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Diamond Food audit results in leadership change

An internal audit by Diamond Foods Inc., found discrepancies in crop payments, prompting the company to replace their top two executives.

February 10, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to aid prosecution in drunken driving cases

The Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office was awarded a one-year grant from the Office of Traffic Safety aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on the roadways and holding those at fault accountable.

February 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Serial bank robber sentenced

A man convicted of robbing six banks in Turlock and Ceres was sentenced to multiple decades behind bars.

February 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Smoke detector saves residents from fire

Four Turlock residents escaped a house fire unharmed Tuesday morning because a smoke alarm alerted them to the smoldering flames.

February 07, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Checkpoint set for Sunday

The Turlock Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Turlock on Sunday evening. This checkpoint is paid for through a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety. This grant pays for additional DUI and traffic enforcement.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man charged with rape

A Turlock man has been arrested on a rape charge after allegedly admitting to attacking a female relative.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Preliminary hearing set for Denair teen charged with murder

A preliminary hearing for the murder case against Denair teenager Shanna Wills has been set for June 12.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Regulators approve opt out of SmartMeters for a fee

The California Public Utilities Commission voted to let customers continue using the old analog electricity and gas meters instead of the new wireless SmartMeters, but it comes with a cost.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red Steer site up for sale after foreclosure

The Red Steer, which was once a staple of Turlock's dining scene, has sat vacant in the two and a half years since it was ravaged by fire and has now been put up for sale.

February 03, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Rob Jackson new police chief

Come Feb. 14 the bars on Capt. Rob Jackson's uniform will be replaced with a few shining stars as the veteran law man officially takes the helm of the Turlock Police Department.

January 31, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State clears abundance of DNA samples awaiting analysis

A backlog that slowed DNA testing in the state and jeopardized criminal prosecutions has been cleared, the California Attorney General's Office announced Wednesday.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


To protect and serve

The Turlock Police Department handed out their annual awards Friday morning, recognizing those officers and employees who have exhibited an exemplary year of service. The Employee of the Year award was given to Trish Panos; Officer of the Year was awarded to Sgt. Miguel Pacheco; Volunteer of the Year Rick Wallace; Excellence Award went to the Firearm Training team, consisting of: Lee Medlin, Brandon Bertram, Michael Parmley, Jesse Bawcum, Michael Stapler, Justin Williamson, Steve Crawford, Ian Rodriguez, and Al Updike; Two Distinguished Service awards were given to Detective Timothy Redd and Officer James Brewer.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Highway blaze brings traffic to a halt

A two vehicle collision ignited a fiery blaze Thursday night on Highway 99 that brought traffic to a standstill in both directions for nearly an hour.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Book sale helps keep library open in budget-strapped times

If electronic readers are supposed to be the demise of printed books, then someone forgot to tell the throngs of people waiting in line outside the Friends of the Turlock Library annual book sale.

January 27, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public safety facility construction reaches milestone

Work on Turlock's new public safety facility took a significant step toward completion Wednesday when the final steel beam was put into place at the top of the structure.

January 26, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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Pursuit prompts investigation that leads to three arrests

Three men were arrested and a shotgun recovered after a pursuit that started because the driver failed to stop for a Turlock Police officer.

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Children’s Play Park a project of community pride

The children scampering up and down the wooden play structure at Donnelly Park likely haven't given much thought, if at all, to how the ...

April 29, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Police sponsoring rape defense class

The Turlock Police Department is currently taking sign-ups for their Rape Aggression Defense class.

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Multiple suspects charged in connection with Turlock man’s murder

The Turlock Police Department has arrested three individuals and is seeking the whereabouts of a fourth person in connection to the fatal shooting that claimed ...

April 28, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock Council allocates grants to draw in tourists

The Turlock City Council approved a bevy of grants for several special events that have the potential to draw in visitors to Turlock, but left ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Turlock man prison bound for multiple DUIs

A Turlock man who has repeatedly been arrested and convicted of driving under the influence is headed to prison for his fifth conviction, reported the ...

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Driver freed from crashed car by Turlock Fire

The Turlock Fire Department rescued a motorist from his crushed vehicle after the driver struck a light post.

April 26, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock police investigate fatal shooting

The Turlock Police Department is investigating the murder of a 37-year-old Turlock man that happened Saturday night.

April 25, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Culinary showdown Turlock: Pitman wins high school Iron Chef competition

For the past several weeks the students in the culinary programs at Turlock and Pitman high schools have thrown themselves into learning everything they could ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Education


County workforce agency restructured into new organizations

The Board of the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance officially disbanded on Monday, with two new entities taking its place, one as a private ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Stanislaus County fails in State of Air report

Residents of Stanislaus County are still subjected to breathing in some of the worst air in the country, according to the American Lung Association's ...

April 22, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


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