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Arts Commission continues talks on Columbia Park mural project

A 16-foot mural and handball wall slated for Columbia Park is finally making headway, and will soon go before the Turlock City Council.

May 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Four city budget plans: No easy fixes

The Turlock City Council received four budgetary plans for the upcoming fiscal year, including one with a dire scenario of massive cuts to public safety and another with deficit spending of more than $3.4 million.

May 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Public no show at road tax forums

What if the city decided to propose a city-wide road tax and no one really cared?

May 10, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Planning approves smaller version of multi-tenant freeway sign

Bigger may not be better according to the Turlock Planning Commission. After two months of back and forth with Planning and city staff, Main Street businesses and developer Reed Onate will be able to move forward with building a multi-tenant freeway sign - albeit at a smaller scale than the original plans.

May 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Roads top issue at first public forum

The City of Turlock held its first community forum Tuesday night with very few community members in attendance.

April 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Water board comes to Valley to discuss river flow proposal

It is no secret that residents throughout the Central Valley were unhappy with the original draft of the State Water Board's flow proposal, which intended to dedicate 35 percent of unimpaired river flow for fish and wildlife beneficial uses.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City housing funds topic of public forums

The City of Turlock is reaching out to residents for input on how housing funds are dispersed, including low-income loans and rehabilitation projects.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council adopts right to farm, passes on developer energy analysis mandate

A lawsuit settlement stipulating the Turlock City Council consider two environment-based motions resulted in the adoption of a right to farm ordinance and a rejection of a resolution requiring energy-efficiency reports for large-scale building projects.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham joins Sikh Congressional Caucus

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) joined House colleagues in launching the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. Representatives David Valadao (CA-21) and Judy Chu (CA-32) will co-chair the new caucus, which will educate Members of Congress and the general public about Sikh issues in support of the American Sikh community.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Assembly resolution memorializes Armenian Genocide

Members of the California State Assembly met Monday at the State Capitol to pass a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide and honoring the memory of those who were lost.

April 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council considers looking at district elections

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Turlock residents could head to the polls to elect city officials based on districts instead of the current at-large elections in use.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City refunds $400K to Ten Pin group

The development group for the anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center is getting a refund of a little more than $400,000 from the city because of rezoning at the W. Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Road site.

April 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen talks new bills, hydrofracking and regulations with Turlockers

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and residents of Turlock came together Thursday to informally discuss pressing issues affecting citizens at a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Items discussed included Olsen's 2013 legislative measures to protect students and veterans, as well as the need for job stability and Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to hydrofrack in California.

April 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Bocce ball courts met with protest at all sites

Wednesday night marked the one year anniversary of when the Parks and Recreation Commission first heard a proposal from the members of the Turlock Rotary Club regarding their interests in establishing a bocce ball court in Crane Park. Since then, little progress has been made in the matter.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Queen Shamiram still homeless

It's been six years since Turlock native and television personality Narsai David has attempted to place a 9-foot bronze statue of Queen Shamiram on Turlock grounds. Since then, David has been met with confusing mixed messages by California State University, Stanislaus about placing the statue on its campus, and has found little ground for placing the statue anywhere else in Turlock.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


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Project update: Avena Bella provides safe housing for low-income families

It was less than one year ago that Nicole Esparza and her four daughters were living in a cramped one bedroom apartment when a man attempted to break into their home.

September 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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