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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


Car seat program sees funding at other nonprofits’ expense

The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to add the Seated For Safety Car Seat program, a Turlock Fire and Emergency Services initiative, to the roster of programs receiving Turlock Community Development Block Grant funding in the 2009-2010 fiscal year during their Tuesday meeting.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Property taxes to fall this year

While the precipitous decline in housing values certainly isn't creating too many happy homeowners in the Central Valley, there is one bright spot amid the doom and gloom - property taxes will be lower this year for almost half of Stanislaus County residents, based on the newly released 2009-2010 Regular Assessment Roll.

June 27, 2009 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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New USDA program provides safety net for dairy farmers

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.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

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.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

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.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

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.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

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.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers Taco Bell project

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.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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