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Turlock native named to national cancer society board

Turlock native Lila Johnson has been named one of the newest officers to champion the cause of the American Cancer Society.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Grant to offer at-risk youth alternative to gangs

The efforts to curb gang violence and induction in the state received a boost Thursday with the expansion of grant funds for the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative.

May 14, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbor News


County air quality one of the worst in nation

The latest study released by the American Lung Association shows Stanislaus County still has great strides to make in its quest for clean air.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Cops collar ‘Poodle Bandit’

The bank robber who was nicknamed the "Poodle Bandit" by law authorities because of his fluffy gray wig, was apprehended Thursday in Ripon after allegedly robbing a bank in Modesto.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Wildlife center highlights newest additions with baby shower

The public will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the area's native wildlife when the Stanislaus Wildlife Care Center hosts their annual Baby Animal Shower.

May 11, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Man wounded in Winton stabbing

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized with several injuries, including multiple stab wounds that he received during an attack after leaving a Winton bar early Sunday morning.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Burglary suspects nabbed

Two teens and a 25-year-old man were arrested for burglary Saturday night moments after the break-in was reported.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Six charged in shooting

The Turlock Police Department arrested six men Monday night on the suspicion they carried out a drive-by shooting earlier in the evening.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Candle cause of fire

A fire that swept through the living room of a Minaret Avenue home was determined to have been caused by an unattended candle.

May 04, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


House fire

A fire broke out inside a residence in the 1000 block of Minaret Street on Friday afternoon. As of press time, the investigation was still ongoing, so details about the fire were limited.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local teen recounts his days as a gang member and the redemption that followed

This is the third and final installation in a three-part series on gangs.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Two Stevinson men arrested for making, dumping meth

The discovery of a methamphetamine lab dump in Hilmar on Monday led to the arrest of two Stevinson men on Tuesday.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Serial bank robber hits Turlock

A wig-wearing bank robber suspected of targeting banks up and down the Central Valley struck at a Turlock location Thursday morning.

April 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Shakespeare returns to outdoor amphitheatre

The popular Shakespeare under the stars show is returning to California State University, Stanislaus with the upcoming production of "A Midsummer's Night Dream."

April 28, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Theatre


Home invasion in Delhi

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is searching for information that will lead to the capture of five men who committed a home invasion robbery in Delhi.

April 27, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock library’s friends in need of some support

Any book lover can attest to the fact that there never seems to be enough book shelf space. The Friends of the Turlock Public Library are facing this problem about a hundred times over.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teens plagued by distracted driving

The likelihood of a teen driver getting into a collision because of distractions from cell phones, music players, and the like, is far greater than previously believed according to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


State campaign aims to stamp out e-cigarette use

In the wake of a new report that found e-cigarettes pose serious health risks and are just as addictive as conventional cigarettes, the California Department of Public Health is launching a campaign to put a damper on the vapor devices.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Authorities bust counterfeit ring operating in Central Valley

A federal grand jury has indicted 10 men on allegations they were making and selling counterfeit movies and music in the Central Valley, including in Turlock.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspects in Craigslist shoe deal shooting identified

The two suspects responsible for a shooting in Turlock following a Craigslist initiated transaction of shoes have been identified and are facing a litany of criminal charges.

March 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Craigslist deal for shoes ends in gunshots

An attempt to sell a pair of tennis shoes on Craigslist ended with a shooting after the would-be buyers gave the sellers counterfeit cash, the Turlock Police Department reported.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Hildegard Festival returns to University, Carnegie

California State University, Stanislaus is presenting the 3rd Hildegard Festival of Women in the Arts this weekend with a theme focusing on "Storytelling: Narrative Arts in the New Century." The festival runs through Sunday with a bevy of concerts, scholarly presentations, panel discussions, lecture/recitals, poetry readings, a composition masterclass, a digital gallery exhibit, a music listening room, and a live "paint-out."The Hildegard Festival is sponsored by the College of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The purpose of the Hildegard Festival is to celebrate the creative work of women in the arts and to provide opportunities for participating ...

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Central California Showcase exhibit opens

The Carnegie Arts Center, in partnership with the Mistlin Gallery, is ready to debut the works collected for the second annual Central California Arts Showcase.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Emanuel Cancer Center earns national accreditation

The Emanuel Cancer Center has earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Merced County rolls out Bookmobile

A library is a treasure trove of adventures, romances, mysteries, fantasies and now the Merced County Library is bringing that treasure out on the road and to their patrons.

March 26, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man prison bound for 2010 fatal shooting

Turlock Diaz was 14 when he was arrested for murder. Now, after his sentencing on Monday, he'll likely be in his 60s before he's even eligible for parole.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Emanuel offering help for special health care enrollment period

For anyone unaware the federal government charges a penalty for not carrying health insurance, Emanuel Medical Center is offering a helping hand.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Duo caught with stolen car

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force, along with Turlock Police officers, recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested two men for auto theft after spotting the vehicle being driven in Turlock on March 17.

March 24, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man threatens clerk with knife

Turlock Police officers arrested a 20-year-old man on allegations he threatened a store clerk with a knife in an attempted robbery.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man brandishes gun in traffic dispute

A traffic dust up Thursday afternoon led to the arrest of a 20-year-old man on weapon charges after he allegedly brandished a gun at another motorist.

March 20, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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