Monterey Park, a small development of rural homes located northwest of Turlock, could be receiving future water service from the City of Ceres. But members of the Ceres City Council met Monday and made it clear they want Stanislaus County to insulate the city from any financial jeopardy.
Hundreds of concerned residents from the Central Valley made their presence known during the high-stakes State Water Resources Control Board hearing this week. Their message to the water board: farms are more important than fish.
The selection process for the 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is April 30.
In a 3-2 split Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved hiring retired law enforcement official Dave Young to act as an outside labor negotiator in the upcoming contract discussions with the city employee unions.
Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.
The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.
There is a general consensus that Turlock's streets are in need of some repair. The question now is if Turlock's citizens are willing to help pay for the repairs and if so, how will the funds be generated.
Main Street businesses are hoping to attract more traffic - and customers - off Hwy. 99 with a new multi-tenant freeway sign, but Turlock Planning commissioners are wary of putting up such a large structure.
The success of the Turlock Farmers' Market over the last few years has it looking for some room to grow.
In an attempt to give support to those who paid their due for the country, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) launched the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus for the 113th Congress last Wednesday to promote career opportunities for unemployed veterans.
The Turlock City Council amended the current fiscal year budget Tuesday night to account for savings from employee health care costs and losses of property tax revenue, among other changes.
Assembly member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) recently introduced Assembly Bill 430, known as the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP), a program that is designed to revise the current Stull Act by allowing teachers to implement their own plans for professional growth throughout the school year.
For those Turlock residents tired of dodging potholes and bouncing along bumpy streets - and really, who isn't? - there is cause to smile as the city takes some initial steps toward road improvements.
In response to a recent state report that reviewed how schools diverted student meal funds for other needs, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced Senate Bill 302, The School Lunch Protection Act.
The Turlock City Council will consider approving a loan Tuesday night to purchase a four-plex for the use of affordable housing.
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.
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.
The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.
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.
The ongoing drought in California that is the third worst in the state's history shows no signs of letting up and has prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a $6 billion water bond as part of the state's Water Action Plan.
Locals driving around Turlock have likely noticed the extensive roadwork being conducted across town as the City aims to near completion on several ongoing projects prior to the first day of school this month. On Tuesday Director of Development Services Mike Pitcock will provide the Turlock City Council a full rundown on four projects that are currently being completed or soon to begin across town.
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