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Council campaign law faces opposition

Although Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento had good intentions when introducing a new city ordinance that would put limits on campaign finances, not everyone at Tuesday's Council meeting was supportive of the proposed changes.

February 11, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Farm Bill signed into law

With the signature of President Barack Obama, the much-anticipated Farm Bill has been officially signed into law.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Council to discuss campaign finance, transparency ordinances

With 2014 being an election year with three city council seats up for grabs, Tuesday's council meeting will highlight two areas of interest for City officials, including campaign contribution limits and an updated code of conduct.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Community wants food trucks, say vendors

Although a handful of changes to the City of Turlock Zoning Regulations will be recommended to the City Council, one in particular has left many divided – a ban on mobile food facilities in Turlock's downtown.

February 07, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


StanCOG to gain support for local transportation tax

Roadways in Stanislaus County might have a better chance for receiving much-needed improvements, as the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, heads to each of the nine cities to garner support for a countywide local transportation tax.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


State of the County 2014: Local road tax and water take center stage

Delivering the 2014 State of the County address on Tuesday morning, Supervisor Jim DeMartini laid out the challenges continuing to face Stanislaus, while calling on the need for a countywide road tax.

February 06, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Farm bill passes senate, goes to President

The nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday is headed to the desk of President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign the 959-page legislation on Friday.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock lacks skilled workers, says economic taskforce

The Mayor's Economic Taskforce, whose focus is finding ways to bolster Turlock's local economy, says that there is a high prevalence of unskilled workers in the area, and is set on trying to fix that.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Nascimento calls for council transparency measure

While it is no secret that money plays an enormous role in political campaigns, some believe that wealth holds too much influence not only in federal and state politics, but locally as well.

February 04, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


USDA offers farmers conservation funding

The current lack of rainfall and prolonged drought status is raising concerns beyond California's borders. As a state that produces over half of the nation's fruits and vegetables and is a leader in the dairy and citrus industries, California's drought status is far reaching.

February 04, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City makes progress on bicycle lanes

Although a long process yet lies ahead, Turlock bicyclists can expect added bike lanes around town, as the City takes a positive step in what many have said to be "the right direction."

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


High speed rail funding ruling to go under review

Despite previous rulings that essentially stopped the voter-approved California High Speed Rail project in its tracks, the California Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court to perform a fast-track review of the state court decisions over the project's financing.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Olsen bill to ban public transit union strikes

Catching a public bus or train on time each day can sometimes be a difficult task. And while catching a public transit line when the union members are on a strike is impossible, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) hopes to change that.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


State programs offer financial assistance during drought

Although water conditions might look dismal for farmers amidst what many have called the "worst drought in California's history," local growers can find some solace through various state drought assistance programs currently being offered to agricultural communities.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Cannella to put water bond on November ballot

Working alongside Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced on Thursday that the two are introducing a bill to put a water bond on the November ballot for voters who want to prioritize water storage, clean drinking water and Delta sustainability.

January 31, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Candidates ready for election season with city briefing

As election season heats up Turlock's mayoral and city council candidates are becoming increasingly well versed in the nuances of Turlock's city government and all of its moving parts.

August 28, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Taco Bell one step closer to opening

A third Taco Bell will soon be calling Turlock home as the Turlock City Council on Tuesday denied local citizens' appeal to reject the fast food franchise's minor discretionary permit location.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County approves $200,000 for well repairs in unincorporated communities

While Stanislaus County has developed multiple strategies to resourcefully combat issues caused by the ongoing drought in the state of California, the Board of Supervisors took one step further on Tuesday by unanimously voting to adopt a financial assistance pilot program for a select group of local water well users.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Denham hosts telephone-townhall to talk VA reform

Congressman Jeff Denham spoke with locals about veterans affairs on Monday, but he didn't attend an event or host a public meeting - he led a telephone-townhall.

August 26, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council considers Taco Bell project

Locals protesting the establishment of a new Taco Bell in Turlock will meet before the City Council on Tuesday as the members will determine if the process to establish the fast food chain near Pitman High School will continue.

August 23, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


County shows support for Turlock road tax initiative

At the behest of Stanislaus Council of Governments Board Chairman Vito Chiesa the regional transportation agency opted to support Turlock's initiative to approve a half-cent city wide road tax on the November ballot despite previous tension leading Turlock to consider abandoning support of the county's own future road tax initiative.

August 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City fosters outreach to cycling food vendors for safety, regulation concerns

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.

August 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


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