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Denham staff to offer mobile office hours

Denham staff to offer mobile office hours

Denham Staff To Offer Mobile Office Hours In Oakdale
Oakdale Leader
8132 Mobile District Office hours will be held by staff members from the office of Congressman Jeff Denham in the Meeting Room of the Oakdale Library. For the month of August, the Mobile District Office will be Monday, Aug. ...

Duo hired for seeking city grants

Duo hired for seeking city grants

Duo Hired For Seeking City Grants
Oakdale Leader
With cuts to city staff and the inability of a previously contracted firm to perform, the City of Oakdale has decided to go with a local, smaller firm that has a proven ...

Budget To Be Discussed At Monday's Council Meeting

The Oakdale City Council will vote to adopt the city's 2011-2012 operating budget at its regular meeting on Monday, June 20. Over the last three years the city has cut over $3.4 million from its general fund budget that has resulted in loss of ...

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City finds savings without layoffs; $3.7 million deficit remains

City finds savings without layoffs; $3.7 million deficit remains

City finds savings without layoffs; $3.7 million deficit remains
The Turlock Journal
When the Turlock City Council passed their 2010 budget, then the second straight year of deep spending reductions, department heads said there was no more to be cut. But those department heads sharpened their pencils and cut $1.6 ...

Immigration bill is big concern for agriculture industry

WASHINGTON (AP) - The agriculture industry fears a disaster is on the horizon if the one bit of new immigration policy that Congress seems to agree on becomes law.

It's a plan to require that all American businesses run their employees through a program that confirms each worker is legally entitled to work in the U.S.

The program, known as E-Verify, could wreak havoc on an industry where 80 percent of the field workers are illegal immigrants.

So could the increased paperwork audits already under way by the Obama administration.

Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California says farmers are worried that their work force is about to disappear.

They say they want to hire legal workers and U.S. citizens, but that it's nearly impossible, given the relatively low wages and back-breaking work.

'Wake Up Wednesday' rally at CSU Stanislaus May 11

'Wake Up Wednesday' rally at CSU Stanislaus May 11

TURLOCK - Students and staff will hold a rally at CSU Stanislaus on Wednesday, May 11 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the quad on campus, to bring awareness to severe budget cuts affecting the university. The group will also thank professors and show their appreciation in honor of "Day of the Teacher."

A massive pillow fight will be staged to symbolize waking up legislators and students fighting back, who are tired of public education taking such tremendous cuts. The Declaration to Defend Education, written by students from CSU Fullerton during their sit-in demonstration, will also be available.

The event is co-sponsored by Student CTA, ASI and The Warrior Street Team.

Local city managers — a scorecard

Local city managers — a scorecard

Local city managers — a scorecard

Modesto Bee

15. Modesto — Greg Nyhoff started June 2008, replacing George Britton, who retired. Nyhoff will soon be the second longest serving city manager in the county. Oakdale — Steve Hallum let go earlier this week; Oakdale Fire Chief Mike Botto named ...