What should have been an exciting and unforgettable experience for first time FFA exhibitor Victoria McPherson, instead, turned into a heartbreaking incident that left her and her family yearning for answers. McPherson and her sheep "Lambert" were dismissed from the Stanislaus County Fair Advance Showing last week after the fair's veterinarian disqualified the animal.
It wasn't your run-of-the-mill Highway 99 crash.
At this point, if you're still imagining the fun, it's too late.
Name of business: It's Gluten Free
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will address agricultural labor issues at its upcoming meeting on Aug. 7.
The Central Valley economy is continuing to gradually recover, and will slowly grow for the next two years, according to the latest California State University, Stanislaus Business Forecast Report.
The summertime blues for local food pantries is heating up with donations down at Turlock community centers - a phenomenon food program coordinators see every year.
Elegance and class filled the livestock yards at the Stanislaus County Fair when three contestants showcased their model sheep at the Lads and Ladies Lead Class Judging Thursday afternoon. Each young contestant led their sheep around the ring while wearing wool clothing - showcasing both the sheep and the apparel.
The Turlock Irrigation District's newest power plant – a cutting-edge natural gas plant using first-in-the-nation technology – was officially dedicated Wednesday before a crowd of legislators, state officials, and TID staff.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County remained relatively steady in June, even with cuts to the government sector, according to the latest numbers from California's Economic Development Department.
Turlock children's book author Debbie Brown and her two granddaughters Nicole and Caitlin will be sharing something special with the public on Saturday - something that usually only the three of them get to see - the Grandma Box.
The Central Valley has long been known as a land of bounty, with fertile agricultural land, temperate climate and a growing population. All of these factors also affect the region's environment, according to "The State of the Great Central Valley: Assessing the Region Via Indicators ¬- The Environment 2006-2011."
A pot left unattended on a stove ignited a fire that charred a kitchen.
Fire Call Summary, June 2012
Name of business: Dönerland
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.