With Turlock Mayor John Lazar saying it would "make Turlock a game changer in the Valley," the Blue Diamond Almond plant celebrated their grand opening Tuesday amid fanfare from local growers and dignitaries alike.
A pursuit of an armed man that began outside a Turlock motel Saturday morning ended a few miles away in Merced County with the suspect shot dead by Turlock Police officers after an allegedly attempted carjacking.
Shelley Francesconi has been a runner most of her adult life. The Turlock resident put on a pair of running shoes at the age of 21 as a way to tone her body and build muscle. Thirty-five years later, she's still hitting the pavement three days a week.
The embezzlement case against a former president of the Turlock Youth Football League was issued another continuance after his defense attorney said new information about the case had come to his attention.