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Lazar gathers with county mayors to discuss economy, tourism

Turlock Mayor John Lazar was one of four county mayors to attend the first annual State of the Region luncheon hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 14.

October 20, 2009 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council accepts COPS grant; four new officers to be hired

Turlock City Council members voted to accept grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services on Tuesday for the reinstatement of four sworn officers in the Turlock Police Department. The three year grant stipulates that the officers must be retained for a fourth year at the expense of the City of Turlock.

October 17, 2009 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Congress says yes to dairy aid

The U.S. Congress moved an emergency spending bill through on Tuesday to provide $350 million in aid for the nation's struggling dairy producers.

October 09, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council approves all projects for RDA plan

The Turlock City Council sidestepped the issue of predetermining what projects should receive Redevelopment funding over the next five years on Tuesday evening. Rather than picking and choosing from a list of wished-for projects and those currently funded in the RDA budget, the council agreed to include all proposed projects into their 2010-2014 RDA Implementation Plan, and sort out the funding later.

October 06, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to discuss redevelopment in special meeting

The Turlock City Council will convene a special meeting on Tuesday to discuss the next five years of programs and projects to be funded by the Turlock Redevelopment Agency.

October 02, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


$698 thousand to stay in city coffers

In 2008 the State of California revealed a plan to balance its budget by taking funds from local Redevelopment Agencies - just as they proposed in 2009 - but the state won't see one cent of those proposed 2008 takings.

September 29, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Former homeless shelter leased to new tenants

The former site of Turlock's Emergency Cold Weather Homeless Shelter, a city-owned warehouse at 400 B St., has finally found new tenants.

September 25, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Carnegie lease vote continued

The motion to accept a lease agreement with the nonprofit Carnegie Arts Center Foundation to run the Carnegie Arts Center was neither approved or denied by the City Council Tuesday night.

September 23, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council: Yes to prayer

The Turlock City Council opened their meeting Tuesday evening with an invocation - before the gavel struck to formally begin the proceedings.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County to revisit farmland mitigation

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors isn't finished fighting new residential development on agricultural-zoned land.

September 23, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Our own town hall meeting

The nation-wide controversy over health care reform came to the Valley Friday afternoon when U.S. Rep. George Radanovich held his own town hall meeting in Oakdale. While there were no violent confrontations that led to arrests - as has happened in St. Louis, Mo. - booing and heckling were common during the question and answer time.

September 18, 2009 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County budget coffers fuller than expected

More money will be in Stanislaus County's 2009-2010 final budget than had been initially expected, but fewer workers will be employed by the county this year.

September 15, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council gives civility priority

The Turlock City Council took the first step towards a new, more streamlined approach to council meetings on Tuesday evening by adjusting the seating arrangement in City Hall.

September 11, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


In God we trust?

The Yosemite Room at Turlock City Hall, home to Turlock City Council meetings, could soon feature the words, "In God we trust," emblazoned on the wall behind where council members sit.

September 08, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Money for police officers and private security regulations on tap for City Council

An extremely light workload awaits the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, with just one item on the agenda requiring citizen input.

September 04, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Developer seeks amendment to east Turlock master plan

City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Task force approves final economic strategy for Turlock

It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council to consider COPS grant, new police vehicles

The Turlock City Council will decide on Tuesday if the Turlock Police Department will receive four new officers and six new vehicles in separate items on their agenda.

October 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Fire station in need of better connection

Fire stations need certain equipment like hoses, ladders, and engines to do their jobs successfully, and in these times that also includes internet access.

October 10, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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