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Councilman challenges community to raise money for homeless

As the season of giving quickly approaches, one city councilman has challenged community members to give back by helping Turlock's homeless population.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Mayor commemorates fallen president

The life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy will be honored in the City of Turlock, as Mayor John Lazar proclaimed Nov. 22 as a day to remember the president, with this year marking the 50th anniversary of his death.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


The 'counterintuitive' aspect of road maintenance and why your neighbor's road may be in better cond

It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Parks, potholes and planes

Director of Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Allison Van Guilder said her department is analogous to an event planning firm.

March 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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