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Gov. Brown signs legislation to stabilize teachers retirement system

In an effort to reduce California's long-term fiscal liabilities, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 1469 on Tuesday, fully funding the teachers' retirement system over a period of years through annual contributions of school districts, teachers and state government.

June 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s budget secures FFA funding

Future Farmers of America chapters across the state are celebrating as the Agriculture Education Incentive Grant, which funds FFA, was removed from the chopping block in Gov. Jerry Brown's final budget that was released earlier this week.

June 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local farmers, industry experts mobilize against state water curtailments

Of the 9,528 junior water rights curtailment notices sent to Central Valley farmers by the State Water Resources Control Board on May 27 requiring them to stop diverting water from all streams flowing to the Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys, only 21 percent mailed back the mandated response - an indicator of local farmers' posture towards the Board's intervention during this drought period.

June 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Singh Walkway dedicated, sign unveiled

City and community leaders gathered Wednesday morning for the unveiling of the new Singh Walkway sign at the northeast storm basin. The sign is located at the previously unnamed pathway located at the storm basin off Christoffersen Parkway and Zeering Road.

June 18, 2014 | | Government


Legislature approves largest spending plan in state history

Local legislators had mixed reactions to the $108 billion budget approved by the state Legislature in an unusual Father's Day session.

June 16, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council approves $32.4 million in budget spending

In a 4-1 vote on Tuesday, Turlock City Council members approved the general fund budget, which reflects $32.4 million in spending, for the next fiscal year set to begin on July 1.

June 12, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council moves forward with recycled water project

In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, the Turlock City Council decided to move forward with the next stage of the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Project – a proposal to sell treated wastewater to farmers in west Stanislaus County by developing what would be one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation.

June 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Valley lawmakers fight to keep pollution cleanup funds

Local legislators are opposing a proposal that would eliminate funds promised to help reduce pollution in the Central Valley.

June 09, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Neighbors protest building of new Taco Bell

Despite impassioned pleas against its construction, a new Taco Bell is one step closer to being built on N. Golden State Boulevard near the Pitman High campus.

June 05, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


RAM Farms ice rink approved for expansion

Turlock's one-of-a-kind ice skating rink will nearly double in size for its second year of operation this coming holiday season, as the City Council approved an expansion plan at the site operated by RAM Farms.

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


RAM Farms ice rink approved for expansion

Turlock's one-of-a-kind ice skating rink will nearly double in size for its second year of operation this coming holiday season, as the City Council approved an expansion plan at the site operated by RAM Farms.

May 29, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council: City road tax for repairs, not transit

While there remains uncertainty whether or not the proposed citywide transportation tax being placed before Turlock voters in November will receive adequate support, the tax is guaranteed to be spent on repairs solely and not transit costs if approved, said the City Council on Tuesday.

May 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


City opts for ‘sensible’ voting districts

The City Council took another pivotal step towards replacing Turlock's current at-large voting system with district-based elections on Tuesday, choosing to move forward with one of the three proposed maps outlining district boundaries throughout the city.

May 27, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Electoral districts: Public picks Plan A

The Turlock City Council will consider two big issues at Tuesday's post holiday meeting - the City's road tax initiative and electoral district boundaries.

May 23, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


StanCOG to bring transportation tax in 2016

As President Barack Obama has recently called for a recommitment to improving the nation's transportation infrastructure, so has the Stanislaus Council of Governments, who informally agreed on Wednesday to commit to bringing forth a countywide transportation tax to Stanislaus County in November 2016.

May 22, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Supervisors approve rezoning for Denair Dollar General

After seven months of ongoing discussions that left many Denair residents at odds with the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Denair community is one step closer to playing host to a Dollar General.

July 29, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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