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City to swear in new council members Tuesday

Turlock's two newest council members will be sworn in at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11.

December 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Health Benefit Exchange site could bring hundreds of jobs to county

The pending implementation of President Barack Obama's signature healthcare bill – the Affordable Care Act – could result in more than 300 jobs coming to Stanislaus County.

December 04, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Inauguration tickets available

A limited number of tickets for President Barack Obama's upcoming inauguration ceremony will be made available through the office of U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R – Turlock).

November 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City development fees records first increase in three years

After three straight years of decline, the City of Turlock's Capital Facility Fees posted revenue growth last year for the first time since 2007-08.

November 30, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council passes visitors bureau budget

The Turlock City Council unanimously approved the Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau 2013 budget Tuesday night, which will see the CVB begin to offer services on weekend days.

November 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Visitors bureau to give annual report

The Turlock Convention and Visitors Bureau will give its annual report for 2012 and announce goals for 2013 at Tuesday's Turlock City Council meeting.

November 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Lawsuit: General Plan doesn't go far enough to protect ag land

Turlock's newly adopted General Plan looks to preserve the city's agricultural heritage, while preparing for an expected influx of new residents over the next 20 years.

November 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City offices close for holiday weeks

The City of Turlock's offices will be closed for the week of Thanksgiving, from Nov. 19 to Nov. 23.

November 16, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council postpones water study

Turlock's water rates will remain flat – at least for now.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County moves forward with new mental health, coroner's facilities

A dearth of beds for mental health patients in Stanislaus County, coupled with surging demand, has driven Stanislaus County mental health costs millions of dollars well above projections in recent months.

November 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County prepares for disaster with mock exercise

Operation "Shake, Rattle and Roll," Stanislaus County's version of the statewide medical health exercise, will be performed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

November 13, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council considers water operations deficit options

The Turlock City Council could begin the process to change water rates on Tuesday.

November 09, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning gives go-ahead for Poker Room bar

The Turlock Poker Room is set to grow – and add a full-service bar – after Turlock Planning Commission approval Thursday night.

November 02, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Courthouse project proceeds with site selection

The California Judicial Council has given Stanislaus County its approval to proceed with site acquisition for a new courthouse, although warning the project could face indefinite delays if the funds are not available.

October 30, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City looks for cheaper waste disposal options

Turlock could soon look to export refuse outside of Stanislaus County, avoiding a potentially costly rate increase at the county's waste-to-energy plant.

October 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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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


TID to consider experimental rate for electric vehicle owners

On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on revisions to certain electric service rates, including the addition of a new rate schedule specifically for electric and plug-in vehicle owners.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City provides record-breaking level of internships

Over the past year, the City of Turlock has made strides in increasing the amount of provided internships, giving more than 50 college students professional experience that will benefit not only their résumés, but future career opportunities.

April 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG seeks funds for Turlock Patterson corridor

With the proposed countywide transportation tax failing to be pushed to the November ballot recently, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has begun looking to other funding options to begin developing the South County Corridor, connecting the cities of Turlock and Patterson.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation commission makes debut

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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