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Council to consider changes in food truck regs in downtown

The City of Turlock will soon closely examine how mobile food facilities fit into the downtown area, following a heated discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting that left city officials saying they had failed local entrepreneurs.

November 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Are mobile food vendors welcome in downtown Turlock?

It is no secret that mobile food vendors are becoming increasingly popular throughout the state. Many famous gourmet chefs have even joined the trend, opening their own food trucks in large cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. But one question has lately been on the mind of local business owners and city officials: will the City of Turlock allow these mobile food vendors in the downtown core district?

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Parks commission to consider renaming Centennial Park

The Parks and Recreation Commission will consider renaming Turlock's Centennial Park to "Swanson Centennial Park," following a sizable donation from the Swanson family.

November 08, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission approves new preschool

A new private preschool will soon open in Turlock, as the city's planning commission approved the school's operation on Thursday evening.

November 07, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission to consider new preschool

Cornerstone Covenant Church may soon become filled with crayons, brightly colored backpacks and finger paints as the Turlock Planning Commission will decide whether or not to allow a new private preschool to operate there.

November 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham hailed as leader by Latino Christians

A Ceres sanctuary filled with Latino parishioners and social activists thundered with applause Sunday at the introduction of Rep. Jeff Denham. They came to St. Jude's Catholic Church to thank him for being the first Republican member of the House of Representatives to support immigration reform in H.R. 15, and to ask what they can do to win passage of the landmark legislation.

November 04, 2013 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


EDD grant to help farm workers

A $6.4 million grant from the California Employment Development Department will be used to retrain 1,187 jobless migrant and seasonal farm workers statewide for new careers in the allied health field, industrial maintenance, retail trade/service, and the green and renewable energy sector.

November 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County bans mining, exportation of groundwater

In an effort to help protect the region's diminishing groundwater, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved new groundwater mining and exportation regulations on Tuesday morning that will help end the over drafting of the precious resource.

November 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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$80,000 available for events to promote Turlock

Roughly $80,000 of grant funding is available through the 2015-2016 Community Event and Activities Grant Program, a new service the City is executing as it has taken over administering the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local representatives make moves for water legislation at state, federal levels

Water has been a viral topic of conversation in California communities as state mandated conservation standards have become stricter, but storage of the precious resource has also been at the forefront of local legislators' minds in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning commissions to revisit Larsa Banquet Hall noise complaints

The discussion regarding Larsa Banquet Hall and its Amethyst Way neighbors, who have filed noise complaints against the center, will be reprised at both the City of Turlock and Stanislaus County Planning Commission meetings on Thursday.

May 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Historic cannon seeks new home

The Korean War aged cannon that has stood watch over the corner of North Palm and Canal Drive in front of Turlock's War Memorial building was removed from its current location on Monday as a result of the City of Turlock's sale of the 900 N. Palm Avenue properties to the Turlock Irrigation District.

May 04, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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