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Picasso comes to Turlock

The Carnegie Arts Center will serve as the opening stop of a national exhibit of ceramic works by famed artist Pablo Picasso.

June 18, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | ARTS/LEISURE


Stevinson homicide now looks to be car accident

The Merced County Sheriff's Department has released the name of the man found dead in a car near a Stevinson bar where a fight had been reported, but now investigators are unsure the death was a homicide.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Denair murder suspect seeks insanity plea

The Denair teenager facing charges for the killing of her father and stabbing of her mother, has changed her not guilty plea to one of not guilty by reason of insanity.

June 14, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Man gets 15 years for child porn

A 54-year-old Turlock man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for possession of child pornography.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Parole denied for bar murder

A Ripon man previously convicted of shooting a man to death outside a Turlock bar, has been denied parole.

June 11, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


New juvenile center focuses on rehabilitation

Stanislaus County's new $22.7 million Juvenile Commitment Center opened Friday with an emphasis on educating and rehabilitating the youths at the facility.

June 07, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Air District offers help with lawn mower trade-ins

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's well-received electric lawn mower program is back for another round.

June 06, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Victim helps apprehend robbery suspect

A 36-year-old man was arrested for robbery after allegedly violently ripping a necklace from a woman's neck Friday afternoon.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bar fight ends with homicide

The Merced County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that is believed to be linked to a fight at a Stevinson bar.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Acquitted cop shooter behind bars again

For retired Turlock Police Sgt. Dan Gray justice has been served up too late and light for his liking.

June 04, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Council approves Carnegie refund

The Carnegie Arts Foundation will be getting a financial boost soon, now that the Turlock City Council has agreed to refund the majority of its security deposit.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Escape by bus comes to no avail

A man and woman are facing theft charges after allegedly stealing more than a $1,000 in merchandise from Wal-Mart and then trying to escape with the goods on a bus.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Turlockers consider city, county roads tax

The drive to fix Turlock's roads with a new city tax is gaining momentum if the latest community forum is any indicator.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Deputy acted 'reasonably' in Keyes fatal shooting, finds DA

A newly released report from the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office has cleared a Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputy of any wrongdoing in a 2012 shooting that ended the life of a mentally ill Keyes man.

May 31, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Seat belt ticket proves life-saving

A Turlock Police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 21-year-old woman, because of all things, he gave her a traffic ticket.

May 28, 2013 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Articles By Author - Sabra Stafford


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


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