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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


Wasden: The first 30 days

Looking back at his first month as Turlock City Manager - which officially passed on Monday - Roy Wasden can characterize his experience thus far in just one word.

July 21, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Housing Element Update set for Council

The Turlock Planning Commission approved the 2009 Housing Element Update Thursday evening, moving the document that will help the City of Turlock meet housing needs through 2014 ahead to the next planning milestone.

July 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Census committee seeks government money, volunteers

With the 2010 U.S. Census less than a year away - set for April 1, 2010, - the City of Turlock is beginning its effort to count every man, woman, and child in attempts to secure a fair share of government dollars.

July 17, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves Dels Lane site for new transit hub

The Turlock City Council gave the proposed Dels Lane Public Transportation Hub a green light on Tuesday evening, despite a grassroots petition effort that drew 1,970 signatures from Turlockers who wanted the hub sited downtown.

July 14, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Federal recovery funds to help reduce diesel emission in Valley

A number of Central Valley school buses and agricultural vehicles will soon be "greener" thanks to the millions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant funds awarded to the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District.

July 10, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Courthouse to shutter doors

Reeling from an unprecedented budget cut at the state level, the Stanislaus County Superior Court has decided to close Turlock's courthouse and furlough workers.

July 10, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Governor signs disaster assistance order

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the next step in assisting drought decimated areas of the Central Valley by activating the California Disaster Assistance Act.

July 03, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Grand Jury clears Jackson

A long-sealed Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury report, released this week, finds Turlock City Councilwoman Mary Jackson did not violate common law conflict of interest laws by failing to recuse herself from Dec. 9, 2008, and Jan. 13 appeal hearings for the Vintage Lounge piano bar conditional use permit.

July 03, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Garbage fees decrease, county facility fee changes on hold

Turlockers could find themselves smiling the next time they go to take out the trash, as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved revisions in the maximum allowable rates for solid waste collection services that will spell discounts for residential consumers.

June 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Upcoming elections sooner than you think

As thousands of Turlockers amble over to their calendar this morning, flip the page to the fireworks-themed picture of a fluffy kitty, and make plans to avoid the triple digit heat, the thought that Nov. 3 elections are now just four months away may seem hard to believe.

June 30, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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New poultry regulations aim to prevent foodborne illness

Poultry companies will now have to take further measures to prevent the spread of foodbourne illnesses, following the announcement of new requirements by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.

July 31, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Citizens for YES on Measure B promote road tax

Most locals are familiar with the ragged condition of Turlock roads characterized by cracked pavement and potholes in many areas, but there is now an official committee making a concerted effort to make better roads a reality in the community by spearheading the passing of the half cent road tax on the November ballot.

July 31, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Supervisors approve rezoning for Denair Dollar General

After seven months of ongoing discussions that left many Denair residents at odds with the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Denair community is one step closer to playing host to a Dollar General.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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


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