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Jackson takes helm as police chief

New Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson was sworn in on Tuesday to an uproarious round of applause in the packed Turlock City Council chambers.

February 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council begins redevelopment agency shut down

On Feb. 1, the redevelopment era came to an end.

February 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denham’s effort to shrink government building inventory moves forward

A local legislator's effort to sell off under-utilized federal buildings – reducing wasteful spending – is one step closer to law.

February 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Appeals court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

Same-sex marriage is one step closer to a return to California, following a Tuesday federal appeals court decision that banning the practice violates the U.S. Constitution.

February 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Crowell Road church to expand; Morgan Ranch scoping meeting set for Feb. 23

Turlock's Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 4510 Crowell Rd., will expand its youth building, following Planning Commission approval on Thursday.

February 03, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


More hard times ahead for county

When Bill O'Brien last chaired the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors – in 2007 – the county was surging with growth and "foreclosure" was a rarely-heard word.

January 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State ‘on the mend’ says Brown

When Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage Wednesday to deliver his second State of the State address, he wasn't there to talk about the past.

January 20, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Dairy Campaign hopes to end corn ethanol subsidies

California Dairy Campaign Field Representative Joe Melo testified last week before the California Assembly Transportation Committee calling on lawmakers to pass legislation, AB 523, to end state subsidies for corn ethanol production. AB 523 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee and is now on its way to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

January 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Survey finds city staff helpful, needing more empathy

Historically, customer service in Turlock's building, planning, and engineering departments has been notorious – for all the wrong reasons.

January 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denham wants Uncle Sam to have $15B garage sale

Jeff Denham is pushing for Congress to do what many of his constituents do when they have unneeded property and need to raise cash - conduct a garage sale.

January 13, 2012 | BY DENNIS WYATT Special to the Journal | Government


Search for chief down to three

The candidate pool to fill the Chief of Police position in Turlock has been narrowed to three finalists.

January 13, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Future of RDA funds up in the air

The fate of Turlock's redevelopment agency is decided – at least for now.

January 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Efforts underway to make sign ordinance easier to understand

When a Turlock business wants to put up a sign, it's time to turn to the city's sign ordinance.

January 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council to deal with RDA closure

On Dec. 28, the California Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional a measure which would have allowed redevelopment agencies statewide to remain intact by making annual payments to the state, forcing a statewide shutdown of redevelopment agencies.

January 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Cuts to welfare, tax increases in Brown’s budget proposal

Just days into 2012, the effort to pass a state budget has already begun.

January 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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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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