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Council learns of loss tax revenue, benefit savings

The Turlock City Council amended the current fiscal year budget Tuesday night to account for savings from employee health care costs and losses of property tax revenue, among other changes.

March 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Olsen bill focuses on teacher assessment

Assembly member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) recently introduced Assembly Bill 430, known as the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP), a program that is designed to revise the current Stull Act by allowing teachers to implement their own plans for professional growth throughout the school year.

February 26, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government

On the road to improvement

For those Turlock residents tired of dodging potholes and bouncing along bumpy streets - and really, who isn't? - there is cause to smile as the city takes some initial steps toward road improvements.

February 26, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Cannella: Stop stealing food from low-income students

In response to a recent state report that reviewed how schools diverted student meal funds for other needs, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced Senate Bill 302, The School Lunch Protection Act.

February 22, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government

Affordable housing, budget on docket for City Council

The Turlock City Council will consider approving a loan Tuesday night to purchase a four-plex for the use of affordable housing.

February 22, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Mayor expects brighter economic days in Turlock's future

The days of deep budgetary cuts and expenditure freezes in Turlock should be coming to an end as new industries and developments spur the city's economic growth.

February 20, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Amend the Turlock Municipal Code to change the number of permits given to firework vendors from 50 to 35. The highest number of permits issued in one year has been 27, according to city records. The amendment also eliminates the need for nonprofits to possess a tax exemption certificate from both the California Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.

February 15, 2013 | | Government

Hughson commits to farmland preservation

The City of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 meeting.

February 15, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Government

Council starts strategic planning process

In just a few years time Turlock could see the addition of a new fire station, a citywide bicycle plan, an annexation of county islands, and a northeast expressway if everything laid out in the city's strategic plan comes to fruition.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City acquires more land for transit hub

The Turlock city Council approved the purchase of two parcels at the Regional Transit Center Tuesday night at a price point that is 18 percent above the appraised value.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Mayor Lazar: No welching here

Even though Turlock Mayor John Lazar lost a bet with the mayor of Audubon, N.J., Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's hometown, and had to wear a Raven's jersey to Tuesday's City Council meeting, the rest of the council and city staff showed their support for Turlock's own Colin Kaepernick by sporting #7 and "Kaepernicking."

February 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

President to give State of the Union address tonight

President Barack Obama is set to address the nation at 6 p.m. tonight in his annual State of the Union address.

February 12, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Realignment bill would bring more funds to county jails

California's prison realignment program under AB 109 transferred the supervision of more than 40,000 state felons to county authorities, which has eased the state's prison overcrowding problem, but put a new strain on local facilities.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

City code change recognizes animal rescue groups

Animal rescue groups should soon find it easier to operate in Turlock as the City Council adopts an ordinance that clearly separates the nonprofit groups from kennel operations.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Planning Stanislaus' future

More compact growth and a need to relieve traffic congestion throughout the county were the priorities voiced by members of the Turlock Planning Commission and community members during a Valley Vision Stanislaus workshop held Thursday night.

February 08, 2013 | Kristina Hacker | Government

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Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve ...

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government

Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's ...

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits ...

October 21, 2016 | | Government

Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at ...

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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