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City acquires more land for transit hub

The Turlock city Council approved the purchase of two parcels at the Regional Transit Center Tuesday night at a price point that is 18 percent above the appraised value.

February 15, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


None injured in hospital fire

A small fire ignited this morning in a construction zone at Emanuel Medical Center from a severed oxygen line.

February 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Mayor Lazar: No welching here

Even though Turlock Mayor John Lazar lost a bet with the mayor of Audubon, N.J., Baltimore Raven's QB Joe Flacco's hometown, and had to wear a Raven's jersey to Tuesday's City Council meeting, the rest of the council and city staff showed their support for Turlock's own Colin Kaepernick by sporting #7 and "Kaepernicking."

February 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Father, son find common ground in band

The generational gap between most fathers and sons usually translates into widely divergent musical tastes. But Carlos Yamzon, 57, and his son Marlon Yamzon, 28, have found a happy middle ground in the likes of The Beatles, Journey, Jimi Hendrix, and Fleetwood Mac and have turned that shared enthusiasm into the backbone of The MCW Band.

February 12, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Turlock man charged with sexual assault of minor

The Turlock Police Department has arrested a 33-year-old man on allegations he sexually assaulted a minor for three years.

February 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Realignment bill would bring more funds to county jails

California's prison realignment program under AB 109 transferred the supervision of more than 40,000 state felons to county authorities, which has eased the state's prison overcrowding problem, but put a new strain on local facilities.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


City code change recognizes animal rescue groups

Animal rescue groups should soon find it easier to operate in Turlock as the City Council adopts an ordinance that clearly separates the nonprofit groups from kennel operations.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Sam's Food City closes; Walmart market to open at Mervyn's site

While one long-time Turlock grocer announced plans to shutter its doors, the town was buzzing with news that a Walmart grocery store would be taking over the vacant Mervyn's building on Geer Road.

February 08, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi man gets seven years for fatal shooting

A Delhi man was sentenced to seven years in prison for an accidental shooting that killed his 17-year-old friend.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Truck hits girl in crosswalk

A teenage girl walking across Canal Drive was struck by a pickup truck and taken to the hospital Wednesday.

February 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Concert Association brings renowned vocalists to town

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, whose rise to musical stardom began in the shadow of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will be performing with his wife Soprano Marla Kavanaugh for a special one night show sponsored by the Turlock Concert Association.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Music


Campus shooter scenario tests local agencies

The very scary scenario of a gunman terrorizing a school campus played out in safe surroundings Monday in a joint exercise between the Stanislaus County Office of Education and local law enforcement and emergency personnel.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Freeway crash in Delhi claims one life

An 18-year-old Fresno man was killed after being hit by a tractor-trailer truck while standing along Highway 99 in Delhi.

February 05, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Long-time postal clerk calls it a day

For just over 32 years, customers coming into the Turlock post office have found a grinning Lois Mattox at the counter ready to help. But as of Friday, Mattox is no longer donning her light blue top and navy slacks because after more than three decades on the job, she is ready to retire.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock's finest receive awards for service

The past year was a trying time for the Turlock Police Department as several of their law enforcement members came face to face with life-threatening events during the course of their daily duties.

February 01, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Red-heeled walkers ready for fundraiser

Men and boys from around the area will be teetering and tottering through downtown Modesto on bright red high-heeled shoes on Saturday as they attempt ...

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Parole denied for Turlock killer

A Turlock man convicted of murder in 1989 was found unsuitable for parole, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Sentencing delayed in Kauffman case as plea deal questioned

The scheduled sentencing of Robert Lee Woody, the lone defendant to enter into a plea deal in the murder of Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, was ...

April 27, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Narcotics investigation leads to multiple arrests

A Turlock woman and several other individuals were taken into custody April 20 after a search warrant was served at her residence by the Turlock ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Truck fire along highway

A vehicle fire prompted a closure of a highway off-ramp Monday afternoon in Turlock as fire crews worked quickly to keep it from spreading to ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Video helps identify burglary suspect

A Turlock man is facing multiple criminal charges after being caught on video surveillance breaking into a new downtown office building.

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


University to dedicate peace monument as issues of racism linger on campus

California State University, Stanislaus is welcoming the fifth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi to the campus on Thursday for a dedication of a Peace Pole, a ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Trial date set in Kauffman case, but delays expected

A trial date has been set for mid-June for the three remaining defendants accused of killing Turlock resident Korey Kauffman, but before it arrives the ...

April 25, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock apartment damaged in kitchen fire

An unattended cooking fire on a stove ignited a blaze that charred the kitchen of a Turlock residence.

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Unhealthy air continues to be the bane of the region

The air that Stanislaus County residents breathe in continues to be some of the worst in the country, according to the latest findings from the ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


County’s unemployment rate moves slightly upward

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County rose just slightly in March, but remains below the rate set a year ago, according to the latest report ...

April 21, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Fire adds new engines to fleet

The Turlock Fire Department held the official dedication Thursday morning for the Rosenbauer Engines 32 and 34, becoming the most state-of-the-art firefighting engines to join ...

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Home invasion robber convicted for fatal shooting

A Turlock man is prison bound for his role in a deadly Modesto home invasion robbery that resulted in the death of a man trying ...

April 20, 2017 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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