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Hughson’s ‘dog and pony’ show stirs up finger pointing

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.

April 14, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council approves Carnegie bid

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.

April 13, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson City Council members come under fire, again, from Civil Grand Jury

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.

April 09, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council to consider Carnegie bids

After nine long months, the proposed Carnegie Arts Center reconstruction is back on the Turlock City Council's agenda this Tuesday.

April 09, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


List of candidates released for June election

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.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


County employees agree to pay cut

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.

April 06, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Federal mortgage aid coming

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.

April 02, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Hughson City Council recall petitions filed

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.

March 30, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Applicants sought for Civil Grand Jury

The Stanislaus County Superior Court is currently looking for volunteers to serve on the 2010-2011 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury.

March 23, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


‘Chaos and dysfunction’ reign at Hughson City Hall

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.

March 23, 2010 | Maegan Martens | Government


Council to review latest Carnegie bids

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.

March 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Grim outlook for city budget

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.

March 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


Budget workshop set to precede City Council meeting

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.

March 19, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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


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County budget still building towards pre-recession status

The economic recession that economically fragmented families, businesses, and local governments across the nation may have happened nearly a decade ago, but Stanislaus County is still in the process of building towards a healthier economic future as evidenced by the release of their finalized 2014-2015 Recommended Budget.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Local fumes over potential smoking ban

Every morning Larry Clinton walks his dogs to the park and lights up his morning cigarette. A smoker since 1956, Clinton's morning ritual is one of the few habits that he enjoys but the Turlock Girl Scouts of Troop 3289 are threatening to take that away.

September 11, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Turlockers exemplify stellar conservation efforts

Long before Gov. Jerry Brown declared the State of California to be in a drought emergency Turlockers have exhibited proactive conservation efforts evident by the fact that local residents use roughly the same amount of water as they did in 1997 - despite an increase in the population of nearly 20,000 residents.

September 10, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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