During April, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune fruit continued to develop. Harvest began for a few early peach varieties. Cherry fruit developed as growers continued to spray for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Prunes were past full bloom and beginning to leaf-out in Sutter and Yuba counties. Weed treatments and bloom sprays continued in stone fruit orchards. Grape and kiwifruit vines were growing rapidly as temperatures increased. Pomegranates and persimmons continued to leaf-out. Apples were blooming and leafing-out. Blueberries were being picked and packed in Tulare County. Olive groves were pruned.
The weather is heating up and so is the job market. Hundreds of unemployed people stood in line for over an hour outside the Clarion Hotel Conference Center for Modesto's HIREvent on Tuesday for the opportunity to find employment with companies looking to hire.
Thousands of students this month will be donning academic regalia and taking part in graduation ceremonies. Most of those receiving higher education degrees will take their expertise to the highest bidder in a very competitive job market. Very few will bring their talents back to the communities where they are needed most.
The City of Patterson is continuing its fight for representation on the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors, while TID officials say formally annexing Patterson would lead to skyrocketing costs, and reduced water for growers.
Better Business Bureau warns area consumers to be wary of telephone calls or solicitations claiming that government officials and agencies will pay their utility or cell phone bills.
Only 33 drivers will race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this Memorial Day weekend.
What does hope sound like? Is it a galvanizing chant of a crowd or a word of encouragement whispered in the ear? For Ron and Jennifer Eivaz it sounds like a single word uttered by their son David. It doesn't matter what the word might be - they are all precious to the couple for the sheer fact that for the first half of David's life the prospect of him being able to use and grasp language was an open-ended question.
He says he was born in Minnesota, grew up in San Jose, and ran businesses in Los Angeles. He says he played professional baseball in Philadelphia, a shortstop who once faced off against Nolan Ryan.
An increase in farming jobs helped decrease Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to 16.4 percent for April, giving it a rate well below last year's estimate of 17.3 percent, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
The mosquito surveillance and control activities aimed at curbing the presence of West Nile virus are underway in Stanislaus County, just as two dead birds confirmed to have the virus were found in a neighboring county.
Some of the best law enforcement canine teams from across Northern California will compete for the title of "Top Dog" at the 30th Annual Police Canine Trial, Saturday in Modesto.
The 2012 start-of-summer Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off Monday.
Three non-profit animal sanctuaries, Animal Place, Farm Sanctuary and Harvest Home are seeking justice for 50,000 hens who were abandoned this past February in what Stanislaus County Animal Services Executive Director Annette Patton called the worst case of animal cruelty the county has ever seen.
It's never too early for children to learn the basic tenants of running a business. And what better way to learn than by operating an old-fashioned lemonade stand?
As Turlockers celebrate national Bike to Work Week – May 14-18 – some local citizens bike to work every day.
Late summer is not the greatest time for watching birds in our area. It is too early for most fall migrants and winter birds, and many of the summer visitors are gone by now.
Locals who enjoy spending their Saturdays frequenting yard sales will now have an opportunity to browse the goods of more than 70 sellers in one place next Saturday at the annual Cornerstone Covenant Church Community Yard Sale.
Take the pledge to commit to making more water efficient action in and around your home and receive a free water conservation device from the City of Turlock.
The family of 18-year-old Dustin Babb is learning that even in the darkest of days a little sunshine can peek through.
Elizabeth Lourenco and Jeffrey Severson of Turlock, who began their romance as high school sweethearts, were chosen to have their proposal photo featured in the film "Christian Mingle."
Some bands play for the love of music, others play in hopes of becoming famous. Then there's Age Before Beauty, a two-person band that donates all of their tips that they earn during performances to charity.
Turlock's downtown scene will officially welcome California State University, Stanislaus on Friday through a ribbon cutting ceremony for the university's new art gallery and a CSUS themed Night Market.
Tim Guerino knows that the model works.
Several Good Samaritans came to the rescue of a Hughson couple after their car crashed into a canal Thursday.
In larger cities parking spots are considered a valuable commodity, but parking is not usually an issue in Turlock, except perhaps for the residents near Donnelly Park.
Name of Business: Encore Dance Apparel
After leading MedicAlert Foundation into a new era of innovation over the past five years, CEO Andrew Wigglesworth announced that he will be resigning from the Turlock-based international health information company.
It took three continents and four moves but Victor Soares made his way to Turlock and he didn't come alone. He brought Grocery Outlet.
The local fire fighting and emergency response efforts got a boost Tuesday night when the Turlock City Council approved a partnership between the Turlock Fire Department and three other agencies to provide automatic aid, regardless of district boundaries.
The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is seeking the family of a man who died Friday in Turlock.