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Supervisors approve salary restoration for county employees

Stanislaus County employees can expect a few extra dollars in their paychecks this upcoming fiscal year.

July 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


State board to discuss future of California fairs

It's fair season. The cows are mooing, the bands are playing, and fairgoers are alternating between consuming corndogs and beer and being thrown upside-down on the newest carnival thrill rides. Amidst the statewide festivities, however, serious administrative talks are taking place that will be integral in determining the future of California fairs.

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Farmers, immigrant workers hopeful after Senate passes historic reform bill

Immigration reform isn't just good news for those looking to obtain citizenship, but also very good news for California's agriculture industry,

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Supreme Court opens doors for same-sex marriage in California

Meet Gaby Farias. Farias is a recent graduate of California State University, Stanislaus, a

June 28, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Supreme Court overturns ban on same-sex marriage

The United States Supreme Court has released a decision which effectively over-turns the state's ban on same sex marriages under Proposition 8.

June 26, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Lazar receives City Livability award for success of Carnegie

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

June 25, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


New zoning ordinance calls for simpler language, more modern downtown

For the average Turlocker, the city's zoning ordinance is anything but simple to understand.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council to vote on future bike path

The Turlock biking community might be in for some good news.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves building fee restructure

Developers looking to obtain a building permit in Turlock might be in luck.

June 21, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Roads top issue at final public forum

The City of Turlock held the last of four critical issues public forums at Pitman High on Thursday, with road repairs - and how to pay for them - being the most popular topic.

June 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Fitness parks may be coming to Turlock

Enjoy working out? Frustrated with the lack of public workout locations in Turlock?

June 14, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves deficit budget; city to find funding for firefighters

The Turlock City Council unanimously approved a budget for the 2013- 2014 fiscal year with $29.7 million in expenses and $1 million in deficit spending.

June 11, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council considers deficit budget with cuts to police, fire

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a fiscal year 2013-14 budget on Tuesday with slightly over $1 million in deficit spending.

June 07, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


County budget shows signs of growth, future concern

The Stanislaus County proposed 2013-2014 budget sees an increase in both state and federal funding for county projects and revenue. The budget, which is set to be finalized in September, totals $1 billion in appropriations and $990 million in revenue - an increase over last year's budget of $984 million in appropriations and $930 million in revenue.

June 04, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council approves Carnegie refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation will be getting a financial boost soon, now that the Turlock City Council has agreed to refund the majority of its security deposit.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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County commission vacancies give locals opportunity to serve

There are approximately 100 boards and commissions to which the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors appoints community members and with several current vacancies for various unspecified boards as well as those unique to District 2 residents, locals interested in serving their community now have ample opportunity to do so.

October 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Developer seeks amendment to east Turlock master plan

City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Task force approves final economic strategy for Turlock

It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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