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.
For the second month in a row the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose slightly in November, reaching back into double digits.
Monday will mark a historic anniversary for Turlock. On Dec. 22, 1871, the town was founded by John William Mitchell, a prominent grain farmer who owned 100,000 acres of land from Keyes to Atwater (encompassing what is now the City of Turlock), with the placement of the first flag station (train stop) at Henderson's crossing (Golden State Boulevard and Berkeley Avenue).
After the successful revival of the Keyes Fall Festival Parade-a tradition the town has not seen in 30 years-back in October, it only seems natural for the Keyes community to host a nighttime Christmas parade for the first time.
For many people, Christmas lists usually hold wishes for new iPhones, clothes and toys. However, for Jody Jorge, her only wish was to see her daughter Hannah Pointon for the holidays.
Jack in the Box will remain the reigning fast food option in downtown Turlock as McDonald's has decided not to open a location at the corner of Marshall and South Center Streets, the site of the present Bonander Buick GMC car lot.
Altamont Corridor Express trains could be stopping in downtown Turlock within the next 10 years if Stanislaus County voters approve their own version of San Joaquin County's half cent Measure K transportation sales tax during the next election cycle.
Name of Business: Matt Anderson Electric and Solar
Stanislaus County nonprofits looking for additional funds to continue their good work can now apply for a grant through the Women's Leadership Council, an affinity group through the United Way of Stanislaus County.
Lights won't only be glowing on houses this season as the roadways are likely to be lit up with an estimated 12.1 million Californians traveling by car to friends and loved ones this holiday season.
As a kid Ron Detwiler considered it a festive Christmas if his family put up a tree, but now the Turlock resident is the steward of a holiday lights spectacular that has been thrilling young and old alike in Turlock for the last three years.
For residents of Oxford Court, construction of the court's famous 16-year-old Christmas train begins on the first day of November.
Local veteran Adam Britton sold half of his belongings to purchase a Jeep Rubicon. This wasn't the purchase of a car aficionado; it was a choice vehicle in which to drive veterans around on four-wheeling trails, a cause Britton has spearheaded for over a year.
Turlock Irrigation District once again met to discuss a number of electric service rules, as well as approve a new rule that will address self generation.
If the more than one thousand people that lined up for the Hilmar Cheese hiring fair in October is any indicator, Turlockers are ready and willing to work. Fortunately, the outlook is bright with numerous new businesses slated to open their doors in 2015.
While it's no surprise to see Salvation Army bell ringers outside of stores this time of year, on Saturday Turlock citizens saw their mayor and council members braving the cold to bring a few extra dollars – $459.50 to be exact – to the kettles through a friendly county-wide competition.