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Anti ADA abuse legislation in national spotlight

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.

January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock South County Corridor workshop just the beginning of multi-year project

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.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New appointments to join city, regional committees

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.

January 15, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council delays zoning ordinance overhaul

Despite plans to repeal and replace the City of Turlock's Zoning Ordinance since November, it could be several months before the City Council reviews new changes as the item was referred back to the Planning Commission for a more comprehensive analysis.

January 13, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to review police innovations at first meeting of 2015

After a slew of serious accidents in Turlock in recent months, the Chief of Police will address the public and the Turlock City Council on Tuesday on steps being taken to counteract the tragic incidents.

January 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor's proposed budget emphasizes education

In the wake of his State of the State address, Governor Jerry Brown released his proposed 2015-2016 budget on Friday which places education at the forefront amongst other familiar issues like paying down debt and water projects.

January 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


StanCOG, Turlock to explore feasibility of South County Corridor

Local business owners, truckers and frequent travelers are likely familiar with a quandary unique to Turlock and its surrounding towns: the lack of a direct connection between Highway 99 and Interstate 5.

January 08, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Governor touts bullet train, calls for bipartisan support on infrastructure

In a meditation on his father's time as governor- as well as his own three previous terms - Governor Jerry Brown took a long look back during his state of the state address on Monday while also expressing an optimistic approach towards the future.

January 06, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


2015 set to bring in a host of new laws

The New Year is a time where many plan people for change, but one thing guaranteed in store for citizens is several new laws.

December 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City to revamp zoning ordinance

The new year is fast approaching and so is the Turlock City Council's consideration of repealing the city's Zoning Ordinance in its entirety, meaning permitting requirements for uses, development standards and permitting processes in all zoning districts will be affected.

December 27, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mental health board reflects on past year

In 2014, more than 40 percent of the Stanislaus County Mental Health Board members resigned, moved or passed away.

December 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City seeks public input on transportation plan

Alta Planning and Design has created over 100 active transportation plans for communities across the state and is presently working on the City of Turlock's first plan with the vision of creating "a seamless walking and bicycling network" in the town.

December 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New era begins for city council

Tuesday was a night of firsts for Gary Soiseth and Matthew Jacob, who were both sworn in as mayor and council member, respectively, before taking their seats behind the council dais alongside Bill DeHart, who was sworn in for his second term.

December 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City anticipates $1.35 million in savings for 2013-14 fiscal year

While the final numbers won't be in for several months, the outlook is positive for the City of Turlock which doesn't anticipate needing to dip into reserves for the 2013-2014 fiscal year as revenues exceed expenses by just over $1.35 million.

December 09, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


New mayor, council members tackle road repairs at first meeting

Two new individuals will join the legacy of the Turlock City Council on Tuesday as mayor-elect Gary Soiseth and new council member Matthew Jacob will be sworn in alongside incumbent Bill DeHart, who was reelected to the council.

December 05, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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City to dump trash back in county, pending council approval

After months of negotiations, the City of Turlock has reached an agreement with Stanislaus County for solid waste disposal that the Turlock City Council will consider ratifying on Tuesday.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


100 days in office: Soiseth focuses on water issues; budget review proves fruitful

Tuesday marks Mayor Gary Soiseth's 100th day in office, but he has yet to have his official photo taken to hang in the Yosemite Board Room where the Turlock City Council convenes. While Soiseth stated he is more focused on policy than having his photograph taken, he said it will eventually happen, though perhaps when he is less tired.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City requests Chamber pay back $241K in visitor bureau funds

The City of Turlock is alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce spent $241,297.07 of taxpayer dollars on items not permitted under the Convention and Visitors Bureau contract, an agreement the Chamber has executed for the past 24 years.

April 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City Council, staff convenes for final workshop on strategic plan

Tuesday marked the end of Turlock Mayor Gary Soiseth's workshop series dedicated to reviewing City services as part of his 100-day commitment.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council could propel new skateboard park process forward

There will be a new skate park at Donnelly Park in upcoming months if the Turlock City Council approves an agreement with a Santa Cruz based consulting firm for design and construction elements Tuesday night.

April 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Planning to consider downtown zoning for fast food, new drive-through regulations

It could become more difficult for fast food restaurants to set up shop near downtown Turlock as the Planning Commission will be revisiting permitting requirements for the eateries at their next meeting.

April 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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