Roadways in Stanislaus County might have a better chance for receiving much-needed improvements, as the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the regional transportation planning agency, heads to each of the nine cities to garner support for a countywide local transportation tax.
The current lack of rainfall and prolonged drought status is raising concerns beyond California's borders. As a state that produces over half of the nation's fruits and vegetables and is a leader in the dairy and citrus industries, California's drought status is far reaching.
Despite previous rulings that essentially stopped the voter-approved California High Speed Rail project in its tracks, the California Supreme Court has ordered an appeals court to perform a fast-track review of the state court decisions over the project's financing.
Catching a public bus or train on time each day can sometimes be a difficult task. And while catching a public transit line when the union members are on a strike is impossible, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) hopes to change that.
Although water conditions might look dismal for farmers amidst what many have called the "worst drought in California's history," local growers can find some solace through various state drought assistance programs currently being offered to agricultural communities.
Working alongside Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced on Thursday that the two are introducing a bill to put a water bond on the November ballot for voters who want to prioritize water storage, clean drinking water and Delta sustainability.
As millions of Americans watched President Barack Obama deliver his 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers across the nation listened carefully while taking note of what is to come in the year ahead.