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Calling a cab no longer an option in Turlock

The City of Turlock now has 68,549 residents, but not a single taxicab driver.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


County seeks volunteers to serve on boards

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has put out a call for volunteers to serve the county's numerous boards and commissions.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


Valley economic program CEO urges Congress to continue federal investment

With unemployment levels remaining well above 15 percent locally, U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater) led a hearing Wednesday in search of ways the Economic Development Administration can maximize job creation.

July 29, 2011 | | Government


County facing influx of prisoners, parolees

Stanislaus County could be asked to look after as many as 800 additional felons this year.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Kenwood Park to see the light

A county island near downtown Turlock will soon see streetlights overhead, but only by the narrowest of margins.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Going green hurts city water budget

Just six months after the City of Turlock made a state-mandated change to metered water billing, the billing structure may be altered once again.

July 26, 2011 | | Government


Council to resume police contract discussion

Two weeks after a contentious hearing where the Turlock City Council considered unilaterally imposing a contract on Turlock Police union members, the council expects to take the issue up again on Tuesday.

July 22, 2011 | | Government


Community members comment on supervisorial redistricting, finally

It's back to the drawing board again, as the group redrawing the Stanislaus County Supervisors' districts scrambles to incorporate last-minute comments received at a Wednesday public meeting.

July 22, 2011 | | Government


Turlock mayor joins county leaders in RDA fight

Elected officials from across Stanislaus County gathered Monday to send a message to Sacramento legislators: plans to end redevelopment agencies statewide aren't just devastating to local economies, they're also illegal.

July 19, 2011 | | Government


Committees put forth two options for supervisorial redistricting

After six months of planning and public meetings, two proposed maps to redraw boundaries of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' Districts emerged Thursday, both of which would keep Turlock, Denair, Hickman and Keyes in District 2 while removing much or all of Ceres from the district and adding all land served by the Chatom Union School District.

July 15, 2011 | | Government


Candidate filing period opens Monday

Election season officially kicks off Monday, as the candidate filing period opens for the Nov. 8 Consolidated District Election.

July 15, 2011 | | Government


City, police make final push for contract deal

The Turlock Association of Police Officers is back at the table with the City of Turlock in a final effort to negotiate a deal appeasable to both sides, after narrowly avoiding an imposed contract agreement.

July 15, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council approves zoning for homeless shelters

After years of planning, the City of Turlock is on the cusp of creating an area of town where homeless shelters can be built without the red tape which usually stymies such projects.

July 12, 2011 | | Government


Council to finalize homeless shelter plan

Despite concerns from property owners and businesses, the Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting a zone near downtown Turlock where homeless shelters can be constructed without discretional permits.

July 08, 2011 | | Government


Denham calls out SEC on $500 million lease

The Securities and Exchange Commission has relinquished its leasing authority and employees will face prosecution for backdating documents to justify a $500 million-plus lease, following an investigation led by U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Atwater).

July 08, 2011 | | Government


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Turlock developing strategies to improve traffic safety

A study showing Turlock has a higher rate of traffic incidents, including fatalities and injuries, than other like-sized cities has prompted city officials to take ...

February 11, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council begins budget planning with midyear review

The Turlock City Council received some good news on Tuesday, namely that revenue from both property taxes and sales taxes was higher than expected mid-way ...

February 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water top priority for Congressional candidates

While the current El Nino weather system is expected to improve California's rainfall outlook for the upcoming year, the four consecutive years of drought ...

February 09, 2016 | BY JASON CAMPBELL Turlock Journal | Government


Businesses required to separate organic material from trash beginning 2016

Recently adopted State law requires businesses in Turlock that meet certain thresholds to separate organic material from garbage beginning April 1. Businesses, including commercial or ...

February 06, 2016 | | Government


Bus riders offer input on proposed Turlock transit changes

The Bus Line Service of Turlock is Judith Stanford's primary source of transportation. She rides the bus from her southeast Turlock home to her ...

February 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission grants signage exception to Dust Bowl

Despite concerns regarding the standard they will potentially set, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously voted on Thursday to grant Dust Bowl Brewing Company a conditional ...

February 05, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City manager search reaches final stages

The City of Turlock will soon have a new chief administrator, as the City Council is expected to select a candidate by mid-February.

February 04, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks input on bus route changes

Turlock's bus system is in need of improvements. An October 2015 survey found that Bus Line Service of Turlock (BLAST) riders want later service ...

February 02, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Severity of California teacher shortage prompts new legislation

The size of the emerging teacher deficiency in California is too big to ignore for least three senators, who after Senate Education Committee hearing on ...

February 02, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Turlock Police honor employees' service

The Turlock Police Department honored their own Thursday at their annual awards ceremony by recognizing those officers and personnel who exemplified the mission of the ...

February 02, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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