Turlock Irrigation District names new GM

TURLOCK —The Turlock Irrigation District board this morning chose Casey Hashimoto, a 26-year veteran of the agency, to be its general manager.

Hashimoto has been interim general manager since Larry Weis left the top job in August to head a power utility in Austin, Texas.The board voted 5-0 to appoint Hashimoto to the permanent post. He will make $195,468 a year.

Hashimoto, 53, started with TID as an electrical engineering technician in 1985. He served as assistant general manager for electrical engineering and operations from 2001 to 2010.

We'll have more on this breaking news story later today.