After nine long months, the proposed Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda this Tuesday.
With the Statewide Direct Primary Election just over two months away, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the final the list of candidates and propositions on Friday.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors started the hard work of balancing the county's 2010-2011 budget on Tuesday, approving a voluntary 5 percent pay cut for nearly all county employees.
Those in danger of foreclosure may be newly eligible for help from the federal government. A recently expanded government program will reduce mortgage payments for the unemployed and cut the principal for underwater mortgage holders.
Three months after the Civil Grand Jury found three Hughson City Council members in violation of the Brown Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission Code and the Hughson Municipal Code, residents of Hughson filed a petition for recall with over 1,000 signatures.
The Stanislaus County Superior Court is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the 2010-2011 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury.
Recent finger-pointing and calls for resignations between Hughson City Council members and the mayor have had a negative affect on City employees. This disrupted work environment was made apparent at Monday's Hughson City Council meeting when additional funds were requested by an outside auditing firm to complete their work.
Nearly nine months after the initial set of Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids were rejected by the Turlock City Council due to legal disputes, the second round of bids were made public this week.
Turlock City Council members have long warned that the 2010-2011 budget would be among the most challenging in the city's history. On Tuesday night, during a special budget workshop, council members and the public learned just how grim the budget situation might be, with an expected $3.0 to $4.3 million general fund deficit.
The Turlock City Council hopes to get out in front of an anticipated $4 million budget deficit by starting their meeting an hour early on Tuesday to hold a special budget workshop.
Two lawsuits - one filed by former city manager Tim Kerr and the other a cross compliant filed by the City of Turlock - have shined a new light on the reasons behind Kerr's departure and have let loose a litany of accusations and political posturing at City Hall.
Election season is well underway, with the initial candidate filing period for the June 8 Statewide Direct Primary Election coming to a close last Friday - except for a handful of races where the incumbent did not file for reelection.
Parks, Recreation and Community commissioners approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to review the commission's by-laws, but stopped short of agreeing to an increase from seven to 14 members at their Wednesday night meeting.
A new chapter in the on-going drama that is the Hughson City Council was released earlier this week when the Civil Grand Jury found that Mayor Ramon Bawanan and Management Analyst Dominque Spinale were not guilty of "wrongdoing."
The Turlock City Council will consider adopting the Housing Element Update, a plan that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014, during their regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday decided to exclude consideration of two animal welfare amendments and issues in the Farm Bill. Senate leaders denied consideration of egg industry reform measures, requested by Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, which would have phased out the use of barren battery cages, provided more space and enrichments of hens, and provided regulatory security for egg producers. The United Egg Producers and The Humane Society ...
Growth? It shouldn't happen for Turlock, say Denair residents. A horde of angry Denair residents turned up at a Thursday public meeting to protest Turlock's proposed General Plan – a document which guides the city's growth for the next 20-30 years – which they see as having detrimental effects on Denair. About 80 percent of the 50-person audience hailed from Denair. The plan would see Turlock grow by as many as 50,000 ...
The Turlock Farmers Market will no longer be disrupted by cars parked overnight on Broadway, as a new tow-away zone will be established in downtown Turlock.
The City of Turlock will now regain access to nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds, previously stuck in the coffers of the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project. The fate of the $284,018 state homeless prevention grant had been in question, following the March 2012 collapse of SCAP. But the state department of Housing and Community Development met with the City of Turlock, suggesting that Turlock become ...
The ongoing effort to revamp Turlock's sign ordinance has Planning Commissioners questioning the role of sometimes-distracting and unattractive sign twirlers and feather signs, while business owners say the marketing tools are necessary to make ends meet in the down economy. Both sides agree the city needs to rewrite the ordinance, last updated in 1944. The document's strict restrictions on signage and confusing language make what should be an easy process into a laborious ...
The Turlock City Council will weigh taking control of nearly $300,000 in homeless assistance funds from the troubled Stanislaus Community Assistance Project.
The document which will govern Turlock's growth through 2030 has reached a major milestone and will undergo another round of public review and comment. Turlock's revised Draft General Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report will be discussed in a 6 p.m. June 14 community meeting at the Turlock Senior Center, 1191 Cahill Ave. The meeting will include an overview of the documents, a question and answer period, and time for public comment. <p ...
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a $954 million preliminary budget Tuesday which forecasts another year of challenges, but suggests the recession is nearing an end. The 2012-2013 county budget is up 7 percent from last year, primarily due to two large public works projects – a new Kiernan Avenue Highway 99 interchange and the widening of Claribel Road which tally $48.5 million alone. Even without those two projects, though, the ...
A stroll before dinner can be relaxing, but Turlock's homeless have been forced to make a daily one-mile hike in search of a bite to eat.
On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will consider adopting a final budget for the 2012-2013 year.
Members of the Turlock City Council squared off Tuesday evening, disagreeing on whether a $100,000 security deposit should be returned in whole or part to the Carnegie Arts Center Foundation. Per the terms of the lease agreement for the Carnegie Arts Center, built by the City of Turlock for $6.7 million, the foundation was required to place a $100,000 security deposit with the city. Eight months after the center's reopening, the foundation requested ...
The surging costs of healthcare benefits could drive the City of Turlock to cut police and firefighters in an effort to keep budgets in check. Facing $34 million in General Fund expenses, with only $30 million in projected revenues, Turlock City Council members will consider eliminating three police officer positions and one police lieutenant. Those positions are not currently filled, but the Turlock Police Department had been actively recruiting, Police Chief Rob Jackson ...
It's back to the 2012-2013 budget for the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, as the council will hold a special 5:45 p.m. meeting to delve into the General Fund.
This year's Stanislaus County budget is largely on-track, but unfunded state and federal mandates represent major challenges going forward. County supervisors heard the final budget update of the 2011-2012 fiscal year on Tuesday, learning that most county departments are operating well within their spending limits. Unanticipated costs related to the upcoming Presidential Primary election and maintaining the 12th Street Parking Garage and the Finch Road Animal Services Facility represented the sole large overages ...
Turlock's streets are in poor condition, but a new, dedicated tax to improve those roads likely won't come until 2014 at the earliest, city council members said Tuesday night.