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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


City Council looks to balance budget with cuts, reserves

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting a $27 million General Fund budget on Tuesday – but that budget still sits $3.9 million in the red.

June 10, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Cuts lead to reduced service levels in county offices

Budget reductions enacted on Tuesday will be felt in "every area" of Stanislaus County's service, county staff members said, from recreation opportunities to road maintenance.

June 07, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Downtown businesses oppose homeless shelter zoning plan

Residents and business owners asked the Turlock Planning Commission to prevent homeless shelters from opening near their properties Thursday night, but the commission approved the by-right zoning area as proposed.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Carbon monoxide detectors mandatory as of July 1

In just under a month, new legislation will require most California homeowners to install potentially life-saving carbon monoxide detectors in their homes.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County faces even more cuts

Stanislaus County's proposed 2011-2012 budget calls for a further $24.5 million spending cut and the elimination of vacant positions, but no further reductions in force in a rare bright spot after years of layoffs.

June 03, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson public forum gets elected officials, community under one roof

In less than two weeks, Hughson residents will have a rare opportunity to address their representatives in Sacramento and Washington D.C. face-to-face.

May 31, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Cardoza voices opposition to physican training cuts

New legislation that aims to reduce federal funding for physician training could have a negative impact on medically underserved communities, including the Central Valley, said Congressman Dennis Cardoza, who opposed the legislation Tuesday.

May 24, 2011 | | Government


City offers cash payouts for new businesses

Thinking about opening a new business? The City of Turlock is offering $1,000 in cold, hard cash to startup businesses, in hopes of inciting economic development in Turlock.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Funding problems force changes to affordable housing development

The Turlock Planning Commission recommended approving the split of a 141-unit affordable housing apartment development into two separate projects - a phase one, 80-unit parcel and a phase two, 61-unit parcel - at a special meeting held Thursday.

May 20, 2011 | Kristina Hacker | Government


County lays off health services workers

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors cut nine more positions from the county payroll on Tuesday, an all-too common occurrence for the money-starved county.

May 20, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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City makes progress on search for new fire chief

More than 20 individuals have submitted applications to become Turlock's fire chief, according to City Manager Roy Wasden.

June 30, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Fate of former homeless center building still unknown

Since the Turlock Gospel Mission moved its Homeless Assistance Ministry out of the City of Turlock owned property at 1030 East Ave. last fall, the building has seen little activity. In the past, the building formerly known as the Youth Center was the site of a variety of recreation activities before been leased to the gospel mission.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City issues warnings to over 800 water wasters

Of the 877 City of Turlock rate payers sent warning notices regarding their water usage, only seven have been fined.

June 30, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Mayors gather to share ideas, tackle issues

The populations and attributes of Turlock and Los Angeles may vary greatly, but that didn't stop Mayor Gary Soiseth and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti from finding some common ground in the essentials of governing a city: making sure the police are on patrol; that the garbage is picked up; and that water flows when the tap is turned on.

June 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City officially adopts Morgan Ranch Master Plan

The City of Turlock is charting new territory with the Morgan Ranch Master Plan, a planned development on the south side of Turlock that will include a new school. It is the first time that a medium density residential range of this size will be collectively developed as an estimated 980 to 1,200 units are anticipated at full build out.

June 26, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock Council approves downtown bike race

Downtown Turlock will officially play host to the first annual Turlock Criterium bike Race on Aug. 8 after the Turlock City Council unanimously passed the item on Tuesday.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham introduces legislation to protect bees

National Pollinator Week may have come to a close on June 21, but Congressman Jeff Denham (R – Turlock) is aiming to highlight the importance of bees all year-round.

June 23, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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