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Businessman responds to subpoena with anti-Jackson robocalls

A Nevada businessman blanketed Turlock with robocalls claiming Councilwoman Mary Jackson was wasting millions in taxpayer dollars last week, after the Fair Political Practice Commission subpoenaed his bank records in search of the source of anti-Jackson robocalls in 2008.

July 01, 2011 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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


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Council one step closer to city budget adoption

Citizens interested in learning more in terms of the City of Turlock's spending expectations can attend an hour-long workshop prior to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Tuesday.

May 22, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Five candidates already vying for Assembly’s 12th District

The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

May 21, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlock council enters into MOU for regional water project

The Turlock City Council convened for a special meeting Friday afternoon and unanimously approved to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Modesto, Del Puerto Water District, and the Department of the Interior in order to have more input during the environmental review process for the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program.

May 19, 2015 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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