With the drought on nearly every mind throughout the state, Turlock Irrigation District and the Association of California Water Agencies engaged in a discussion on Tuesday that encompassed everything from sustainable groundwater basins to the future of water throughout the state.
In light of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, Congressman Jeff Denham (R --Turlock), who is also co-chair of the Congressional Assyrian Caucus, met with the White House National Security team to urge that the U.S. to send aid to the persecuted Christians and other religious minorities.
A healthy budget has become a hallmark of the City of Hughson in recent years, evident by the fact that the City's General Fund reserves were at 83 percent as of February. This month, the City adopted its 2015-2016 preliminary budget which boasts a positive balance of revenues to expenditures and a slight growth in the General Fund.
Quality of roads is not an issue unique to Turlock as Governor Jerry Brown announced that he will be calling a special session to fix how California funds roads, highways and other infrastructure needs as part of his budget agreement announcement on Tuesday.
Mayor Gary Soiseth's recommended budget was adopted by the Turlock City Council in a 4-1 vote Tuesday evening. Council member Steven Nascimento cast the lone dissenting vote after stating concerns over what he felt was excessive spending in the Mayor's proposal.
This September would have marked the 20 year anniversary of the Stevinson Ranch Golf Club, but due to a downturn in golfers and the influence of California's ongoing drought, the golf course is closing its doors this summer.
Robert Caton has been a professional truck driver for more than 30 years, but more impressive than that is his track record. Since beginning work for trucking company Ruan in August 1988, Caton has accumulated more than 2 million miles and been in zero accidents resulting in his nomination as the company's National Driver of the Year.
The Stanislaus Regional Transit is taking steps to make local bus stop shelters more secure through the addition of solar lighting, a measure that is aimed at increasing safety for both those passengers waiting for a ride and drivers.