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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


Commission approves thousands in funding for Turlock events

The Turlock Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission recommended allocating $43,500 to nine different events on Wednesday as part of the Community Events and Activities Grant Program.

June 11, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City Council adopts two-year budget in 4-1 vote

Mayor Gary Soiseth's recommended budget was adopted by the Turlock City Council in a 4-1 vote Tuesday evening. Council member Steven Nascimento cast the lone dissenting vote after stating concerns over what he felt was excessive spending in the Mayor's proposal.

June 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen focuses on education

Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R -- Riverbank) is spearheading educational reform at the state Capitol, evident by two bills dedicated to transparency and early education reform.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council ends budget talks, expected to vote on Tuesday

After months of workshops and discussions totaling more than 16 hours of analysis, the Turlock City Council is slated to adopt its budget on Tuesday.

June 05, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County releases proposed budget

Stanislaus County has released its recommended budget proposal and while it anticipates a lack of road funding, a robust addition of jobs is included.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Months of zoning ordinance discussion yields no change

The City of Turlock repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance in April after four years and 18 public workshops, though a few loose ends are still being tied up.

June 04, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Realtors oppose sidewalk policy change

The prospect of a new sidewalk improvement policy has local Realtors up in arms as Mayor Gary Soiseth is proposing sidewalk issues be addressed during the point of sale of a property.

June 02, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Final City budget workshop set for Tuesday

The City of Turlock could achieve a balanced budget within one year, that is if the Turlock City Council adopts Mayor Gary Soiseth's initial recommendations.

May 29, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Sixth candidate announces for 12th Assembly District seat

Virginia Madueno, former Mayor of Riverbank and local small business owner, will be vying alongside five other candidates to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Two wells go offline in Turlock

Like communities across the state, Turlock is struggling with limited water resources, evident by the loss of two shallow irrigation wells in the North East part of town where the water tables dropped to 96 feet.

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County to conduct survey to determine public interest in road tax

The feasibility of placing a countywide road tax on the 2016 ballot is being investigated as the Stanislaus County of Governments approved spending $50,000 to conduct a survey to gauge the public's response to the idea.

May 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council one step closer to city budget adoption

Citizens interested in learning more in terms of the City of Turlock's spending expectations can attend an hour-long workshop prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Five candidates already vying for Assembly’s 12th District

The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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The benefits of sustainable landscaping

Sustainable landscaping is the use of design and maintenance practices that work harmoniously with the local climate and soils. Sustainable landscapes are adapted to the ...

June 24, 2016 | | Government


East Turlock Subbasin forming sustainability agency

With tighter water conservation laws affecting California, the East Turlock Subbasin has begun the process of forming its very own Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

June 24, 2016 | Ryan McLaughlin | Government


City Council elections heat up

Although November is still five months away, Turlock's first-ever by district election is already drawing a number of candidates. Gil Esquer announced his intention ...

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Council to consider four different campaign finance regulations

The Turlock City Council will consider a number of campaign finance ordinances on Tuesday - including one proposed by Mayor Gary Soiseth and Councilman Bill DeHart.

June 24, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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


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