Reeling from an unprecedented budget cut at the state level, the Stanislaus County Superior Court has decided to close Turlock's courthouse and furlough workers.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger took the next step in assisting drought decimated areas of the Central Valley by activating the California Disaster Assistance Act.
A long-sealed Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury report, released this week, finds Turlock City Councilwoman Mary Jackson did not violate common law conflict of interest laws by failing to recuse herself from Dec. 9, 2008, and Jan. 13 appeal hearings for the Vintage Lounge piano bar conditional use permit.
Turlockers could find themselves smiling the next time they go to take out the trash, as the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved revisions in the maximum allowable rates for solid waste collection services that will spell discounts for residential consumers.
As thousands of Turlockers amble over to their calendar this morning, flip the page to the fireworks-themed picture of a fluffy kitty, and make plans to avoid the triple digit heat, the thought that Nov. 3 elections are now just four months away may seem hard to believe.
The Turlock City Council unanimously agreed to add the Seated For Safety Car Seat program, a Turlock Fire and Emergency Services initiative, to the roster of programs receiving Turlock Community Development Block Grant funding in the 2009-2010 fiscal year during their Tuesday meeting.
While the precipitous decline in housing values certainly isn't creating too many happy homeowners in the Central Valley, there is one bright spot amid the doom and gloom - property taxes will be lower this year for almost half of Stanislaus County residents, based on the newly released 2009-2010 Regular Assessment Roll.
The 2009-2010 Turlock Redevelopment Agency budget adopted late Tuesday evening looks to send $27.8 million of funding around the city to projects such as the Carnegie Arts Center, a Columbia Park water feature, and a proposed overhaul of Turlock High School's Joe Debely Stadium.
Turlock large family daycare providers turned out in full force for a special Planning Commission workshop on June 18 to discuss a set of harsher rules that could be imposed on new operators in town.
The Housing Element Update, a plan that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014, reached the next milestone in the planning process on June 18 as local residents gathered at City Hall for a workshop to hammer out particulars how the town can meet the needs of the elderly, poor, and homeless.
Before Tuesday's regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, the City of Turlock took an opportunity to honor its new city manager, Roy W. Wasden. Wasden took time to talk with Turlock Unified School District Trustee Timm LaVelle and with Chairwoman of the Carnegie Arts Foundation Patty O'Donnell. Wasden was officially sworn into office at the start of Tuesday's meeting.
A proposed formal investigation into Councilwoman Mary Jackson's alleged leak of Roy Wasden's candidacy for city manager will not occur, following a City Council commitment late Tuesday evening to, "uphold the utmost level of confidentiality and to unanimously call for swift investigations of any future leaks, should they occur."
Turlock large family daycare providers turned out in full force for a special Planning Commission workshop on Thursday to discuss a set of harsher rules that could be imposed on new operators in town.
A confidential memo sent from Mayor John Lazar to City Attorney Phaedra Norton confirms that Councilwoman Mary Jackson has been investigated - and cleared - for alleged misconduct related to the leak of Roy Wasden's candidacy for city manager.
As the clock struck 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, the Turlock City Council still had one item left on their agenda, a seemingly innocuous discussion on the confidentiality of matters discussed in closed session meetings.
In less than two weeks, Hughson residents will have a rare opportunity to address their representatives in Sacramento and Washington D.C. face-to-face.
New legislation that aims to reduce federal funding for physician training could have a negative impact on medically underserved communities, including the Central Valley, said Congressman Dennis Cardoza, who opposed the legislation Tuesday.
Thinking about opening a new business? The City of Turlock is offering $1,000 in cold, hard cash to startup businesses, in hopes of inciting economic development in Turlock.
The Turlock Planning Commission recommended approving the split of a 141-unit affordable housing apartment development into two separate projects - a phase one, 80-unit parcel and a phase two, 61-unit parcel - at a special meeting held Thursday.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors cut nine more positions from the county payroll on Tuesday, an all-too common occurrence for the money-starved county.
There could soon be far fewer places in nature in which to seek refuge should the California State Parks department follow through with a plan to close 70 of its 278 parks - including Turlock Lake, Railtown 1897 Historic Park in Jamestown, George Hatfield State Recreation Area between Newman and Hilmar, Henry W. Coe State Park in Stanislaus and Santa Clara counties and McConnell State Recreation Area in northern ...
Though state tax revenues are now projected to come in $6.6 billion better than expected, Gov. Jerry Brown said the state still faces a "wall of debt" as legislators hammer out California's 2011-2012 fiscal year budget in Sacramento.
Stanislaus County's dire budget led Supervisors to increase fees charged at county parks and on county busses Tuesday.
Less than three months ago, redevelopment agencies statewide were facing a seemingly-imminent, state mandated disbanding as part of Gov. Jerry Brown's 2011-2012 budget proposal.
The City of Turlock, in conjunction with the American Public Works Association, will celebrate "National Public Works Week" from May 15-21. This week will serve to recognize those who work in professions that provide and maintain the vital infrastructure and services collectively known as public works. An equipment show and activity booth will be on display at the Downtown Farmer's Market on May 20. Tours will also be offered of the City ...
The federal government will send another trainload of cash to California's High-Speed Rail project, officials announced Monday.
The Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday cleared the way for Mi Pueblo Food Center to open its newest store in Turlock, at the intersection of W. Main Street and S. Soderquist Road.
It's back to the budget for the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, who will continue this year's extended budget season by reviewing the Economic Development and Redevelopment and Housing Program Services Budgets.
The U.S. Department of State is alerting U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan.
Stanislaus County is close to budget projections for 2010-2011, but expects a steep decline in income for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, supervisors learned Tuesday.