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Council balks at putting road tax on November ballot

Turlock's streets are in poor condition, but a new, dedicated tax to improve those roads likely won't come until 2014 at the earliest, city council members said Tuesday night.

April 27, 2012 | | Government

Declining funding means hazy future for city housing plan

After several successful years for Turlock Housing Program Services, the department now finds itself facing rapidly declining funding. State support is dropping, federal stimulus funds are drying up, and the elimination of redevelopment agencies has cut millions more in dedicated low-income housing funding.

April 27, 2012 | | Government

Local control of Amtrak San Joaquin better for customers, says Galgiani

Regional governments could soon manage Amtrak's San Joaquin Corridor, if a new bill passes the state legislature.

April 27, 2012 | | Government

Farmers beat back child labor legislation

California farmers, as well as farmers nationwide, are letting out a collective sigh of relief as the U.S. Department of Labor announced Thursday that it will no longer pursue a controversial set of legislations related to child labor on America's farms.

April 27, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Government

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

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Council approves 15% water rate increase

City of Turlock water customers will be paying 15 percent more starting Jan. 1, 2017, following the City Council's decision on Tuesday to approve ...

October 25, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

City’s email server goes down

The City of Turlock's email system unexpectedly went down Monday, effectively halting all electronic communications for all the city departments.

October 25, 2016 | | Government

Lewis seeks fifth term as City Treasurer

For the fifth time, City of Turlock Treasurer Diana Lewis is hoping to be elected by the community to take care of the City's ...

October 25, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

New watering schedule beginning Nov. 1

The City of Turlock's winter watering schedule will go into effect Nov. 1 and will continue until Feb. 28. The winter watering schedule limits ...

October 21, 2016 | | Government

Water rate increase on tap for 2017

City of Turlock residents will be paying 15 percent more for water starting Jan. 1, should the City Council affirm the scheduled rate increase at ...

October 21, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government

Vogel, Flora face off in final candidate forum

When choosing who they would like to represent California's 12th District in the upcoming State Assembly election, voters will pick between two very similar ...

October 20, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Government

State Water Board reschedules public hearings on flow proposal

The State Water Resources Control Board this week rescheduled public hearings to receive input on a proposal to allocate 40 percent of unimpaired flows along ...

October 20, 2016 | Alysson Aredas | Government

Downtown parking meeting highlights need for better signage

The City of Turlock is seeking public input on the best way to implement the strategies in the Downtown Parking Plan, and on Tuesday a ...

October 20, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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