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County to cut services, employees in coming year

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors adopted a $918.8 million final budget for 2010-2011 on Tuesday morning, containing even more cutbacks than included in the initially proposed budget and forecasting more dire cuts in the years to come.

September 14, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Police department complex could be sold to finance new Public Safety Facility

Plans to build a new $35 million Public Safety Facility for Turlock's Police and Fire departments – previously stymied by the state's May take of redevelopment funding – are back on the Turlock City Council agenda Tuesday, with a new funding mechanism in place.

September 10, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson looks to fill $70,000 gap in city budget

Hughson city staff brought a balanced budget to the City Council budget study session on Tuesday night, and left with a $70,000 deficit after council made suggestions in an effort to prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

September 07, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Planning questions City Council’s big box store directive

The Turlock Planning Commission, tasked with reexamining the city's anti-big box store ordinance by the Turlock City Council, decided Thursday to solicit community feedback on the measure before taking any action.

September 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Claims of harassment surround in-home care fraud investigations

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved expanding a program intended to catch those defrauding the system that pays people who provide in-home care for the elderly or disabled, though providers say the fraud investigators have traumatized patients.

August 31, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Assembly approves bill to staff high-speed rail project office

California's effort to establish a high-speed rail system received a boost Tuesday, as the state legislature approved a bill to hire additional staff and prepare a plan to spend a recent influx of stimulus funds.

August 31, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson welcomes new council members

After eight months of chaos in the small Valley town of Hughson, a sense of victory was evident at Monday's City Council meeting as three new council members were sworn into office.

August 31, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Appeal sought for state’s raid of redevelopment agency funding

The legality of the State of California's unprecedented $2.05 billion raid on local redevelopment funds is under appeal, following a California Redevelopment Association filing on Monday.

August 31, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Act will allow civil lawsuits against social hosts

A new state law looks to curb the practice of adults knowingly providing alcohol to minors.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Beautification plan tabled

In a 3-2 vote, the Turlock City Council abandoned completing landscaping design plans for the Monte Vista Interchange and the Golden State Boulevard median.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City’s future growth plans split council

Three Turlock City Council members went against the direction of the entire Planning Commission and all but one member of the audience in a vote to examine growing Turlock to the northeast as well as the southwest.

August 28, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson voters recall council members

The votes are in and about 88 percent of the people who voted in Hughson, voted in favor of recalling council members Thom Crowder, Doug Humphreys and resigned council member Ben Manley out of office.

August 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


City lifeguards to keep extra pay

The City of Turlock will not force part-time aquatics workers who were accidentally overpaid to return money to the city, following a Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City reviews centennial loan

A $90,000 loan from the City of Turlock to the Centennial Committee was never repaid in full but was spent in accordance with the loan agreement, according to a City of Turlock memo released Tuesday.

August 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson council moves forward with affordable housing development

Hughson council members Thom Crowder and Doug Humphreys made what could be their last decision for the City of Hughson Monday night - one day before an election aimed at recalling the two coucilmen - in approving funding to build affordable housing.

August 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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