Pete Mensonides, a dairy farmer from Turlock, was among more than 65 Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. (DFA) Board members and Young Cooperators (YCs) who visited Capitol Hill last week to discuss issues affecting the dairy industry. DFA members and staff convened in Washington, D.C., for the cooperative's annual D.C. board meeting and Hill visits, where they conducted more than 175 visits with legislators.
As of Sunday, clergy in the Episcopal Diocese of San Joaquin - which includes St. Francis Episcopal Church of Turlock - may perform blessings of same gender civil unions and domestic partnerships.
Unlike many neighboring cities and communities, summer recreational opportunities remain plentiful through the City of Turlock's Recreation Division.
In a relatively non-descript warehouse on Spengler Way, two local men are brewing beer that's earning accolades worldwide.
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced on Thursday that it will fine Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock $50,000 in administrative penalties after the hospital failed to follow policies and procedures for the safe distribution and administration of medication.
During a trip to Afghanistan a few years ago, Turlocker Fin Johnson met a group of men and women who were trying to make winter a little warmer for children in the war-torn country.
The USDA announced Friday that it has replaced the familiar Food Guide Pyramid with the more modern, and more nutritious, MyPlate icon. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin and First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled the new icon and urged Americans to follow the new, simplified nutritional guidelines.
Church leaders from Fresno to Stockton gathered in downtown Modesto on Wednesday to rally for a state budget solution which avoids cuts to education and programs for the needy.
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Internationally known Hip Hop artist and Bboy Mookie Washington will host a Bboy competition with master classes to follow in Turlock on Monday.
In just a month, fireworks will be erupting all over Stanislaus County – and the nation – as America celebrates its Independence Day.
The Capital Region Chapter of the American Red Cross - which includes Stanislaus County - will host a celebration to honor individuals in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others and show extraordinary human compassion.
At 13-years-old Taylor Beckwith is already a role model and inspiration for the entire community. Last year she collected 601 blankets through her "Blankets for Babies" project to donate to families in need.
A Planada man was killed when a passenger train collided with his truck Sunday afternoon in Merced County.
Bird enthusiasts from throughout California will descend upon the state's Central Valley and Coastal Ranges to count Yellow-billed Magpies this weekend. Popular among birders and compelling for conservationists, the Yellow-billed Magpie lives only in California, and may be may experiencing a comeback after major declines due to habitat loss, West Nile Virus and pesticide use.
"The Yellow-billed Magpie is a great California bird, very popular among bird enthusiasts and the general public," said Andrea Jones, Audubon California's director of Important Bird Areas. "If we want to be sure that the Yellow-billed Magpie is part of California's future ...
For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.
Bad news just keeps on coming for local growers, as the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors considers implementing an even lower than the historically-low 20 inch water allotment in 2014, once the postponed irrigation season finally starts.
Deep fried food, thrilling amusement rides, and live music - all of these things come to mind when thinking of the Stanislaus County Fair. However for most people, the main event they look forward to year after year is livestock exhibitions.
The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County made a small rebound from the rise seen in January with a slight decline in February, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department.
While going to the dentist is a matter of routine for many Americans, in Jamaica it's a luxury.
Table 26 will be opening its doors on Sunday and to say the new restaurant has transformed the former Sweet River Bar and Grill location would be an understatement.
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Dyeing eggs around Easter time is a tradition that is cherished by many families, but especially by the Gemperle family.
In an effort to avert more catastrophic water supply issues in the next year the California State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency measures on Tuesday to plan for the rough months ahead as the state enters into its fourth consecutive drought year.
In an effort to continue protecting threatened salmon and steelhead populations in three Sacramento River tributaries, the State Water Resources Control Board voted on Tuesday to re-adopt 2014 emergency regulation that will continue the curtailment of water diversions if minimum flows necessary for both species are not met.