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Turlock police arrested two teens Tuesday morning after receiving a report that the suspects were possibly involved in a residential burglary. A witness reported seeing three teens looking through the windows of a Turlock residence at approximately 10:39 a.m., said Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
Saturday, 25 April 2015 07:10

Over 60,000 Sign California Drought Petition

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With California citizens subject to stringent water use restrictions imposed by the State, people are speaking out. A change.org petition was started by one Los Angeles resident to urge Governor Jerry Brown, members of the State Legislature, local mayors and directors to act in terms of implementing changes in technology to mitigate the drought, rather than forcing citizens to pick up the slack for years of deficient infrastructure.
The City of Turlock released several documents on Friday alleging that the Turlock Chamber of Commerce owes more than $241,000 in unallowable expenditures from the Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) contracts from 2009 to 2014. Since 1991, the Chamber of Commerce has managed the CVB, which acts as the tourism-marketing arm of the City of Turlock. In November of last year, the then Turlock City Council approved the 2015 contract, at $249,253, between the Chamber and City for CVB services, despite some councilmembers being concerned with the lack of available statistics.
The San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District and Valley CAN are inviting valley residents for free smog tests at the Tune In & Tune Up car clean-up event on Saturday. The smog tests will be done in the north parking lot of the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, located at 900 N. Broadway in Turlock. The tests are free for the first 525 drivers.
The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force (StanCATT) released several arrest reports from the last month on Wednesday, which includes two incidents from Turlock. On March 26, Menmohan Singh Dhillon, 35, was arrested for auto theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Friday, 24 April 2015 07:59

Denham Advocates for Fairer Tax Code

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In the spirit of many people writing large checks to the IRS this tax season, U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) voted in support of the State and Local Sales Tax Deduction Fairness Act of 2015 and the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015. The legislation was introduced in effort to reduce the tax burden on small businesses and American families by eliminating unnecessary taxes and simplifying our existing tax code.
Thursday, 23 April 2015 06:51

Boxer Introduces Bill to Deter Predatory Lending

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In effort to reign in the power of certain lending companies that charge high fees to consumers, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) along with Democratic colleagues introduced the “Protecting Consumers from Unreasonable Credit Rates Act,” in effort to eliminate excessive rates and fees that some consumers are charged for car title loans, payday loans, and other types of credit. A related bill was introduced in the House of Representatives that would create an interest rate and fee cap of 36% for all consumer credit transactions, ending excessive rates which can sometimes be up to 300%. Many states have already enacted the 36% cap; for military personnel and their families, a similar cap has been imposed.
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