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Supervisors vote to lay off 52 sheriff's employees

In front of a somber crowd, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday morning to trim the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department budget by $6.4 million, effectively forcing the lay off of 52 full-time sheriff's department employees and deleting 16 vacant positions.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Water, homeless shelters on tap for council

The future of Turlock's drinking water supply will take center stage at the Turlock City Council's Tuesday meeting, as councilmembers will receive a long-requested report on water issues in the City of Turlock.

April 23, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


City Council adopts budget policy

The Turlock City Council adopted a plan on April 13 that calls for the city to investigate a two-year budgetary cycle - a change in practice from the year-by-year budgets of the past - but stopped short of deciding how a committee will meet to work out that budget.

April 20, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


California recognizes Armenian Genocide

Local businessman Daniel Aydenian grew up hearing stories of his father's survival of the darkest time in Armenian history.

April 20, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Government


No dog park in our backyard, say residents

Citizens of Turlock weren't bow-wowed by proposals for new dog parks.

April 16, 2010 | Alex Cantatore | Government


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


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Progress made in downtown McDonald’s

While downtown Turlock prepares to play host to a McDonald's restaurant in the future, the surrounding area will also be spruced up through an agreement with the City of Turlock and the hamburger franchise owner.

July 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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


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