Modesto is poised to undertake its first review of development fees in about a half-dozen years. The City Council on Tuesday will consider reconvening the comprehensive fees task force to look at Modesto’s development-related fees – including permitting and plan review fees – as well as provide input on an update of the city’s capital facilities fees.
In a packed agenda Tuesday, the Turlock City Council will consider next year’s budget, administrative positions and three proposals on campaign finance reform tied to a heated controversy over the downtown farmers market.
Stanislaus County officials and their counterparts in San Joaquin County keep working on a plan to remove the bottleneck at North McHenry Avenue and River Road, just north of the Stanislaus River bridge, and improve the traffic corridor between Modesto and Escalon.
After pulling out of Chicago plans, filmmaker and Modesto native George Lucas is looking for another city to become home to his art museum. Why not home, meaning his former hometown? Certainly can’t hurt city to make a pitch.
An 8-year-old boy was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle crash north of Los Banos and his mother, the driver of the vehicle in which he was riding, has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, the California Highway Patrol reported Monday.
A second high-speed rail workshop is planned Tuesday in Merced, where plans are progressing, according to organizers. The second planning workshop is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Merced Senior Community Center, 755 W. 15th St.
Six of nine banks based in the central San Joaquin Valley and 10 of 15 credit unions headquartered in the region have been listed as five-star institutions by an independent bank research company based on their financial performance in the first quarter of the year.
Police believe a drive-by purse snatcher struck again Saturday afternoon, knocking down an elderly woman as she stood outside a 99 Cents Only store in north Modesto. This was the fourth time the purse snatcher has accosted a victim in four days.
The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency is targeting two canine breeds – pit bulls and Chihuahuas – for a free spay or neuter program that aims to reduce their numbers in four specific areas in Modesto and Ceres.