A $6.4 million grant from the California Employment Development Department will be used to retrain 1,187 jobless migrant and seasonal farm workers statewide for new careers in the allied health field, industrial maintenance, retail trade/service, and the green and renewable energy sector.
In an effort to help protect the region's diminishing groundwater, the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors approved new groundwater mining and exportation regulations on Tuesday morning that will help end the over drafting of the precious resource.
The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Capital Improvement Plan Project List for 2013-14. Amongst these projects is the development of a new Veterans Center, with the hefty price tag of $2.5 million.
In what might be considered a politically provocative step, Congressman Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has become the first and lone Republican to co-sponsor an immigration reform bill that could provide millions of immigrants a pathway to attaining citizenship.
The City of Turlock will urge members of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors to consider a temporary cease on new agricultural production wells, as groundwater continues to become a diminishing resource in the city.
For the first time in U.S. history, the federal government is requiring all citizens to buy a product - health care insurance. But as the controversial Affordable Care Act - often called Obamacare - takes effect, many Americans are confused about the mandates and what the new law means.
October 18, 2013|
BY JEFF BENZIGER
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.
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.