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Final reading set for city water rate increase

The Turlock City Council will hold the final reading on Tuesday to approve the proposed water rate increases for Turlock residents that are set to take place over a five-year span.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Revamped Parks and Rec Commission to tackle 'Penumbra'

The Parks and Recreation Commission will debut its recent makeover on Wednesday after being combined with the city's Arts Commission - a decision that the City Council hopes will benefit the city as a whole.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


New forecast highlights economic impact of drought

The ongoing drought might not dry up the state's economy, according to an economic forecast report released on Wednesday, but could continue to slow job growth over the next several years should drought conditions persist.

April 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


City sign ordinance under review

Drawing in customers through large, eye-catching signs has been a way of boosting sales for small and large businesses alike for decades. As the planning commission continues to move forward with updating the City's sign ordinance over the coming months, however, local businesses may see new regulations that would limit such advertising.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Furniture store feels at home in Turlock downtown

Name of Business: Liz and Andrew Furniture

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Councilwoman Bublak appointed LAFCO Chair

The Stanislaus Local Agency Formation Commission, better known as LAFCO, recently announced their decision to appoint Turlock City Councilwoman Amy Bublak as Chairperson.

April 03, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID delays start of irrigation season, again

For the second time in recent weeks, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors has opted to postpone the start date for the 2014 irrigation season, pushing back water deliveries to local growers until April 10.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Planning Commission to review sign, noise laws

Having made a final decision last month to move forward with amending Turlock's food truck regulations, the Turlock Planning Commission will now begin discussing other potential amendments to the city's municipal code, taking up various zoning issues that were placed on the backburner due to the several month-long mobile food facilities debate.

April 01, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Mayor Lazar drops election plans

Late Monday evening, Turlock Mayor John Lazar confirmed that he is dropping out of the 2014 election, bringing an end to his 8-year run as Turlock Mayor.

March 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


Water bond proposals arise amidst drought

As the severity of the ongoing drought continually impacts the lives of Californians across the state, politicians and citizens have agreed that not only does the state's water system need a major fix, but that doing so is not going to be cheap.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID to take step towards regional surface water treatment facility

As the Turlock Irrigation District and City of Turlock continually work towards developing a surface water treatment facility that has been in discussion since the late 1980s, the TID Board of Directors will take an important step forward in that direction on Tuesday morning.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Denham co-authors VA bill to tackle backlog

As millions of veterans continually file disability claims throughout the nation, thousands of claims have been delayed or inaccurately processed, adversely impacting many veterans seeking benefits and medical examinations.

March 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City combines Arts, Parks commissions

The City of Turlock will now be able to "feed two birds with one scone" after combining the Arts Commission with the Parks, Recreation and Community Commission - a decision that city officials say will not take away from the art community, but rather benefit the City as a whole.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID still seeking Rim Fire assistance

Following one of the largest wildfires in California's history, water supplies across Northern and Central California became at-risk for millions due to the 2013 Rim Fire in the Sierra Nevada region, including Turlock Irrigation District's Don Pedro Reservoir which suffered damage due to washed down silt and debris.

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


La Mo to open Café with fresh locally roasted coffee, craft beer

Name of Business: Café La Mo

March 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


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Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation commission makes debut

The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.

April 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Hilmar Cheese touts Innovation Center, LEED certification

Hilmar Cheese Company proved it not only knows dairy innovation - but also how to be green, as in using energy efficient business practices.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Local


Nascimento withdraws campaign contribution reform efforts

After months of pushing for campaign contribution reform at the city level, Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento withdrew the watered-down version of his ordinance presented before the Council on Tuesday, saying that it would no longer accomplish his original goal.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County assessor to run in June election

Stanislaus County Assessor Don Gaekle, who has been acting as County Assessor since being appointed in October due to an immediate vacancy, announced today that he will be adding his name to the ballot in the June primary election with hopes to serve a full term.

April 08, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Election


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