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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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City to increase free bus passes to those in need

Transit services for those in need in the community are becoming much more comprehensive due to the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses, the revenue of which allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson State of the City focuses on high reserves, need for technology

When Mayor Matt Beekman took the microphone Monday evening to deliver his State of the City address at the Hughson City Council meeting, he had one piece of news of which not all mayors can boast: the City's General Fund reserves are at 83 percent.

February 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers change in bus advertising

Transit services for those in need in the community could become much more comprehensive pending the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses. The revenue from the sale of bus ads allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock receives $105K road grant

While a City of Turlock workshop held Tuesday had citizens and council members alike lamenting the poor quality of roads in town, in a positive twist of fate just two days later the City was notified that it received a grant of $105,550 from the Department of Resources Recycle and Recovery, or CalRecycle.

February 20, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Water Advisory Committee charts course for groundwater management

The Stanislaus Water Advisory Committee convened for their first meeting of 2015 Tuesday morning to discuss taking steps towards establishing a Groundwater Sustainability Agency, one component of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act that was passed in 2014 to allow regional control of local groundwater resources.

February 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock road woes have reached a new milestone

It's public opinion shared by many in Turlock that the roads are in poor condition, but on Tuesday evening Director of Development Services Michael Pitcock enlightened the community on just how bad the streets really are.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local agencies host a call to action in response to immigration ruling

What was meant to be a celebration of President Barack Obama's new expansion of programs for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals transformed into a call to action after a federal court ruled late Monday night to block the president's executive action that would extend present DACA laws.

February 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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