Come Sunday drivers in California will have to resist the temptation to pick up their cell phone for any reason, as a new state law goes into effect barring motorists from holding their phones in their hands for any reason.
Senators Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) and Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) announced last week their nominations to serve on Senate Committees for the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, two of which they will serve on together.
As leaves begin to fall from the trees and cover the yard, the City of Turlock wants to remind residents, businesses, churches and landscape companies the importance of their proper disposal. Leaves and debris deposited into the gutter begin to collect in and around the storm drain, restricting the flow of water and causing street flooding and storm water pollution when it rains.
As times change, more and more people are turning to the internet to receive information regardless of the topic, whether it's to watch funny videos or receive political updates. Congressman Jeff Denham recently took advantage of this by hosting a Facebook Live discussion alongside Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week, giving viewers a unique way to discuss transportation issues affecting the 10th congressional district.
During a Modesto public hearing on Tuesday that at its peak was standing-room only, hundreds of locally elected officials, water and agricultural leaders, agency representatives and community members got what was likely their first opportunity to address the State Water Resources Control Board regarding a controversial proposal to cut water use for the benefit of fish and wildlife.
One of the first things the newly seated Turlock City Council did on Tuesday was accept a grant agreement with the Federation Aviation Administration and a revised loan agreement to the Turlock Regional Aviation Association so that a much-needed runway widening project could continue at the Turlock Municipal Airport.
It is hard to go anywhere in Stanislaus County or Merced County without seeing one of Worth Your Fight's yard signs posted in front of a business, staked in the yard of a residence or tethered to a fence - and with less than a week until the State Water Resources Control Board's highly anticipated public hearing in Modesto, that is exactly what the joint Turlock Irrigation District and Modesto Irrigation District campaign wants.
While the swearing into office of Turlock City Council members is always a time of significance, this year's seating of new council members was especially historic as for the first time ever residents in specific areas of town were able to vote for district representatives.
The first two Turlock City Council members elected to represent specific districts will be sworn into office on Tuesday, along with incumbent City Treasurer Diana Lewis and new City Clerk Jennifer Land.
Following the approval of Measure L by county voters in November, maintenance projects around town are at the top of the City of Turlock's list of developments they plan to tackle first with the additional funds.
The U.S House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, a comprehensive water resources infrastructure legislation that includes stipulations to improve California's water system and alleviate strain to drought-stricken communities throughout the Valley.
The State Water Resources Control Board is slated to consider a proposal next month that could include a return to state-mandated conservation targets as urban water suppliers continue to strive to meet their water savings goals under persistent drought conditions.
In the closest city council race Turlock has seen in quite awhile, Amy Bublak was announced the official winner of the District 4 seat on Monday. After all the votes had been counted, incumbent Bublak received 33 more votes than fellow candidate and council incumbent Steven Nascimento - who had been leading since Election Day.