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County makes progress with Psychiatric Health Facility

As the completion of a psychiatric health facility at the Stanislaus Recovery Center in Ceres nears, Stanislaus County will soon be better equipped to address the needs of patients with mental health issues.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Congressman Denham visits local high school

Students at Central Valley High School in Ceres received a visit from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) early Tuesday morning, learning about U.S. government while showing the Congressman their robust Agricultural Department.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedroza appointed to Planning Commission

A series of appointments kicked off the first City Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, with Councilmember Forrest White being appointed as Vice Mayor.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


President signs $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will fund the federal government until Oct. 1, removing the threat of another possible government shutdown until then.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham: No more federal spending on California High Speed Rail

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) does not want to see any more federal dollars spent on the California High Speed Rail project until the state can find matching funds.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor declares drought state of emergency

As California continues to struggle through one of the driest years on record with ongoing water shortages and extreme drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission begins comprehensive zoning update

While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to introduce bill suspending federal money on high speed rail

With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID interrupts City’s water transfer plans

Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to ban aggressive panhandling

In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to consider food truck ban, ag zones on Thursday

A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella bill aims to lessen physician shortage in Valley

Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.

January 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider aggressive panhandling ban

A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2008 robocall investigation leads to findings of probable cause for 13 violations

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s proposed budget sparks reactions

As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Local legislators to participate in annual Turlock Government Night

It's not every day that local, state, and federal legislators convene in the same room, but on Thursday locals will have the opportunity to interface with their elected leaders at the fourth annual Turlock Government Night.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City reinstates solid waste contract with Stanislaus County

After taking its solid waste to Merced for nearly two years, the City of Turlock is returning its trash dumping services to Stanislaus County which is posing a relatively small fee hike for customers.

April 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council split on public discussion of CVB audit

A question of how public should public information be colored the conversation at the Turlock City Council meeting Tuesday night. Members were divided over whether the winding down of the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's contract to operate the Convention and Visitors Bureau was worthy of the public meeting just yet.

April 28, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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