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Local state parks face closure

There could soon be far fewer places in nature in which to seek refuge should the California State Parks department follow through with a plan to close 70 of its 278 parks - including Turlock Lake, Railtown 1897 Historic Park in Jamestown, George Hatfield State Recreation Area between Newman and Hilmar, Henry W. Coe State Park in Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties and McConnell State Recreation Area in northern Merced County.

May 17, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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


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Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City officially adopts Morgan Ranch Master Plan

The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock Council approves downtown bike race

Downtown Turlock will officially play host to the first annual Turlock Criterium bike Race on Aug. 8 after the Turlock City Council unanimously passed the item on Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham introduces legislation to protect bees

National Pollinator Week may have come to a close on June 21, but Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is aiming to highlight the importance of bees all year-round.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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