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Council agrees with planning on growth

Breaking with tradition – and moving away from a plan more than four years in the making – a split Turlock City Council voted 4-1Tuesday in favor of a growth plan which will see Turlock remain compact, house fewer citizens than previously projected, and preserve farmland.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget sees first increase in three years

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved a final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Tuesday which shows signs of a recovering economy, but still exhibits caution over looming budgetary threats.

September 11, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning says no to northwest growth

In a meeting termed the "most important meeting" of the Planning Commission's recent history, commissioners voted against a proposed growth plan for Turlock, instead supporting a more compact development.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council to approve final General Plan

The Turlock City Council will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, where the future of Turlock will be decided.

September 07, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council voices concern over death benefit bill

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday took a stand against a bill in the California Legislature which would offer public safety personnel death benefits long after they stop working.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget calls for salary cuts, reserve spending

Stanislaus County released its final budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year on Friday, reflecting the true impacts of public safety realignment, still-down property taxes, and the rising need for social services.

August 31, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City dodges costly police radio upgrade, for now

A failing Turlock Police radio system which could have cost $3 million to upgrade was instead repaired for just $10,000, Turlock City Council members learned Tuesday.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors end five-year dance with West Park

It's back to the drawing board for the former site of the Crows Landing Naval Air Station, as Stanislaus County Supervisors voted Tuesday to terminate a development agreement with West Park Holdings, LLC, and seek new project proposals.

August 28, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers beautifying Golden State

A long awaited Golden State Boulevard landscaping effort could be just around the corner.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Growth plan up for public review

Turlock's General Plan, a document which will govern Turlock's growth through 2030, has been updated for what is expected to be a final time before adoption by the Turlock City Council.

August 24, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors table West Park decision

By the end of Tuesday night's Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors meeting, the fate of West Park was no more certain than it was on Tuesday morning.

August 21, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Farm worker overtime bill moves to Assembly

A bill that would eliminate farm workers' exemption from overtime pay benefits was approved by the state Senate on Monday, over the objections of Republican lawmakers.

August 21, 2012 | Nancy Angel | Government


Business incentive brings in 33 local jobs

Sometimes, small businesses just need a little help getting started.

August 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Brandon Koch memorialized with park renaming

The Turlock Skate Park now has a new name: the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park.

August 14, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Council considers hosting Amgen Tour

Could top cyclists like Peter Sagan, David Sabriskie, and Levi Leipheimer be headed to Turlock?

August 10, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

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.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

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.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

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.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

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 | Government


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