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City code change recognizes animal rescue groups

Animal rescue groups should soon find it easier to operate in Turlock as the City Council adopts an ordinance that clearly separates the nonprofit groups from kennel operations.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Planning Stanislaus' future

More compact growth and a need to relieve traffic congestion throughout the county were the priorities voiced by members of the Turlock Planning Commission and community members during a Valley Vision Stanislaus workshop held Thursday night.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Car wash to open at stalled Ten Pin site

While lack of financial backing continues to delay construction of the Ten Pin Fun Center, the Turlock Planning Commission approved development to start at the site where the bowling alley was set to open.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Modesto VA Clinic ribbon cutting set for Friday

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will bestow the Purple Heart to a Modesto veteran during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Modesto Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 1 p.m. Friday.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Collaboration key to county's success, says Chiesa

In his 2013 State of the County address, delivered Tuesday morning in Modesto, Board of Supervisors chair Vito Chiesa touched on issues of unemployment, gangs and education within the county's communities.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City makes Kaepernick Day official

The City of Turlock has released an official proclamation declaring Saturday and Sunday "Go Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers Weekend" in honor of their Super Bowl run.

January 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen, Wolk utilize bipartisan alliance to improve legislators’ liability

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced identical legislation in the Senate and Assembly intending to provide public access to legislation and increase community response. The proposed bill requires all legislation to be accessible online or in print for 72 hours before it is passed to the Senate or Assembly.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council increases city building fees

Building fees in Turlock will be going up for most new residential and commercial construction projects in an effort to lessen the funds the city's building department draws from the general fund.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham to host open house at Modesto office

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will be available for constitutes of the 10th Congressional District at his new district office from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 4701 Sisk Rd., Modesto.

January 25, 2013 | | Government


Public safety facility costs rise; revenue found to cover increase

Turlock's Public Safety Facility is still on schedule for a June opening, but the cost has surged pass the original $28.3 million budget allotted to the project.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County earns state honors for top performing child agency

The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services was among those recognized at the Statewide Directors Meeting held Jan. 16.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


High-speed rail opponent Jeff Denham to chair House railroad panel

The California high speed rail plan may see detours in the future, as Republican Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Olsen named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Rural County Assoc.

The Rural County Representatives of California has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012. The Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker who has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.

January 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Olsen bill would offer CSU students fixed tuition fees

Tuition rates for incoming freshmen and transfer students may be more affordable, if a CSU Tuition Guarantee Bill introduced by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen gets passed.

January 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


County loses bid for Health Exchange call center

As the state received news of a $673 million grant to help implement the new health care law, Stanislaus County was handed a bill of no sale.

January 18, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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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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