Family-owned Foster Farms proved it's not "chicken" to be the first large scale poultry producer in the West to have its products overlooked by the American Humane Association. In fact, Foster Farms is at the forefront of maintaining animal welfare through their recent partnership, which includes supplying additional funding for organizations handling animals humanely.
Whoever came up with the phrase "out with the old and in with the new" never thought of recycling their resources. Fortunately, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is developing plans to do just that and could potentially utilize land recently purchased for Turlock's Regional Transit Center and other resources to implement a commuter rail service connecting Modesto, Turlock and Merced to the Bay Area.
Work began last weekend to convert an eyesore rental property on North Street into a new Ceres site for the Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County.
The goal of sprucing up Golden State Boulevard continues to move forward as the city works on the third project of the beautification plan.
Turlock native Sabrina Vann will be competing against the best hairstylists from across the country as she was named a finalist in the annual Wella Student Competition in the 2013 America's Beauty Show in Chicago.
Name of business: BB Prints
The Central Valley's season of wood-burning curtailments came to an end Feb. 28 with far fewer bans issued because of unhealthy air than in the previous year.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Spring is here; or at least that is what it felt like for the past week. Although the official start of spring is still two weeks away, most Central Valley residents wouldn't know the difference due to dry conditions and warm temperatures.
Recent economic growth isn't just a boom for business, it's also increasing traffic in - and above -Turlock. The Turlock Municipal Airport has been kept busy as of late, with dozens of planes keeping its lone runway occupied.
The community of Turlock has long had a reputation for generosity. This can be seen in its annual support of nonprofit organizations that feed the homeless, provide toys for children at Christmas and social services for all in need. And for the past 15 years, one of the largest philanthropic endeavors undertaken by the residents of Turlock and its surrounding communities has been Legacy Circle.
When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on the morning of Feb. 11, members of the Catholic Church throughout the world experienced a wave of fear, shock, concern, and sadness.
Not your usual stop, but a tour bus pulled up in the parking lot of the A.L. Gilbert Company in Oakdale recently, filled with nearly four dozen Italian dairymen and their spouses. For the most part, the Italian visitors were in California on vacation, but decided to work a few days so they took a tour of the A.L. Gilbert Company and of a few dairies in the Stanislaus-San Joaquin County area.
As a young boy living in Stanislaus County, Gary Caseri grew familiar with the vast agricultural region, eventually shaping a 36 year career path dedicated to helping growers, animals, and the environment throughout three California counties.
A quick response from the Turlock Fire Department kept a fire from spreading at the Go Green Recycling facility Tuesday afternoon.
In an effort to continue a mutually beneficially arrangement with nature's yellow and black pollinators, the Almond Board of California earlier this month unveiled Honey Bee Best Management Practices for the state's Almond Industry.
The owners of Lightly Used Books in downtown Turlock had an unwelcome surprise Tuesday morning when a car came crashing into their storefront.
There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, but state and local entities, from health care workers to funeral directors, are instituting new protocols designed to help keep the public safe.
It is sometimes referred to as the "forgotten war" but on Tuesday the sacrifices of those that served during the Korean War was brought front and center for a special recognition and the awarding of Ambassador for Peace Medals to almost a hundred local veterans.
A line of individuals stretching nearly one mile in length wrapped its way around Turlock's War Memorial on Canal Drive on Tuesday with people snaking beyond the skate park and around the Turlock Irrigation District building. While the people represented a diverse array of backgrounds and ages they were all in search of the same thing: jobs, at Hilmar Cheese Company specifically.
The final preparations are being made for Monday's take off of the fifth Central Valley Honor Flight that will escort area World War II veterans to the nation's capital for a special reception and tour of the World War II Memorial.
Friday marked the end of this year's season for the Turlock Certified Farmers Market and even though vendors spent the end of the day packing up what was left of their produce, market manager Derek Griffin is already planning next year's market.
There are 23 million small businesses in America, which account for more than 50 percent of U.S. sales according to the Small Business Administration, a national small business advocacy organization that hosted a national conference call on Wednesday to discuss the role of small business in the local and national economy.
Before his term in office comes to an end Mayor John Lazar will leave his post in Turlock and head to Modesto to be recognized by the Latino Community Roundtable as their elected official of the year.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Turlock delivered 600 pumpkins to Cunningham Elementary on Friday. The service club has been donating the fall gourds to students at Cunningham for the past 26 years. This year, R.A.M. Farms donated half of the pumpkins, with the Kiwanis Club purchasing the rest. Each Cunningham student was allowed to choose a pumpkin to take home.
Turlock native Chad Scott has lost his bid to become America's latest taste maker and along with it his hopes for the million dollar prize.
Name of Business: Romson's Kebab
After more than three decades the Keyes community is joining together to reprise the fall traditions of decades past on Saturday with the Keyes Fall Festivities Parade which hasn't taken place in the town since 1981.
On Wednesday afternoon Off Center Thrift & Gift was teeming with people, but they weren't the usual shoppers hunting for a good deal. They were the volunteers, contributors, and board of directors that have made the local thrift shop a philanthropic powerhouse in the Turlock community.
Hilmar Cheese is extending the roots of its operation into Turlock, looking to grow its production personnel and provide employment opportunities for Valley workers.