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Property owners ordered to pay over $13,000 in fines

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to assess $13,113.32 in municipal code enforcement fees against a property located at 433 S. Laurel where city-required work was not completed, despite a 90-day extension.

November 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


‘Fake pot’ products now under emergency DEA control

Smokable herbal blends that were legal to purchase in stores and over the Internet have been temporarily put under the control of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), pending a final ruling on the substances. The DEA is using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control five chemicals used to make "fake pot" products.

Smokable herbal blends that were legal to purchase in stores and over the Internet have been temporarily put under the control of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), pending a final ruling on the substances.

November 26, 2010 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Government


New Hughson city manager takes oath of office

Hughson took one more step towards a new positive future for the small town on Monday as new city manager Bryan Whitemyer took the oath of office at his first official city council meeting.

November 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Cap-and-trade could cost TID $5 million a year

A state plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could cost the Turlock Irrigation District $5 million each year, according to a report delivered to the TID Board of Directors on Tuesday.

California's 2006 Assembly Bill 32 requires the California Air Resources Board to develop regulations to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. The bill's scoping plan calls for a cap-and-trade system to limit those emissions.

November 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Final election results show close City Council race

The votes have all been tallied, and one of Turlock's closest City Council campaigns in recent history has come to a close.

November 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Raking in the leaves

It's called fall for a million simple reasons: all those darned leaves that yellow, wither, and plummet from branches to ground.

November 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Parks and Rec commissioner reaches term limit after 22 years

After 22 years of service to the Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission, Brent Bohlender is finally faced with the end of his term limit. Bohlender has been on the commission since 1988, through five different recreation directors and three mayors of Turlock.

November 16, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Local brewery to open ‘beer bistro’

Local residents will have a new place to taste the fruits of Turlock's own brewery, following a Planning Commission decision Tuesday evening.

November 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Planning approves fun center

After a marathon three and a half hour meeting Thursday night, the Turlock Planning Commission recommended approving plans for the Ten Pin Fun Center, a proposed family entertainment center containing a 34-lane bowling alley.

November 05, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Supervisors agree to cut 27 from sheriff’s ranks

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors gave the initial green light Tuesday for the sheriff's department to start the process of laying-off 27 employees. Whether that number will nearly double, decrease or stay the same will depend on budget negotiations between the sheriff's department and the county's chief executive office over the next month.

November 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Split council denies fee refund

With a split, 2-2 vote Tuesday night, the Turlock City Council took no action to reimburse $635.93 in building permit fees to Lori Crivelli of Crivelli's Shirts and More.

October 29, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City of Hughson signs contract with new auditors

After years of having the same Certified Public Accountant firm to audit the City's finances, Hughson decided on a new CPA firm for the next three years at their Monday meeting.

October 26, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


City reserves could help new ventures

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday will consider a new "Turlock Partnership Incentives" plan, which would offer $5,000 in fee relief for new businesses, to be financed from the city's General Fund Reserve.

October 22, 2010 | BY ALEX CANTATORE Turlock Journal | Government


New city commissioners look to better the community

The Turlock City Council approved four new city commissioners at Tuesday's meeting. Mike Dowd and Steven Nascimento were appointed to the Parks, Recreation and Community Commission; and Alex Cantatore and Susana Love were appointed to the Arts Commission. Each commissioner had his or her own reason for applying, but they all said they were happy to be appointed to serve their community.

October 15, 2010 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


Council decides to stay with agency operating Gomes Lake, for now

The Turlock City Council on Tuesday elected not to withdraw from a Joint Powers Agency in charge of operating Gomes Lake, where Turlock discharges its storm water.

October 15, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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