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Man killed in crash at busy Modesto intersection
A 45-year-old Modesto man died Wednesday afternoon after he apparently ran a red light in northwest Modesto and was broadsided by another vehicle. The initial investigation indicates the man was driving an Infinity G35 north on Carver Road when it appears it ran a red light at Briggsmore Avenue and
Men sought in two armed robberies of Modesto stores
Police are looking for the men who robbed two Modesto stores at gunpoint over the past week. On Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m., a Caucasian or Latino man armed with an AR-15-style rifle robbed Henry's Liquors, 1100 Carver Road, south of Roseburg Avenue. He was dressed in a gray hooded sweat shirt with a bla
Tipsters help police identify, arrest suspect in Modesto store robbery
Six tipsters on the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers hotline helped detectives identify and arrest a 23-year-old man suspected of robbing a Modesto convenience store at gunpoint. Todd was arrested on suspicion of robbery, along with an enhancement for allegedly committing the crime with a gun, Modesto
Drug-crazed man pulled from dumpster
A man believed to be under the influence of drugs and dancing inside of a store dumpster early Thursday had to be removed through use of a police Taser gun. Police were called at 12:14 a.m. by employees of Chevron in the 1800 block of Mitchell Road about a man who partially barricaded himself inside
Modesto boy suspended for making 'terroristic threats'
A Modesto family is pushing back against elementary school administrators after their 5-year-old son was suspended for making "terroristic threats." During just his third week of school, kindergartner Jackson Riley told his teacher at Great Valley Academy that he couldn't take off his backpack becau
Want to drink a lot of beer in Modesto? We tell you where, along with more events
This fledgling event promises an authentic Oktoberfest celebration featuring German singalongs, German food and other activities. Among the events planned is a stein holding contest, barrel race and beer stein relay. Food will include sausages, hot pretzels with beer mustard, sauerkraut and strudel.
Stephen Riffert: Christian Scientists celebrate a century in Modesto
On Sept. 26, 1917, a group of Christian Scientists incorporated their growing church under the name First Church of Christ, Scientist, Modesto. Since that day, members have conducted Sunday services, weekly Bible lessons-sermons, Sunday school and Wednesday evening meetings to hear testimonies of he
Ripon police arrest Stockton pair, find stolen items from Modesto vehicle burglaries
Officers have arrested two people from Stockton after the suspects were reportedly found with stolen property from vehicle burglaries in Modesto and Santa Rosa. Robert Lenton Ruiz, 45, and Elisa Marie Cabonios, 39, were taken into custody Wednesday morning during a traffic stop near the Ripon Motel
Prayer, dance and hope at DACA rally in Modesto
A few hundred people rallied in Modesto behind young immigrants hoping not to be deported. The Monday night event at Tenth Street Place featured Mexican music and dance and pleas in English and Spanish for federal action. Ralliers urged permanent extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,
This Modesto shopping center used to have a zoo. New boutique is part of its rebirth
Things are looking Bellissima in Roseburg Square these days. The new Bellissima Boutique opened earlier this month in the shopping center and is among half a dozen new shops to move in over the past year. This is the third location Bellissima owner Mary Herrera has opened; the other two shops are
Here's how the rain and snow will develop over the Sierra
Free spay/neuter for Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas The Stanislaus Animal Services Agency has expanded a program that offers free spay and neuter for Pitbulls and Chihuahuas. (Erin Tracyemail@example.com) LocalStep inside Vintage Faire Mall's new BoxLunch The new pop culture-themed novelty retailer BoxLu
Harold Groth: City should lower water rates now that drought is over
We have read a lot recently about the city of Modesto and its money problems. Here is one we heard from the city last year: Due to the drought, our water usage had been restricted; therefore, our water revenues were down. The city gave us the sad story that although water revenues collected by the C
Idling, drive thru fast food windows & Valley air quality
Dennis Wyatt On a billboard heading south on Oakdale Road between Riverbank and Modesto you will see a larger-than-life photo of Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra. The message with Vierra's image implores people to "avoid the drive through." It is a reference to the verified fact that idling cars pollute m
City gives direction on general plan policy issues
The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan. The city is in the process of updating the plan, which was last crafted in 1997. A draft of the new General Plan is being written and environmental impact studies performed. Th
Pit bulls, chihuahuas are county's most over-bred dogs. What's being done about it.
Pit bulls and chihuahuas are the most over-bred dogs in Stanisalus County, accounting for nearly half of the dog population at the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency. To reduce those numbers, the agency has extended and expanded a free spay and neuter program for those two breeds. The program was o
League begins for most Stanislaus District football teams. Where will you be Friday?
Here's a look at Week 4 in the Stanislaus District, beginning with a non-conference clash Thursday: Thursday Ceres at Atwater, 7 p.m. Friday Central California Conference El Capitan at Golden Valley, 7 p.m. Pitman vs. Merced, at Joe Debely Stadium, 7 p.m. Turlock vs. Buhach Colony, at Atwater, 7 p.m
Vegan Donut Gelato Delivers Plant-Based Comforts
He ran a plant-based Vietnamese restaurant in Sunnyvale for eight years before getting burnt out. After a short break, he figured vegan-izing one of the most common American comfort foods would do wonders for converting the masses. Enter Vegan Donut Gelato (411 E 18th St.), which softly opened ea
Woman goes to jail after interfering with medical aid call
Ceres Police arrested a woman who appeared to be on drugs and interfered with emergency personnel who were attending to a medical aid call at a home in the 2900 block of Sixth Street. Someone at the home called 9-1-1 at 1:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13 about a medical problem a resident was having.
Ceres man sentenced for drunken driving
Joseph Zachariah Placid, 36, of Ceres, was sentenced to three years in state prison for felony driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent. Placid pled no contest on Sept. 11 to felony driving with a blood alcohol level above 0.08 percent. He also admitted his 2015 convictions and prison sent
Things seem sane in Ceres compared to rest of the country
I'm glad I'm covering City Council meetings in sane Ceres and not insane cities like Berkeley. Last week this woman exposes her breasts and goes into a full board strip act and a lunatic tirade about why it should be legal for women to go topless. Berkeley has an ordinance barring women from showing