The selection process for the 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is April 30.
In a 3-2 split Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved hiring retired law enforcement official Dave Young to act as an outside labor negotiator in the upcoming contract discussions with the city employee unions.
Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.
The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.
There is a general consensus that Turlock's streets are in need of some repair. The question now is if Turlock's citizens are willing to help pay for the repairs and if so, how will the funds be generated.
Main Street businesses are hoping to attract more traffic - and customers - off Hwy. 99 with a new multi-tenant freeway sign, but Turlock Planning commissioners are wary of putting up such a large structure.
The success of the Turlock Farmers' Market over the last few years has it looking for some room to grow.
In an attempt to give support to those who paid their due for the country, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) launched the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus for the 113th Congress last Wednesday to promote career opportunities for unemployed veterans.
The Turlock City Council amended the current fiscal year budget Tuesday night to account for savings from employee health care costs and losses of property tax revenue, among other changes.
Assembly member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) recently introduced Assembly Bill 430, known as the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP), a program that is designed to revise the current Stull Act by allowing teachers to implement their own plans for professional growth throughout the school year.
For those Turlock residents tired of dodging potholes and bouncing along bumpy streets - and really, who isn't? - there is cause to smile as the city takes some initial steps toward road improvements.
In response to a recent state report that reviewed how schools diverted student meal funds for other needs, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced Senate Bill 302, The School Lunch Protection Act.
The Turlock City Council will consider approving a loan Tuesday night to purchase a four-plex for the use of affordable housing.
The days of deep budgetary cuts and expenditure freezes in Turlock should be coming to an end as new industries and developments spur the city's economic growth.
Amend the Turlock Municipal Code to change the number of permits given to firework vendors from 50 to 35. The highest number of permits issued in one year has been 27, according to city records. The amendment also eliminates the need for nonprofits to possess a tax exemption certificate from both the California Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.
The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.
The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.
City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.
It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.
The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.
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