This year's Stanislaus County budget is largely on-track, but unfunded state and federal mandates represent major challenges going forward.
Turlock's streets are in poor condition, but a new, dedicated tax to improve those roads likely won't come until 2014 at the earliest, city council members said Tuesday night.
After several successful years for Turlock Housing Program Services, the department now finds itself facing rapidly declining funding. State support is dropping, federal stimulus funds are drying up, and the elimination of redevelopment agencies has cut millions more in dedicated low-income housing funding.
Regional governments could soon manage Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor, if a new bill passes the state legislature.
California farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, are letting out a collective sigh of relief as the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that it will no longer pursue a controversial set of legislations related to child labor on America's farms.
The fate of Turlock's area State Parks remains uncertain, but the cost to attend the surviving State Parks will increase.
Three Denair neighborhoods face a decision in the coming weeks - pay a new assessment, or see streetlights shut off.
A smaller, leaner Turlock City Arts Commission will live on, in spite of a city staff suggestion that the Turlock City Council eliminate the longstanding commission on Tuesday.
The future of the Turlock City Arts Commission is up for debate Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council is expected to consider disbanding the long-standing commission.
Budget season officially kicked off for the City of Turlock on Tuesday, when the City Council accepted parts of the Non-General Fund budget.
The City of Turlock may ask citizens to support new taxes on the November ballot, dedicated to repairing the city's dilapidated roadways.
Turlock's much-maligned roadways will be the focus of a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Turlock City Council workshop.
Four local veterans gave one more sacrifice to their country on Thursday, as they testified before a field hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.
The old Mervyn's building, located at 2840 Geer Rd., could soon be home to a 24-hour discount food and beverage grocery store, rumored to be Walmart Neighborhood Market.
A local assemblywoman has introduced new legislation to make inappropriate student-teacher relationships a felony – with the help of a Modesto mother whose high school-age daughter is now living with her 41-year-old former teacher.
A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.
In an effort to boost weight loss in Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors joined the Healthy Eating Living Cities Campaign Tuesday, making them the first county in the state to do so.
With just one vote making the difference, the Turlock Planning Commission made their final decision to approve an amendment to the City's zoning ordinance that places a ban on mobile food facilities within the downtown district.
Hundreds of concerned Valley residents and farmers filled the public conference held at University of California, Merced on Tuesday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force met with the State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss the impacts of the ongoing drought. By meeting with local agencies and farmers, state officials hoped to discover the type of assistance and state measures that are needed to help growers survive one of the worst droughts in California's history.
Barely reaching a quorum, the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday saw several empty seats as many of the 25-member committee were unable to attend. Despite the dip in participation, the group continued moving forward by picking up from their February meeting as they continually seek new strategies to update the City's 2003 Strategic Economic Development Plan.
Officials from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council will meet in Sacramento for a two-day conference this week to discuss several issues affecting the Valley.
A new housing subdivision is set to be reviewed by the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday, perhaps marking a turnaround in the local housing market.
After receiving multiple entries for his "There Ought to be a Law" contest, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has announced the winners, while introducing a bill focusing on safer school zones.
As the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce continues seeking out new business ideas and strategies to improve Turlock's economic recovery, the 25 member board will meet on Tuesday afternoon, bringing forth diverse areas of expertise to help create an economic plan for the city.
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