Ken Carlson Blog
Posted by Ken Carlson on August 2, 2014
A group wants to expand its Buddhist temple in Ceres, at 3761 Roeding Road, but has run into some opposition from neighbors.
The plans include a 9,500-square-foot activity hall, a new ashery for cremated human remains and additions to the temple and multipurpose room. The Cambodian Buddhist Association of Ceres also proposes 122 additional parking spaces at the 3-acre site, west of Faith Home Road, just outside the city.
Stanislaus County planning commissioners are scheduled to consider the land-use permit Thursday at 6 p.m. Staff recommends they approve the permit, which would allow construction of the facilities.
Posted by Ken Carlson on July 18, 2014
There is only an outside chance for success. But some Valley officials want to make the effort of competing for the Tesla Motors battery factory.
Posted by Ken Carlson on July 11, 2014
The percentage of Americans who lack health insurance dropped to an all-time low of 13.4 percent after the first Affordable Care Act enrollment period, according to a Gallup and Healthways survey.
Posted by Ken Carlson on June 26, 2014
In Stanislaus County, voter turnout for the June 3 election was 26.4 percent, far lower than the four previous gubernatorial primaries going back to 1998. City elections and ballot measures are on tap for the November election.
Posted by Ken Carlson on May 30, 2014
Stanislaus County leaders are poised to hold discussions on the preliminary budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Labor talks will be a factor in balancing the next county budget
Posted by Ken Carlson on May 23, 2014
A survey suggests that physicians are confused about whether they are in the provider networks of Covered California health plans.
Posted by Ken Carlson on May 16, 2014
The Covered California health exchange has opened the door for people with COBRA insurance to consider enrolling in lower-cost health plans subsidized through the Affordable Care Act.