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TID Director to run for Congress

For 26 years Michael Berryhill has battled for his seat as Division 3 Director of the Turlock Irrigation District, but this year Berryhill will not seek reelection to the post he has held for so long.

August 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Few details emerge on Carnegie bid rejection

The City of Turlock formally addressed the rejection of all Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids in a press release distributed on Thursday afternoon, but offered little new information on the sudden move to delay the project.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Recreation commission to decide on possible fee for use of new Columbia Park water feature

The Turlock Park, Recreation and Community Commission expects to cut the ribbon on a new water feature at Columbia Park in April 2010. The water feature will be an aquatic play area for kids, similar to the one at Broadway Park, but unlike Broadway Park, families might have to pay to use the Columbia Park water feature during certain hours.

August 14, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Candidates finalized

The extended filing period for the Nov. 3 Consolidated District Election closed uneventfully on Wednesday evening, with just one new competitor filing in a local race.

August 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County backs out of pumping station responsibilities

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to terminate a joint powers authority to maintain Gomes Lake on Tuesday morning, despite the pleas of local reclamation district presidents.

August 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council rejects all Carnegie bids

The project to rebuild the burned Carnegie Arts Center has been put on hold following a closed session Turlock City Council decision on Tuesday evening.

August 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Daycare changes approved

The Turlock Planning Commission and local large family daycare providers reached common ground on Thursday evening as a compromise set of proposed regulations upon new large family daycares was approved.

August 07, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Residents oppose dorm development

Campus Crest Development's proposed privately-owned and operated dorms for California State University, Stanislaus, students will be chief among the list of the Turlock City Council's agenda items on Tuesday evening.

August 07, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


New county shelter approved

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved plans for a new $11 million animal shelter on Tuesday morning, including a controversial low-cost spay and neuter clinic in the design - at least for now.

August 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Parents behind on child support given a second chance

California parents who have had their drivers' licenses revoked because of failure to pay child support might have the chance to get back on the road. The California Department of Child Support Services and the Stanislaus County Department of Child Support Services are offering the "Get Back on the Road Again" program to parents who are willing to buy back their license.

August 04, 2009 | Turlock Journal Staff Reports | Government


Behavioral Health services cut, expanded

One minute, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors agreed to accept $7.8 million from the California Department of Mental Health to fund new Behavioral Health Prevention and Early Intervention programs. Then, just a few minutes later, the Board voted to oust four county employees from positions whose salaries had been paid for years by a now-canceled state program.

August 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Local dairy producers receive much-needed aid

Cries for help from local dairy producers were answered this week when the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it would be increasing prices through the Dairy Product Price Support Program. Price support payments for nonfat dry milk and cheddar blocks and barrels were increased for the first time in nearly three decades.

July 31, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Budget woes force court closures

Feeling the sting of state budgetary cutbacks, the Judicial Council of California approved the closure of all state courts for one day a month.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to deal with costs of lay offs

The Turlock City Council will cover issues from land purchases to sewer management in their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday.

July 24, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Dale Pinkney Park approved

The park currently known as Cimmaron Park, located at the corner of Cherry Blossom Lane and Arthur Mace Drive in northeast Turlock, will henceforth be known as Dale Pinkney Park following a July 14 Turlock City Council decision.

July 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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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


City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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