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Cannella joins bipartisan group calling for state water emergency

In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing water issues facing California, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has joined a bipartisan coalition calling upon Governor Jerry Brown to issue a drought declaration for the upcoming year.

December 12, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Retiring city employees honored by Council

During Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, a handful of city employees were honored for their years of service and dedication as they prepare for retirement.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Centennial Park to get new name, dog park

After several months of discussion, the Turlock City Council voted to approve the construction of a new dog park at Turlock's Centennial Park, following a generous donation of $35,000 by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to extend freeze on food truck permits

New food truck vendors will not be welcomed to Turlock any time soon, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to extend a temporary freeze on issuing new mobile food facility permits.

December 10, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to tackle food vendor zoning

Tuesday evening marks the last City Council meeting for 2013, with the council taking on a full agenda.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Keyes biorefinery plant against Olsen ethanol bill

Over the past several months, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) has been adamantly calling for a reduction in corn-based ethanol requirements contained in the Renewable Fuel Standard – the federal program regulating the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.

December 06, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Food truck future in downtown looks dismal

Food trucks may not be included in the future of Turlock's downtown, following Thursday's Planning Commission meeting where the general consensus was not in favor of the mobile facilities.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


High Speed Rail faces more setbacks

In yet another setback for the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Surface Transportation Board recently denied a request that would exempt the project from environmental review processes for the construction of a segment running from Fresno to Bakersfield.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID makes progress with Don Pedro Project

The Turlock Irrigation District continues to make significant progress with the Don Pedro Project - a relicensing process that has been moving forward since 2011.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Economic development task force reviews City’s accomplishments

Sometimes you cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City seeks community input on food trucks

The issue of allowing food trucks in the downtown core may not be a point of interest for many, but for some it has been a major concern.

December 02, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham requests review of high speed rail spending

On Tuesday, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) penned a letter requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office review the funding agreements between the California High Speed Rail Authority and the federal government.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen applauds EPA move towards ethanol reduction

Since 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard has regulated the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID board to elect new leaders

Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting will see the designation of new leadership, as the board will decide who will fill the positions of President, Vice President, secretary and several officers.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Senator Cannella seeks new law ideas

Ever thought of something that you thought would make a good law? Or perhaps thought a law already existed for an issue, only to find out that there isn't one? Well then write that thought down and send it over to Senator Anthony Cannella as he is holding a contest asking his constituents for new legislation ideas.

November 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Road tax could be on November ballots

Turlock residents will likely see a citywide tax initiative on their ballots this November, as the City Council begins the process of creating an alternative to the countywide transportation tax recently abandoned by the Stanislaus Council of Governments that would have generated millions for local roadway repairs.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with district elections

The Turlock City Council opted to take an important step towards switching Turlock's current at-large election system to one composed of multiple districts, in an effort to encourage equal representation within local government while also saving the city from hefty lawsuits.

April 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Assembly bills target metal thieves

Two bills designed to combat metal theft by creating a statewide task force and implementing a stolen materials alert system are advancing toward becoming law in the Assembly.

April 22, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Legislators recognize Armenian genocide

The California State Assembly and Senate both commemorated the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide by adopting separate Genocide Recognition Resolutions on April 7.

April 22, 2014 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council to discuss road tax, housing, and election

The Turlock City Council faces a full agenda on Tuesday, taking up three major issues concerning a possible tax increase for Turlock road repairs, the development of new housing near Monte Vista Crossings, and the imminent change to district elections.

April 18, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG opens comment period for long term draft transportation plan

Recently releasing the draft 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy and associated Environmental Impact Report, the Stanislaus Council of Governments Policy Board is currently accepting public reviews and comments during a 60 day period.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Noise concerns put Larsa permit in peril

Due to multiple noise complaints from neighboring properties, the Larsa Event Center, located on E. Monte Visa Avenue may have its Conditional Use Permit revoked pending a decision by the Stanislaus County Planning Commission.

April 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Crowd pours in for water talk

Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedestrians help City develop bike lane improvements

Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.

April 15, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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