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The City of Turlock will move ahead with plans to place a road tax on the November ballot, but without a controversial clause which would have diverted some revenues to the city’s bus system. Now, 100 percent of the tax’s revenues would be devoted exclusively to road repairs. The proposed half-cent sales tax would generate about $5.6 million in annual revenues, or $39.2 million over the seven-year life of the tax. Each quadrant of Turlock would see some repairs each year, following an expenditure plan available here.
It’s boss versus employee on this June’s ballot. Stanislaus County Sheriff-Coroner Adam Christianson will look to defend his seat against Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Letras. Christianson, Sheriff for the past eight years, is running for his third term. Letras, who has worked at the Sheriff’s Department for 17 years, says the time is right for someone new.
From the Pitman High School auditorium to the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, Brett Nichols’ fame continues to rise. Who’s Bad, the self-described “World’s No. 1 Michael Jackson Tribute Band,” was so smitten with Nichols’ picture-perfect moonwalk that they have asked him to perform with the band in San Francisco next month.
Monday, 26 May 2014 22:00

Abe Rojas Wins 2014 Senior Award

Abe Rojas, one of Turlock’s most giving residents, was awarded with awarded with the 2014 Stanislaus County Senior Award last week. The award, presented by the Stanislaus County Commission on Aging and handed out by the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors, is intended to recognize outstanding local senior citizens. It is given out every May, in honor of Older Americans Month.
A packed agenda awaits the Turlock City Council on Tuesday, and a proposed road tax and shift to district elections could await Turlock voters depending on the council’s actions.The long-discussed half-cent sales tax to benefit roads would generate about $5.6 million in revenues each year, and $39. 2 million over the seven-year life of the tax. The tax would be overseen by an independent body, and revoked if Stanislaus County adopts a countywide transportation tax.
Saturday, 24 May 2014 17:42

Around Turlock - May 23

Heading to the Turlock Certified Farmers Market? Leave the dog at home.New signs at the market this season advise that pets are not allowed. Though we at TurlockCityNews.com are certainly dog lovers, the move makes sense; canines and fresh food don’t always mix. Wolfsen’s Sausage stand would likely prove irresistible to the average pooch.
Friday, 23 May 2014 16:46

Around Turlock - May 22

Next time you drive down Canal Drive, keep an eye out for this sign in the median near Geer Road.The sign was placed in honor of the Earth-conscious, recycled rubber mulch used in the median. As the sign notes, 48,125 tires were recycled to create the rubber mulch which now fills the median. Those tires would otherwise be sitting in California landfills.
Michael Eggman, a Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) for his seat in the House of Representatives, visited Latif’s Thursday morning for a meet-and greet with local voters.Eggman, a Turlock farmer and beekeeper, told those in attendance of how he grew up on his family’s farm, located at the intersection of Tuolumne and Tegner roads.
Thursday, 22 May 2014 16:27

Around Turlock - May 21

Thinking about driving through Donnelley Park? Think again.The City of Turlock posted “Caution” tape at Donnelley Park Wednesday, roping off an oft-travelled section of grass. Drivers frequently drive through the grassy area to reach nearby barbecues and set up for parties.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn’t the only Pitman High School graduate to be watched by millions.Now Brett Nichols, the Pitman High junior with a moonwalk to make Micheal Jackson jealous, has been thrust into instant stardom.Nichols performed his dance to Jackson’s “Billy Jean” in front of just a few hundred spectators at Pitman High School’s annual Talent Rally. But thanks to the power of the internet, Nichols is now a household name.