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Modesto Family Suffers Another Tragedy after Hit-and-Run
MODESTO -- A Modesto family is grieving after their grandmother was killed in a hit-and-run. "There's no words to describe the way that we feel right now. There's none, there's none, just pain. That's it, just pain," said Monique Arellano. "It just hurts so bad. And there's nothing that can take it
Two online ads to sell phones result in two robberies at gunpoint
Modesto police were warning online sellers to take extra care after two people selling phones were robbed within 12 hours Sunday. The incidents bear strong similarities. Both began with advertisers on Letgo looking to sell their phones. Both involve at least one black male in his 20s robbing the sel
Keeping the homeless dry must be highest priority for Modesto, Stanislaus County
“A Christmas Carol” is one of the most hopeful and inspiring books in the English language. Charles Dickens wrote it in 1850s England, a time of great wealth and greater poverty. There’s a scene in which Ebenezer Scrooge is transported to a spot beneath a bridge, home to a family of four.
Meetings, club events in and around Modesto (12/10/18)
What: Modesto City Schools Board of Education Meeting. Where: Modesto City Schools Staff Development Rooms, 425 Locust St. Info: For agenda information, visit www.mcs4kids.com, scroll over “District,” click “Board of Education” and select agendas for Monday’s business. For more information, call 209
Freeway envisioned north of Modesto draws federal money
Federal highway officials approved a $20 million grant for the North County Corridor, a future expressway skirting Modesto, Riverbank and Oakdale in north Stanislaus County. The road is expected to cost $688 million and will require additional funding. State transportation officials are expected to
Local Digest: Mark Gallo Invitational begins on Tuesday, Modesto boxer wins title
With yet another deep field of participants, the 2018 Mark Gallo Invitational basketball tournament begins on Tuesday at Central Catholic High School. Of the 16 teams entered in the tournament, all made the playoffs last year and eight made the CIF State playoffs.
Brief that aims to get Scott Peterson off death row blames attorney Mark Geragos for botching murder trial & making false promises
In a new habeas corpus brief released this week in connection with Scott Peterson’s 2004 murder conviction, attorney Mark Geragos is accused of botching the trial, which ultimately led to infamous killer’s death sentence in connection with his deceased wife, Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Conn
This is how much in taxes marijuana customers will pay in Modesto
Marijuana customers who buy cannabis from proposed Modesto retail shops can expect to pay more taxes than they have been at other dispensaries in Stanislaus County. The Modesto City Council has approved an 8 percent tax for cannabis retail businesses. The council at its Dec. 4 meeting also approved
What’s the word? Gallo’s Thunderbird wine is back and ready to rock and roll
Thunderbird wine is back, and badder than ever. But now in the good “bad” sense. E. & J. Gallo Winery’s Thunderbird wine, once know for its low price tag and high alcohol content, has been reborn and rebranded. Folks at downtown Modesto’s Mod Shop late last month were treated to a pop-up tasting eve
They were drunk, breaking into a home and then they fought with police, officers say
Two Modesto men were arrested over the weekend in Merced County after authorities said they assaulted police officers who were investigating an attempted break-in, police said in a news release.
Man who held off police with bomb claim was delusional from drugs
A Livingston man suspected of being on drugs as he made delusional claims there was a bomb in his pickup prompted a Friday evening standoff with Ceres Police at the downtown Ceres Shell station Friday. The incident ended safely with his arrest hours later.
The City of Modesto Plans to Move 450 Homeless People Away from Beard Brook Park
MODESTO -- Rasheed Webb is just one of nearly 450 people who call Beard Brook Park in Modesto home. “Even though we are homeless, this is a community,” said Webb. He says months ago city and Stanislaus county officials rounded up the homeless in the area and moved them into the park.
Man and Woman Arrested for Modesto Murder, Backyard Burial
MODESTO – The arrest of a man and woman for a Modesto murder has solved some of the intrigue after the discovery of a body buried in the backyard of a home. On November 24th a resident of the home on Santa Rita Avenue attempted to bury a dead pet in the backyard and came upon the body of Jacob Sutto
Need to know: Dog survives Camp Fire, waits for owner, Modesto homeless to be relocated
1. Dog waited weeks at the site of burned down Camp Fire home for family to return. When Andrea Gaylord arrived back at her home off in Paradise, she was surprised and overjoyed to see her beloved dog Madison survived the fire and was waiting patiently for her to return home.
Traffic stop uncovers rolling drug lab, weapons and paraphernalia; 4 arrested
ESCALON — A minor traffic stop early Sunday led to a major headache for four Stocktonians. Just after midnight, an officer stopped a vehicle for an unspecified minor violation, according to a report.
Coroner’s office seeks family of homeless Modesto man
The Stanislaus County coroner’s office is looking for family or friends of a Modesto man who died Thursday. Hector Perez Lara, 63, died of natural causes at Doctors Medical Center, according to Detective Andrew Glover, who is with the coroner’s office. Glover said Lara was homeless.
Officials look to underneath 9th St. Bridge as new home for Beard Brook homeless camp
Modesto and Stanislaus County are proposing a new home for the homeless encampment that has taken root at Beard Brook Park — under the nearby Ninth Street Bridge. Officials say moving the camp several hundred feet to underneath the bridge where it spans the Tuolumne River Regional Park from South Mo
Meet Sugar Plum Fairies and more at annual ‘Nutcracker’ parties in Modesto
Meet kings and queens and fairies galore at the annual Sugar Plum Fairy Parties from Central West Ballet. The Modesto ballet company continues its tradition of hosting Sugar Plum Fairy Parties after its matinee productions of “The Nutcracker” at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The shows bring hundred
Man arrested for Ceres bomb threat
CERES, Calif. — A Livingston, Calif. man is behind bars after making false bomb threats in Ceres on Friday. Armando Delacruz called the Ceres Police Department around 8:30 p.m., telling them that he was being chased and shot at.
In Wake Of Hit-And-Run Death, Modesto Family Hit By Tragedy Twice Reflects On Murdered 24-Year-Old
MODESTO (CBS13) — A hit-and-run collision that left a grandmother dead in Modesto is the second tragic crime to hit the same family in just the past few years. Modesto Police are looking for the suspect that hit and killed Irene Arellano Lopez as she walked in a crosswalk on Chapman Road and Pelanda