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Farmers’ market looks to lay down new roots

The success of the Turlock Farmers' Market over the last few years has it looking for some room to grow.

March 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Finding jobs for vets goal of Congressional caucus

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.

March 05, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council learns of loss tax revenue, benefit savings

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.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Olsen bill focuses on teacher assessment

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.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


On the road to improvement

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.

February 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Cannella: Stop stealing food from low-income students

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.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Affordable housing, budget on docket for City Council

The Turlock City Council will consider approving a loan Tuesday night to purchase a four-plex for the use of affordable housing.

February 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Mayor expects brighter economic days in Turlock's future

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.

February 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


TURLOCK CITY COUNCIL: HOW THEY VOTED

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.

February 15, 2013 | | Government


Hughson commits to farmland preservation

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.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government


Council starts strategic planning process

In just a few years time Turlock could see the addition of a new fire station, a citywide bicycle plan, an annexation of county islands, and a northeast expressway if everything laid out in the city's strategic plan comes to fruition.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City acquires more land for transit hub

The Turlock city Council approved the purchase of two parcels at the Regional Transit Center Tuesday night at a price point that is 18 percent above the appraised value.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Mayor Lazar: No welching here

Even though Turlock Mayor John Lazar lost a bet with the mayor of Audubon, N.J., Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's hometown, and had to wear a Raven's jersey to Tuesday's City Council meeting, the rest of the council and city staff showed their support for Turlock's own Colin Kaepernick by sporting #7 and "Kaepernicking."

February 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


President to give State of the Union address tonight

President Barack Obama is set to address the nation at 6 p.m. tonight in his annual State of the Union address.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Realignment bill would bring more funds to county jails

California's prison realignment program under AB 109 transferred the supervision of more than 40,000 state felons to county authorities, which has eased the state's prison overcrowding problem, but put a new strain on local facilities.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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New USDA program provides safety net for dairy farmers

Starting Sept. 2, dairy farmers will be able to enroll in the Margin Protection Program, a voluntary insurance policy program that will provide assistance to members in the event that they encounter unforeseen economic challenges.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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