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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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City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City issues warnings to over 800 water wasters

Of the 877 City of Turlock rate payers sent warning notices regarding their water usage, only seven have been fined.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City officially adopts Morgan Ranch Master Plan

The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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