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Council to consider aggressive panhandling ban

A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2008 robocall investigation leads to findings of probable cause for 13 violations

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s proposed budget sparks reactions

As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2014 to be economically productive for Turlock

The first Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting of 2014 brought forth good news for Turlock, as city staff shared updates on economic growth projected for this year.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council reflects on 2013; looks toward water in 2014

As the Turlock City Council heads into 2014, the general consensus is to keep a strong focus on water.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Economic Task Force continues work with first 2014 meeting

After getting the ball rolling in 2013, the Mayor's Economic Task Force will continue working together in 2014 to help find solutions to improving the local economy while bringing new businesses to Turlock.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Congress to take on unemployment benefits extension

With 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans losing their unemployment benefits on Dec. 28, it will be up to Congress to decide whether the emergency federal unemployment program will be continued.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County supervisor Chiesa keeping eye on water in 2014

With the economy improving in 2013, County Supervisor Vito Chiesa says that he hopes to see the trend continue into the New Year.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


National Mentoring Month highlighted in Stanislaus

In an effort to assure positive influences in the lives of young people, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed January as Mentor Awareness month.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


New year brings new laws for drivers, gun owners

While the New Year brings resolutions and hopes for change, there are some changes that California residents can count on – new laws. Effective Jan. 1, the following laws will take place in the Golden State, affecting several areas of daily life.

December 30, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Two Turlock students were among the 19 local students from California's 10th Congressional District nominated by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) for the 2013 Military Service Academy.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


County seeks nominations for Outstanding Women Awards

Each year, the Stanislaus County Commission for Women holds the Outstanding Women Awards highlighting the achievements of local women who have made a significant contribution to those around them.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock city manager reappointed to county medical services committee

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors reappointed Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden to continue serving as a member of the Stanislaus County Emergency Medical Services Committee.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Tax agency votes to release over a quarter-billion dollars to small-business owners

The State Board of Equalization voted unanimously on Tuesday to eliminate the agency's automatic security deposit requirement and begin the process of releasing over $296 million to small-business owners.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


County, cities near solution on property tax dispute

Stanislaus County and eight local cities are closing in on a final joint settlement agreement in regards to an outstanding issue of the calculation of a property tax administration fee for assessing, collecting and allocating property tax revenues pursuant to the Revenue and Taxation Code, as a California Supreme Court decision in November 2012 found that counties had been overcharging cities for the service.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning to consider downtown zoning for fast food, new drive-through regulations

It could become more difficult for fast food restaurants to set up shop near downtown Turlock as the Planning Commission will be revisiting permitting requirements for the eateries at their next meeting.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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