In a 3-2 split Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved hiring retired law enforcement official Dave Young to act as an outside labor negotiator in the upcoming contract discussions with the city employee unions.
Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.
The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.
There is a general consensus that Turlock's streets are in need of some repair. The question now is if Turlock's citizens are willing to help pay for the repairs and if so, how will the funds be generated.
Main Street businesses are hoping to attract more traffic - and customers - off Hwy. 99 with a new multi-tenant freeway sign, but Turlock Planning commissioners are wary of putting up such a large structure.
The success of the Turlock Farmers' Market over the last few years has it looking for some room to grow.
In an attempt to give support to those who paid their due for the country, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) launched the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus for the 113th Congress last Wednesday to promote career opportunities for unemployed veterans.
The Turlock City Council amended the current fiscal year budget Tuesday night to account for savings from employee health care costs and losses of property tax revenue, among other changes.
Assembly member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) recently introduced Assembly Bill 430, known as the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP), a program that is designed to revise the current Stull Act by allowing teachers to implement their own plans for professional growth throughout the school year.
For those Turlock residents tired of dodging potholes and bouncing along bumpy streets - and really, who isn't? - there is cause to smile as the city takes some initial steps toward road improvements.
In response to a recent state report that reviewed how schools diverted student meal funds for other needs, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced Senate Bill 302, The School Lunch Protection Act.
The Turlock City Council will consider approving a loan Tuesday night to purchase a four-plex for the use of affordable housing.
The days of deep budgetary cuts and expenditure freezes in Turlock should be coming to an end as new industries and developments spur the city's economic growth.
Amend the Turlock Municipal Code to change the number of permits given to firework vendors from 50 to 35. The highest number of permits issued in one year has been 27, according to city records. The amendment also eliminates the need for nonprofits to possess a tax exemption certificate from both the California Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.
The City of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 meeting.
Local smokers may soon find themselves at a loss for a place to light up in public as, after five months of discussion, the decision to ban smoking and electronic or vapor smoking devices will appear before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.
Unlike most weekends, City Hall was an active site on Saturday with the inaugural Turlock City Council workshop taking place where the new mayor and council set out to discuss their strategic plan for the city.
Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) is addressing business owners' concerns with a recent increase in Americans with Disabilities Act compliance lawsuits at the national level.
Driving on a country road in foggy weather is dangerous and all the more reason to establish a road to connect Highway 99 and Interstate 5, at least according to Kendall Flint whose company Flint Strategies is in charge of public outreach for the project that will likely take between six and 12 years to complete.
A new mayor and council means new appointments to local and regional committees and Mayor Gary Soiseth will be at the helm of a majority of them, especially those pertaining to water.
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