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Economic Task Force continues work with first 2014 meeting

After getting the ball rolling in 2013, the Mayor's Economic Task Force will continue working together in 2014 to help find solutions to improving the local economy while bringing new businesses to Turlock.

January 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Congress to take on unemployment benefits extension

With 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans losing their unemployment benefits on Dec. 28, it will be up to Congress to decide whether the emergency federal unemployment program will be continued.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County supervisor Chiesa keeping eye on water in 2014

With the economy improving in 2013, County Supervisor Vito Chiesa says that he hopes to see the trend continue into the New Year.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


National Mentoring Month highlighted in Stanislaus

In an effort to assure positive influences in the lives of young people, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed January as Mentor Awareness month.

January 02, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


New year brings new laws for drivers, gun owners

While the New Year brings resolutions and hopes for change, there are some changes that California residents can count on – new laws. Effective Jan. 1, the following laws will take place in the Golden State, affecting several areas of daily life.

December 30, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham nominates local students for military academies

Two Turlock students were among the 19 local students from California's 10th Congressional District nominated by Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) for the 2013 Military Service Academy.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


County seeks nominations for Outstanding Women Awards

Each year, the Stanislaus County Commission for Women holds the Outstanding Women Awards highlighting the achievements of local women who have made a significant contribution to those around them.

December 26, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock city manager reappointed to county medical services committee

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors reappointed Turlock City Manager Roy Wasden to continue serving as a member of the Stanislaus County Emergency Medical Services Committee.

December 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Tax agency votes to release over a quarter-billion dollars to small-business owners

The State Board of Equalization voted unanimously on Tuesday to eliminate the agency's automatic security deposit requirement and begin the process of releasing over $296 million to small-business owners.

December 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


County, cities near solution on property tax dispute

Stanislaus County and eight local cities are closing in on a final joint settlement agreement in regards to an outstanding issue of the calculation of a property tax administration fee for assessing, collecting and allocating property tax revenues pursuant to the Revenue and Taxation Code, as a California Supreme Court decision in November 2012 found that counties had been overcharging cities for the service.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen urges state, federal intervention to increase water supply for area farmers

As the State continues to deal with ongoing water supply issues, Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) sent a letter to President Obama and California Governor Jerry Brown last week urging them to increase water supply while protecting Delta farmers and their families.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


County board of supervisors select chair, vice chair for 2014

On Tuesday, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Supervisor Jim De Martini and Supervisor Terry Withrow as the Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively, of the board for 2014.

December 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


New Stanislaus CEO welcomed

Newly appointed Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen was welcomed to his new position at a public reception Tuesday evening as he gets ready to take up the task before him of helming the county's business.

December 17, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Merced sheriff leaves for Governor’s Office

In an abrupt decision, Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin has announced that he will be leaving his position as sheriff after being appointed as Chief of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Branch.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City prepares for water rate increases

As California continues to face diminishing groundwater, the City of Turlock will soon have to take measures of its own to keep the precious resource flowing.

December 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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