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Brewery taps Turlock artist for seasonal label

A Turlock native's innovative uses of light as an art medium will be gracing the labels of thousands of bottles of beer come this winter.

November 02, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts


Gang member arrested

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has arrested a validated gang member out of Winton for possession of a weapon and child endangerment.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Parole denial for murderer

A Modesto man convicted of a 1988 robbery and murder has been denied parole.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Thieves hit Merced College

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two thieves targeting Merced College students.

October 30, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Neighbors Crime


Sex conviction for Delhi man

A Delhi man has pled guilty to charges of committing lewd acts upon a child.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Program limiting fireplace use re-ignites

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Check Before You Burn program is slated to begin Monday.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Prison for auto theft

A Turlock man will be spending six years in prison for an auto theft conviction.

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


DUI patrols for Halloween weekend

The Stanislaus County Avoid the 12 campaign will be out with coordinated efforts to stop drunk drivers over the Halloween weekend.Roving DUI Saturation Patrols and a DUI/Driver License Checkpoint are planned this weekend as part of ongoing efforts to lower impaired driving in the region. The DUI Checkpoint will be held today in Modesto. Additional DUI Patrols will be conducted county wide on Sunday.Halloween weekend is often one of the deadliest times of the year for impaired drivers. According to the CHP's Statewide Integrated Traffic Reporting System, 16 individuals died and 417 were injured on Halloween ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keep safety in mind this Halloween

Halloween is supposed to be a time of scares and frights, but local and national organizations are offering up some safety tips to keep the night from becoming a real horror.Trick-or-treating is a fun experience for children, but requires a few precautions on the part of parents to keep it a safe experience."Combine children walking after dark, candy, vision-compromising costumes, and adult partygoers on the road and you have a recipe for disaster," said AAA Northern California spokesperson Cynthia Harris.Tips for a safe Halloween include:• Never let children trick-or-treat by themselves. They should always be accompanied by ...

October 29, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police nab suspects after metal heist

A rash of scrap metal thefts from an auto business came to an end Tuesday morning with the arrest of two suspects by the Turlock Police Department.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | NEWS


Grant beefs up traffic enforcement

The Turlock Police Department is planning on using a new grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety to put the brakes on accidents and violations.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Delhi fight leaves senior injured

A fight between two men in Delhi landed one in jail and one in the hospital.

October 26, 2010 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Labor numbers reflect slight improvement

For the second month in a row Stanislaus County's unemployment rate has trended downwards, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.Stanislaus County recorded an unadjusted seasonal unemployment rate of 16.2 percent for September, slightly down from a revised rate of 16.3 percent in August, which was the previous low for the year.In Merced County the drop was even greater, going from an unemployment rate of 17.4 percent in August to 16.6 percent for September. San Joaquin County's unemployment rate grew marginally from 16.4 percent in August to 16 ...

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS


Judge sticks Band-Aid Bandit with prison term

The Merced man, who was dubbed the Band-Aid Bandit because of his propensity to wear a Band-Aid on his face during his robberies, will be spending the next couple of decades behind bars.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | NEWS


Barbaric crime nets life sentence

The 27-year-old man convicted of the brutal slaying of a Livingston woman by lighting her on fire, will spend the rest of his days in prison.

October 22, 2010 | BY SABRA STAFFORD Turlock Journal | Crime


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State health department granted funds to help stop painkiller abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has granted the California Department of Public Health more than $3.7 million to help prevent overdoses from ...

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Walkers will be roaming downtown come Tuesday

The walkers are headed for downtown Turlock.

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


StanCATT recovers stolen almonds, arrests two men

The Stanislaus County Auto Theft Taskforce has arrested two suspects and is looking for a third in connection to a theft of almonds valued at ...

September 04, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Art Around Town returns for final summer stroll

The summer's final art walk for downtown Turlock is set for Thursday, with seven exhibitions planned for the event.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Carnegie readies to debut Alphonse Mucha exhibit

The Carnegie Arts Center is putting on the final touches for the unveiling of their newest exhibit - "Alphonse Mucha: The Golden Age of Art Nouveau."

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Turlock duplex goes up in flames

A fire of undetermined origin destroyed a Turlock duplex Monday afternoon, leaving seven people displaced from their homes, according to the Turlock Fire Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Calves stolen from Hilmar dairy

As a long time dairy farmer Margaret Silva has grown accustomed to finding the odd thing here or there swiped by thieves prowling the countryside ...

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Teenager arrested for making threats against Pitman students, staff

A 15-year-old Turlock boy is facing criminal charges after calling in threats to harm Pitman High School students, according to the Turlock Police Department.

September 03, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Good Morning America’ anchor to headline Emanuel’s cancer awareness event

Emanuel Medical Center's Women's Cancer Awareness Night Out will share the survival story of guest speaker "Good Morning America" news anchor Amy Robach ...

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Police partnership aims to help Turlock’s mentally ill

The Turlock Police Department is launching a new partnership with Stanislaus County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services in an effort to get the mentally ill ...

September 01, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman burglarizes grief center for children

A 30-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary after she was caught breaking into Jessica's House on Wednesday.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Woman reports rape at Turlock park

The Turlock Police Department is investigating a rape that occurred at a downtown Turlock park.

August 28, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlock man arrested for second time in stolen trailer investigation

A Turlock man previously arrested by the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force was once again taken into custody after authorities linked him to other ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


‘Biggest Loser’ celebrates opening of Turlock fitness club

Turlock's first Planet Fitness has been up and running since June, but Wednesday marked the official grand opening celebration, which included a large donation ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock landlord convicted of arson

A Turlock landlord originally accused of attempted murder for trying to burn down a trailer while it was occupied by his tenants, has reached a ...

August 27, 2015 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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