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State Parks increases fees; Local rec areas’ future still uncertain

The fate of Turlock's area State Parks remains uncertain, but the cost to attend the surviving State Parks will increase.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Lights could go out for some Denair residents

Three Denair neighborhoods face a decision in the coming weeks - pay a new assessment, or see streetlights shut off.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Arts Commission gets second chance

A smaller, leaner Turlock City Arts Commission will live on, in spite of a city staff suggestion that the Turlock City Council eliminate the longstanding commission on Tuesday.

April 24, 2012 | | Government


Council to decide fate of city arts commission

The future of the Turlock City Arts Commission is up for debate Tuesday, as the Turlock City Council is expected to consider disbanding the long-standing commission.

April 20, 2012 | | Government


City begins budget process

Budget season officially kicked off for the City of Turlock on Tuesday, when the City Council accepted parts of the Non-General Fund budget.

April 13, 2012 | | Government


New taxes needed to maintain roads, says city

The City of Turlock may ask citizens to support new taxes on the November ballot, dedicated to repairing the city's dilapidated roadways.

April 10, 2012 | | Government


Council to hold roadways workshop

Turlock's much-maligned roadways will be the focus of a special, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday Turlock City Council workshop.

April 06, 2012 | | Government


Congress comes to the Valley

Four local veterans gave one more sacrifice to their country on Thursday, as they testified before a field hearing of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Subcommittee on Health.

April 06, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Planning approves 24-hour grocery for old Mervyn’s site

The old Mervyn's building, located at 2840 Geer Rd., could soon be home to a 24-hour discount food and beverage grocery store, rumored to be Walmart Neighborhood Market.

April 06, 2012 | | Government


Bill looks to make illicit student-teacher relationships felony offenses

A local assemblywoman has introduced new legislation to make inappropriate student-teacher relationships a felony – with the help of a Modesto mother whose high school-age daughter is now living with her 41-year-old former teacher.

March 27, 2012 | | Government


City joins solar initiative

A new regional solar initiative, joined by the City of Turlock Tuesday evening, may ease regulatory barriers to the installation of rooftop solar systems – and, possibly, create local jobs.

March 27, 2012 | | Government


City Council set to approve $14 million pipeline project

The City of Turlock's long-awaited Harding Drain Bypass, a $14 million pipeline project which will allow Turlock to discharge treated wastewater directly to the San Joaquin River, is set to move forward on Tuesday's City Council agenda.

March 23, 2012 | | Government


Officials tackle local concerns at town hall meeting

Local residents had the rare opportunity to speak directly to their elected representatives on Wednesday, at Turlock's second annual Government Night.

March 16, 2012 | | Government


Veterans Memorial District off June ballot

A controversial measure to establish a Veterans Memorial District in Stanislaus County – potentially at great cost to the county – was pulled from the June 5 ballot at a special Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning after organizers' requests.

March 13, 2012 | | Government


Business advisory collaborative now permanent committee

Just a few short years ago Turlock had a reputation as being business-unfriendly, with onerous regulations and poor customer service driving developers away.

March 13, 2012 | | Government


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City moves forward with new event application process, permit fees

A new special event application process is coming just in time, as Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Allison Van Guilder said that the City ...

April 28, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


New Turlock sports and recreation facilities study underway

The Turlock City Council and the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission planned Tuesday to receive an update from the Sports Management Group on the progress ...

April 26, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham honored with Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute award

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) was honored this week by the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) with their 2016 Leadership in Public Service Award ...

April 26, 2016 | | Government


Proper disposal of household hazardous waste

Many household hazardous products, such as oven cleaners, paint removers, pesticides, solvents and drain cleaners contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to both people and ...

April 22, 2016 | | Government


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Council considers adopting new special event fees

Organizations hoping to hold an event on City of Turlock property may soon have to pay a fee for the first time ever as the ...

April 22, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Mayor challenges community to ride bus

If local students were surprised to be sharing their City bus ride to school Monday morning with Mayor Gary Soiseth, they didn't show it ...

April 19, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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