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State Sen. Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) was appointed to the Joint Legislative Audit Committee Wednesday. The committee, chaired by Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced), is tasked with performing all audits of state and local government, as directed by the legislature. Some are mandated audits, like the state's annual financial audit, while others are discretionary, usually relating to performance issues, financial issues, and whether an entity or program is complying with the law.
The former home of Turlock's Mervyn's will soon host a Walmart store. Reeve-Knight Construction, responsible for developing the building, confirmed the long-suspected development on their website. Reeve-Knight employees could not be reached for comment.
Current forecasts call for only two-tenths of an inch of rain on Thursday, and another tenth on Friday. That's not enough to push the Turlock Irrigation District's annual rainfall totals back to normal, and instead will put this irrigation season even further behind the 50-year average.
Although a much-anticipated bowling alley-anchored shopping center has yet to materialize, one of the development's prospective tenants may soon start shoveling ground. On Thursday, the Turlock Planning Commission will consider an application from Prime Shine Car Washes to build a new facility near the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Crowell Avenue – part of the long-delayed Ten Pin Fun Center shopping center.
Wednesday, 06 February 2013 12:20

Renewable Energy Strains TID Lines

Five new renewable energy projects, proposed for west Stanislaus and Merced Counties, will require expensive upgrades to Turlock Irrigation District high-voltage transmission lines.
Stanislaus County faces a “historic moment” and must act now to build “a better future,” County Supervisor Vito Chiesa said in his State of the County address Tuesday. Chiesa, who represents Turlock and is now serving his first term as Chairman of the Board, departed from tradition, as the State of the County is traditionally a backward-looking speech. Instead, Chiesa laid out a long-term vision to guide the county out of an economic morass and into sustained success.
As Monday came and went, President Barack Obama failed to submit a budget to Congress on time for Fiscal Year 2014. U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) said there was “no excuse” for the lack of a budget in a statement released via Facebook Monday.
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 17:41

Lawmaker Wants Shirvani Out of North Dakota

Former California State University, Stanislaus President Hamid Shirvani may soon be ousted from his position as Chancellor of the North Dakota University System.
It's official: Turlock Mayor John Lazar will wear a Baltimore Ravens jersey to the next meeting of the Turlock City Council. A bet is a bet, after all. “I'm not real happy,” Lazar said.
Tuesday, 05 February 2013 03:46

Favorite Kap Tweets - Postgame Edition

After the SF 49ers lost the Super Bowl and Turlock's hometown SF QB Colin Kaepernick #7 has been one of the most talked-about people on Twitter, he remained so. Here are a few of our favorite Tweets about the Pitman High School product and the last round of Kap tweets (this year).