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Hughson Mayor booted as LAFCO representative

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will no longer represent the mayors of the Stanislaus County at the Local Agency Formation Commission after the mayors voted 4-5 to expel him from his position at the City Selection Committee meeting on July 8 in Newman.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly Republicans publicly condemn Donald Trump

In the wake of remarks made by American tycoon Donald Trump regarding illegal immigrants, the California Assembly Republican Caucus issued a public statement condemning the business magnate.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors to determine Beekman's role on LAFCO

The mayors of the Stanislaus County City Selection Committee will convene today to determine if Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to represent them on the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO.

July 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City issues warnings to over 800 water wasters

Of the 877 City of Turlock rate payers sent warning notices regarding their water usage, only seven have been fined.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City officially adopts Morgan Ranch Master Plan

The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock Council approves downtown bike race

Downtown Turlock will officially play host to the first annual Turlock Criterium bike Race on Aug. 8 after the Turlock City Council unanimously passed the item on Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham introduces legislation to protect bees

National Pollinator Week may have come to a close on June 21, but Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is aiming to highlight the importance of bees all year-round.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham, fellow Representatives place ISIS conflict center stage

In light of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Congressman Jeff Denham (R --Turlock), who is also co-chair of the Congressional Assyrian Caucus, met with the White House National Security team to urge that the U.S. to send aid to the persecuted Christians and other religious minorities.

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City of Hughson adopts preliminary budget

A healthy budget has become a hallmark of the City of Hughson in recent years, evident by the fact that the City's General Fund reserves were at 83 percent as of February. This month, the City adopted its 2015-2016 preliminary budget which boasts a positive balance of revenues to expenditures and a slight growth in the General Fund.

June 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


State board curtails use for senior water rights holders

The severity of the current California drought has prompted the State Water Resources Control Board to vote in favor of curtailing water use for the State's Pre-1914 water rights holders, more commonly referred to as senior water rights holders, in a move not seen since the drought of the late 1970s.

June 16, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


State budget agreement reached, roads amongst Governor’s priorities

Quality of roads is not an issue unique to Turlock as Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will be calling a special session to fix how California funds roads, highways and other infrastructure needs as part of his budget agreement announcement on Tuesday.

June 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County mentor program receives national award

For 17 years, county employees and partnering agencies have made mentoring youth a priority. Their efforts were recognized recently with an Achievement Award by the National Association of Counties.

June 11, 2015 | | Government


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Ag department seeks Israeli input on water conservation

Hearing about the drought and its profound effects on agriculture here in California is nothing new to residents of the Golden State.

June 21, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Turlockers talk ethics at campaign finance workshop

The Turlock City Council finished its series of special community workshops on campaign finance last week and is expected to address the issue at their ...

June 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Assembly District 12 race turning into nail-biter

As days go by and more precincts report election numbers in, the two names that will appear on the November ballot for Assembly District 12 ...

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


No stress in conducting new 'stress test' water conservation regulation

The State Water Resources Control Board adopted a new statewide conservation approach on May 18 that will replace Turlock's prior 29 percent water conservation ...

June 17, 2016 | | Government


County approves produce warehouse project for Avila and Sons

After seven years of planning, Avila and Sons finally received approval to build a produce warehouse facility just west of Turlock.

June 17, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Council approves Cooper Avenue abandonment, following improvements by church

The Turlock City Council voted on Tuesday to abandon the part of Cooper Avenue that runs through Sacred Heart Church's campus, but only after ...

June 16, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG votes to progress road tax to ballot

The Stanislaus Council of Governments proposed an Expenditure Plan based on a 25-year, half-cent sales tax measure for consideration by voters on the November 2016 ...

June 16, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


Stanislaus County allocates much-needed money for road work

The Stanislaus County Public Works Department was granted additional funds to be used on road and bridge maintenance for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

June 14, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City flips homes for low-income housing

Popular television shows like "Fixer Upper" and "Flip or Flop" show how motivated real estate professionals can turn the worst house on the block into ...

June 14, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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