On any given day thousands of gallons of milk, tons of nuts, and truckloads of fruit roll out of the Central Valley headed to dinner tables across America and the world. And on any given night, thousands of Central Valley residents go to bed feeling the pangs of hunger.
When Americans think Thanksgiving, they think turkey. This proud bird has been the pièce de résistance at feasts across the country since the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday. Turkeys have also been a part of the Turlock culture from nearby Foster Farms to the former Butterball processing plant to the "Turkey Tech" nickname of CSU Stanislaus. Turlockers know a thing or two about turkey, but sometimes even they need some assistance in the kitchen.
Hopefully, the wheel was kind to Turlock resident Jenn Handy and spared her from the dreaded "Lose A Turn," and the loathsome "Bankrupt."
After months of a steady decrease, the unemployment rate in Stanislaus County shot back up again as the harvest season came to a close, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.
Dogs of breeds big and small braved the windy weather on Friday to compete, along with their owners, in day one of the Golden Valley Kennel Club's all-breed show. While there was stiff competition in every judging ring at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds on Friday, participants still found time to talk with friends, human and canine alike.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors put the brakes on a planned $16.7 million, double-circuit 115-kilovolt transmission line from Hughson to southwest Ceres after an outpouring of opposition on Tuesday.
On Tuesday the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors approved a $466.5 million budget for the 2010 fiscal year that includes no electric rate increases for ratepayers, despite declining revenues.
The Salvation Army celebrated their annul Kettle Kick Off on Tuesday, which signals the beginning of the holiday bell ringing campaign. The Salvation Army raised more than $41,000 within seven minutes during the event's Kettle Klash along with an anonymous $50,000 donation. Over 700 people were in attendance for the kick off luncheon.
The Stanislaus County Fair (38th Agricultural Association) Board of Directors made several decisions on Monday that will affect the 2010 County Fair. Agenda items included the future hiring of a new CEO, an increase in gate ticket costs, and rearranging the dates for some FFA and 4-H events at the fair.
Volunteers spent their Saturday afternoon building the long-awaited Turlock BMX bike park at the corner of Panorama and Springer avenues. City workers, bike shop employees, and Turlock residents showed up with shovels and other tools. They spent the morning and afternoon building jumps and berms. Over $10,000 dollars was spent on dirt, fencing and a water fountain for the park.
A disabled woman was treated for smoke inhalation, but escaped any further injuries after she was rescued from her burning bedroom by a Turlock police officer.
Casanova pranced around a pen in front of Turlock Tractor Supply with his tongue poking out of his mouth on Saturday. The tiny black and tan Chihuahua wore a green coat to keep him warm on the chilly fall morning. Nobody would have guessed that this same dog came to an animal rescue agency months earlier with a fractured hip and several rotten teeth.
The Turlock High School Bulldogs got psyched up for their homecoming game on Friday with a parade down Main Street. The THS marching band led the parade, followed by a caravan of convertibles carrying this year's homecoming court. Campus clubs and organizations rode floats and marched down Main in support of the THS football team.
Dave Dubyak is once again throwing down the gauntlet for local bakers. His challenge: Bake the best pumpkin pie in the area.
Revised numbers from the Centers for Disease Control estimate that 22 million Americans have been sickened by H1N1 and as many as 3,900 have died since the novel influenza virus made its first appearance in the United States in April.
Local Visalus distributor Shaun Larsen is partnering with the United Samaritans Foundation to collect canned food and raise money to help feed children in need.
As part of the City of Turlock's Go Green week, citizens could catch a ride with the city's public transportation services free of charge. By cutting the usual fares, city staff believed Turlock residents would be encouraged to utilize the city's bus service, therefore cutting back on vehicle gas emissions.
The Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors will consider approving a waiver for the Moccasin Point Marina concession lease agreement that would see the marina move from its current location at the Don Pedro Lake due to insufficient water levels.
The number of burn prohibitions in Stanislaus County almost doubled this past season as the abnormally dry winter kept air pollution levels high.
Local children from preschool through kindergarten, and some daycare groups, brushed up on oral hygiene basics at First Step Dental on Friday during educational field trips to celebrate Dental Health Month.
State health officials have announced another increase in influenza-related deaths, but reported the rate of hospitalizations is at or below normal for this time of year, suggesting the peak may have passed.
When Denair Middle School student Cody Alicea was asked in 2010 to take an American flag off his bike due to safety concerns, it sparked a nationwide response that flooded the small Valley town with patriotic supporters of Old Glory and a debate on students' right to free speech.
German Sheppards are usually associated with police departments, but there is one Turlock pooch that has taken an understandable shine to the Turlock Police Department.
More than two decades ago, Vivien Jacob came to America from Iran looking for a better life. The International Rescue Committee was there to help her resettle in her new country and now she is part of the 80-year-old organization's mission to bring refugees from harm to home.
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