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County facing influx of prisoners, parolees

Stanislaus County could be asked to look after as many as 800 additional felons this year.

July 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Kenwood Park to see the light

A county island near downtown Turlock will soon see streetlights overhead, but only by the narrowest of margins.

July 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Going green hurts city water budget

Just six months after the City of Turlock made a state-mandated change to metered water billing, the billing structure may be altered once again.

July 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to resume police contract discussion

Two weeks after a contentious hearing where the Turlock City Council considered unilaterally imposing a contract on Turlock Police union members, the council expects to take the issue up again on Tuesday.

July 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Community members comment on supervisorial redistricting, finally

It's back to the drawing board again, as the group redrawing the Stanislaus County Supervisors' districts scrambles to incorporate last-minute comments received at a Wednesday public meeting.

July 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock mayor joins county leaders in RDA fight

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered Monday to send a message to Sacramento legislators: plans to end redevelopment agencies statewide aren't just devastating to local economies, they're also illegal.

July 19, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Committees put forth two options for supervisorial redistricting

After six months of planning and public meetings, two proposed maps to redraw boundaries of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' Districts emerged Thursday, both of which would keep Turlock, Denair, Hickman and Keyes in District 2 while removing much or all of Ceres from the district and adding all land served by the Chatom Union School District.

July 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Candidate filing period opens Monday

Election season officially kicks off Monday, as the candidate filing period opens for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election.

July 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City, police make final push for contract deal

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is back at the table with the City of Turlock in a final effort to negotiate a deal appeasable to both sides, after narrowly avoiding an imposed contract agreement.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council approves zoning for homeless shelters

After years of planning, the City of Turlock is on the cusp of creating an area of town where homeless shelters can be built without the red tape which usually stymies such projects.

July 12, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to finalize homeless shelter plan

Despite concerns from property owners and businesses, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting a zone near downtown Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without discretional permits.

July 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denham calls out SEC on $500 million lease

The Securities and Exchange Commission has relinquished its leasing authority and employees will face prosecution for backdating documents to justify a $500 million-plus lease, following an investigation led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater).

July 08, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New civil grand jury sworn in

A new civil grand jury for Stanislaus County was selected and sworn in Tuesday.

July 08, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


City buys property, funds landscaping plans

Vice Mayor Amy Bublak again advocated for austerity Tuesday night, while her colleagues on the Turlock City Council approved purchasing an office building and expending funds to complete landscaping designs.

July 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Businessman responds to subpoena with anti-Jackson robocalls

A Nevada businessman blanketed Turlock with robocalls claiming Councilwoman Mary Jackson was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars last week, after the Fair Political Practice Commission subpoenaed his bank records in search of the source of anti-Jackson robocalls in 2008.

July 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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