Hundreds of concerned residents from the Central Valley made their presence known during the high-stakes State Water Resources Control Board hearing this week. Their message to the water board: farms are more important than fish.
The selection process for the 2013-2014 Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury has started. Anyone interested in serving on the Civil Grand Jury may contact the Grand Jury Office at 558-7766 or go on line at www.stanct.org to download an application. The deadline for applications is April 30.
In a 3-2 split Tuesday night the Turlock City Council approved hiring retired law enforcement official Dave Young to act as an outside labor negotiator in the upcoming contract discussions with the city employee unions.
Though Turlock Noon Rotary's plan to construct two bocce ball courts in Crane Park was foiled last year, leader Mike Dini is not giving up on the project, and has already proposed new locations that he hopes will garner public support within the next couple weeks.
The search to find a permanent home for a 9-foot bronze statue of an ancient Assyrian ruler may soon come to an end thanks to the efforts of the Queen Shamiram Statue Location Subcommittee, compromised of two members from the Turlock Parks and Recreation Commission and three members of the Arts Commission.
There is a general consensus that Turlock's streets are in need of some repair. The question now is if Turlock's citizens are willing to help pay for the repairs and if so, how will the funds be generated.
Main Street businesses are hoping to attract more traffic - and customers - off Hwy. 99 with a new multi-tenant freeway sign, but Turlock Planning commissioners are wary of putting up such a large structure.
In an attempt to give support to those who paid their due for the country, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) launched the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus for the 113th Congress last Wednesday to promote career opportunities for unemployed veterans.
Assembly member Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) recently introduced Assembly Bill 430, known as the Teacher Professional Growth Plan (TPGP), a program that is designed to revise the current Stull Act by allowing teachers to implement their own plans for professional growth throughout the school year.
In response to a recent state report that reviewed how schools diverted student meal funds for other needs, Senator Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) introduced Senate Bill 302, The School Lunch Protection Act.