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Brown’s May revise sees more money for K-12; calls for tax extensions

Though state tax revenues are now projected to come in $6.6 billion better than expected, Gov. Jerry Brown said the state still faces a "wall of debt" as legislators hammer out California's 2011-2012 fiscal year budget in Sacramento.

May 17, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New fees at county parks

Stanislaus County's dire budget led Supervisors to increase fees charged at county parks and on county busses Tuesday.

May 13, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Rosy outlook for Turlock’s RDA budget

Less than three months ago, redevelopment agencies statewide were facing a seemingly-imminent, state mandated disbanding as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011-2012 budget proposal.

May 13, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to celebrate public works employees

The City of Turlock, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association, will celebrate "National Public Works Week" from May 15-21. This week will serve to recognize those who work in professions that provide and maintain the vital infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. An equipment show and activity booth will be on display at the Downtown Farmer's Market on May 20. Tours will also be offered of the City of Turlock Corporation Yard and the Regional Water Quality Control Facility to interested teachers and administrators of Turlock schools.

May 10, 2011 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


More money coming for high-speed rail

The federal government will send another trainload of cash to California's High-Speed Rail project, officials announced Monday.

May 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning gives green light to Mi Pueblo

The Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday cleared the way for Mi Pueblo Food Center to open its newest store in Turlock, at the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Soderquist Road.

May 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council to continue budget discussions

It's back to the budget for the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, who will continue this year's extended budget season by reviewing the Economic Development and Redevelopment and Housing Program Services Budgets.

May 06, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


State Department issues worldwide travel alert

The U.S. Department of State is alerting U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan.

May 03, 2011 | | Government


More bad news for county budget

Stanislaus County is close to budget projections for 2010-2011, but expects a steep decline in income for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, supervisors learned Tuesday.

May 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Cannella introduces bill aimed at meth manufacturers

In an ongoing effort to rid the Central Valley of its methamphetamine trafficking, State Senator Anthony Cannella has introduced a bill to toughen the penalties for production.

April 29, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to plant trees for Arbor Day

For the 20th year in a row, Turlock will spend a day celebrating the greener, leafier things in life.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County Board of Supervisors approves new fees

County residents have two new fees to worry about – for trench cut permits and tardy notification of property transfers from parents and grandparents to children – after a Board of Supervisors vote on Tuesday. The board also increased all fees charged by the Department of Public Works.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Counties begin process of redistricting

After months of behind-the-scenes work, both Merced and Stanislaus counties have embarked on the formal process to redraw supervisorial districts in the wake of the 2010 census.

April 26, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Security, pets concerns at homeless shelter zoning meeting

The City of Turlock came one step closer to creating a state-mandated area of town where homeless shelters are allowed at a public meeting Thursday night, held at Turlock's First Baptist Church.

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local politicians remember Armenian genocide

As those around the world prepare to honor the 96th anniversary of the Armenian genocide on Sunday, local politicians are remembering the 21st century's first genocide – even as the United States has yet to officially recognize the Ottoman Turkish government's actions as genocide.

April 22, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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City owned four-plex to be sold to We Care

The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.

February 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City to increase free bus passes to those in need

Transit services for those in need in the community are becoming much more comprehensive due to the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses, the revenue of which allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson State of the City focuses on high reserves, need for technology

When Mayor Matt Beekman took the microphone Monday evening to deliver his State of the City address at the Hughson City Council meeting, he had one piece of news of which not all mayors can boast: the City's General Fund reserves are at 83 percent.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers change in bus advertising

Transit services for those in need in the community could become much more comprehensive pending the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses. The revenue from the sale of bus ads allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock receives $105K road grant

While a City of Turlock workshop held Tuesday had citizens and council members alike lamenting the poor quality of roads in town, in a positive twist of fate just two days later the City was notified that it received a grant of $105,550 from the Department of Resources Recycle and Recovery, or CalRecycle.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Water Advisory Committee charts course for groundwater management

The Stanislaus Water Advisory Committee convened for their first meeting of 2015 Tuesday morning to discuss taking steps towards establishing a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, one component of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that was passed in 2014 to allow regional control of local groundwater resources.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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