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  • United Way will assist Covered California with second enrollment campaign

    Posted by Ken Carlson on October 3, 2014

    United Way of Stanislaus County will assist with promoting the second enrollment period for health coverage through the Covered California exchange this fall. The Stanislaus group was among eight United Way chapters to receive Covered California Navigator Grants. It will receive $26,000 of the $424,495 in funding awarded to United Ways of California and eight of its chapters.


  • County accepting loan requests from homeowners with failed wells

    Posted by Ken Carlson on September 12, 2014

    Stanislaus County has started to accept loan applications from rural homeowners who need to replace dry wells. Applications for the Emergency Domestic Water Financial Assistance Program were posted Friday on the county’s home page at


  • West Nile virus at highest level detected, state says

    Posted by Ken Carlson on September 5, 2014

    According to California’s top health officer, people are especially taking a gamble this month if they are bitten by mosquitoes. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the state Department of Public Health, said the proportion of mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus is at a record level in California.


  • Stanislaus supervisors approve dry well loan program, lower income limit

    Posted by Ken Carlson on August 26, 2014

    Stanislaus County supervisors approved an emergency loan program Tuesday for homeowners with dry wells, after amending the proposal to lower the income limit and removing a strict credit score requirement.


  • COUNTY PULSE: Contract restores pay cut, hikes salaries for county managers and supervisors

    Posted by Ken Carlson on August 22, 2014

    Stanislaus County leaders have agreed to eliminate a pay cut for an employee group and raise salaries in the final two years of the labor contract. The county will restore 60 percent of the pay cut for mid-level managers and supervisors this month and return the rest to their paychecks in July. In addition, the four-year contract provides for a 1 percent cost-of-living raise in July 2016 and 3 percent increase a year later.


  • Ceres Buddhist temple has plans for expansion

    Posted by Ken Carlson on August 2, 2014

    A Buddhist temple in Ceres wants to expand its facilities at 3761 Roeding Road but has run into some opposition from neighbors.


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