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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


Denham receives ‘Best in Congress’ award for helping working parents

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has been named one of Working Mother Magazine's "Best in Congress," an award which recognizes lawmakers who promote legislation which would help working parents.

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock City Coun cil Briefs

On Tuesday, the Turlock City Council:

July 27, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


President signs into law Denham’s Veteran Skills to Jobs Act

A new federal law intended to ease military veterans' transition to civilian jobs was signed into law by President Barack Obama on Monday.

July 23, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Denair residents vote on lighting district

Three Denair neighborhoods will learn today whether their streetlights will be shut off "indefinitely."

July 17, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to update ADA plan; Council approves cost increase for new transit hub

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday approved a $162,020 contract to produce an Americans with Disabilities Act self-evaluation and transition plan, which will describe how City of Turlock facilities, programs, policies, and practices should change to better accommodate the disabled.

July 13, 2012 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assembly bill will increase facility funding for charter schools

Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.

August 15, 2014 | Alysson Aredas | Government


Work gets underway on new county jail

The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.

August 15, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Bipartisan water bond to appear on November ballot

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.

August 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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