Newly appointed Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Stan Risen was welcomed to his new position at a public reception Tuesday evening as he gets ready to take up the task before him of helming the county's business.
In an abrupt decision, Merced County Sheriff Mark Pazin has announced that he will be leaving his position as sheriff after being appointed as Chief of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Branch.
In an effort to bring attention to the ongoing water issues facing California, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) has joined a bipartisan coalition calling upon Governor Jerry Brown to issue a drought declaration for the upcoming year.
After several months of discussion, the Turlock City Council voted to approve the construction of a new dog park at Turlock's Centennial Park, following a generous donation of $35,000 by the Swanson Family and Pet Extreme.
Over the past several months, Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) has been adamantly calling for a reduction in corn-based ethanol requirements contained in the Renewable Fuel Standard – the federal program regulating the minimum volume of renewable fuel that must be contained in transportation fuel sold in the United States.
In yet another setback for the California High Speed Rail Authority, the Surface Transportation Board recently denied a request that would exempt the project from environmental review processes for the construction of a segment running from Fresno to Bakersfield.