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Congress comes to the Valley

Four local veterans gave one more sacrifice to their country on Thursday, as they testified before a field hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.

April 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 24-hour grocery for old Mervyn’s site

The old Mervyn's building, located at 2840 Geer Rd., could soon be home to a 24-hour discount food and beverage grocery store, rumored to be Walmart Neighborhood Market.

April 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Bill looks to make illicit student-teacher relationships felony offenses

A local assemblywoman has introduced new legislation to make inappropriate student-teacher relationships a felony – with the help of a Modesto mother whose high school-age daughter is now living with her 41-year-old former teacher.

March 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City joins solar initiative

A new regional solar initiative, joined by the City of Turlock Tuesday evening, may ease regulatory barriers to the installation of rooftop solar systems – and, possibly, create local jobs.

March 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council set to approve $14 million pipeline project

The City of Turlock's long-awaited Harding Drain Bypass, a $14 million pipeline project which will allow Turlock to discharge treated wastewater directly to the San Joaquin River, is set to move forward on Tuesday's City Council agenda.

March 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Officials tackle local concerns at town hall meeting

Local residents had the rare opportunity to speak directly to their elected representatives on Wednesday, at Turlock's second annual Government Night.

March 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Veterans Memorial District off June ballot

A controversial measure to establish a Veterans Memorial District in Stanislaus County – potentially at great cost to the county – was pulled from the June 5 ballot at a special Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning after organizers' requests.

March 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Business advisory collaborative now permanent committee

Just a few short years ago Turlock had a reputation as being business-unfriendly, with onerous regulations and poor customer service driving developers away.

March 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock to host second town hall meeting

For the second consecutive year, Turlock will play host to a town hall meeting where residents can speak directly to their elected representatives.

March 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to consider making Development Collaborative Committee permanent fixture

Since its 2007 founding, Turlock's Development Collaborative Advisory Committee has lived life two years at a time, with temporary extension after temporary extension keeping the DCAC active.

March 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors to revisit costly Veterans Memorial District ballot measure

A controversial measure to establish a Veterans Memorial District in Stanislaus County that the county supervisors voted 3-2 this week to place on the June 5 ballot will be revisited in a special meeting on Tuesday.

March 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State grant eases jail expansion costs

A grant of $80 million is headed to Stanislaus County to assist in the efforts of expanding the county's correctional facility.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Revenues, costs up for county

Tax revenues are up for Stanislaus County, but are not keeping pace with increasing costs, say county staff.

March 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves increase in city towing fees

Make sure to feed those meters - getting towed will become more expensive in Turlock, following Turlock City Council action Tuesday evening.

March 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Federal government looks to restrict child farm labor

The federal government is debating an issue that hits close to home for many Central Valley farm families including Turlock-area almond growers Scott Hunter and Ron Macedo.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


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Forrest White seeks reelection

City Councilman Forrest White has announced that he is seeking reelection this November, as he hopes to continue helping the City of Turlock move forward in areas such as economic growth, roadway improvements and water issues.

April 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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