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More work in store for fire, police

The city of Turlock's current budget means vacancies at the police and fire departments will remain empty for the foreseeable time, but both agency chiefs are hopeful an allocation for overtime spending will bolster staffing levels and maintain public safety standards.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New task force aims to boost Turlock economy

It's not exactly the Justice League, but it comes close.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


City stalls road tax decision

The Turlock City Council has decided to table a proposed road tax for the time being and wait to see what avenue Stanislaus County is going to take on a possible county-wide measure.

July 09, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock moves waste to Merced County

Waste from Turlock will be no longer be calling Stanislaus County its home.

July 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Block party comes with bigger price tag

Throwing a block party in Turlock just got a lot more expensive.

July 05, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


New Civil Grand Jury members selected

The 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury was impaneled Monday with 19 members and four alternates.

July 02, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Supervisors approve salary restoration for county employees

Stanislaus County employees can expect a few extra dollars in their paychecks this upcoming fiscal year.

July 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


State board to discuss future of California fairs

It's fair season. The cows are mooing, the bands are playing, and fairgoers are alternating between consuming corndogs and beer and being thrown upside-down on the newest carnival thrill rides. Amidst the statewide festivities, however, serious administrative talks are taking place that will be integral in determining the future of California fairs.

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Farmers, immigrant workers hopeful after Senate passes historic reform bill

Immigration reform isn't just good news for those looking to obtain citizenship, but also very good news for California's agriculture industry,

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Supreme Court opens doors for same-sex marriage in California

Meet Gaby Farias. Farias is a recent graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, a

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Lazar receives City Livability award for success of Carnegie

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

June 25, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


New zoning ordinance calls for simpler language, more modern downtown

For the average Turlocker, the city's zoning ordinance is anything but simple to understand.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council to vote on future bike path

The Turlock biking community might be in for some good news.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves building fee restructure

Developers looking to obtain a building permit in Turlock might be in luck.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to increase free bus passes to those in need

Transit services for those in need in the community are becoming much more comprehensive due to the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses, the revenue of which allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson State of the City focuses on high reserves, need for technology

When Mayor Matt Beekman took the microphone Monday evening to deliver his State of the City address at the Hughson City Council meeting, he had one piece of news of which not all mayors can boast: the City's General Fund reserves are at 83 percent.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers change in bus advertising

Transit services for those in need in the community could become much more comprehensive pending the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses. The revenue from the sale of bus ads allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock receives $105K road grant

While a City of Turlock workshop held Tuesday had citizens and council members alike lamenting the poor quality of roads in town, in a positive twist of fate just two days later the City was notified that it received a grant of $105,550 from the Department of Resources Recycle and Recovery, or CalRecycle.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Water Advisory Committee charts course for groundwater management

The Stanislaus Water Advisory Committee convened for their first meeting of 2015 Tuesday morning to discuss taking steps towards establishing a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, one component of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that was passed in 2014 to allow regional control of local groundwater resources.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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