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Bublak and Jackson look back on their first year in office

2009 may have been the last year of the decade, but it was the first year in office for new Turlock City Councilwomen Mary Jackson and Amy Bublak. Despite a number of challenges, ranging from the economy to controversial local issues, both councilwomen look back on the year as a successful one.

December 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Civil Grand Jury finds Hughson City Council members in violation of Brown Act

Three Hughson City Council members received not so glad tidings on Tuesday when the Civil Grand Jury handed down a recommendation that they be removed from office.

December 22, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Poker room to grow, city to profit

The Turlock Poker Room will grow from 10 to 14 tables, following the acceptance of a new development agreement with the city.

December 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Commission blames Debely for loss of teen center funding

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission went on record at their Wednesday meeting to disapprove of the Turlock City Council's decision to use Redevelopment Agency funds to renovate Joe Debely Stadium.

December 11, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Council approves ‘In God We Trust’

The Turlock City Council approved plans late Tuesday evening to display the national motto "In God We Trust" and the preamble to the United States Constitution in Turlock City Hall, despite some legal concerns.

December 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City of Hughson employees spread thin with six vacant positions

In these bad economic times, it is expected for mangers to take on more responsibility to fill vacant positions but the City of Hughson city manager is being stretched to the point of breaking.

December 08, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council to vote on ‘In God We Trust’ mural

The Turlock City Council has a packed agenda for Tuesday evening, highlighted by a revisiting of plans to reconstruct the burned Carnegie Arts Center and an initiative to paint the words "In God We Trust" in Turlock City Hall.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock looks to plan next 20 years of growth

The Turlock of 2030, a town that 115,000 may call home, is being planned today. That future Turlock could feature compact residential neighborhoods sprouting up southeast and northwest of Turlock, based on growth alternatives presented by San Francisco-based consultants Dyett & Bhatia Urban and Regional Planners.

December 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson employees cry foul over hidden cameras

Some Hughson city employees are concerned that their town leaders' political posturing has turned into a violation of their privacy rights.

December 01, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


County plans for next 25 years of transportation

Concerned Turlockers gathered at the Turlock Youth Center on Monday to help draft the 2010 Regional Transportation Plan, a document that will guide transportation in Stanislaus County for the next 25 years.

November 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves Debely renovations, despite public outcry

Despite an outpouring of public opposition to the proposed Joe Debely Stadium renovation project, the Turlock City Council, sitting as the Redevelopment Agency, made the findings necessary to move the project forward by a 3-1 vote.

November 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson gives city manager a second chance

The approximately 100 residents of Hughson that attended Monday's city council meeting weren't the only ones confused and caught-off guard with the conflicting agenda items that preceded an even more surprising closed session decision. Council members demonstrated their own confusion when discussing the hiring of potential city managers at a special meeting on Dec. 7, then not even an hour later taking back City Manager Joe Donabed with open arms.

November 24, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Stadium remodel on council agenda

The $2.8 million renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium is chief on the list of priorities for Tuesday's City Council meeting, as councilmembers will decide on three agenda items that would usher the project into reality.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock must plan for homeless housing, according to state law

The draft Turlock Housing Element update, a document that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014 and may include a provision that allows homeless shelters in Turlock, was released for public review and comment last week.

November 20, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council moves forward with Debely renovation

The Turlock City Council approved a list of more than 20 projects for Redevelopment Agency funding Tuesday evening - including the controversial plan to install a new synthetic track and field at Turlock High School's Joe Debely stadium.

November 13, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


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