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Congressman Denham visits local high school

Students at Central Valley High School in Ceres received a visit from Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) early Tuesday morning, learning about U.S. government while showing the Congressman their robust Agricultural Department.

January 21, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Pedroza appointed to Planning Commission

A series of appointments kicked off the first City Council meeting of the year on Tuesday, with Councilmember Forrest White being appointed as Vice Mayor.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


President signs $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending package that will fund the federal government until Oct. 1, removing the threat of another possible government shutdown until then.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham: No more federal spending on California High Speed Rail

Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) does not want to see any more federal dollars spent on the California High Speed Rail project until the state can find matching funds.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor declares drought state of emergency

As California continues to struggle through one of the driest years on record with ongoing water shortages and extreme drought conditions, Gov. Jerry Brown has proclaimed a State of Emergency.

January 17, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning commission begins comprehensive zoning update

While not as extensive as a General Plan update, the Planning Department's progress toward a comprehensive zoning regulations update may end up affecting several areas within the city.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Denham to introduce bill suspending federal money on high speed rail

With funding issues continuing to hinder the progress of the California High Speed Rail, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has committed himself to suspending federal spending on the project. According to Rep. Denham, due to the state's inability to match federal spending on the project, California could be at risk of losing funds for other state priorities, including education and water.

January 16, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


TID interrupts City’s water transfer plans

Although the Turlock City Council was slated to approve a water transfer agreement between the City of Turlock and Del Puerto Water District, board members and staff from Turlock Irrigation District want them to reconsider.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council votes to ban aggressive panhandling

In response to several public concerns, the Turlock City Council unanimously voted in favor of placing a citywide ban on aggressive panhandling.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Planning Commission to consider food truck ban, ag zones on Thursday

A special Planning Commission meeting will be held on Thursday, where city staff will conduct a series of workshops and updates on upcoming projects.

January 14, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella bill aims to lessen physician shortage in Valley

Aiming to expand much-needed healthcare resources within the San Joaquin Valley, Senator Anthony Cannella's (R-Ceres) new legislation introduced last week, SB 841, looks to accelerate the planning process of launching a new medical school at University of California Merced.

January 13, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to consider aggressive panhandling ban

A full agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council as they start off the year on Tuesday evening.

January 10, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2008 robocall investigation leads to findings of probable cause for 13 violations

The California Fair Political Practices Commission has found probable cause to believe that Councilwoman Amy Bublak and former Councilman Kurt Vander Weide were behind the illegal robocalls during the 2008 City Council election, committing 13 violations of the Political Reform Act.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Governor’s proposed budget sparks reactions

As Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his 2014-15 state budget proposal on Thursday, reactions across California varied as the $106.8 billion budget will see increased state spending.

January 09, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


2014 to be economically productive for Turlock

The first Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting of 2014 brought forth good news for Turlock, as city staff shared updates on economic growth projected for this year.

January 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Five candidates already vying for Assembly’s 12th District

The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock council enters into MOU for regional water project

The Turlock City Council convened for a special meeting Friday afternoon and unanimously approved to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Modesto, Del Puerto Water District, and the Department of the Interior in order to have more input during the environmental review process for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Beekman remains as LAFCO representative, for now

Hughson Mayor Matt Beekman will continue to serve as a member of the Stanislaus County Local Agency Formation Commission, or LAFCO, at least for the next 60 days as the county's mayors decided they needed more time to determine if he is fit to represent their collective interests.

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers next step in recycled water project

The Turlock City Council will consider taking another step forward on the proposed North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program at a special meeting set for 2:30 p.m. today.

May 14, 2015 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock sees uptick in sales tax; City anticipates deficit budget spending

July 1, which marks the beginning of the fiscal year, is fast approaching meaning there is one significant item before the City of Turlock: the budget adoption process. While traditionally the City has adopted a budget annually, this year it will work within a two year time frame for the 2015-2015 and 2016-2017 budgets.

May 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council approves external audit of CVB in 4-1 vote

The Turlock City Council voted to conduct an external audit of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Tuesday evening in a 4-1 vote with Council member Steven Nascimento casting the sole dissenting vote.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Parks in Turlock to be less green this summer

Parks in the city of Turlock will be less than lush this summer as water conservation measures mean minimal watering for Turlock's green spaces.

May 12, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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