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Water board comes to Valley to discuss river flow proposal

It is no secret that residents throughout the Central Valley were unhappy with the original draft of the State Water Board's flow proposal, which intended to dedicate 35 percent of unimpaired river flow for fish and wildlife beneficial uses.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City housing funds topic of public forums

The City of Turlock is reaching out to residents for input on how housing funds are dispersed, including low-income loans and rehabilitation projects.

April 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council adopts right to farm, passes on developer energy analysis mandate

A lawsuit settlement stipulating the Turlock City Council consider two environment-based motions resulted in the adoption of a right to farm ordinance and a rejection of a resolution requiring energy-efficiency reports for large-scale building projects.

April 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham joins Sikh Congressional Caucus

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) joined House colleagues in launching the American Sikh Congressional Caucus. Representatives David Valadao (CA-21) and Judy Chu (CA-32) will co-chair the new caucus, which will educate Members of Congress and the general public about Sikh issues in support of the American Sikh community.

April 26, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Assembly resolution memorializes Armenian Genocide

Members of the California State Assembly met Monday at the State Capitol to pass a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide and honoring the memory of those who were lost.

April 19, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council considers looking at district elections

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Turlock residents could head to the polls to elect city officials based on districts instead of the current at-large elections in use.

April 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City refunds $400K to Ten Pin group

The development group for the anticipated Ten Pin Fun Center is getting a refund of a little more than $400,000 from the city because of rezoning at the W. Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Road site.

April 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen talks new bills, hydrofracking and regulations with Turlockers

Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and residents of Turlock came together Thursday to informally discuss pressing issues affecting citizens at a Town Hall meeting hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. Items discussed included Olsen's 2013 legislative measures to protect students and veterans, as well as the need for job stability and Governor Jerry Brown's proposal to hydrofrack in California.

April 12, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Bocce ball courts met with protest at all sites

Wednesday night marked the one year anniversary of when the Parks and Recreation Commission first heard a proposal from the members of the Turlock Rotary Club regarding their interests in establishing a bocce ball court in Crane Park. Since then, little progress has been made in the matter.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Queen Shamiram still homeless

It's been six years since Turlock native and television personality Narsai David has attempted to place a 9-foot bronze statue of Queen Shamiram on Turlock grounds. Since then, David has been met with confusing mixed messages by California State University, Stanislaus about placing the statue on its campus, and has found little ground for placing the statue anywhere else in Turlock.

April 11, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Planning puts new spin on sign regulations

What may be considered normal advertisement to some local business owners may actually be a city code violation. Many businesses don't realize that there are a large percentage of signs throughout the City of Turlock that are or will soon be considered illegal, including sign spinners, flags and banners.

April 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


State of California sues everyone over High-Speed Rail funding

Those wishing to pursue legal action to stop the California High-Speed Railway's progression will soon have their day in court, as the state preemptively sued everyone. The lawsuit, titled "High-Speed Rail Authority v. All Persons Interested," allows all parties who oppose the project a chance to voice their concerns in court at one time. The California Attorney General's Office will represent the rail authority in court.

April 04, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Grant could help police fleet go green

The task of catching law-breakers could be getting greener here in Turlock if the City Council approves a grant application seeking environmental-friendly vehicles.

April 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bill would allow California dairies to join federal pricing

As a dairyman, Representative David Valadao (R-Hanford) knows more than his fair share about the decline of dairy industries in California. In response to the crisis, the Central Valley native's first piece of legislation would allow California to join the Federal Milk Marketing Order system while continuing its state quota system.

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Immigration debate heats up at Central Valley forum

Stories of hardship shared through tears were heard alongside shouts to enforce current immigration laws at Tuesday's listening session hosted by the Congregations Building Communities association and attended by U.S. Reps. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) and Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina).

April 02, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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