While many have complained of politicians being increasingly disconnected from everyday Americans, local elected officials are making an effort to reach out to their constituents, answering any questions they might have regarding public policy and regional issues.
A downtown Modesto site already chosen as the optimal site for the future home of the Stanislaus County courthouse has received the approval of the Court Facilities Advisory Committee at a town hall meeting held Wednesday in San Francisco.
When former provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Sacramento Joseph Sheley came to serve as interim president at CSU Stanislaus in 2012, he brought with him a vision of what an effective partnership between a university and its surrounding community looks like.
The city will soon begin improvements to multiple roadways throughout town, including E. Main Street, Colorado Avenue and Fulkerth Road, following approval by the City Council on Tuesday.
A light agenda will be placed before the Turlock City Council on Tuesday evening, as the council members meet to consider only a handful of changes.
In an effort to boost weight loss in Stanislaus County, the Board of Supervisors joined the Healthy Eating Living Cities Campaign Tuesday, making them the first county in the state to do so.
With just one vote making the difference, the Turlock Planning Commission made their final decision to approve an amendment to the City's zoning ordinance that places a ban on mobile food facilities within the downtown district.
Hundreds of concerned Valley residents and farmers filled the public conference held at University of California, Merced on Tuesday, as Gov. Jerry Brown's Drought Task Force met with the State Board of Food and Agriculture to discuss the impacts of the ongoing drought. By meeting with local agencies and farmers, state officials hoped to discover the type of assistance and state measures that are needed to help growers survive one of the worst droughts in California's history.
Barely reaching a quorum, the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force meeting on Tuesday saw several empty seats as many of the 25-member committee were unable to attend. Despite the dip in participation, the group continued moving forward by picking up from their February meeting as they continually seek new strategies to update the City's 2003 Strategic Economic Development Plan.
Officials from the eight-county San Joaquin Valley Regional Policy Council will meet in Sacramento for a two-day conference this week to discuss several issues affecting the Valley.
A new housing subdivision is set to be reviewed by the Turlock Planning Commission on Thursday, perhaps marking a turnaround in the local housing market.
After receiving multiple entries for his "There Ought to be a Law" contest, State Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has announced the winners, while introducing a bill focusing on safer school zones.
As the Mayor's Economic Development Taskforce continues seeking out new business ideas and strategies to improve Turlock's economic recovery, the 25 member board will meet on Tuesday afternoon, bringing forth diverse areas of expertise to help create an economic plan for the city.
Turlock Unified School District Trustee Dr. Harinder Grewal is adding his name to this November's ballot, as he seeks to replace incumbent Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) in the California State Assembly.
As the Oscars generally fall in February or March, many are getting ready for award season. This year, a new "award" has been launched in the form of a political website – The Denham Awards.
Hundreds of concerned community members, farmers, and local officials filled the packed conference room at California State University, Stanislaus on Tuesday evening, eager to hear more about regional groundwater issues from a panel of experts.
Recently partnering with a planning and design firm to develop a Bicycle Master Plan, the City of Turlock has been making strides in various efforts to improve the safety of bicycle and pedestrian pathways throughout the City.
On Tuesday, the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will hold a public hearing on revisions to certain electric service rates, including the addition of a new rate schedule specifically for electric and plug-in vehicle owners.
Over the past year, the City of Turlock has made strides in increasing the amount of provided internships, giving more than 50 college students professional experience that will benefit not only their résumés, but future career opportunities.
With the proposed countywide transportation tax failing to be pushed to the November ballot recently, the Stanislaus Council of Governments has begun looking to other funding options to begin developing the South County Corridor, connecting the cities of Turlock and Patterson.
The inaugural meeting of the newly formed Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission held on Wednesday brought forth excitement from the combined group of nine commissioners, as they begin seeking new ways to expand and improve the City's art community and parks.
After months of pushing for campaign contribution reform at the city level, Turlock City Council member Steven Nascimento withdrew the watered-down version of his ordinance presented before the Council on Tuesday, saying that it would no longer accomplish his original goal.
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