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Disaster Loans Being Made Available To Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties and a neighboring Nevada county are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Oct. 1, 2016, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center - West.

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Benefits Delivery Act Seeks To Cut Red Tape For Vets

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has re-introduced the Quicker Veterans Benefits Delivery Act of 2017, H.R. 1725, a bill that cuts through red tape within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and seeks to reduce the benefit-claims backlog. The legislation was introduced with fellow co-chairman of the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN) and U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Berryhill Promotes Passage Of Construction Cost Bill

A bill authored by state Senator Tom Berryhill, R-Twain Harte, to ease construction costs for disabled veterans cleared a major legislative hurdle on Tuesday, as the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee advanced the measure unanimously.

March 29, 2017 | | Government

Slight Spring Drop Seen In Weekly Pump Prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Modesto have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.81/gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 201 gas outlets in Modesto. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.29/gallon, according to gasoline price website

March 22, 2017 | | Government

OID Director Boundaries May See Adjustments

A proposal to adjust the boundaries of the Oakdale Irrigation District Board of Directors' Divisions will be reviewed next week.

March 15, 2017 | | Government

County Schedules Several ADA Evaluation Meetings

In order to provide accessibility for all residents and visitors, Stanislaus County is preparing its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Self- Evaluation and Transition Plan.

March 08, 2017 | | Government


March 08, 2017 | | Government

Denham’s Office Slates District Visit In Oakdale

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has announced Mobile District Office Hours for the month of March 2017. Mobile District Office Hours are an opportunity for 10th district residents to get help with specific casework or ask questions.

March 01, 2017 | | Government

Council Sets LLMD Rates

In a swift moving meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, the Oakdale City Council set its annual assessment for the city's Landscape, Lighting and Maintenance Districts (LLMD). Annually the council must levy the assessments for the lighting and landscaping districts to place the assessments on the county property tax billings.

August 03, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Government

City Manager Gets Pay Raise

The Oakdale City Council voted unanimously Monday, April 18 to raise City Manager Bryan Whitemyer's base salary to $176,951. Whitemyer's previous pay was $160,500 annually.

April 20, 2016 | Richard Paloma | Government

Proposed Management Plan Unveiled For New Melones

The State Water Resources Control Board held a workshop April 5 in Sacramento on the 2016 operations plan for the Stanislaus River, which includes a proposal about how best to manage water resources in New Melones Reservoir through the end of this year.

April 13, 2016 | | Government

Executive Director Appointed For State’s Fire Safe Council

The California Fire Safe Council (CFSC) has announced the appointment of Ruben Grijalva to the position of Executive Director, effective April 15.

April 13, 2016 | | Government

Public Safety Dispatchers In Spotlight This Week

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) is honoring the men and women who serve as call-takers and dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 10-16. This is an opportunity to thank those who are too often forgotten, despite the invaluable service they provide to first responders and the general public.

April 13, 2016 | | Government

New Fire Prevention Grants Awarded For State Projects

An additional $3 million in grants throughout the state was awarded on Monday, April 4 by Cal Fire, for a variety of fire prevention projects aimed at reducing the elevated threat of wildfires due to the ongoing drought and significant tree mortality. The announcement came just two months after CAL FIRE released nearly $2 million for fire prevention projects in the counties hit hardest by tree mortality and bark beetle.

April 06, 2016 | | Government

FAST Bill Designed To End Government Waste

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)'s Federal Asset Sale and Transfer (FAST) Act of 2016, a bipartisan bill to eliminate government waste by selling off unused and vacant federal properties, passed unanimously through the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

March 09, 2016 | | Government

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Articles by Section - Government

OID Recall Target, Proponent Share Views On Election

The pending recall election for OID board member Linda Santos is coming up on Tuesday, April 25. In advance of the election, The Leader recently ...

April 19, 2017 | | Government

Chief Search Update Due

A regular meeting of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District Board is scheduled for Thursday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and the session is ...

April 12, 2017 | | Government

Firefighter Pre-Apprenticeship Program Passes Committee Vote

Assemblyman Heath Flora recently announced his Firefighter Pre-Apprenticeship Program bill, Assembly Bill 579, was passed unanimously out of Governmental Organization Committee. The bill's next ...

April 12, 2017 | | Government

Denham’s Office Announces Congressional Art Competition

U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) on Monday announced the opening of California's 10th District Congressional Art Competition. The annual art competition will feature ...

April 05, 2017 | | Government


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