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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


Local lawmakers respond to State of the Union

As millions of Americans watched President Barack Obama deliver his 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers across the nation listened carefully while taking note of what is to come in the year ahead.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Turlock water facility receives violation notice from state board

Turlock's Regional Water Quality Control Facility has received a notice of violation from the California Water Board after exceeding the permitted levels of a toxic chemical.

January 30, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Farm Bill passes in House, moves onto Senate

After several years of revisions the Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill, is one-third of the way towards being implemented.

January 30, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


City urges residents to decrease water usage

Residents of Turlock are being urged to reduce their daily water consumption as the City Council reviewed the city's water conservation efforts.

January 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Final state water action plan outlines short, long term priorities

With California experiencing one of the driest periods on record, the final California Water Action Plan has been released, highlighting the goals and vision for the next five years.

January 28, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


County applies for used oil grant for clean boating, motorcycle programs

In an effort to promote a healthy environment, the County Department of Environmental Resources is seeking a grant to be used in implementing its Clean Boating Outreach Program – a program providing education to boaters on the importance of keeping oil out of county waterways.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


Local legislators applaud Brown's call for water bond, question fiscal prudence

During the State of the State Address on Wednesday, key elements of the state's long-term water plan were laid out, as Gov. Jerry Brown renewed his call for Californians to conserve water.

January 24, 2014 | Cara Hallam | Government


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Drug drop off box coming to Turlock Police Department

The growing prescription drop-off program that allows individuals to dispose of unused medications in a safe manner will soon have a site in Turlock.

October 17, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham addresses potential impact of health insurance tax on small businesses

The 3.4 million small businesses in California that employ more than half the state's workforce could be facing a health insurance tax per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday Congressman Jeff Denham left Washington to make a local appearance and address small business owners' concerns regarding the tax at the Modesto Chamber of Commerce, an event hosted by the Stop the HIT coalition.

October 17, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Developer seeks amendment to east Turlock master plan

City of Turlock Planning Commissioners will consider amending the East Tuolumne Master Plan on Thursday which would increase the number of units built on what is currently farm land near the city's eastern border.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Task force approves final economic strategy for Turlock

It took a bending of the rules, but the Mayor's Economic Taskforce finally approved the final draft of its Economic Development Strategic Plan at a second meeting Tuesday that was called after a meeting was cancelled last week due to lack of quorum.

October 14, 2014 | Elizabeth Arakelian | Government


Council approves grant for additional police officers

The Turlock City Council voted unanimously to accept and fund a portion of a federal grant that will result in the Turlock Police Department hiring four new officers.

October 14, 2014 | Sabra Stafford | Government


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