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Olsen bill seeks free access to State Parks for veterans

After passing the Assembly floor early last week, a bill created by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) is currently awaiting the Governor's signature. The bill would see veterans and active-duty military members receive free admission to state parks on both Memorial and Veteran's Day.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider using gas tax revenue to offset cost of fixing sidewalks

Although sidewalks are considered public domain, Turlock property owners are held financially responsible for maintaining and repairing the sidewalk adjacent to their property.

September 20, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Intersection to be improved at Del’s Lane and Golden State

Construction can soon be expected near Del's Lane and Golden State Boulevard within the coming months, as the City Council approved an agreement on Tuesday evening to move forward with intersection improvements in the area.

September 13, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to host job fair

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to see more jobs in his hometown. Last week, Denham announced his 2013 Central Valley Job Fair in his efforts to spur employment in Stanislaus County.

September 10, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council considers project to decrease groundwater contamination

Groundwater in downtown Turlock is contaminated, and the city is working to clean it up.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Zoning ordinance set to receive total makeover

Turlock residents can expect some serious changes in the zoning ordinance in the near future.

September 06, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council renews lease for homeless day center

Every day 20 to 30 individuals find temporary respite from the streets at the Turlock Gospel Mission Homeless Assistance Ministry. Turlock's first homeless day center opened in February 2012 in the city's former youth center on East Avenue.

September 03, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Mayor shines light on Denair Park

At Tuesday night's City Council meeting, Turlock Mayor John Lazar made one thing very clear.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Jail release, healthcare law funding boost county budget

Stanislaus County officials released an updated budget for 2013-2014 on Friday, which includes a 3.2 percent increase from the budget adopted in June.

August 30, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Water rates could rise nearly 300 percent in 10 years

Residents of Turlock may be paying more for their water.

August 27, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Rural business seeks clean water from City of Turlock

Every day, 87 employees and 15 to 20 visitors at Associated Feed and Supply, a feed producer located on West Main in rural Turlock, have to resort to drinking bottled water instead of accessing their own wells for tap water.

August 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Turlock resident named to Air Board

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) officially swore in Turlock Resident John Eisenhut on Friday as the newest appointee to the California Air Resources Board. Eisenhut, who was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday, will be replacing Dorene "DeeDee" D'Adamo, as she is set to move on the State Water Resources Board later this month.

August 22, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Turlock bids for Amgen Tour

Imagine thousands of screaming fans, jam packed streets and world class athletes cycling down the streets at unimaginable speeds.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Turlock officials presented with 'Valley Vision'

In an attempt to make the roads less congested, jobs more available and air in the Valley much cleaner, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has created a plan of action.

August 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Parks Commission shoots down dog park rename, halt on Crane Park additions

The word "aye" seemed to be missing at Wednesday's Parks, Recreation and Community Programs Commission meeting, as members of the commission failed to pass both items on the agenda.

August 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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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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