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County makes progress with Psychiatric Health Facility

As the completion of a psychiatric health facility at the Stanislaus Recovery Center in Ceres nears, Stanislaus County will soon be better equipped to address the needs of patients with mental health issues.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Congressman Denham visits local high school

Students at Central Valley High School in Ceres received a visit from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) early Tuesday morning, learning about U.S. government while showing the Congressman their robust Agricultural Department.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedroza appointed to Planning Commission

A series of appointments kicked off the first City Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, with Councilmember Forrest White being appointed as Vice Mayor.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


President signs $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will fund the federal government until Oct. 1, removing the threat of another possible government shutdown until then.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham: No more federal spending on California High Speed Rail

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) does not want to see any more federal dollars spent on the California High Speed Rail project until the state can find matching funds.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor declares drought state of emergency

As California continues to struggle through one of the driest years on record with ongoing water shortages and extreme drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission begins comprehensive zoning update

While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to introduce bill suspending federal money on high speed rail

With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID interrupts City’s water transfer plans

Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to ban aggressive panhandling

In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to consider food truck ban, ag zones on Thursday

A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella bill aims to lessen physician shortage in Valley

Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.

January 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider aggressive panhandling ban

A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2008 robocall investigation leads to findings of probable cause for 13 violations

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s proposed budget sparks reactions

As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Council to talk budget, more aggressive smoking ban on Tuesday

Local smokers may soon find themselves at a loss for a place to light up in public as, after five months of discussion, the decision to ban smoking and electronic or vapor smoking devices will appear before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

January 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Inaugural workshop offers overview of City’s concerns

Unlike most weekends, City Hall was an active site on Saturday with the inaugural Turlock City Council workshop taking place where the new mayor and council set out to discuss their strategic plan for the city.

January 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Anti ADA abuse legislation in national spotlight

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is addressing business owners' concerns with a recent increase in Americans with Disabilities Act compliance lawsuits at the national level.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock South County Corridor workshop just the beginning of multi-year project

Driving on a country road in foggy weather is dangerous and all the more reason to establish a road to connect Highway 99 and Interstate 5, at least according to Kendall Flint whose company Flint Strategies is in charge of public outreach for the project that will likely take between six and 12 years to complete.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New appointments to join city, regional committees

A new mayor and council means new appointments to local and regional committees and Mayor Gary Soiseth will be at the helm of a majority of them, especially those pertaining to water.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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