Attempts by the Hughson City Council to fire the city clerk and to gain more control over city hiring practices went unnoticed by many Hughson residents at Monday night's council meeting. Residents were more interested in making their opinions known about the three council members recently reprimanded by the Civil Grand Jury. A crowd flooded the community center on Monday night and some meeting attendees held up signs reading "Resign Now" to show the three council members that enough is enough.
In 2005, an arson fire destroyed Turlock's Carnegie Arts Center. By the end of May, nearly five years after its destruction, ground will be broken on a new, expanded Carnegie Arts Center, following a unanimous Turlock City Council decision Tuesday evening.
The three Hughson City Council members found to be violation of the Brown Act, the Hughson Municipal Code and the Fair Political Practices Commission are now in trouble for not responding to the Civil Grand Jury.
After nine long months, the proposed Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda this Tuesday.
With the Statewide Direct Primary Election just over two months away, California Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced the final the list of candidates and propositions on Friday.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors started the hard work of balancing the county's 2010-2011 budget on Tuesday, approving a voluntary 5 percent pay cut for nearly all county employees.
Those in danger of foreclosure may be newly eligible for help from the federal government. A recently expanded government program will reduce mortgage payments for the unemployed and cut the principal for underwater mortgage holders.
Three months after the Civil Grand Jury found three Hughson City Council members in violation of the Brown Act, the Fair Political Practices Commission Code and the Hughson Municipal Code, residents of Hughson filed a petition for recall with over 1,000 signatures.
The Stanislaus County Superior Court is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the 2010-2011 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury.
Recent finger-pointing and calls for resignations between Hughson City Council members and the mayor have had a negative affect on City employees. This disrupted work environment was made apparent at Monday's Hughson City Council meeting when additional funds were requested by an outside auditing firm to complete their work.
Nearly nine months after the initial set of Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction bids were rejected by the Turlock City Council due to legal disputes, the second round of bids were made public this week.
Turlock City Council members have long warned that the 2010-2011 budget would be among the most challenging in the city's history. On Tuesday night, during a special budget workshop, council members and the public learned just how grim the budget situation might be, with an expected $3.0 to $4.3 million general fund deficit.
The Turlock City Council hopes to get out in front of an anticipated $4 million budget deficit by starting their meeting an hour early on Tuesday to hold a special budget workshop.
Two lawsuits - one filed by former city manager Tim Kerr and the other a cross compliant filed by the City of Turlock - have shined a new light on the reasons behind Kerr's departure and have let loose a litany of accusations and political posturing at City Hall.
Election season is well underway, with the initial candidate filing period for the June 8 Statewide Direct Primary Election coming to a close last Friday - except for a handful of races where the incumbent did not file for reelection.
A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.
In an effort to boost weight loss in Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors joined the Healthy Eating Living Cities Campaign Tuesday, making them the first county in the state to do so.
With just one vote making the difference, the Turlock Planning Commission made their final decision to approve an amendment to the City's zoning ordinance that places a ban on mobile food facilities within the downtown district.
Hundreds of concerned Valley residents and farmers filled the public conference held at University of California, Merced on Tuesday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force met with the State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss the impacts of the ongoing drought. By meeting with local agencies and farmers, state officials hoped to discover the type of assistance and state measures that are needed to help growers survive one of the worst droughts in California's history.
Barely reaching a quorum, the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday saw several empty seats as many of the 25-member committee were unable to attend. Despite the dip in participation, the group continued moving forward by picking up from their February meeting as they continually seek new strategies to update the City's 2003 Strategic Economic Development Plan.
Officials from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council will meet in Sacramento for a two-day conference this week to discuss several issues affecting the Valley.
A new housing subdivision is set to be reviewed by the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday, perhaps marking a turnaround in the local housing market.
After receiving multiple entries for his "There Ought to be a Law" contest, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has announced the winners, while introducing a bill focusing on safer school zones.
As the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce continues seeking out new business ideas and strategies to improve Turlock's economic recovery, the 25 member board will meet on Tuesday afternoon, bringing forth diverse areas of expertise to help create an economic plan for the city.
Turlock Unified School District Trustee Dr. Harinder Grewal is adding his name to this November's ballot, as he seeks to replace incumbent Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) in the California State Assembly.
As the Oscars generally fall in February or March, many are getting ready for award season. This year, a new "award" has been launched in the form of a political website – The Denham Awards.
With House Democrats filing a discharge petition on Thursday that would force Republicans to take a vote on raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, pressure has increased to address the issue which has left many on different sides of the table.
Turlock has a new way of doing business, making the local economy stronger each day, says Mayor John Lazar.
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