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Turlock resident named to Air Board

State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) officially swore in Turlock Resident John Eisenhut on Friday as the newest appointee to the California Air Resources Board. Eisenhut, who was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday, will be replacing Dorene "DeeDee" D'Adamo, as she is set to move on the State Water Resources Board later this month.

August 22, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Turlock bids for Amgen Tour

Imagine thousands of screaming fans, jam packed streets and world class athletes cycling down the streets at unimaginable speeds.

August 20, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Turlock officials presented with 'Valley Vision'

In an attempt to make the roads less congested, jobs more available and air in the Valley much cleaner, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has created a plan of action.

August 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Parks Commission shoots down dog park rename, halt on Crane Park additions

The word "aye" seemed to be missing at Wednesday's Parks, Recreation and Community Programs Commission meeting, as members of the commission failed to pass both items on the agenda.

August 16, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Cannella chats at home

Anthony Cannella held a Ceres town hall meeting attended by about 50 people last week and explained his controversial stand against his own party on a number of votes in the state Senate.

August 09, 2013 | | Government


Council to vote on skate park move

The decision to relocate the Brandon Koch Memorial Skate Park from its current Starr Avenue location to Donnelly Park has garnered applause, dismay and outcry from the Turlock community.

August 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Denham talks immigration with area residents

All eyes were on U.S Rep Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) as he spoke to members of the community about the need for immigration reform on Tuesday.

August 09, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


State declares August Child Support Awareness Month

The month of August is typically associated with cooling temperatures, the start of school and the end of summer vacation.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


City receives award to help first time home buyers

First time home buyers in Turlock could be getting a little help from the state.

August 02, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Denham hopes to get undocumented workers to join armed forces

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to make gaining legal status for illegal immigrants easier.

July 26, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Mayor's task force to court industry

The Turlock City Council got serious about bringing new businesses to town on Tuesday night by establishing the Mayor's Economic Development Team, a specialized task force designed to create and sustain economic development in the Turlock community.

July 26, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


New program aims to save native fish

The Stanislaus River is under invasion, and Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) wants to do something about it.

July 23, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


Council waives insurance for road closures; let the block parties continue

Residents wanting to obtain a road closure for future block parties will be able to do it without paying a dime, for now.

July 23, 2013 | Nancy Angel | Government


More work in store for fire, police

The city of Turlock's current budget means vacancies at the police and fire departments will remain empty for the foreseeable time, but both agency chiefs are hopeful an allocation for overtime spending will bolster staffing levels and maintain public safety standards.

July 19, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


New task force aims to boost Turlock economy

It's not exactly the Justice League, but it comes close.

July 19, 2013 | Jay Bhatia | Government


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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


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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