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Minimum wage increase may benefit Valley, says economist

The California minimum wage is set to increase to $10 per hour by 2016 after Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

September 27, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


California to allow driver licenses for undocumented immigrants

California will soon permit undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California driver's license, as the highly contested Assembly Bill 60 (AB-60) passed both the California Senate and Assembly and is currently awaiting the Governor's signature.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


City to begin construction on Monte Vista Avenue

The nuisance of driving down the pothole infected Monte Vista Avenue will soon be a thing of the past as the City makes plans to begin construction by mid-October.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


Employment office to leave Turlock

After 60 years of serving the Turlock community, the Employment Development Department will soon close the doors at its Broadway location and move to Modesto.

September 24, 2013 | Cara Hallam | Government


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


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County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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