The air quality over the winter season has shown a marked improvement according to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, which recently wrapped up its eighth Check Before You Burn program.
The selection process for the FY 2011-2012 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury is starting.Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application.The deadline for applications is May 2, 2011
The California Table Grape Commission has been awarded a USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops grant for a 3-year project in the amount of $363,500 for research on invasive pests that pose threats to the table grape industry.
Small, non-farm businesses in San Joaquin County and the neighboring counties of Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento and Stanislausare now eligible to apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration."These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by freezing temperatures that occurred in San JoaquinCounty from Nov. 25 through Nov. 26, 2010," announced Alfred E. Judd, director of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center-West. "SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that have suffered agricultural production losses caused by the disaster and businesses ...
The Stanislaus County Public Works Transit Division, administrators for the county's intercity bus system, Stanislaus Regional Transit or StaRT, will be holding a series of public information meetings to discuss a proposed fare increase to be effective Aug. 1.
Local agencies are banding together to form a regional water management group in Stanislaus County – one of California's only populated areas not to have such a group – in hopes of obtaining millions in state water funds for local projects.
March 18, 2011|
BY ALEX CANTATORE
The Association of California Egg Farmers (ACEF), an industry association that represents 70 percent of California's egg farmers, filed an application to join JS West, a Modesto-based egg farming company, in a lawsuit against the State of California and the Humane Society of the United States.
Every year Lancaster Painting donates labor and supplies to a family or nonprofit organization in need. They have done multiple projects for both the Stanislaus County Society for Handicapped Children and Adults and Westside Ministries.
The American Red Cross held their 28th annual CPR Saturday this weekend, and the Stanislaus County office offered two-year certification classes for only $10. One certification location was California State University, Stanislaus, where Red Cross volunteers, including Turlock City Council member Amy Bublak, taught three-hour classes on CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED.) More than 150 people attended the Turlock classes, where they received two-year certifications in CPR and AED.
The Distinguished Young Women of Turlock competition was held Saturday at the Turlock Community Auditorium and two local teens won top honors. Ashley Gomez was named North Turlock's Distinguished Young Woman of 2011 and Madison Patino won South Turlock's Distinguished Young Woman title.
March 15, 2011|
California gasoline prices have risen by 32 cents per gallon in the last 14 days and 15.5 cents per gallon in the past week alone, averaging $3.87 per gallon – 82.8 cents higher than a year ago – according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Summer reading is in full swing at Stanislaus County Libraries and this month children will learn about real-life heroes during special book readings and craft projects. Other activities include ocean and marshmallow crafts, along with a monthly LEGO building time.
In an effort to increase access to healthy foods in low-income neighborhoods throughout Merced County, the Merced County Department of Public Health CalFresh Champions for Change Program is looking to award mini-grants to either start a community garden or improve an existing community garden.
Camp Taylor continued its partnership with San Francisco 49ers quarterback and hometown hero Colin Kaepernick on Monday with the Third Annual Against All Odds Golf Tournament at the Del Rio Country Club in Modesto.