for fifth consecutive year

The taxable value of Stanislaus County real estate has declined nearly $500 million from a year ago, according to the county assessor's office, down 1.45 percent.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Inland port not dead yet

A controversial plan to turn the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station and surrounding properties into a massive industrial park was granted a seven month extension by a 3-1 vote of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday night.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Downtown revenue strategies topic of special city council meeting

A nationally renowned community developer and planner will speak at a special meeting of the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, to discuss his research into how the city can increase property tax revenues by more efficiently using land.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Pilot program gives U.S. prison guards pepper spray

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has instituted a pilot program based on Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) bill, H.R. 1175, to issue oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray to trained correctional officers at seven U.S. Penitentiaries, including USP Atwater.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City hopes to make acronyms easier to decipher with guidebook

Every developer knows that an EIR is required, pursuant to CEQA, to approve a CUP. Unless you can get away with a MND, of course.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID to consider experimental rate for electric vehicle owners

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on revisions to certain electric service rates, including the addition of a new rate schedule specifically for electric and plug-in vehicle owners.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City provides record-breaking level of internships

Over the past year, the City of Turlock has made strides in increasing the amount of provided internships, giving more than 50 college students professional experience that will benefit not only their résumés, but future career opportunities.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG seeks funds for Turlock Patterson corridor

With the proposed countywide transportation tax failing to be pushed to the November ballot recently, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has begun looking to other funding options to begin developing the South County Corridor, connecting the cities of Turlock and Patterson.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation commission makes debut

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Nascimento withdraws campaign contribution reform efforts

After months of pushing for campaign contribution reform at the city level, Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento withdrew the watered-down version of his ordinance presented before the Council on Tuesday, saying that it would no longer accomplish his original goal.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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