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County supervisor redistricting meeting to be held Monday

With the 2010 U.S. Census complete, Stanislaus County is now mired in the laborious process of redrafting its Supervisorial districts.

June 10, 2011 | | Government

City Council looks to balance budget with cuts, reserves

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a $27 million General Fund budget on Tuesday – but that budget still sits $3.9 million in the red.

June 10, 2011 | | Government

Cuts lead to reduced service levels in county offices

Budget reductions enacted on Tuesday will be felt in "every area" of Stanislaus County's service, county staff members said, from recreation opportunities to road maintenance.

June 07, 2011 | | Government

Downtown businesses oppose homeless shelter zoning plan

Residents and business owners asked the Turlock Planning Commission to prevent homeless shelters from opening near their properties Thursday night, but the commission approved the by-right zoning area as proposed.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

Carbon monoxide detectors mandatory as of July 1

In just under a month, new legislation will require most California homeowners to install potentially life-saving carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

County faces even more cuts

Stanislaus County's proposed 2011-2012 budget calls for a further $24.5 million spending cut and the elimination of vacant positions, but no further reductions in force in a rare bright spot after years of layoffs.

June 03, 2011 | | Government

Hughson public forum gets elected officials, community under one roof

In less than two weeks, Hughson residents will have a rare opportunity to address their representatives in Sacramento and Washington D.C. face-to-face.

May 31, 2011 | | Government

Cardoza voices opposition to physican training cuts

New legislation that aims to reduce federal funding for physician training could have a negative impact on medically underserved communities, including the Central Valley, said Congressman Dennis Cardoza, who opposed the legislation Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | | Government

City offers cash payouts for new businesses

Thinking about opening a new business? The City of Turlock is offering $1,000 in cold, hard cash to startup businesses, in hopes of inciting economic development in Turlock.

May 20, 2011 | | Government

Funding problems force changes to affordable housing development

The Turlock Planning Commission recommended approving the split of a 141-unit affordable housing apartment development into two separate projects - a phase one, 80-unit parcel and a phase two, 61-unit parcel - at a special meeting held Thursday.

May 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government

County lays off health services workers

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors cut nine more positions from the county payroll on Tuesday, an all-too common occurrence for the money-starved county.

May 20, 2011 | | Government

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 | | 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 | | 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 | | Government

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New Water Saving Hero program offered by the City of Turlock

With California in the fourth year of its most severe drought, water conservation is critical and should be a number one priority for all. Overall ...

October 02, 2015 | | Government

Udder Place moves forward with downtown expansion

The overwhelming popularity of The Udder Place can be proven on any given weekend night.

October 01, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government

City revises plans for new park in light of drought

The City of Turlock has implemented various alternative irrigation strategies for landscape maintenance at all parks and public areas in an effort to conserve water ...

September 26, 2015 | Natalie Winters | Government

Senator requests emergency declaration for state's trees

Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) submitted a request to Governor Jerry Brown and California Office of Emergency Services Director, Mark Ghilarducci, to declare a State ...

September 26, 2015 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government

City adopts new Traffic Calming Program

Pieter Hoex described to the Turlock City Council on Tuesday the traffic in front of his home near the Pitman High School campus as being ...

September 26, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Contract review finds Chamber never submitted tourism financial reports to City

An external review of the public funds spent by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce to promote tourism on behalf of the City of Turlock was ...

September 24, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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