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County seeks input on Laura’s Law

Stanislaus County is trying to decide whether or not to implement Laura's Law, and community members are encouraged to give their input through a recently unveiled online survey.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Single-payer healthcare bill moves closer to becoming law

The bill that could potentially bring a single-payer, government-run healthcare system to California passed through the State Senate last week, despite a recently released study that found the plan could cost hundreds of billions of dollars.

June 09, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham talks ACCESS Act, doctor shortage in the Central Valley

After the introduction of his newest bill to help attract doctors to the Central Valley, Congressman Jeff Denham spoke Wednesday about the importance of addressing the 10th Congressional District's doctor shortage and future plans to combat the issue.

June 08, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Gray’s bill looks to provide fair water rights

California lawmakers took a step toward restructuring water rights hearings throughout the state last week when Assembly Bill 313, introduced by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced), overwhelmingly passed the Assembly, moving the bill which aims to fix the state's broken water management structure closer to becoming law.

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Denham healthcare bill addresses Valley’s doctor shortage

In early May, Congressman Jeff Denham voted to pass the American Health Care Act - but hesitantly. He cited concerns that the bill doesn't quite do enough to ensure that the Valley's issue with physician access is addressed, and promised that he would soon introduce legislation which would tackle the 10th congressional district's unique healthcare needs. On Tuesday, Denham unveiled his plan to draw more doctors to the area.

June 06, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Efficient landscape watering

Summer is approaching, which means most residents are turning on (or turning up) their irrigation systems. Adopting water efficient habits is essential to maintaining the community's water supply, especially during peak use. Below are suggestions to help improve your irrigation efficiency and still maintain a healthy lawn and landscape.

June 02, 2017 | | Government


Proposed county budget includes 5.2% increase in General Fund

Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen submitted the final budget proposal of his 30 years in public service on Friday, using the opportunity to thank "all of the dedicated leaders and employees of this organization who regularly display that commitment to our vision of being 'a county that is respected for its service in the community and is known as the best in America.'"

June 02, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Bill looks to provide more funding for California’s fairs

After years of receiving little funding from the state, fairs throughout California may soon have an abundance of income thanks to legislation introduced by Assembly member Adam Gray which was overwhelmingly approved by the State Assembly on Wednesday.

June 02, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Turlock Groundwater Basin Association seeks public input

Implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act in Turlock and surrounding communities is well under way, and the Turlock Groundwater Basin Association hosted two workshops Wednesday to update local community members about the process and how much progress has been made.

June 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


House passes Denham veterans bill

During his time as both Commander of the Turlock American Legion and Vice Commander of the city's Veterans of Foreign Wars post, Wardee "Gunner" Bruce has become all too familiar with the struggles that most veterans in the area face when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs, like contradicting directions on how to receive discharge documents or long wait times to hear back about benefit claims.

May 30, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Excessive Water Use Penalty in effect

City of Turlock customers who use more than 40,000 gallons of water in any month will be issued an Excessive Water Use Penalty of $25. Those who are issued a first penalty will have the opportunity to have the fee waived by completing an online water conservation course. Customers have the right to appeal to the Municipal Services Director within 15 calendar days from the due date of the utility bill on which the excessive water use penalty was assessed.

May 26, 2017 | | Government


City increases funding to help homeowners’ pay for sidewalk repairs

Walking around Turlock has been a bumpy prospect in years past, but it's getting smoother as the City of Turlock works with homeowners to get cracked and crumbling sidewalks repaired.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Community input helps chart future of Turlock’s economic development

A small group of Turlock residents gathered Wednesday at City Hall to offer their input on the City's Economic Development Strategic Plan, which is currently being updated.

May 25, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Don Pedro relicensing, La Grange licensing nearing completion

The Turlock and Modesto irrigation districts held a special, joint meeting Tuesday to receive a brief update on the relicensing of Don Pedro and the licensing for La Grange, which are both expected to enter final stages by September of this year.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


State will continue to fund FFA, other CTE programs

Governor Jerry Brown's latest budget proposal that would cut funding to Career Technical Education programs at high schools throughout the state garnered cries of outrage from instructors and students involved in the affected programs. Those cries were heard by the governor. As a result, it was announced Friday that state funding for CTE programs like Future Farmers of America will remain.

May 23, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


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Articles by Section - Government


Go green for the holidays

Are you one of those organized people who is already prepared for the coming winter holidays? Or do you still have plans to make and ...

December 08, 2017 | | Government


City Council to vote on water rate hikes

The Turlock City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday on a proposed water rate increase that would see customers' bills almost double over the ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


City seeks applicants for commission openings

The City of Turlock is seeking local residents interested in serving on a public commission, as two seats will soon be open on the Planning ...

December 08, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


TID moves to even year election cycle

The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to transition from odd to even year elections, adding an extra year to each director's ...

December 05, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Planning Director reflects on time spent in the ‘very special place’ that is Turlock

The City of Turlock said goodbye last week to one of its biggest fans. Turlock's Planning Services director for the past 11 years, Debbie ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Turlock reboots City Manager search process

It's been six months since Gary Hampton left his position as Turlock's City Manager, and the City is still working on finding his ...

December 05, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Realtors: Tax reform could drive down home values

The Central Valley Association of Realtors fear that the Republican tax reform plan could drive down the value of owning a home, and plan to ...

December 01, 2017 | Angelina Martin | Government


Former Councilman speaks out against mayoral candidate

While election day is still 11 months away for Turlock's mayoral race, the campaign rhetoric is already heating up.

December 01, 2017 | Kristina Hacker | Government


Be a responsible pet owner, scoop the poop

WHEN EXERCISING YOUR DOG IN TURLOCK:

December 01, 2017 | | Government


Community invited for sweets and conversation with police chief

Those Turlock residents with a hankering to have a chat with the police chief will have their opportunity Tuesday morning and will get donuts and ...

December 01, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Denham target of healthcare bill protesters

A group of roughly 60 protesters lined the sidewalk in front of Dust Bowl Brewery Tuesday afternoon to protest Congressman Jeff Denham and his recent ...

May 09, 2017 | Frankie Tovar | Government


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