Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.
The ongoing drought in California that is the third worst in the state's history shows no signs of letting up and has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a $6 billion water bond as part of the state's Water Action Plan.
Locals driving around Turlock have likely noticed the extensive roadwork being conducted across town as the City aims to near completion on several ongoing projects prior to the first day of school this month. On Tuesday Director of Development Services Mike Pitcock will provide the Turlock City Council a full rundown on four projects that are currently being completed or soon to begin across town.
Local Verizon Wireless network phone users will be experiencing better reception in upcoming months as the City of Turlock Planning Commission has granted the telecommunications company a conditional use permit to install an 80-foot tower in the Turlock Industrial Regional Park.
Poultry companies will now have to take further measures to prevent the spread of foodbourne illnesses, following the announcement of new requirements by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Most locals are familiar with the ragged condition of Turlock roads characterized by cracked pavement and potholes in many areas, but there is now an official committee making a concerted effort to make better roads a reality in the community by spearheading the passing of the half cent road tax on the November ballot.
After seven months of ongoing discussions that left many Denair residents at odds with the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, the Denair community is one step closer to playing host to a Dollar General.
While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.
Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.
Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.
Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.
July 17, 2014|
BY SABRA STAFFORD
BY KRISTINA HACKER
One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.
The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.