In a cost-saving measure, the Turlock City Council will be asked to reduce the number of Turlock Police Officers funded through the general fund from 81 to 77. The proposal is expected to save the cash-strapped City of Turlock $436,000 per year, on top of $1.5 million in police department budget cuts over the past 18 months.
High-Speed Rail may be coming down the tracks one day, but the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors entered into an agreement Tuesday to plan and develop a regional commuter rail system that could soon share those tracks.
The Turlock City Council took action to repair a leaking roof at the Turlock Police Department Tuesday evening, approving a $1,500 agreement with Vernon Construction and Roofing of Hughson.
After the three Hughson City Council members have made it clear they will not resign, Hughson residents have taken the matter into their own hands.
Chairman of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors Jeff Grover delivered the 2010 State of the County address on Tuesday, offering a message of cautious hope for the county despite dismal economic conditions.
Many controversial issues were tackled at Monday night's Hughson City Council meeting, that saw community and council members speaking out of turn in heated debate.
Tuesday marked the start of the 2010 Census campaign in Stanislaus County, as county officials and community leaders gathered in Modesto Center Plaza to convey the importance of the once-per-decade population count.
U.S. Reps. Dennis Cardoza (D-Merced) and Jim Costa (D-Fresno) held a briefing on Thursday at the Los Banos Fairgrounds to discuss the valley water crisis, but many of the 200 plus in attendance weren't happy with the seeming lack of short-term solutions to the lowest water allocations in history.
Over 100 angry residents filled the Hughson Community Senior Center on Monday demanding the three council members that the Civil Grand Jury found "promoted their own agenda against the best interests of the citizens of Hughson" resign.
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed his 2010 budget proposal on Friday, calling for $8.5 billion in spending cuts and $6.9 million in federal money - but no new taxes - as part of his plan to bridge an expected $20 billion state deficit through June 30, 2011.
What was controversial in 2009 was an easy decision in 2010. On Thursday, the Turlock Planning Commission unanimously approved extending the hours of operation for the Vintage Lounge Piano Bar from 12 midnight to 1:30 a.m. daily.
The 2010 election landscape shifted significantly on Tuesday, and once again State Senator Jeff Denham (R-Merced) was at the center of the changes.
2009 may have been the last year of the decade, but it was the first year in office for new Turlock City Councilwomen Mary Jackson and Amy Bublak. Despite a number of challenges, ranging from the economy to controversial local issues, both councilwomen look back on the year as a successful one.
Three Hughson City Council members received not so glad tidings on Tuesday when the Civil Grand Jury handed down a recommendation that they be removed from office.
The Turlock Poker Room will grow from 10 to 14 tables, following the acceptance of a new development agreement with the city.
Students used to walking to the park after school and purchasing an ice cream from vendors on bikes - affectionately referred to as the "palatero men" in Latin culture - may have to either walk further or find a new place to buy their sweet treat as the City of Turlock is taking steps to enforce its municipal code as it relates to vendors.
Assembly Republican Leader-Elect Kristin Olsen announced that Assembly Bill 948 passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee earlier this week. If passed, this bill will reform the 2001 Senate Bill 740, or Charter School Facility Grant Program, in order to make more schools eligible for financial support for facilities.
The first shovels of dirt were turned over Friday for the new Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.
Water has long been an agricultural and political issue in California but this week state Republicans and Democrats came together to craft a bipartisan water bond that will allocate $7.545 billion to protecting and conserving state water resources.
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