"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
One year ago, the Turlock City Council voted to establish the Mayor's Economic Development Task Force. This team of over 20 business and community leaders was tasked with identifying strategies to make Turlock a stronger economic competitor.
The Turlock Irrigation District is hoping to change the way the Stanislaus Regional Water Authority, which is comprised of the cities of Turlock, Ceres and Modesto, manages its water resources.
Name of business: Pageo Lavender Farm
Thousands of unaccompanied children - more than 52,000 since October - have been detained by American border patrol agents creating what President Barack Obama has called a humanitarian crisis.
While fried delights whether they be corn dogs, funnel cakes or something more exotic like alligator are a top draw at the Stanislaus County Fair, there is one item that might seem ordinary but is anything but: hamburgers made by the ladies of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
After six years of vague accusations and finger pointing, those responsible for the 2008 illegal robocalls targeting then-Turlock City Council candidate Mary Jackson will have to face financial consequences.
The streets of downtown Turlock were filled with those bursting with pride for their country and country roots on Friday during the annual Fourth of July parade and street fair.
The City of Turlock wants legislators, policymakers and the public to know where it stands on important policy positions. To help make sure those positions are communicated, the City Council on Tuesday will consider adopting the 2014-15 Legislative Platform for the City of Turlock and authorizing the city manager to participate in the League of Cities advocacy efforts.
A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg infections has been officially linked to Foster Farms chicken by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, prompting an immediate recall.
The Stanislaus County Library Foundation is taking their Lemony Snicket benefit event to a whole new level - the baked kind.
The Stanislaus County Fair opens its all-star concert line-up with five-time Grammy winner Wyonna Judd on July 11, and the stars keep on coming throughout the fair's 10-day run.
The First Presbyterian Church is inviting the community to celebrate Independence Day with jazz and hymns.
Assemblymember Kristin Olsen (R-Modesto) was unanimously elected to be the next Assembly Republican Leader.
The first tentative spring blooms may just now be popping up in the Central Valley, but members and friends of the Turlock Garden Club are already putting tender loving care into their landscapes, as the club prepares to host its Third Annual Garden Tour with the theme "Our Hearts in our Gardens."
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