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If you’re headed to the polls, don’t expect to see State Sen. Anthony Cannella’s name on the ballot. In less than six months time, Cannella (R-Ceres) will no longer represent Turlock. Yes, Cannella is seeking re-election. But his 12th District has been redrawn; Turlock will soon depart the 12th State Sen. district which includes Merced, Madera, Salinas, and Ceres.
Monday, 02 June 2014 20:09

Reminder: Tomorrow is Election Day

After months of campaigning, the California Gubernatorial Primary Election is tomorrow, June 3. Time is already running out for vote-by-mail voters, whose ballots must be reach the Clerk-Recorder’s office by 8 p.m. tomorrow. “In this primary election, voters are now allowed to vote for any candidate regardless of that candidate's political party,” explained Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters Lee Lundrigan. “To be counted, your vote by mail ballot must reach our office by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, June 3, 2014. Post marks do not count.”
Saturday, 31 May 2014 11:30

New Scam Strikes TID Customers

Scammers are at it again, and this time they’re targeting Turlock Irrigation District customers. According to TID spokesperson Calvin Curtin, some customers are receiving calls from fraudsters impersonating district employees. The callers say that an electrical meter, or other TID equipment, needs to be replaced. They claim that otherwise houses could burn down, or appliances could be damaged.
Birgit Fladager, the sitting District Attorney, is taking heavy fire from challenger Frank Carson, a defense attorney. Carson and former Modesto Mayor Carmen Sabatino have been funding a massive “Recall Fladager” campaign in advance of the June 3 election. The election is a standard election following the end of Fladager’s second term; she is not being recalled in any way.
Pitman High School junior Brett Nichols now has a celebrity publicist, an official YouTube channel, and is considering acting offers. What a difference a week makes for Nichols, who was just an average high school student before last Wednesday. It was then that a video of Nichols dancing like the King of Pop Michael Jackson hit reddit and went viral, earning worldwide acclaim. More than 15 million people have now seen Nichols’ first-place performance to “Billie Jean” in the Pitman High School Talent Rally. He has been interviewed by CNN, MTV, and other national news agencies.
The City of Turlock will likely be divided into four equally-sized, geographically focused districts from which councilmembers will be elected, following council action Tuesday night. Turlockers currently elect their councilmembers at-large; councilmembers may live in any part of the city, and all Turlockers vote for each councilmember. But due to a threatened lawsuit, the City of Turlock is in the midst of switching to district elections, where residents of a district elect only one councilmember to represent them. The mayor would continue to be elected at-large.
The position of Stanislaus County Assessor is, in normal election years, a lightly contested, non-partisan post. This election season has been anything but normal, with Turlock City Councilmember and Modesto Police Officer Amy Bublak launching a fierce challenge to incumbent Assessor Don Gaekle.
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It may be 90 degrees, but it’s time to start thinking about buying a new pair of ice skates. The Turlock City Council unanimously endorsed a plan to double the size of Fields of Ice, the city’s seasonal ice skating rink, on Tuesday evening. The plan would increase the R.A.M. Farms-owned rink from 4,800 square feet to 9,600 square feet in size. About two-thirds of the rink will be covered by a new tent, allowing for skating in inclement weather, improved lighting, and musical entertainment.
Wednesday, 28 May 2014 18:39

Announcing TurlockCityNews.com Community

TurlockCityNews.com has grown to be Turlock's most-read news source because of you, our readers. Starting today, TurlockCityNews.com is giving back to our readers in a new way. TurlockCityNews.com Community, a new section of our website, will be dedicated entirely to community-driven news.