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Hughson commits to farmland preservation

The city of Hughson has paved the way to be a county leader in agricultural preservation. The City Council solidified this intention by adopting the Farmland Preservation Program at its Jan. 28 meeting.

February 20, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Collaboration key to county's success, says Supervisor Chiesa

In his 2013 State of the County address, delivered Tuesday morning, Feb. 5 in Modesto, Board of Supervisors chair Vito Chiesa touched on issues of unemployment, gangs and education within the county's communities.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


TID balks at water board proposal

Farmers versus salmon: That is the issue. At Tuesday's Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting, the State Water Board's recent proposal to divert water from the Tuolumne and Merced watershed to help the Chinook salmon received angry outbursts from TID directors and community members alike.

February 13, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


TID launches power outage info website

Power outages remain the most common complaint call that the Turlock Irrigation District receives in yeara. Most outages are due to external forces, such as weather or downed lines due to car accidents. Despite the cause, TID customers just want to know one thing: when will I get my power back?

January 29, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


History unearthed at Don Pedro

Summers at Don Pedro generally consist of Fourth of July celebrations, wakeboarding, and camping. But what many fail to realize is that Don Pedro is more than a recreational attraction and federally-licensed water storage and a hydroelectric generating facility; it is an archaeological site containing traces of prehistoric lifestyle.

January 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | News


Stanislaus County coin collector finds $4,000 penny

Four thousand dollars may not be pocket change for most residents, but for one lucky local man and coin collector, this was just the case. A rare 1992-D MS62RB NGC close "AM" Lincoln Memorial penny was sold recently on eBay for $4,051.99.

December 31, 2012 | Brooke Borba | News


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Articles By Author - Brooke Borba


Work set for Sante Fe intersection

Commuters who travel through the Santa Fe Avenue intersection off of Hatch Road may find something other than the railway to slow their trip within ...

May 08, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Premo’s proposal: Pit salmon welfare against land-based endangered species

Since the State Water Resources Control Board weighed a proposal that would negatively impact the region's water supply, agriculture operations and economy, Valley residents ...

April 24, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


Water board hearing sparks heated fish v. farm debate

SACRAMENTO -- Hundreds of concerned residents from the Central Valley made their presence known during the high-stakes State Water Resources Control Board hearing held March 21-22 ...

April 03, 2013 | Brooke Borba | Local


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