As California continues to struggle through one of the driest years on record with ongoing water shortages and extreme drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency.
While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.
With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.
Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.
In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.
A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.
Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.
A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.
The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.
As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.
The first Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting of 2014 brought forth good news for Turlock, as city staff shared updates on economic growth projected for this year.
As the Turlock City Council heads into 2014, the general consensus is to keep a strong focus on water.
After getting the ball rolling in 2013, the Mayor's Economic Task Force will continue working together in 2014 to help find solutions to improving the local economy while bringing new businesses to Turlock.
With 1.3 million long-term unemployed Americans losing their unemployment benefits on Dec. 28, it will be up to Congress to decide whether the emergency federal unemployment program will be continued.
With the economy improving in 2013, County Supervisor Vito Chiesa says that he hopes to see the trend continue into the New Year.
The Turlock City Council approved two motions Tuesday night that will simultaneously improve the curb appeal of one neighborhood and bolster the funds for a nonprofit agency helping the community's homeless.
Transit services for those in need in the community are becoming much more comprehensive due to the Turlock City Council's approval of an agreement with a new firm to sell advertising on local buses, the revenue of which allows the City to provide transit tickets to local nonprofits and the Turlock Unified School District.
When Mayor Matt Beekman took the microphone Monday evening to deliver his State of the City address at the Hughson City Council meeting, he had one piece of news of which not all mayors can boast: the City's General Fund reserves are at 83 percent.
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