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Economic development task force takes on Turlock

A group of 25 professionals are gearing up to take on the future of Turlock's economic growth, many with an open mind and genuine readiness to see the city's prosperity continue.

October 01, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Minimum wage increase may benefit Valley, says economist

The California minimum wage is set to increase to $10 per hour by 2016 after Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

September 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


California to allow driver licenses for undocumented immigrants

California will soon permit undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California driver's license, as the highly contested Assembly Bill 60 (AB-60) passed both the California Senate and Assembly and is currently awaiting the Governor's signature.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City to begin construction on Monte Vista Avenue

The nuisance of driving down the pothole infected Monte Vista Avenue will soon be a thing of the past as the City makes plans to begin construction by mid-October.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Employment office to leave Turlock

After 60 years of serving the Turlock community, the Employment Development Department will soon close the doors at its Broadway location and move to Modesto.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen bill seeks free access to State Parks for veterans

After passing the Assembly floor early last week, a bill created by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is currently awaiting the Governor's signature. The bill would see veterans and active-duty military members receive free admission to state parks on both Memorial and Veteran's Day.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider using gas tax revenue to offset cost of fixing sidewalks

Although sidewalks are considered public domain, Turlock property owners are held financially responsible for maintaining and repairing the sidewalk adjacent to their property.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Intersection to be improved at Del’s Lane and Golden State

Construction can soon be expected near Del's Lane and Golden State Boulevard within the coming months, as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday evening to move forward with intersection improvements in the area.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to host job fair

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to see more jobs in his hometown. Last week, Denham announced his 2013 Central Valley Job Fair in his efforts to spur employment in Stanislaus County.

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council considers project to decrease groundwater contamination

Groundwater in downtown Turlock is contaminated, and the city is working to clean it up.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Zoning ordinance set to receive total makeover

Turlock residents can expect some serious changes in the zoning ordinance in the near future.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council renews lease for homeless day center

Every day 20 to 30 individuals find temporary respite from the streets at the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry. Turlock's first homeless day center opened in February 2012 in the city's former youth center on East Avenue.

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Mayor shines light on Denair Park

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Turlock Mayor John Lazar made one thing very clear.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Jail release, healthcare law funding boost county budget

Stanislaus County officials released an updated budget for 2013-2014 on Friday, which includes a 3.2 percent increase from the budget adopted in June.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Water rates could rise nearly 300 percent in 10 years

Residents of Turlock may be paying more for their water.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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Civil grand jury applications being accepted

The selection process for the 2015-2016 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Citizens interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury are encouraged to contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at: http://stanct.org/sites/default/files/Affidavit%202015_2016.pdf to download an application form.

March 26, 2015 | | Government


The 'counterintuitive' aspect of road maintenance and why your neighbor's road may be in better cond

It's a common complaint in Turlock: Why is their road being fixed and not mine?

March 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to consider road closures for upcoming downtown events

Events could be returning to the downtown Turlock area with a bridal showcase this spring and a monthly food fair this summer pending the Turlock City Council's approval of road closures for the events at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

March 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New structure will restore access to Yosemite and reduce travel times

Caltrans and its partners are beginning the first phase of a $133 million project to create a unique protective structure to protect the roadway from rockslides and restore State Route 140 between Mariposa and El Portal, and provide a safe, direct route to enter Yosemite National Park.

March 19, 2015 | Staff Report | Government


DMV seeks comment on potential AB 60 regulation updates

As part of an ongoing effort to successfully implement Assembly Bill 60, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it is seeking public comment on several potential changes to future application processes.

March 19, 2015 | | Government


Legislators come to talk Turlock

While local legislators may hold different views on issues affecting the region they have one thing in common: Turlock.

March 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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