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University named Princeton ‘Best’

California State University, Stanislaus has been rated as one of the nation's best higher education institutions for the fourth straight year by The Princeton Review.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Half million endowment for CSU Stanislaus

Ron Foster, President and CEO of Foster Farms, has contributed $500,000 to California State University, Stanislaus to fund The Foster Farms Endowed Chair in Business Economics with an emphasis in econometrics.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Local businesses shafted by accused arsonist, restaurant owner

The chances of ever eating one of the Red Steer's locally renowned French dip sandwiches again took a nose dive on Tuesday when co-owner Tracy Smith was arrested for check fraud.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspect arrested for 2008 slaying

Nearly nine months after a man was found stabbed to death in a Turlock apartment complex, the Turlock Police Department has made an arrest in the case.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Budget woes force court closures

Feeling the sting of state budgetary cutbacks, the Judicial Council of California approved the closure of all state courts for one day a month.

July 31, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Government


Police department gets $1.1 million for new officers

A federal stimulus plan to fund more police officer positions will mean four new officers will be patrolling the streets of Turlock.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Red Steer owner charged with check fraud

Tracy Smith, the co-owner of the Red Steer restaurant implicated in the arson fire that gutted the Turlock eatery, was arrested again on Tuesday for check fraud.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Developmentally disabled man’s body found at Fox Grove

The body of a developmentally disabled man reported missing by his family on Monday was found Tuesday morning at a popular Hughson fishing hole.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Suspected drunk driving accident claims one life

One woman was killed and four others injured in a two vehicle collision that sent one vehicle plunging off the southbound Highway 99 embankment at Monte Vista Avenue, just after midnight Sunday.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Keeping it country

For more than 20 years country music singer Mark Chesnutt has been taking the stage and crooning out tunes in his distinctively classic country style. Over the decades he has amassed 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums, and five gold records. His newest CD is titled "Rollin' with the Flow."

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music


From the trailer to the big time

Mix in equal parts of fun-loving music, heart-string pulling ballads and throw in a few songs about beer, and you get one of Nashville's newest bands and upcoming Stanislaus County Fair performers, Trailer Choir.

July 28, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Music


CSU Stanislaus braces for share of budget cuts

The $584 million budget deficit that has walloped the California State University system will translate into enrollment reduction, higher fees and "furlough Fridays" at the CSU Stanislaus campus.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


CSU faculty union agrees to furloughs; issues no confidence vote for chancellor

Members of the California Faculty Association have joined other unions in the California State University system in agreeing to take a two day a month furlough through the 2009-10 fiscal year.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Education


Accident seriously injures one

A Modesto woman suffered a broken leg from a two vehicle collision Friday in Turlock.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Bomb threat empties store

A call claiming a bomb had been placed inside the Turlock Wal-Mart resulted in a store evacuation, but no bomb was found, according to the Turlock Police Department.

July 24, 2009 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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Turlock man finds cannonball on roadside

Plenty of people find interesting little trinkets and treasure alongside roadways, but what makes Mark Wendell's story of interest is that his find had ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Local Las Vegas shooting survivors to run in remembrance

For several years Turlock resident Christie Marriott and Ceres resident Mary Sylvester have enjoyed the physical benefits of running, but over the last year they ...

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Water leak that flooded Turlock apartment complex act of vandalism

A water leak inside an interior stairwell at a Turlock apartment complex caused a major flood and prompted the evacuation of multiple residents.

January 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


Water leak turns to major flood at Turlock apartment complex

A water leak inside an interior stairwell at a Turlock apartment complex caused a major flood and prompted the evacuation of multiple residents.

January 15, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Homeless mission goal realized

The community had the opportunity to stroll through the doors of the Turlock Gospel Mission's shelter on Thursday night and see the completed project ...

January 12, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Flu season taking deadly toll in California

The current influenza season is proving to be more virulent and deadlier than in previous years and has health officials concerned about the rate of ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Community bids farewell to fallen soldier

A mother wearing her son's final Mother's Day present to her. A young widow recalling her husband's penchant for hot Cheetos and ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Hilmar man escapes fiery crash with minor injuries

A Hilmar man was able to scramble out of his overturned and crumpled dump truck before it went up in flames, escaping the fiery scene ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock man dies in multi-vehicle collision on I-5

A chain-reaction collision on a rain-slick freeway claimed the life of a Turlock man and injured several others Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway ...

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Teen nabbed for Delhi carjacking

A 17-year-old boy is facing several criminal charges after a carjacking in Delhi Monday night.

January 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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