Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected today as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter, and has chosen the name Francis.
The Carlos Vieira Foundation expanded its grant program to help families with autism into two more counties. Families that are in the counties of Mariposa and Tuolumne will now be eligible to apply for a grant up to $500 through the foundation that provides an item or service that directly helps their child with autism.
A southbound passenger car packed with farm laborers on their way to work was hit by a big-rig from behind Monday morning, killing three men and sending the truck careening onto a freeway onramp below.
Think that the only way to beat the summer heat is to turn on the air conditioner? Hold that thought.
Name of business: Carpet Man Pro Flooring
In order to mark the anniversary of one of the largest rescues of farmed animals in California history, farm sanctuary Animal Place created a film directed by Keegan Kuhn titled "Turlock."
Family-owned Foster Farms proved it's not "chicken" to be the first large scale poultry producer in the West to have its products overlooked by the American Humane Association. In fact, Foster Farms is at the forefront of maintaining animal welfare through their recent partnership, which includes supplying additional funding for organizations handling animals humanely.
Whoever came up with the phrase "out with the old and in with the new" never thought of recycling their resources. Fortunately, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission is developing plans to do just that and could potentially utilize land recently purchased for Turlock's Regional Transit Center and other resources to implement a commuter rail service connecting Modesto, Turlock and Merced to the Bay Area.
Work began last weekend to convert an eyesore rental property on North Street into a new Ceres site for the Children's Crisis Center of Stanislaus County.
The goal of sprucing up Golden State Boulevard continues to move forward as the city works on the third project of the beautification plan.
Turlock native Sabrina Vann will be competing against the best hairstylists from across the country as she was named a finalist in the annual Wella Student Competition in the 2013 America's Beauty Show in Chicago.
Name of business: BB Prints
The Central Valley's season of wood-burning curtailments came to an end Feb. 28 with far fewer bans issued because of unhealthy air than in the previous year.
Caltrans has construction and closures planned for the following areas this week:
Spring is here; or at least that is what it felt like for the past week. Although the official start of spring is still two weeks away, most Central Valley residents wouldn't know the difference due to dry conditions and warm temperatures.
"Pray for Rain" signs are a common sight on the country roads in Turlock and around the region, a visual reminder of local farmers' fears about the continued lack of precipitation. Although many are aware that California is in the midst of a drought - the third most severe on record - the consequences have not yet been fully realized here locally. A new report from the University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, however, paints a gruesome picture that cannot be ignored.
The drought that has encompassed the state in the past three years triggering heated discussions on the use of water resources was brought close to home on Tuesday at the Turlock Irrigation District Board of Directors meeting.
By mid-afternoon Saturday the sun was beating down on Turlock and most people were hiding from the heat in the comfort of their homes, relaxing on couches with their air conditioners pumping.
Juliette Guiliacci and her father Dale left the Stanislaus County Fair on Saturday night with more than just memories. Juliette was the winner of the Kansas concert text contest, her prize: a signed guitar from the band.
The Latino Community Roundtable will be distributing free backpacks for needy children of Stanislaus County at an Aug. 3 giveaway at the Ceres Flea Market on Whitmore Avenue, said Maggie Mejia.
Unattended lamps were responsible for igniting two house fires in Turlock over the last week.