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Crane Park residents cry foul on proposed bocce ball court

Crane Park resident Dan Palmquist says living across the street from Turlock's most-used recreation area is like coming home after a hard week of work to see and hear a party that lasts all weekend, every weekend - only he is never invited to it. Another recreational amenity, a proposed bocce ball court, he says, would only make that on-going party bigger.

July 13, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


New bill to safeguard homeowners from unfair bank practices

A bill aimed at protecting homeowners and borrowers during the mortgage and foreclosure process was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jerry Brown.

July 12, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock to join CopLink

The Turlock Police Department will soon have another arsenal in their crime fighting tool belt as the Turlock City Council approved a measure for the departments to implement the crime database system CopLink.

July 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County health tackles diabetes through obesity prevention

Last year, county health officials reported that most chronic diseases are claiming fewer lives in Stanislaus County, but the diabetes mortality rate remained alarmingly high.

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Bocce ball debate

Not all Turlockers are bowled over by the Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park.

July 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to consider sharing crime data with area law enforcement

Stanislaus County law enforcement agencies may become more closely linked Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council will consider an agreement which would see the Turlock Police Department share records management system data countywide.

July 06, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New tow yard ordinance ‘sledgehammer blow’ to one operator

A newly-passed Turlock ordinance could put a local tow-truck operator out of business.

June 29, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Invest in downtown, expert says

Cities may be wowed by flashy retail developments – the malls, shopping centers, and big box stores that some municipalities show off like badges of honor.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County property values fall for fifth consecutive year

The taxable value of Stanislaus County real estate has declined nearly $500 million from a year ago, according to the county assessor's office, down 1.45 percent.

June 26, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Inland port not dead yet

A controversial plan to turn the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station and surrounding properties into a massive industrial park was granted a seven month extension by a 3-1 vote of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors late Tuesday night.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Downtown revenue strategies topic of special city council meeting

A nationally renowned community developer and planner will speak at a special meeting of the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, to discuss his research into how the city can increase property tax revenues by more efficiently using land.

June 22, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Pilot program gives U.S. prison guards pepper spray

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has instituted a pilot program based on Congressman Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) bill, H.R. 1175, to issue oleoresin capsicum (pepper) spray to trained correctional officers at seven U.S. Penitentiaries, including USP Atwater.

June 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City hopes to make acronyms easier to decipher with guidebook

Every developer knows that an EIR is required, pursuant to CEQA, to approve a CUP. Unless you can get away with a MND, of course.

June 19, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Senate rejects egg industry reform in Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday decided to exclude consideration of two animal welfare amendments and issues in the Farm Bill. Senate leaders denied consideration of egg industry reform measures, requested by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which would have phased out the use of barren battery cages, provided more space and enrichments of hens, and provided regulatory security for egg producers.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government


Turlock growth plan protested — by Denair residents

Growth? It shouldn't happen for Turlock, say Denair residents.

June 15, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bipartisan water bond to appear on November ballot

Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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