Dutcher Middle School teacher by day and Feather Raft inventor by night, Elias Ruiz, took home the grand price of $2,500 cash Wednesday evening as the winner of the first annual Stanislaus County Innovation Challenge.
While Turlock Irrigation District customers can expect an increase in electrical service rates at the beginning of the new year, one thing that will not change is the district's currently implemented solar program.
The largest commercial real estate sale in Turlock in the last decade closed on Tuesday at $4.4 million as three doctors purchased the 4.48 acre Turlock Professional Office Park to pursue their dental, orthodontic, and oral surgery practices.
For the first time ever, the University of California Agricultural Issues Center was able to accurately define the economic impact of the almond industry throughout the state. The results: Over 100,000 jobs created and more than $21 billion gross revenue.
Local agencies that provide emergency food and shelter will have a chance to apply for federal funding through a Department of Homeland Security program chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
While the recent rain across the state has somewhat eased local farmers' and citizens' minds, legislators are still fighting for more short term relief for Californians in the nation's capital. On Tuesday Central Valley Congressman David Valadao (CA-21) introduced legislation to enact temporary measures to maximize water resources during the ongoing drought plaguing California.
December marks the fourth annual Farm to Food Bank Month and there is no better time than the holiday season to commemorate the growing partnership between local producers and food banks that support individuals struggling with hunger.