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City countersues former manager

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.

March 19, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Open seats draw numerous candidates

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.

March 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Parks commission looks to refine their mission

Parks, Recreation and Community commissioners approved the creation of an ad hoc committee to review the commission's by-laws, but stopped short of agreeing to an increase from seven to 14 members at their Wednesday night meeting.

March 12, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson mayor, employee exonerated by Civil Grand Jury

A new chapter in the on-going drama that is the Hughson City Council was released earlier this week when the Civil Grand Jury found that Mayor Ramon Bawanan and Management Analyst Dominque Spinale were not guilty of "wrongdoing."

March 12, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Housing Element Update to go before City Council

The Turlock City Council will consider adopting the Housing Element Update, a plan that will prepare the City of Turlock to meet housing needs through 2014, during their regularly scheduled Tuesday meeting.

March 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City, county representatives return from capitol lobbying trip

Emissaries from Turlock and Stanislaus County traveled to Washington, D.C. last week to lobby for funding for five local projects.

March 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County budget looks ‘grim’ for 2010-2011

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors received news Tuesday that their current budget was roughly on par with their modest expectations at the halfway point, but that the 2010-2011 budget could be the most challenging in the county's history.

March 03, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County to see fairer share of tax money

Stanislaus County will begin to get a fairer share of state property tax allocations following Wednesday's signing of Senate Bill 85, but the relief will last for just two years and still fall millions short of an equitable share.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Public Safety Facility moves forward

The Turlock City Council agreed on Tuesday to buy the final property needed to construct the previously approved 57,570 sq. ft. Public Safety Facility.

February 26, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Committee continues to work towards making Turlock a better place to do business

The City of Turlock has a historic reputation of being a tough place to do business, with onerous restrictions and costly permits, but times have changed - in part due to the efforts of the Development Collaborative Advisory Committee.

February 24, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Crowder, Manley ask for Hughson mayor’s resignation

Finger pointing reached a new level Monday night at the Hughson City Council meeting. The three council members, who were found to be in violation of several codes by the Civil Grand Jury, attempted to turn the tables on Hughson Mayor Ramon Bawanan.

February 24, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


City Council to consider Broadway parking changes

The Turlock City Council is slated to discuss changing the current one-hour parking restriction enforced on South Broadway between Market and A streets at their Tuesday meeting.

February 19, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Four county employees lose their jobs due to decline in building

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved eliminating four filled, allocated positions in the Department of Planning and Community Development Building Permits Division on Tuesday, due to declining revenue.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Campaigning for a better Iraq

Yonadam Kanna, a member of the Republic of Iraq's Council of Representatives, visited Turlock Saturday on his 51st day spent campaigning for the coming, March 7 Iraqi parliamentary election.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Deadline looms for city homeless shelter solution

The future of homeless shelters in Turlock will be up for discussion at 6 p.m. on Thursday.

February 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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TID Directors tour city water treatment plant

Precisely one week after the Turlock Irrigation District's weekly meeting that left the City of Turlock and the District at odds over the use of local water, the TID Board of Directors made their way to the City's Water Quality Control Facility to take a firsthand look at how local sewer water is treated to become irrigation water.

July 22, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Candidates talk new water fines, state control of resources at public forum

Water resources and the best way to manage them brought out the most impassioned responses from local State Assembly and Senate candidates at a debate held at California State University, Stanislaus on Wednesday.

July 17, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Commission upholds Vander Weide’s fines for robocalls

Former Turlock City Councilman Kurt Vander Weide and current councilwoman Amy Bublak will have to pay the fines imposed on them by a state political watchdog agency for violations that in Vander Weide's case included the infamous 2008 robocalls.

July 17, 2014 | BY SABRA STAFFORD BY KRISTINA HACKER | Government


Judge hears arguments against Ceres Supercenter approval

A Stanislaus Superior Court judge heard arguments Friday in the matter of the challenge against the 2011 approval of the Ceres Walmart Supercenter project.

July 15, 2014 | | Government


Task force fine tunes strategic plan to make Turlock economic powerhouse

One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.

July 15, 2014 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City applies for drought project grant

The City of Turlock could be receiving funds to develop drought resistant measures in facilities around the town after the Council unanimously approved an action to submit an application for funds from the State Department of Water Resources.

July 12, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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