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High Speed Rail faces more setbacks

In yet another setback for the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Surface Transportation Board recently denied a request that would exempt the project from environmental review processes for the construction of a segment running from Fresno to Bakersfield.

December 05, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID makes progress with Don Pedro Project

The Turlock Irrigation District continues to make significant progress with the Don Pedro Project - a relicensing process that has been moving forward since 2011.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Economic development task force reviews City’s accomplishments

Sometimes you cannot know where you are going until you know where you have been.

December 03, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City seeks community input on food trucks

The issue of allowing food trucks in the downtown core may not be a point of interest for many, but for some it has been a major concern.

December 02, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham requests review of high speed rail spending

On Tuesday, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) penned a letter requesting that the U.S. Government Accountability Office review the funding agreements between the California High Speed Rail Authority and the federal government.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen applauds EPA move towards ethanol reduction

Since 2005, the Renewable Fuel Standard has regulated the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.

November 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID board to elect new leaders

Tuesday morning's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting will see the designation of new leadership, as the board will decide who will fill the positions of President, Vice President, secretary and several officers.

November 22, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Senator Cannella seeks new law ideas

Ever thought of something that you thought would make a good law? Or perhaps thought a law already existed for an issue, only to find out that there isn't one? Well then write that thought down and send it over to Senator Anthony Cannella as he is holding a contest asking his constituents for new legislation ideas.

November 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham’s government property bill to save taxpayers billions

Since entering office, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has worked vigorously to help taxpayers save billions of dollars through improving the management of federal properties and real estate.

November 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock roadways 'at-risk'

A recent report on the condition of Turlock's roadways was not what the City might consider good news, as Turlock's roadway system was found to be the "second-worst in the county."

November 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City invites public to downtown development talks

Have ideas for the future development of Turlock's downtown? Then be sure to pencil in Thursday's community workshop meeting put on by the City's planning department as they consider taller buildings in downtown for residential purposes.

November 19, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council names walkway in honor of Indian-Americans

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to approve naming an existing walkway to recognize the city's Indian-American population and their contributions to the local community.

November 16, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Monte Vista rehab in progress

Monte Vista Avenue, one of the city's most complained-about thoroughfares, is finally undergoing a full rehabilitation process that will see the currently deteriorated road conditions spring back to life.

November 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Stanislaus County gets new CEO

After several months of searching for the perfect candidate, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appointed Stan Risen as the new chief executive officer on Friday.

November 15, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Centennial Park may soon get new dog park and name

Turlock's Centennial Park might soon be the newest hangout place for local dog lovers, as the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission voted to recommend the construction of a new dog park at the facility.

November 14, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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