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County to revisit farmland mitigation

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors isn't finished fighting new residential development on agricultural-zoned land.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Our own town hall meeting

The nation-wide controversy over health care reform came to the Valley Friday afternoon when U.S. Rep. George Radanovich held his own town hall meeting in Oakdale. While there were no violent confrontations that led to arrests - as has happened in St. Louis, Mo. - booing and heckling were common during the question and answer time.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County budget coffers fuller than expected

More money will be in Stanislaus County's 2009-2010 final budget than had been initially expected, but fewer workers will be employed by the county this year.

September 15, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council gives civility priority

The Turlock City Council took the first step towards a new, more streamlined approach to council meetings on Tuesday evening by adjusting the seating arrangement in City Hall.

September 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


In God we trust?

The Yosemite Room at Turlock City Hall, home to Turlock City Council meetings, could soon feature the words, "In God we trust," emblazoned on the wall behind where council members sit.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Money for police officers and private security regulations on tap for City Council

An extremely light workload awaits the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, with just one item on the agenda requiring citizen input.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New rules underway for local taco trucks

Turlock's taco trucks are on the road to more stringent, codified regulations, following a Planning Commission recommendation Thursday evening.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


EPA designation could hurt farmers

Local dairymen will likely see an increase in the costs of doing business due to a proposed redesignation of the San Joaquin Valley under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules.

September 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Some elections over as campaigning begins

With the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election still two months away, four local races have already been decided while another has been stricken from the ballot.

September 01, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City funds giant egg project

The Turlock City Council agreed to fund the Sunny Side Up project $10,000 to start the laying of the eggs around downtown Turlock.

August 29, 2009 | By Maegan Martens mmartens@turlockjournal.com | Government


City nets funds for foreclosures

The State of California announced on Thursday that 96 California communities - including Turlock - are set to receive a total of $92.7 million in federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds, intended to counteract the effects of the foreclosure crisis.

August 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Ag Secretary Vilsack milked for answers

The Stanislaus County Ag Center filled with red-clad dairymen and women on Wednesday to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to town -– and to implore the Secretary to do something to stem the losses that threaten to put 10 percent of California dairies out of business by the end of the year.

August 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlockers protest Joe Debely RDA project

While the City of Turlock's Redevelopment Agency budget wasn't up for discussion at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, that didn't stop many concerned Turlockers from voicing their disapproval of plans to spend $2.8 million on a renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


TID Director to run for Congress

For 26 years Michael Berryhill has battled for his seat as Division 3 Director of the Turlock Irrigation District, but this year Berryhill will not seek reelection to the post he has held for so long.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Few details emerge on Carnegie bid rejection

The City of Turlock formally addressed the rejection of all Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids in a press release distributed on Thursday afternoon, but offered little new information on the sudden move to delay the project.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | 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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