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City to pay TID only part of owed debt

The City of Turlock will repay the Turlock Irrigation District for completed design work for a now-shelved surface water treatment plant.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock priority for congressman

It isn't every day that a congressman visits Turlock.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


‘Plan B’ state budget abandons tax extensions

Democrats in the California Legislature came to a budget agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Monday, containing deep cuts to higher education and state courts and a possibility for further cuts – including a seven-day reduction in the K-12 school year – should anticipated revenues not materialize.

June 28, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Property tax decline bad news for struggling governments

The real estate slide is slowing but isn't over yet, according to the Stanislaus County Assessor's Office.

June 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council to discuss $3 million owed to TID

The proposed Surface Water Treatment Plant may have been shelved, but the City of Turlock still owes the Turlock Irrigation District nearly $3 million for work performed on designing the facility.

June 24, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City to install new sidewalks

After years of neglect Turlock will address one of its residents' biggest concerns – a lack of sidewalks in many older, lower-income areas of town.

June 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City leading in water conservation

The 20x2020 Water Conservation Plan, as adopted in February 2010, mandates each California city to reduce per capita water usage by 20 percent, by the year 2020.

June 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


No pay for state legislators, says Controller

The state budget approved by lawmakers but vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown last week was not balanced, State Controller John Chiang said Tuesday as he halted all pay for legislators.

June 21, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Brown’s veto of budget first in state’s history

On Wednesday, just a nick before the deadline, Democrats in the State Senate and Assembly forced through a state budget without any Republican votes.

June 18, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Turlock likely to remain in same county supervisorial district

Planners redrawing voting lines for the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors' districts visited Turlock Monday night in search of input on how to divide up the county equally while keeping communities of interest intact.

June 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City finds savings without layoffs; $3.7 million deficit remains

When the Turlock City Council passed their 2010 budget, then the second straight year of deep spending reductions, department heads said there was no more to be cut.

June 15, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Budget top issue at Hughson forum

About 75 Hughson residents and local dignitaries gathered at Hughson High's Reeder Hall Wednesday night to get up-close and personal with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R - Atwater), State Sen.Tom Berryhill (R - Modesto) and State Assemblywoman Kristen Olsen (R – Modesto).

June 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Report calls for more guards at local jails; close honor farm

A civil grand jury report evaluating the custodial facilities in Stanislaus County recommended the honor farm be closed down and the staffing levels at all the facilities be increased.

June 10, 2011 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Centennial to be next off-leash dog park

The Turlock Parks, Recreation and Community Commission approved the establishment of an off-leash dog park at Centennial Park on Wednesday evening. The vote came after months of consideration for a new dog park and a public hearing to discuss Centennial Park as a proposed location.

June 10, 2011 | Andrea Goodwin | Government


County supervisor redistricting meeting to be held Monday

With the 2010 U.S. Census complete, Stanislaus County is now mired in the laborious process of redrafting its Supervisorial districts.

June 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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Turlock City Council adopts new zoning ordinance

Four years and 18 public workshops later and the City of Turlock has repealed and replaced its Zoning Ordinance.

April 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City launches strictest water regulations to date

California Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order that mandates communities across California reduce their water usage by 25 percent has proven not enough for the City of Turlock.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock City Council unanimously bans food trucks in certain downtown districts

Mobile food vendors are officially not permitted in Turlock's downtown core as the City Council unanimously voted to prohibit them Tuesday evening.

April 14, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Berryhill introduces legislation aimed at increasing fishing participation

Californians are not fishing, despite the fact that the state boasts over 4,000 lakes and reservoirs, thousands of rivers and streams and an extensive coastline.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council to revisit food truck restrictions, zoning overhaul

The Turlock City Council will consider a comprehensive repeal and replacement of the Turlock Zoning Ordinance at Tuesday's meeting, something that the council previously deferred back to the Planning Commission for further consideration in January.

April 10, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Bill aims to bolster concurrent enrollment opportunities

The road towards college and career readiness is hoping to undergo construction in order to become that much smoother for California high school students, thanks to Assembly Bill 288's passage on Tuesday out of the Assembly Committee on Higher Education.

April 09, 2015 | Alysson Aredas | Government


PARC evaluates community grants for first time

The transition of the Convention and Visitor's Bureau contract from the hands of the Chamber of Commerce to the City of Turlock is being actualized as evidenced by the Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission meeting on Wednesday.

April 09, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen hosts electronic skateboard demo day

The west steps of the State Capitol were abuzz with skateboarders on Monday, but it wasn't a sign of kids enjoying their spring break. Instead it was Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen and those interesting in getting a feet-on demonstration of electronic skateboards.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Federal, local legislators talk rail issues

There is more crude oil being moved by rail across the United States than ever before said Acting Administrator for the Federal Railroad Association Sarah Feinberg on Tuesday at the Modesto Transportation Center.

April 07, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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