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Planning approves 4-story apartment complex near university

The Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved amending the City's General Plan Thursday night to permit the construction of three four-story buildings roughly 50 feet in height to house student apartments, which will be the highest buildings in Turlock.

July 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


SRWA postpones vote on water agreement with TID for a week

It may be another week before the terms of a water agreement between the Turlock Irrigation District and the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority are finalized, a project that has been roughly 30 years in the making.

July 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council to take steps towards regional water agreement

As part of the negotiations with the Turlock Irrigation District for a drinking water supply, the Turlock City Council will vote on Tuesday to affirm the City's commitment to provide TID with 2,000 acre feet of recycled water per year on behalf of the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Electronic skateboards could soon be legal in California

Legislation authored by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen (R – Riverbank) aimed at legalizing the use of electronic skateboards will come before Gov. Jerry Brown in upcoming weeks after Assembly Bill 604 passed the Senate on July 9.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Hughson Mayor booted as LAFCO representative

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will no longer represent the mayors of the Stanislaus County at the Local Agency Formation Commission after the mayors voted 4-5 to expel him from his position at the City Selection Committee meeting on July 8 in Newman.

July 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly Republicans publicly condemn Donald Trump

In the wake of remarks made by American tycoon Donald Trump regarding illegal immigrants, the California Assembly Republican Caucus issued a public statement condemning the business magnate.

July 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors to determine Beekman's role on LAFCO

The mayors of the Stanislaus County City Selection Committee will convene today to determine if Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to represent them on the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO.

July 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City issues warnings to over 800 water wasters

Of the 877 City of Turlock rate payers sent warning notices regarding their water usage, only seven have been fined.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City officially adopts Morgan Ranch Master Plan

The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock Council approves downtown bike race

Downtown Turlock will officially play host to the first annual Turlock Criterium bike Race on Aug. 8 after the Turlock City Council unanimously passed the item on Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham introduces legislation to protect bees

National Pollinator Week may have come to a close on June 21, but Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is aiming to highlight the importance of bees all year-round.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham, fellow Representatives place ISIS conflict center stage

In light of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Congressman Jeff Denham (R --Turlock), who is also co-chair of the Congressional Assyrian Caucus, met with the White House National Security team to urge that the U.S. to send aid to the persecuted Christians and other religious minorities.

June 18, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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Don Pedro spillway to close in next two to three days

A request to create additional space in Don Pedro Reservoir during what officials are calling the Tuolumne River Watershed's wettest year in recorded history ...

February 24, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


City rolls out bus route changes for March

The City of Turlock is making a number of changes to the city's bus routes starting March 1.

February 24, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


District constituents frustrated with Denham

Chants of "What do we need? Healthcare!" and "Don't give in to racist fear, immigrants are welcome here!" echoed off the iron bars of ...

February 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Mayor keeps good on promise to make Turlock kinder place

A year ago, Mayor Gary Soiseth launched Turlock's Million Acts of Kindness campaign, hoping to transform the City of Turlock into a friendly and ...

February 21, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State Water Board readopts water conservation regulations

On May 9, 2016 Governor Brown issued an Executive Order calling for the State Water Board to adjust emergency water conservation regulations in response to ...

February 17, 2017 | | Government


Assemblyman Gray announces legislation for retiring veterans, underage marijuana consumption

Assemblyman Adam C. Gray (21st District) announced two separate bills this week, one of which aims to assist retiring military service members, and another that ...

February 17, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


USDA recommendation brings California dairy farmers closer to equitable milk pricing

Just like the cow in the beloved nursery rhyme, local dairy producers are over the moon following the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended ...

February 17, 2017 | Alysson Aredas | Government


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