In an area known for good soil and a climate for premiere farming, there lays a plot of thriving and meticulously tended to plants just off one of Oakdale's main thoroughfares. The crop of choice for this urban gardener: medicinal marijuana and his own blend of "purple lush" and "cherry pie" varietals for a high-potency cannabis.
Name of business: Suddenly Perfect Salon and Boutique
Farmers and ranchers who previously were forced to sell livestock due to drought, like the drought currently affecting much of the nation, have an extended period of time in which to replace the livestock and defer tax on any gains from the forced sales.
Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between Sept. 24 and March 25, 2013.
Pitman High School celebrated homecoming Friday with a drubbing of the Franklin High Yellow Jackets.
In an emergency, every second matters.
After 105 years of being one of the most maintained cities, Turlock is undergoing a massive makeover from head to toe.
A seasonal upswing in manufacturing and agricultural hiring sent Stanislaus County's unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly four years.
Local veterans looking to enroll or learn more about Veteran's Administration services and benefits will have that opportunity when the VA Mobile Medical Outreach Clinic rolls into town Friday.
How do you trim the hooves of a 1,200-pound Watusi bovine who could use her 5-foot-4 spread of horns as lethal weapons quicker than a snort? Very carefully – as was demonstrated last week at the yard of the Modesto Seventh Street Livestock Auction and Flea Market yard.
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 theme song from "The Wizard of Oz" tells us dreams come true over the rainbow, but Melinda Conley is hoping it's just over the arch - the St. Louis Arch to be exact.
While the local chapter of the 20-30 Club is devoted to raising funds for children in need that doesn't mean they don't have fun doing it.
Drivers may want to pay extra attention to the speedometers on their vehicles in upcoming weeks as the posted speed limits may be changing on several streets in Turlock.
The United Kingdom based company Botanics & Organics, Inc. will lay roots for its first American venture in the Central Valley through a partnership between the Stanislaus Business Alliance and the City of Modesto.
Delhi parents and citizens have hit a home run among youth with their newly formulated Delhi Little League. This league, which is officially affiliated with Little League International, will give kids a chance to step up to the plate and hone their baseball skills.
Name of Business: Prime Shine Car Wash
Turlock High School senior Brooklyn Lowery has been selected to represent Stanislaus County in Miss California Teen USA in January. As an active member throughout the community, the 17-year old Denair resident has definitely proven to be a qualified candidate.
Although Mountain View Middle School nurse Kathy Cook gave an inspiring and informative presentation on breast cancer awareness to students on Wednesday, what came after her presentation is what stole the show.
Residents long awaiting to explore the southern expansion of Monte Vista Crossings will finally be able to step inside the first of the stores to open this month, including Kirkland's home décor store and Maurice's, which offers women's fashion.
A music video surfaced of city council candidate Donald Babadalir as an extra in the local hip hop band Underground Parliament's video "Outta the Frame."
The Dubyak Family Chiropractic center is hosting its 20th annual Pumpkin Pie Contest to support the hungry citizens of Stanislaus County on Thanksgiving Day. The pies entered in the contest will be donated to the United Samaritan Foundation's Daily Bread Program.
State-adopted agricultural education programs, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that administer agricultural education programs will have their chance to vie for over $225,000, thanks to the California Department of Food and Agriculture's 2014 California Special Interest License Plate grant program.
Those brave enough to take the opportunity have a chance to learn something about Turlock's spooky side just in time for Halloween.
Donald Jackson and Ginger True can pinpoint the exact moment that they met at Covenant Village of Turlock. Only a week after Jackson had moved into the retirement community, he was walking through the dining room when everything changed.