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Supervisors hire architects to design new county jail

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors took the first major step toward the construction of a new county jail on Tuesday, unanimously approving HOK, of San Francisco, and WLC Architects, of Folsom, to design the facilities.

October 04, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council finalizes city growth plan

By a 4-1 vote, the Turlock City Council finalized the City's General Plan on Tuesday, a growth plan governing the next 20 years of Turlock's expansion.

September 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Elected officials talk jobs at forum

The three elected officials who directly represent Turlock on a state and federal level visited Latif's Restaurant on Wednesday, where they took part in a public forum sponsored by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

September 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New laws help victims of human trafficking

Two new bills that are aimed at cracking down on those individuals profiting from human trafficking were signed into law Monday by California Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 27, 2012 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


City faces shortfalls in water, sewer funding

Turlock's water rates aren't increasing just yet.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Over-serving cause of senior meal program shortfall, finds county auditor

Last year, a program meant to feed Stanislaus County's hungry senior citizens ran out of funding in April – months ahead of the July end of the fiscal year – leaving the program reliant on donations to finish the year.

September 25, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council looks at water rate increase

Higher water rates could soon face Turlock residents, according to a City of Turlock report.

September 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County Block Grants fund sidewalk projects, homeless assistance programs

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors heard an annual report Tuesday on how certain state and federal grants had been spent to improve the community and address homelessness.

September 18, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock City Council briefs

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:

September 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council agrees with planning on growth

Breaking with tradition – and moving away from a plan more than four years in the making – a split Turlock City Council voted 4-1Tuesday in favor of a growth plan which will see Turlock remain compact, house fewer citizens than previously projected, and preserve farmland.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget sees first increase in three years

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday which shows signs of a recovering economy, but still exhibits caution over looming budgetary threats.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning says no to northwest growth

In a meeting termed the "most important meeting" of the Planning Commission's recent history, commissioners voted against a proposed growth plan for Turlock, instead supporting a more compact development.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to approve final General Plan

The Turlock City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the future of Turlock will be decided.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council voices concern over death benefit bill

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday took a stand against a bill in the California Legislature which would offer public safety personnel death benefits long after they stop working.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget calls for salary cuts, reserve spending

Stanislaus County released its final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Friday, reflecting the true impacts of public safety realignment, still-down property taxes, and the rising need for social services.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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