From an aerial view the Central Valley looks like a quilt. Each row of that quilt is stitched by local farmers who carefully tend to their rows of crops, which are commonly almonds in this area. California produces more than 80 percent of the world's almonds much of which can be traced to Blue Diamond, one of the nation's largest cooperatives.
Two years ago TV personality Jimmy Kimmel created a viral internet sensation through his YouTube challenge that asked parents to take away their children's Halloween candy and tape the children's reactions leaving some mad, some sad, and some downright confused. Fortunately this year, children have the opportunity to avoid the "trick" and instead "treat" our troops abroad to some of the Halloween fun by donating their excess candy.
The California Dairy Campaign's request to raise cheese milk prices and whey factor values was denied Tuesday by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, which opted instead to grant an extension on the temporary price relief.
A passion for the dairy industry runs in the family of Makenzie Neves, who on Thursday was crowned in front of an audience of more than 300 people as the 2015 Dairy Princess for the California Milk Advisory Board's District 6.
For the past seven years roughly 14,000 of Turlock's youth have participated in the annual Westside Ministries Summer Soccer Camp, joining community mentors to learn the basics of soccer in a three-week program at Wakefield Elementary.
Through the shifting economies and changes in city leadership, Sharon Silva has been the undeniable face and champion for the Turlock Chamber of Commerce, and after more than 16 years, she is ready to pass the baton on to someone new.