The California Department of Food and Agriculture has vacancies on two committees which make recommendations to CDFA Secretary Karen Ross on issues related to avocado and feed inspection programs. These positions are vital to help oversee associated inspection programs that ensure quality standards within the marketplace.
It's always hard to find the perfect thank you gift. But the task becomes doubly hard when thanking veterans – those brave Americans who fight for the freedoms of men and women they will never meet.
Most Turlock Irrigation District growers will pay more for irrigation water in 2013, as the district will be required by state law to adopt a by-volume pricing schedule.
The dream of becoming a homeowner burst for countless individuals when the housing market collapsed and now even the hope of renting a decent residence is slipping further away from them, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
It was 5:30 a.m. on a Friday and Curt Andre Park was filled with the sounds of grunts and groans that are common with physical struggle. A group of about 10 was lugging a weighted duffle bag 50 feet - bear-crawl style -while another group was running laps, and still another holding a plank pose for as long as each person could.
When you work for something, really put your whole self into it, it's a bit hard to accept when it's all over.
February's unemployment rate in Stanislaus County was up from the month prior, but well below the year-ago estimate, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
The Stanislaus County library system is asking residents to pick up their crochet needles and stitch together some well needed creature comforts for the dogs and cats at the county animal shelter.
Employers must adjust to a changing Valley landscape, including an increasing reliance on social innovation.
Make this St. Patrick's Day more about St. Paddy and less about the paddy wagon. If you've been drinking on St. Patrick's Day, AAA Northern California will take you and your car home for free.
Alix Ribeiro is proving that at least one New Year's resolution can stick. Her resolution was to make her community a better place, and, unlike many who soon forgot their goals, she has stuck to her resolution.
The California tobacco tax funds many programs aiming to create smoke-free environments. In Stanislaus County, the DMC Foundation received state grant funding to operate the Fresh Outdoors Project, which is designed to decrease tobacco exposure were people live, work and play. Its mission is "to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, discourage tobacco industry sponsorship, and improve air quality in and around Stanislaus County."
Local girls joined millions of others across the country this week in celebrating a century of Girl Scouts. On March 12, 1912, founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls for the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Today, 3.2 million girls are members of Girl Scouts in troops across the country.
The push to keep local libraries funded will begin in earnest next week as the Save Stanislaus Libraries campaign kicks off.
Sunrise was still two hours away when Kurt Jerner slid on his goggles and prepared to enter the Brenda Athletic Club pool on Thursday for his daily swim routine. The Turlock resident is regularly the very first person to dive into the gym's pool.
It may surprise some outsiders to know that in the Turlock Horseman's Club, horses are secondary.
The performers for the inaugural Dancing with the Turlock Stars did the cha-cha, the hustle, the flamenco, and in general thrilled the capacity crowd Saturday night as they raised thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.
Electric service rates could increase next year, after a review of Turlock Irrigation District's preliminary budget for the 2015 financial year. The possibility of a 5 percent increase in rates, which will be used to address a forecasted revenue shortfall of $16.7 million, will be the focus of a public hearing scheduled for Dec. 2.
An annual event aimed at sharing a love of fine automobiles took a philanthropic turn this year as Winton, Ireland, Strom & Green Insurance, in collaboration with Hagerty Insurance, raised funds for pancreatic research in memory of late Turlock High aquatics coach Steve Feaver.
The East Stanislaus Resource Conservation District is hosting a Local Workgroup Meeting on Monday to get feedback from the community on how to best use federal funds through the Farm Bill's Environmental Quality Incentive Program.
The Latino Community Roundtable and Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce are holding a Hispanic Heritage Month celebration from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at World Tile Design Showroom, 728 S. Center St., in Turlock.
Bakersfield native Luke Wonderly is embarking on a cross country journey spreading a message of peace that he hopes will end with a presidential visit.
Agriculture is a big part of life in Stanislaus County, and the fruits of the recent harvest will take center stage next week in an event to support two ag-centered entities - Friends of the Stanislaus County Fair Foundation and the Agriculture Studies Department of California State University, Stanislaus.
Spring may be the traditional season in which to clean-up, but locals will get a chance to come together and beautify the town on Saturday for the seventh annual Turlock Shines event.
A mountain lion spotted in an east Turlock neighborhood Sunday night continues to roam free in parts unknown as officials suspended their search Monday.
Community members who want to get up close with an alpaca will have their chance this Sunday and Monday at Macedo's Mini Acre as part of National Alpaca Farm Days.