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Red Pony ready to take audience on a musical journey

Dusk is starting to fade on Saturday night and the members of Red Pony - Joni Valponi, Phil Rojas, Dave Takvorian, Ram Givargis, Ron Rocha and Michael Rojas Jr., more commonly known as Dr. Blue - have gathered at Phil and Joni's Turlock home to make music. But before that there is dinner to be made. It might be lasagna, or stew or carnitas, which Valponi says leads to the best nights of music, but whatever it may be it is a collaborative effort and that really is the foundation of Red Pony.

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Music

Unemployment rate inches upward in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County climbed upward in January, as nearly all sectors but one recorded job declines or no growth for the month, according to the latest report from the Employment Development Department.

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Denair woman convicted of workers’ compensation fraud

A Denair woman who operated an employment services business has been convicted of workers' compensation fraud after underreporting the business' payroll and number of employees.

March 13, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Community mourns passing of Turlock’s ‘Rock Man’

His name was Dwayne Giesbrecht, though more people in Turlock affectionately knew him as the Rock Man.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Two cases of stolen checks nets two arrests

Over the course of two days Turlock Police officers arrested two men in connection with stolen checks, but the cases don't appear to be connected.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fire at Turlock eatery

The Turlock Fire Department is working to determine what caused a fire at a fast food restaurant Thursday morning.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Art fundraiser to help local documentarian

The filmmakers behind the documentary film project "Asylum Seekers: Moria" are holding a fundraising art show and sale in Turlock.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Accident leads to stolen car recovery

A minor accident at a Turlock gas station led to the discovery of a stolen vehicle and the arrest of one suspect.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Police respond to gunfire at Turlock motel

The Turlock Police Department is crediting a woman's calm demeanor with preventing a possible tragedy after her significant other began randomly firing his gun while at a Motel 6.

March 09, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Sheriff candidate Tom Letras drops out of race

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputy Tom Letras has opted to end his candidacy for Stanislaus County Sheriff, according to a letter he posted on his campaign's Facebook page.

March 08, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Valley air improving with continued burn restrictions

The 15th season of the District's residential wood burning program ended Feb. 28 with more days of prohibited or restricted burning than last year, but a lower level of harmful particulate matter in the air.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Turlock man suspected in DUI crash

A Turlock man is facing criminal charges after causing a collision while allegedly under the influence and then fleeing the scene.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Fire displaces nine Turlock residents

An attic fire of unknown origin caused damage to a Turlock home and left nine people displaced, the Turlock Fire Department reported.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Delhi driver will spend one year in jail for fatal crash

The man behind the wheel in a drunk driving collision that claimed the life of a Delhi teenager will be spending the next year in jail for two probation violations.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Narcotics search turns up marijuana, guns and a mortar round in Turlock home

A search of a home by Turlock Police investigators turned up a mortar round that prompted an evacuation of the neighborhood and a call to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's bomb squad Tuesday morning.

March 06, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

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Unemployment sees slight increase

The unemployment rate rose again in February, albeit slightly, and remains below the year-ago estimates, according to the latest number of Employment Development Department.

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

City to replace failing radio system

The Turlock police and fire departments are facing the very real possibility that the radio system that keeps the public safety operations running could have ...

March 23, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Government

Runaways cause fire at vacant Turlock home

Two runaway boys, ages 11 and 12, were arrested on suspicion of arson for starting a fire in a vacant Turlock home Monday morning.

March 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Jury reaches guilty verdict for 2016 fatal shooting in Delhi

A Merced County Superior Court jury has convicted a 28-year-old gang member of the murder of one man and the attempted murder of a woman ...

March 20, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Illegal use of laser pointer could land Turlock man in jail

A Turlock man is facing five years in prison after being convicted of pointing a laser at a Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department helicopter.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime

Family, pets displaced by Turlock blaze

Four people, one dog, and two birds escaped serious injury Saturday night when flames spread from their attached garage to their home.

March 19, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Over 18K visit Carnegie in 2017

A selection of diverse exhibits, an increasingly popular rental venue and a record year for donations all made for a successful year at the Carnegie ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Fine Arts

Search continues for missing man

The Turlock Police Department is still seeking a missing man who was supposed to return to his Turlock home earlier this month after a trip ...

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Local

Officer involved shooting in Keyes

A California Highway Patrol officer shot an individual Thursday night on the Keyes Road overpass at Highway 99.

March 16, 2018 | Sabra Stafford | Crime


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