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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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | Government

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Turlock selects new fire chief

After months of searching Turlock has found a new chief to take the helm of the Turlock Fire Department.

November 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City of Turlock restricts outdoor watering to one day per week

The City of Turlock winter watering schedule is now in effect through Feb. 28. This schedule restricts outdoor watering to one day per week. Even ...

November 20, 2015 | | Government

State recovering from recession

The State of California is expected to see billions in surplus revenues in 2016-17, according to a recent report released by the Legislative Analyst's ...

November 19, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Modesto leaves Stanislaus Regional Water Authority

The Cities of Turlock and Ceres will move forward with a project to build a surface water treatment plant, despite the third partner in the ...

November 17, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County ready for new road tax?

Leaders in Stanislaus County believe they can win enough support for the passage of a half-cent sales tax for roads next year despite a polling ...

November 17, 2015 | BY JEFF BENZIGER Turlock Journal | Government


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