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Realignment bill would bring more funds to county jails

California's prison realignment program under AB 109 transferred the supervision of more than 40,000 state felons to county authorities, which has eased the state's prison overcrowding problem, but put a new strain on local facilities.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City code change recognizes animal rescue groups

Animal rescue groups should soon find it easier to operate in Turlock as the City Council adopts an ordinance that clearly separates the nonprofit groups from kennel operations.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Planning Stanislaus' future

More compact growth and a need to relieve traffic congestion throughout the county were the priorities voiced by members of the Turlock Planning Commission and community members during a Valley Vision Stanislaus workshop held Thursday night.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Car wash to open at stalled Ten Pin site

While lack of financial backing continues to delay construction of the Ten Pin Fun Center, the Turlock Planning Commission approved development to start at the site where the bowling alley was set to open.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Modesto VA Clinic ribbon cutting set for Friday

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will bestow the Purple Heart to a Modesto veteran during the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Modesto Veterans Community Based Outpatient Clinic at 1 p.m. Friday.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Collaboration key to county's success, says Chiesa

In his 2013 State of the County address, delivered Tuesday morning in Modesto, Board of Supervisors chair Vito Chiesa touched on issues of unemployment, gangs and education within the county's communities.

February 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


City makes Kaepernick Day official

The City of Turlock has released an official proclamation declaring Saturday and Sunday "Go Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers Weekend" in honor of their Super Bowl run.

January 30, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen, Wolk utilize bipartisan alliance to improve legislators’ liability

Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) and California State Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) introduced identical legislation in the Senate and Assembly intending to provide public access to legislation and increase community response. The proposed bill requires all legislation to be accessible online or in print for 72 hours before it is passed to the Senate or Assembly.

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council increases city building fees

Building fees in Turlock will be going up for most new residential and commercial construction projects in an effort to lessen the funds the city's building department draws from the general fund.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham to host open house at Modesto office

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) will be available for constitutes of the 10th Congressional District at his new district office from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at 4701 Sisk Rd., Modesto.

January 25, 2013 | | Government


Public safety facility costs rise; revenue found to cover increase

Turlock's Public Safety Facility is still on schedule for a June opening, but the cost has surged pass the original $28.3 million budget allotted to the project.

January 25, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


County earns state honors for top performing child agency

The Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services was among those recognized at the Statewide Directors Meeting held Jan. 16.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


High-speed rail opponent Jeff Denham to chair House railroad panel

The California high speed rail plan may see detours in the future, as Republican Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was named chairman of the Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee for the 113th Congress.

January 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Olsen named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by Rural County Assoc.

The Rural County Representatives of California has selected Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) as one of two recipients for the annual "Patti Mattingly Award" for 2012. The Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker who has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.

January 21, 2013 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Olsen bill would offer CSU students fixed tuition fees

Tuition rates for incoming freshmen and transfer students may be more affordable, if a CSU Tuition Guarantee Bill introduced by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen gets passed.

January 18, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


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State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that ...

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Denham highlights county commodities in district ag report

A report released by Congressman Jeff Denham Tuesday addressed the agro-economy of California's 10th congressional district and recommendations following a roundtable discussion he hosted ...

February 16, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City contemplates bus route changes following community complaints

Over the past several months the City of Turlock has implemented a number of changes to the City's bus system, from installing new electronic ...

February 16, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County declares state of emergency due to flooding

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors declared the county to be in a state of emergency Tuesday, in response to continued rain in the area ...

February 14, 2017 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Government


Council accepts City employee compensation report

The Turlock City Council accepted a report Tuesday that compares the salaries and compensation packages of 65 City employee positions with 11 other agencies.

February 14, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Four City buses damaged in fire

Four of the City of Turlock's buses are out of service following a fire in the City Corp Yard Saturday night that ignited the ...

February 12, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Flora’s first bill aims to jumpstart fire careers of underserved youth

Assemblyman Heath Flora returned to a familiar setting Friday morning to discuss his first bill as California's 12th District representative, sitting down with the ...

February 10, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor’s Award winners hope to ‘bridge the gap’ between university, downtown

Two Stanislaus State students have been named the recipients of the second annual Mayor's Public Policy Award for their research project titled, "Bridge the ...

February 10, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Assemblyman Gray proposes legislation to overhaul state water management

Describing California's water management structure as "broken," Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) introduced new legislation Monday to overhaul and restructure the current administration and enforcement ...

February 10, 2017 | | Government


Study: On average, City salaries 10% below market median

In 2014, the Turlock City Council publicly committed to conducting a compensation study for all employees and bargaining groups who wanted to participate. Over two ...

February 10, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County CEO announces retirement

After a nearly 30-year long career with Stanislaus County, three of which in the role of chief executive officer, Stan Risen informed the Board of ...

February 10, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Two new faces join Parks Commission

Two new commissioners have been welcomed to the Parks, Arts & Recreation Commission, following appointment from the Turlock City Council.

February 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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