Local farmers enjoyed yet another bounce-back year with a gross agricultural farm gate increase of nearly $497 million for an all-time record of total income of nearly $3.6 billion in 2011, over 18 percent increase from 2010 gross production, according to the Stanislaus County Agricultural Report.
Turlock Irrigation District directors unanimously approved a project which will blast away dirt and rock covering a 360-foot long tunnel on TID's upper main canal, "daylighting" the canal and removing a mountaintop in hopes of preventing a potentially disastrous tunnel collapse.
Those shopping at Tractor Supply Company on Aug. 7 had a few unexpected fellow shoppers - those of the four-legged variety. Members of Stanislaus Paw Dogs, a guide dog training club, took a field trip into the Turlock store - and the neighboring movie theatre - to help the canines get real world experience.
Two of Turlock's finest were promoted at a ceremony held at the War Memorial on Tuesday. Miguel Pacheco, a 14-year police veteran was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and nine year Turlock Police veteran Dave Shaw was promoted to the rank of Sergeant.