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Local legislators support Gov.'s budget proposal

The light at the end of the tunnel was seen Thursday morning as Gov. Jerry Brown outlined a 2013-14 balanced budget proposal that increases funding to all levels of education - and even includes a surplus.

January 10, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council moves forward with water study

By a 4 to 1 vote the Turlock City Council approved the commissioning of a water rate study that could clear the path for rate increases for Turlock residents in coming years.

January 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen selected as vice chair of Assembly Education and Agriculture committees

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) will serve as vice chair of the Assembly's Education and Agricultural committees, and will also serve on the Insurance, Higher Education, and Accountability and Administrative Review committees.

January 04, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Water troubles back on City Council agenda

After a two-month delay, a study which could result in increased water rates is back before the Turlock City Council.

January 04, 2013 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Amnesty for dog owners

In recognition of the second anniversary of the Thomas W. Mayfield Regional Animal Services Facility, the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency is offering a dog license amnesty program for the entire month of January.

December 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New laws for motorists

A host of new laws governing California's roadways, are set to take effect at the beginning of the new year.

December 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham moves Modesto office

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) announced a location change for his Modesto District Office, which is now open at 4701 Sisk Road, Suite 202, Modesto.

December 18, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Longer hours, more vendors will improve farmers market, say students

A group of California State University, Stanislaus students has big ideas on how to improve Turlock's Farmers Market.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Yamzon named StanCOG director

Carlos Yamzon has been named the new Executive Director of the Stanislaus County Council of Governments.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Valley counties in trouble with new clean air standards

New clean air standards announced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday could be tough for some Valley counties to meet.

December 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City seats new council members

The new Turlock City Council, entrusted with guiding the city through 2014, was seated on Tuesday.

December 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning revisits electrified fencing ban

Criminals could get a bit of a shock the next time they try to break into a secured area.

December 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to swear in new council members Tuesday

Turlock's two newest council members will be sworn in at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11.

December 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Health Benefit Exchange site could bring hundreds of jobs to county

The pending implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare bill – the Affordable Care Act – could result in more than 300 jobs coming to Stanislaus County.

December 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Inauguration tickets available

A limited number of tickets for President Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration ceremony will be made available through the office of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R – Turlock).

November 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bipartisan water bond to appear on November ballot

Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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