Expansion of rail services from the Bay Area into the Central Valley received overwhelming support from local legislators, transportation agencies and the public during a special Modesto meeting on Friday of the Assembly Select Committee on Rail.
Ten local events got a second chance to vie for a total of $45,250 in the 2015-16 Community Events and Activity Grant funding cycle, following the Turlock City Council's decision in June to go back and refine the grant's eligibility criteria and application process.
The effort to attain funding to fix the county's failing roads will continue as the Stanislaus Council of Governments will once again be polling county residents to assess voter support for a half-cent sales tax to fund road repairs and other transportation needs.
Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director Alison Van Guilder told the Turlock City Council last week that she could not foresee a time when the City of Turlock would want to "get rid" of the War Memorial Cannon.
The City of Turlock will soon be involved in one of the largest regional recycled water projects in the nation, after the City Council voted on Tuesday to approve the final details in making the project a reality.
Congressman Jeff Denham and Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen had breakfast in Turlock on Thursday, and spent the morning discussing California's water crisis, the Valley's transportation needs and immigration reform, among other topics, at the Turlock Chamber of Commerce's annual Eggs and Issues event.
Although he won't be among those in the local skateboard community who will get an opportunity to try out a few tricks at Turlock's new skate park when it opens, Brandon Koch will be definitely be there in spirit.
Mayor Gary Soiseth is prepared to literally invest in California State University, Stanislaus students following Turlock City Council's approval of the Special Research Competition for Public Policy Awards, or Mayor's Award, which will fund student research using his mayoral stipend.
Turlock could soon host a number of new pedestrian walkways and bicycling lanes, as the Turlock Planning Commission approved the Active Transportation Plan on Thursday, a document that has been 18 months in the making and includes projects, standards, policies and programs designed to encourage and support biking and walking in the community.
The region's ever-dwindling supply of water is a concern for all local residents. In an effort to inform and promote discussion about the drought, groundwater issues and water conservation efforts, the Stanislaus County Water Advisory Committee is holding a public meeting in Denair on Wednesday.
The amount that California dairy producers are paid could be brought up to par with prices paid to those in the Federal Milk Marketing Order following the United States Department of Agriculture's decision to hold a public hearing on a proposed California FMMO.