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Senate rejects egg industry reform in Farm Bill

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday decided to exclude consideration of two animal welfare amendments and issues in the Farm Bill. Senate leaders denied consideration of egg industry reform measures, requested by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which would have phased out the use of barren battery cages, provided more space and enrichments of hens, and provided regulatory security for egg producers.

June 19, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government


Turlock growth plan protested — by Denair residents

Growth? It shouldn't happen for Turlock, say Denair residents.

June 15, 2012 | | Government


Council approves downtown tow-away zone amid debate

The Turlock Farmers Market will no longer be disrupted by cars parked overnight on Broadway, as a new tow-away zone will be established in downtown Turlock.

June 15, 2012 | | Government


Housing funds now in the hands of Turlock officials

The City of Turlock will now regain access to nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds, previously stuck in the coffers of the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project.

June 12, 2012 | | Government


Sign wars: City says enough; businesses cry for more

The ongoing effort to revamp Turlock's sign ordinance has Planning Commissioners questioning the role of sometimes-distracting and unattractive sign twirlers and feather signs, while business owners say the marketing tools are necessary to make ends meet in the down economy.

June 08, 2012 | | Government


Turlock takes control of county housing grant funds

The Turlock City Council will weigh taking control of nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds from the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project.

June 08, 2012 | | Government


Turlock’s General Plan up for public review

The document which will govern Turlock's growth through 2030 has reached a major milestone and will undergo another round of public review and comment.

June 07, 2012 | | Government


County revenues, expenses up

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a $954 million preliminary budget Tuesday which forecasts another year of challenges, but suggests the recession is nearing an end.

June 05, 2012 | | Government


Homeless meal ministry moves to day center

A stroll before dinner can be relaxing, but Turlock's homeless have been forced to make a daily one-mile hike in search of a bite to eat.

May 25, 2012 | | Government


Council to resume budget talks

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will consider adopting a final budget for the 2012-2013 year.

May 18, 2012 | | Government


Carnegie funds request puts council at odds

Members of the Turlock City Council squared off Tuesday evening, disagreeing on whether a $100,000 security deposit should be returned in whole or part to the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation.

May 11, 2012 | | Government


Police, fire positions on chopping block

The surging costs of healthcare benefits could drive the City of Turlock to cut police and firefighters in an effort to keep budgets in check.

May 08, 2012 | | Government


Council gets down to brass tacks with General Fund budget

It's back to the 2012-2013 budget for the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, as the council will hold a special 5:45 p.m. meeting to delve into the General Fund.

May 04, 2012 | | Government


Social services costs soar in county

This year's Stanislaus County budget is largely on-track, but unfunded state and federal mandates represent major challenges going forward.

May 01, 2012 | | Government


Council balks at putting road tax on November ballot

Turlock's streets are in poor condition, but a new, dedicated tax to improve those roads likely won't come until 2014 at the earliest, city council members said Tuesday night.

April 27, 2012 | | Government


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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


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 ...

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 ...

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


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