A new bus has rolled into town and found a temporary home in front of Turlock Stadium 14. 'Monster Kool Bus' is a 1956 school bus that has been transformed into a super-sized monster truck that stands 13 feet high and 22 feet long and weighs 19,000 pounds.
Deena Migliazzo, center, was crowned the Dairy Princess Wednesday night at District 6 contest. Migliazzo attends Buhach Colony High School. She is the third generation to grow up on the Migliazzo and Sons Dairy in Atwater and recently took home a prize as part of the state champion 2013 Buhach Colony High School Dairy Judging Team. She is surrounded by fellow contestants Abigayle Durrer of Modesto, Kasadi Barcelos of Hilmar, first runner up Joya Lemos of Waterford and Colleen Allen of Los Banos, who was named Miss Vitality.
Last year local dried fruit company Bella Viva submitted dried persimmons, peaches, pears and oranges as part of their new Pure and Natural line at the Fresno Food Expo, an annual convention to honor the local food industry's leaders in innovation. This year, Bella Viva will be competing for the same honors at the 2014 Expo with their newest product: dried apple slices from the Pure and Natural line which has already been named a top contender.
Camp Taylor, a camp for young people and families of children with heart disease, has grown exponentially since its founding in 2002. Much of that growth has happened in the past three years, not coincidentally following the surge of success of its most famous advocate-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
The personnel of the Turlock Fire Department were called into action more frequently in 2013, more so than the past four years, but at the same time they managed to bring the response times down to levels not seen since 2009, according to the department's annual report.
The historic home of Max and Verda Foster, founders of family-owned company Foster Farms, is a modest one. While the house and surrounding ranch feature fruit trees, a tennis court and simple white-walled buildings that now serve as administrative locations, there is one things that indicates where the third-generation billion dollar company was born: enormous silos towering in the background bearing a large insignia with a big, bright, red number: 75.