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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 are becoming clearer.

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 target.

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 the church makes a number of safety and accessibility improvements to the area around Cooper.

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 ballot.

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 a model home for a nice profit. The City of Turlock is now getting into the flipping business - not to make money, but to help low-income families become homeowners.

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Water conservation tips for pool and spa owners

Did you know that pools and surrounding decks use less than half the water than irrigated lawns? That doesn't mean we can't do more. Here are some tips to help you keep your pool water wise this summer:

June 10, 2016 | | Government


New smoking laws start for California

What 20-year-old Rachel Overturf could do legally Wednesday became illegal Thursday when California became the second state in the nation to raise the minimum legal age to purchase cigarettes.

June 10, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City considers new transit system with increased routes, hours of operation

After close to eight months of research, data collecting, public outreach meetings and City leaders, including Mayor Gary Soiseth, riding the bus around town - the Turlock City Council is prepared to consider adopting major changes to Turlock's transit system.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Sacred Heart, neighbors at an impasse; Council to consider Cooper Avenue abandonment, again

The Turlock City Council will once again consider Sacred Heart Catholic Church's request for the City to abandon one block of Cooper Avenue and allow the church to take over the property.

June 10, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Presidential primary voting reform potentially coming to California

Assemblymember Adam Gray (D-Merced) and the Independent Voter Project (IVP) announced a new state constitution amendment that would eliminate separate balloting for California voters and instead create a single nonpartisan ballot.

June 09, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


California legislature honors Portuguese American community

The State Senate recognized the contributions of California's Portuguese-American community by adopting Senate Concurrent Resolution 130 by Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), declaring June 10 as "Portugal Day" in California.

June 09, 2016 | | Government


Spending increase on the table for proposed county budget

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will consider a Proposed Budget for 2016-17 that includes a $21.7 million increase in spending over last year. While appropriations are expected to increase, so is revenue at $28.6 million over the 2015-16 Adopted Final Budget.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race still too close to call

It may be a few weeks before voters know who will be on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 as the race has been deemed a "Close Contest" by the Secretary of State's office.

June 09, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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City leaders discuss parking options for downtown Turlock

The Turlock City Council held a joint meeting Tuesday with the Turlock Planning Commission to go over some of the details of a proposed new ...

June 30, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlock adopts voluntary campaign contributions limit after split Council vote

The City of Turlock has its first campaign finance ordinance following a split vote by the City Council on Tuesday - however, it's a voluntary ...

June 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Conservation Corp celebrates 40 years of preserving California natural wonders

California is known for its efforts to preserve vast amounts of natural wilderness. With miles of golden coastline and forests spanning the entire Sierra Nevada ...

June 28, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlock chiefs ready for coffee and a chat

Anyone hankering for a cup of coffee and a conversation about the state of public safety in Turlock will find both needs met with the ...

June 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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


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