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County no longer ranked No. 1 in auto thefts

There is good news and bad news for residents of Stanislaus County. The good news is the county is no longer ranked number one in the nation as the area with the highest rate of vehicle theft. The bad news: It's now ranked number two.

May 18, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


A dairy day

Students at Ballico Elementary School learned all about local agriculture last week during their annual Ag Week event. The students visited a variety of local farms and dairies and hosted special presenters including the Livingston High School FFA club.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Turlock man dies of stab wounds

A fist fight that turned into a knife fight claimed the life of a Turlock man and saw the arrest of a Merced man for manslaughter.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


TUSD testing scores dismal; District in program improvement once again

The Turlock Unified School District received its progress report from the state - in the form of public school rankings and the Base Academic Performance Index (API) report - and was found lacking. While the District as a whole raised its API score by seven points, going from a 2008 Base score of 730 to a 2009 Growth score of 737, it was not enough to get the TUSD out of Program Improvement designation - a designation it has had for the past three years.

May 14, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Education


Burglary attempt ends in child abuse

A mother called to a Turlock grocery store after her teenage daughter was caught stealing alcohol decided to dispense her own brand of justice and ended up being arrested for inflicting injury upon a child.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


Fear cannot rule our lives

Streakers and clothed crazed fans everywhere - beware! What was once considered a good-spirited prank is now a criminal act.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Man leads police on car, foot chase

An attempted reckless driving traffic stop became a car chase and foot pursuit through a house and onto the streets of Turlock Thursday, before police were able to apprehend a local man.

May 07, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


A culinary and cultural community experience

The streets of downtown were filled with the sights, sounds and smells of Taste of Turlock: A Cultural Celebration on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Annual Cancer Society fundraiser exceeds goals

The community of Turlock, once again, showed its spirit and commitment to making the world a better place on Saturday by exceeding the fundraising goal for the 2010 Relay for Life.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Firefighters look to fill boots for local charities

Turlock City firefighters will be pounding the streets on Saturday, boots in hand, in search of donations for four local charities.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Mayor recognizes bike park sponsors at grand opening

Four months after the soft opening of the Turlock BMX Bike Park - and after local riders and the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department came to a compromise on design changes - the park had its official grand opening on Saturday.

May 04, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Carnegie’s legacy

"O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught."

April 28, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


California recognizes Armenian Genocide

Local businessman Daniel Aydenian grew up hearing stories of his father's survival of the darkest time in Armenian history.

April 20, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Government


‘Oh Superman where are you now?’

Most of the time I can convince myself that I have a young perspective on society and life in general. But then something happens that makes my generational gap as obvious as an elephant in the room. That something happened last week when President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a nuclear weapons reduction treaty.

April 16, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Editorial


Sheriff’s deputies find five weapons while serving search warrant

Three suspects are in custody after a search warrant for weapons was served in Atwater.

April 09, 2010 | Kristina Hacker | Neighbors Crime


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Police find illegal weapons, evidence of drug sales at Turlock home

Turlock's Special Investigations Unit took a suspected drug dealer off the streets and confiscated an illegal assault rifle and short barrel shotgun.

April 19, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Crime


New Emanuel CEO shakes up patient care

In the center of Emanuel Medical Center's busy emergency department nurses' station is a cubicle for Lani Dickinson. The hospital's interim CEO often ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock mourns loss of former mayor

Flags across Turlock were flown at half mast early this week in honor of former mayor Dale Pinkney, who died Saturday at the age of ...

April 17, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock sees return of new housing development

Over 200 single-family homes are currently under construction, or soon will be, in northeast Turlock, bringing a resurgence in new housing development for the city.

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Local


‘Stress high, morale low’ say Turlock police officers

Turlock police officers made a plea for higher salaries to the Turlock City Council Tuesday night, as the City continues its budget talks. A veteran ...

April 10, 2018 | Kristina Hacker | Government


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