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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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Assemblywoman, farm bureau call for veto of groundwater bills

Three groundwater regulation bills passed by the California Legislature are predicted to have a number of consequences for family farmers, ranchers, and other landowners and their passage provoked strong opposition from both Democrat and Republican legislators representing the Central Valley.

September 02, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Police department adds new officer, recruits

The Turlock Police Department welcomed a new officer Tuesday morning and introduced three new recruits headed to the police academy as the department works to increase the ranks after being chided by the grand jury for staff shortages.

September 02, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New USDA program provides safety net for dairy farmers

Starting Sept. 2, dairy farmers will be able to enroll in the Margin Protection Program, a voluntary insurance policy program that will provide assistance to members in the event that they encounter unforeseen economic challenges.

August 29, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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