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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


Cannella chats at home

Anthony Cannella held a Ceres town hall meeting attended by about 50 people last week and explained his controversial stand against his own party on a number of votes in the state Senate.

August 09, 2013 | | Government


Council to vote on skate park move

The decision to relocate the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park from its current Starr Avenue location to Donnelly Park has garnered applause, dismay and outcry from the Turlock community.

August 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Denham talks immigration with area residents

All eyes were on U.S Rep Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) as he spoke to members of the community about the need for immigration reform on Tuesday.

August 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


State declares August Child Support Awareness Month

The month of August is typically associated with cooling temperatures, the start of school and the end of summer vacation.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


City receives award to help first time home buyers

First time home buyers in Turlock could be getting a little help from the state.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Denham hopes to get undocumented workers to join armed forces

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to make gaining legal status for illegal immigrants easier.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Mayor's task force to court industry

The Turlock City Council got serious about bringing new businesses to town on Tuesday night by establishing the Mayor's Economic Development Team, a specialized task force designed to create and sustain economic development in the Turlock community.

July 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


New program aims to save native fish

The Stanislaus River is under invasion, and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to do something about it.

July 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council waives insurance for road closures; let the block parties continue

Residents wanting to obtain a road closure for future block parties will be able to do it without paying a dime, for now.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


More work in store for fire, police

The city of Turlock's current budget means vacancies at the police and fire departments will remain empty for the foreseeable time, but both agency chiefs are hopeful an allocation for overtime spending will bolster staffing levels and maintain public safety standards.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New task force aims to boost Turlock economy

It's not exactly the Justice League, but it comes close.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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Grant money still available for local well repairs

Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Well Financial Assistance Pilot Program became available on Friday and while the County has yet to receive a formal application for access to the $200,000 available in funds, the public is showing interest.

September 16, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor signs first California groundwater rules

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that will require the first-ever rules for pumping groundwater in California. Why lawmakers and the governor acted, and what the new laws mean:

September 16, 2014 | The Associated Press | Government


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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