The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service next week will begin instituting a zero-tolerance policy for six additional strains of E. coli that are responsible for human illness. Beginning Monday, FSIS will routinely test raw beef manufacturing trim, which is a major component of ground beef, for the six additional strains of E. coli. Trim found to be contaminated with these pathogens will not be allowed into commerce and will be subject to recall.
Summer is here - at least it is for the Turlockers who were out and about enjoying the beginning of season this week.
The Portuguese community is celebrating its most historical event this week with the 100th anniversary of the Turlock Pentecost Association. The seven day celebration allows people from all ages to enjoy the festivities that include folkloric songs, dances, and traditional Azorean food.
For most kids, summer vacation is the perfect excuse to stay away from homework, tests, or anything associated with school. But for others throughout the community, summer is the perfect time to attend Vacation Bible School at their local congregation and reconnect with their faith.
In the eyes of conservationist Aldo Leopold, an ethical relationship between the land and the people who benefit from it was "an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity." His vision of a "land ethic" is what drives the search for nominees 2012 California Leopold Conservation Award.
Prevention projects in California and throughout the nation have been given a much needed boost from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, who has just announced his agency will support 321 projects with $50 million in funding from the 2008 Farm Bill.
The Turlock Irrigation District's new, in-construction Almond 2 Power Plant is performing beyond expectations in initial trials.
With Memorial Day come and gone, only a month remains before America's grandest patriotic holiday – and the nation's 236th birthday.
The Turlock Fire Department responded to more calls for service in 2011 than they have in the past four years, according to the department's annual report released May 22.
Everyone has their ups and downs. Their good days and their bad.
A propeller snapped off the drive shaft of a small T Mini Max aircraft Tuesday afternoon, falling over 2,000 feet onto the tile roof of a Manteca home before the plane glided into a plowed field west of Airport Way and south of Louise Avenue, 1.5 miles away.
The infant mortality rate has reached a new low in California, according to the latest reported data from the California Department of Public Health.
Gusty winds over the San Joaquin Valley have prompted local air-pollution officials to issue a health cautionary statement through this evening.
Hundreds of local children tasted sweet success on Sunday.
During April, apricot, nectarine, peach, plum, and prune fruit continued to develop. Harvest began for a few early peach varieties. Cherry fruit developed as growers continued to spray for the Oriental Fruit Fly. Prunes were past full bloom and beginning to leaf-out in Sutter and Yuba counties. Weed treatments and bloom sprays continued in stone fruit orchards. Grape and kiwifruit vines were growing rapidly as temperatures increased. Pomegranates and persimmons continued to leaf-out. Apples were blooming and leafing-out. Blueberries were being picked and packed in Tulare County. Olive groves were pruned.
The nights spent sitting by a warm fire could be even fewer this winter as the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District considers issuing more wood burning curtailments.
Turlock High assistant principal Aaron Mello, student body president David Lazar and coaches James Peterson and Dave Mello underwent the ALS Association ice bucket challenge in front of the entire school on Friday during lunch break.
Tickets for the Turlock Policeman's Ball are currently on sale for at a discounted price.
As drought conditions continue, the City of Turlock encourages water users to implement one new water saving activity per day. You'll be surprised how much you save. And even if the savings are small, it's important that we all do our part because "Every Drop Counts." Here are a few tips to get you started:
The number of individuals sickened with the West Nile virus in California continues to climb as the rates of infected mosquitoes reaches previously unseen levels, the California Department of Public Health reported.
Jessica's House, the non-profit Turlock grief support organization, held a community forum and remembrance ceremony for the Turlock neighborhood shaken by the death of three family members in a hit and run collision.
The reports from some rural residents that a mountain lion has been prowling around the area just gained some substantiation with the death of a horse in the Hilmar area.
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Local dog owners will have an opportunity to wag and walk their way from Pet Extreme to the newest dog park in Turlock - Swanson Centennial Dog Park - on Sept. 20. The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new facility as well as stage several vendors through which locals can browse prior to playing with their pups at the new park. This event is open to the public and no registration is necessary.
Downtown Hughson invites everyone in the community for entertainment, food, and fun for the 4th Annual Hughson Harvest Festival on Sept. 20 and 21. The festival will provide information and educational opportunities, as well as fun activities, throughout the weekend to highlight the strong community values that are inherent to the Hughson area.
The Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center is celebrating their 30th anniversary by giving residents the chance to get acquainted with the various animals that roam the rivers, skies, and lands in Stanislaus County.
It has been over one year since the largest fire in Sierra Nevada history claimed over 400 square feet of land over in the Tuolumne River Basin, and although the fire was declared fully contained in October, the community is still experiencing the effects of the devastating wildfire.