During the government shutdown that ended on Wednesday, many political advocate groups targeted politicians throughout the nation in an attempt to pressure members of Congress to find a solution to the 16-day standoff.
The prolonged delay in sending out unemployment benefits in September by the California Employment Development Department has prompted two state senators to request an oversight hearing.
Although the federal government shutdown is still ongoing, it appears that some steps are being taken in Washington D.C. to make progress on resolving the differences between the House and Senate-passed farm bills.
Governor Jerry Brown signed two bills carried by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) on Thursday, both of which seek to support veterans.
The Turlock Fire Department is hoping to grow its ranks with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
City and county officials are calling foul on a planned move by the Turlock branch of the Employment Development Department to Modesto.
Making up a large portion of Turlock's population, members of the Indian American community may soon receive an official recognition for their contributions to the city.
Representative Jeff Denham (R-CA) has joined forces with Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME) to introduce a bipartisan bill that seeks to help small businesses have their voices heard throughout the Internal Revenue Service rulemaking process.
The legislative twists and turns in Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Barack Obama's health care law:
SACRAMENTO - Thousands of Californians seeking to buy their own health insurance flooded call centers with questions and overloaded the state's online marketplace Tuesday on the first day of a new federal health care law that will dramatically change the way Americans buy health insurance.
A new Central Valley flood plan is in the process of being created, and public input is strongly encouraged.
A series of workshops highlight the Turlock Planning Commission meeting this Thursday, with a focus on potential amendments to the City's regulations on temporary signs and sign spinners.
A group of 25 professionals are gearing up to take on the future of Turlock's economic growth, many with an open mind and genuine readiness to see the city's prosperity continue.
The California minimum wage is set to increase to $10 per hour by 2016 after Governor Jerry Brown (D) signed the bill into law on Wednesday.
California will soon permit undocumented immigrants to obtain a valid California driver's license, as the highly contested Assembly Bill 60 (AB-60) passed both the California Senate and Assembly and is currently awaiting the Governor's signature.
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.
With House Democrats filing a discharge petition on Thursday that would force Republicans to take a vote on raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, pressure has increased to address the issue which has left many on different sides of the table.
Turlock has a new way of doing business, making the local economy stronger each day, says Mayor John Lazar.
Although the Turlock City Council voted unanimously to support a countywide transportation tax expenditure plan developed by the Stanislaus Council of Governments, the county's regional transportation planning agency, council members expressed skepticism as they moved forward, questioning whether or not the generated funds would truly benefit Turlock.
California Gov. Jerry Brown stopped in Stanislaus County Monday afternoon to talk with local officials on the impacts of the prison realignment program at the county level.
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