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Gavin Newsom addresses backlash to LGBT pride: Woke is just another ‘dog whistle’

in Community/Government/News

G ov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) reacted on Wednesday to a Pride flag that was burned at a Los Angeles area elementary school, decrying "a full-throated purge effort" that he says is orchestrated "by the far-right."

A rainbow-colored Pride flag that had been placed in a plant pot outside of a Saticoy Elementary School classroom was lit on fire and destroyed earlier this month.

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Audit finds California water agency not adequately considering climate change in forecasts

in Environment/Government/News

The state auditor has issued a report strongly criticizing the California Department of Water Resources, saying the agency has overestimated the state’s water supply during drought and continues relying on forecasts that don’t adequately factor in the effects of climate change.

The report by State Auditor Grant Parks said the Department of Water Resources has “made only limited progress” in improving its water-supply forecasts to account for climate change, despite acknowledging more than a decade ago that it needed to improve its forecasting methods.

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This vacant Turlock field soon will help turn food waste into renewable energy for homes

in Environment/Government/News

An empty alfalfa field in west Turlock soon will be transformed into a high-tech facility that turns food waste into renewable fuel.

State and local dignitaries gathered on West Main Street for the groundbreaking of the newest Divert food waste recovery plant. The company turns unsold food from supermarkets, retailers, restaurants and manufacturers into natural gas that can be used to power homes and businesses.

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After 3 years of COVID-19, Stanislaus is better prepared for deadly viruses, report says

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On Tuesday, Stanislaus County public health officials delivered to county leaders what they said was the last quarterly report on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, in this update, there wasn’t much to report in terms of viral activity.

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Council approves container home project for homeless

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Turlock could soon be home to a new transitional housing project for homeless families, homeless veterans and senior citizens, following action by the Turlock City Council on Tuesday.

“It’s a difficult issue to deal with,” said Turlock City Manager Reagan Wilson about the City’s homelessness issue. “Just from a statistically perspective, in the last (homeless) Point-In-Time Count I think there were 221 homeless persons counted in the city of Turlock…Turlock actually has 129 overnight shelter beds between the Turlock Gospel Mission and the We Care program — the gospel mission has 80 and We Care has 49.

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Local experts: economic future appears shaky

in business/Government/News

Information shared at the first-ever Turlock Business Conference on March 6, about the future of business and the economy could just as well apply to Ceres.

A panel of local experts spoke before over 100 who convened at the Grand Oak Banquet Hall and Event Center and presented statistics from recent years while also predicting future trends and providing their two-cents as to how people should navigate what they expect to be unique economic times.

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Evacuation warning issued for rural Patterson

in Community/Government/News

 A rising San Joaquin River has prompted emergency officials in Stanislaus County to issue an evacuation warning for rural parts of Patterson and Grayson.

The warning covers areas in the immediate vicinity of the San Joaquin River from Grayson Road to Crows Landing Road.

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Stanislaus is getting housing for homeless people struggling with mental illness

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Stanislaus County supervisors approved a funding agreement Tuesday to provide 38 permanent supportive housing units for people struggling with mental illness, substance use and homelessness.

The project, estimated at $10.8 million, is inspired by the “Housing First” concept that stable housing is essential before people can be treated effectively for mental illness or substance use disorder.

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Turlock police make additional changes to downtown security following January shootings

in crime/Government/News

The Turlock Police Department has increased its efforts to improve safety downtown, the police chief said Friday.

On Facebook, police Chief Jason Hedden wrote that in response to two shootings near the Grand Cru last month, the department had changed the requirements of the bar’s conditional use permit. The changes include:

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County invests $650K to grow bio-industrial manufacturing jobs

in Community/Government/News

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday spent the first of what potentially will be a $10 million investment in bringing bio-industry manufacturing operations to the region.

The five-member board voted unanimously to allocate $650,000 to support the formation and operations of BEAM Circular, an organization that will serve as the tip of the spear in an effort to reimagine and reinvigorate the local economy.

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