The Stanislaus County Ag Center filled with red-clad dairymen and women on Wednesday to welcome U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to town -– and to implore the Secretary to do something to stem the losses that threaten to put 10 percent of California dairies out of business by the end of the year.
While the City of Turlock's Redevelopment Agency budget wasn't up for discussion at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting, that didn't stop many concerned Turlockers from voicing their disapproval of plans to spend $2.8 million on a renovation of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feeling the sting of state budgetary cutbacks, the Judicial Council of California approved the closure of all state courts for one day a month.
Starting Sept. 2, dairy farmers will be able to enroll in the Margin Protection Program, a voluntary insurance policy program that will provide assistance to members in the event that they encounter unforeseen economic challenges.
As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.
A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.
While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.
Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.
Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.
At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.
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