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Council to consider making Development Collaborative Committee permanent fixture

Since its 2007 founding, Turlock's Development Collaborative Advisory Committee has lived life two years at a time, with temporary extension after temporary extension keeping the DCAC active.

March 09, 2012 | | Government


Supervisors to revisit costly Veterans Memorial District ballot measure

A controversial measure to establish a Veterans Memorial District in Stanislaus County that the county supervisors voted 3-2 this week to place on the June 5 ballot will be revisited in a special meeting on Tuesday.

March 09, 2012 | | Government


State grant eases jail expansion costs

A grant of $80 million is headed to Stanislaus County to assist in the efforts of expanding the county's correctional facility.

March 09, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Revenues, costs up for county

Tax revenues are up for Stanislaus County, but are not keeping pace with increasing costs, say county staff.

March 06, 2012 | | Government


Council approves increase in city towing fees

Make sure to feed those meters - getting towed will become more expensive in Turlock, following Turlock City Council action Tuesday evening.

March 02, 2012 | | Government


Federal government looks to restrict child farm labor

The federal government is debating an issue that hits close to home for many Central Valley farm families including Turlock-area almond growers Scott Hunter and Ron Macedo.

February 29, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government


Jackson takes helm as police chief

New Turlock Police Chief Rob Jackson was sworn in on Tuesday to an uproarious round of applause in the packed Turlock City Council chambers.

February 14, 2012 | | Government


City Council begins redevelopment agency shut down

On Feb. 1, the redevelopment era came to an end.

February 10, 2012 | | Government


Denham’s effort to shrink government building inventory moves forward

A local legislator's effort to sell off under-utilized federal buildings – reducing wasteful spending – is one step closer to law.

February 07, 2012 | | Government


Appeals court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

Same-sex marriage is one step closer to a return to California, following a Tuesday federal appeals court decision that banning the practice violates the U.S. Constitution.

February 07, 2012 | | Government


Crowell Road church to expand; Morgan Ranch scoping meeting set for Feb. 23

Turlock's Nazareth Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 4510 Crowell Rd., will expand its youth building, following Planning Commission approval on Thursday.

February 03, 2012 | | Government


More hard times ahead for county

When Bill O'Brien last chaired the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors – in 2007 – the county was surging with growth and "foreclosure" was a rarely-heard word.

January 31, 2012 | | Government


State ‘on the mend’ says Brown

When Gov. Jerry Brown took the stage Wednesday to deliver his second State of the State address, he wasn't there to talk about the past.

January 20, 2012 | | Government


Dairy Campaign hopes to end corn ethanol subsidies

California Dairy Campaign Field Representative Joe Melo testified last week before the California Assembly Transportation Committee calling on lawmakers to pass legislation, AB 523, to end state subsidies for corn ethanol production. AB 523 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee and is now on its way to the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

January 17, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


Survey finds city staff helpful, needing more empathy

Historically, customer service in Turlock's building, planning, and engineering departments has been notorious – for all the wrong reasons.

January 13, 2012 | | Government


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Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race turning into nail-biter

As days go by and more precincts report election numbers in, the two names that will appear on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


County approves produce warehouse project for Avila and Sons

After seven years of planning, Avila and Sons finally received approval to build a produce warehouse facility just west of Turlock.

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG votes to progress road tax to ballot

The Stanislaus Council of Governments proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Stanislaus County allocates much-needed money for road work

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department was granted additional funds to be used on road and bridge maintenance for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

June 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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