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Another Dem pickup: Harder ousts Denham in Central Valley

Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham’s vote against the Affordable Care Act, while arguing that he would push for universal health care in Congress. He also argued that Denham and other Washington Republicans ignored poverty and health care in the agricultural 10th D

EASTBAYTIMES.COM - 2018-11-14 03:35:20

He once owned a pool hall in Modesto. Now he’s in a hall of fame

“You’ve got to have good hand-eye coordination, naturally,” Davenport said in a phone interview from the Atlanta area, where he now lives. Unfortunately, an eye injury in 2002 cut his career short.

MODESTO BEE - 2018-11-13 20:49:00

Calif. officer fatally shoots former police captain who was armed with knife

By Lewis Griswold And Jim GuyThe Fresno BeeFRESNO, Calif. — A former Fresno police captain was fatally shot by an officer in northeast Fresno on Monday.Chief Jerry Dyer appeared shaken as he addressed the media and identified the victim as Marty West, who had a 32-year career in the department befor

POLICE ONE.COM - 2018-11-13 15:47:27

Josh Harder Declared Winner In District 10 Congressional Race

MODESTO, CA - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic candidate for California's 10th Congressional District Josh Harder listens as his wife Pam Harder speaks to supporters at an election night event on November 6, 2018 in Modesto, California. Harder is challenging incumbent Republican Jeff Denham for the seat in T

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-11-13 19:48:07

Tent city outside Turlock to be torn down

The site is under the Golden State Boulevard overpass, which is just out of the city limits. For more than a month now individuals have been setting up tents, but recently a notice was given that they had 10 days to depart the encampment.

TURLOCK JOURNAL - 2018-11-13 21:21:00

Steakhouse Restaurant, Saloon Reopening In Riverbank

The restaurant was scheduled to be reopened on Monday this week, operated by Heritage Restaurant Brands of San Luis Obispo, one of now four Cool Hand Luke’s locations the firm runs.

THERIVERBANKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 12:18:00

Former Mother Lode Congressman Loses Tight Re-Election Bid

Washington, DC — After the race was initially “too close to call,” the Associated Press reports that Republican Congressman Jeff Denham will not be returning to Washington, DC.

MYMOTHERLODE.COM - 2018-11-14 14:29:00

After a night of drinking, Jonathan Highley claims no memory of shooting Anthony San Juan outside Orcutt bar

Jonathan Highley testified Tuesday that he didn't remember grabbing a gun from his apartment before shooting a man he had never met in the head outside an Orcutt bar on March 4, 2017, only later realizing he had killed someone.

LOMPOC RECORD - 2018-11-14 02:45:00

Harder Poised To Unseat Congressman Jeff Denham

Stanislaus County vote totals showed Harder with 72,101 votes to 69,313 for Denham and in neighboring San Joaquin County, a part of which is also in the district, voters cast 18,390 votes for Democrat Harder and 17,815 for Republican Denham.

THERIVERBANKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 12:54:00

Injured Man Found Near High School Campus

The commotion along Patterson Road, immediately adjacent to the school’s bus circle, aroused the attention of the school’s Campus Supervisor around 9:50 a.m. Friday.

THERIVERBANKNEWS.COM - 2018-11-13 11:36:00

Dozens from Stanislaus grabbed go-bags, dropped everything else, to help fight Camp Fire

Twenty minutes.That’s how quickly most firefighters from Stanislaus County had to be on the road when called up to help battle the Camp Fire in Butte County.A total of 44 personnel from within the county have been deployed to the wildfire, which as of Monday morning was at 113,000 acres, with 25 per


Voluntary flow agreements gain more time

Andrea Fuller, senior biologist for the fishery consultant firm FISHBIO, points out river restoration work for the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts on the Tuolumne River. Work includes channel and riparian restoration, sediment management and addressing salmon predators. The districts are am

AGALERT.COM - 2018-11-14 00:00:00

Turlock mayoral candidate Bates arrested on suspicion of DUI

“I’m old enough to know better,” Bates, 67, said in a Monday evening phone interview. “It was very serious and an embarrassing error in judgment on my part. ... It’s very unfortunate and very regrettable.”

MODESTO BEE - 2018-11-13 12:23:00

DNA Test Brings Together Long-Lost Sisters In Modesto

MODESTO (CBS13) - A DNA test leads to an emotional reunion between two half-sisters who discovered each other after more than 65 years. The sisters, Kathryn Orth and Laurie Bauman, shared a hug for the first time this week - one they thought would never happen. "I hoped, dreamed, prayed that someday


Shooting in Riverbank leads to traffic collision

On the way, they were updated there’d been a vehicle crash in the area of Callander Avenue and Topeka Street. The deputies made contact with the people involved in the collision and discovered one of them had a gunshot wound, Sigala said.


California bar court backs largely stayed suspension for Modesto attorney

"Having considered the evidence, the standards, and the case law, the court concludes that a 30-day period of actual suspension, among other things, is sufficient to protect the public, the courts and the legal profession," the state bar court said in its 29-pagedecisionissued Oct. 29.


Modesto Police respond to birthday party with gifts for boy facing heart surgery

MPD made sure 5-year-old Hailam Holmes felt like a hero for his birthday. The Modesto boy wants to become a police officer when he grows up. But he was born with a congenital birth defect and has another big surgery scheduled for December.


Modesto man denied parole for deadly crash that started as a feud between brothers

David Paul Ruff, 65, has been serving a 26-years-to-life sentence for second-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder. He was convicted in October 1990 for crashing his pickup truck into a car being driven by his brother, Troy Ruff.


What the National Weather Service says is trapping fire smoke in the Central Valley

An inversion layer, which is warm air that acts like a lid, continues to trap smoke throughout the Northern San Joaquin Valley, according to the weather service. The lid creates poor air quality and poor visibility.

MODESTO BEE - 2018-11-12 19:30:00

Former police captain shot and killed by officer in northeast Fresno

A former Fresno police captain was fatally shot by an officer in northeast Fresno on Monday.Chief Jerry Dyer appeared shaken as he addressed the media and identified the victim as Marty West, who had a 32-year career in the department before leaving in 2007 to become the chief of police in Oakdale.M