When I was a kid I was excited about September because that's when school started - and it also meant a reprieve from farm labor. My dad was an almond farmer and back in those days the whole family helped with the harvest.
California's average farm real estate was valued at $7,200 per acre, based on surveys of California farmers and ranchers. This is an all time record high for California and $300 above the previous record set in 2011. Annual farm real estate values have continually increased since 1994, the last time it dipped below the previous year's value. Irrigated cropland, at $12,000 per acre, increased $500 per acre compared with the 2011 estimated value. Non-irrigated cropland, at $3,550 per acre, was down 1.4 percent from last year. All cropland, at $9,810 per acre, was ...
Name of business: Camara's Clothier
The non-profit group Pick Up America is headed toward the Central Valley to help with the removal of trash from the area's roadways and highways.
The City of Turlock's summer swim programs experienced one of their busiest years ever in 2012 – despite one pool being closed for half of the season.
The California Highway patrol is investigating a motorcycle crash that occurred Monday night just outside of Turlock that claimed the life of the rider.
Nearly one billion people have no access to clean, safe water. In the developing world, finding a reliable source of safe water is often time-consuming and expensive to obtain. Helping to alleviate the problem in some small measure, the Rotary Club of Turlock, donated and dispensed water purification systems to as many as 500 households in the Dominican Republic.
She is loved by some, and disliked by others. One local business owner even wants her gone. The 14-foot statue of Calafia, which has welcomed visitors to downtown Turlock for the last seven years, isn't ready to part from its home, just yet. During Thursday's Arts Commission meeting, commissioners voted to recommend to the Turlock City Council that Calafia not be relocated from downtown Turlock.
The Turlock Gospel Mission's founding executive director, who has led the organization from a modest nightly meal offering to a group on the verge of opening a full-time shelter building, has stepped down from his post.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has opened up funding of $4 million for new emission-reduction proposals through its Technology Advancement Program.
Urbandictionary.com defines zuzu as both a slang term for candies and as a descriptor meaning "superfantasticlywondeful in a fantabulistic way." So, naturally Valerie Lamke thought it was the perfect name for her new confections company.
Turlock parks are a haven for many families who host barbecues, birthday parties, and playdates at the many neighborhood park locations - with Crane Park on Canal Drive being one of the most popular. While families are out celebrating during the weekends, residents surrounding Crane Park are fed up with the excess noise and are demanding that policies be put into place.
Something is rotten in the pond of Donnelly.
DFI brand cantaloupes out of Huron, Calif. were recalled due to Salmonella contamination.
A menagerie of critters that make the wild lands around Stanislaus County their home, from Fizzle the California Ground Squirrel to Bella the Eastern Red Fox, will be highlighted during the annual Day with Wildlife at the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center.
Fundraising for the Salvation Army is taking a new turn in Turlock as the days of bake sales and car washes are being replaced with upcoming nights of drinks and dancing to support the several initiatives of the Turlock branch of the national organization.
As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:
When the San Francisco 49ers hit the field in 2104 there will be two Valley natives on display at the brand new Levi's Stadium-Colin Kaepernick and Nick Brown.
Turlocker Carolina Alfaro used to run to the grocery store late at night once her husband got home from work. With two special needs children, the simple task of grocery shopping became a burden made easier only by using her sons' wheelchairs as a makeshift shopping cart when necessary.
The United States Department of Agriculture has declared Aug. 3-9 as this year's Farmers Market Week. For the local community, the Turlock Certified Farmers Market is the perfect place to celebrate.
The sale of Emanuel Medical Center to Tenet Healthcare Corporation has officially been completed with Tenet taking over ownership of the 209-bed facility Friday and appointing Susan Micheletti as the hospital's new chief executive officer.
The Connecting Point Church of the Nazarene in Denair is hosting its fifth annual Cruzin' Car Show Benefit Saturday to raise funds for a young disabled Ceres boy.
Smoke from wildfires in the Sierra Nevada will continue to affect air quality in foothill and mountain communities through the weekend and remain on the Valley floor, local air officials said.
A horse that was spotted running free on the highway Wednesday morning has been reunited with its owner.
Name: Turlock Fitness and Racquet Club
The citizens of Turlock are experts at throwing the perfect block party. For the past six years, Turlock has embodied the spirit of the annual National Night Out event by bringing neighbors together with each other and local public safety and government leaders in an effort to prevent crime and foster a sense of community.
Local Assyrians are grabbing their picket signs and leaving their hometowns to defend their homeland by traveling to San Francisco on Saturday for a regional protest, just one portion of a worldwide effort demonstrating objection to the religious persecution currently plaguing Christians in Iraq.
Turlock will soon play host to a new supermarket store, Grocery Outlet, which is also looking to employ approximately 20 new employees before its grand opening in September.
Locals with an inventive knack will have the opportunity to express their creativity for a shot at $2,500 by entering the Stanislaus County Business Alliance's inaugural Innovation Challenge.
When Wanda Bonnell was a student working towards her Master's Degree in Education and Counseling at California State University, Stanislaus, she vaguely heard about the American Leadership Forum.