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Modesto schools on lockdown as police serve search warrant

Several schools in north Modesto are on lockdown this morning as Modesto police serve a search warrant. Freedom and Savage schools are on lockdown, police said. According to Sylvan Unified School District, Somerset Middle School also is on lockdown.


Ceres SWAT team rolls to west Modesto, arrests suspect in October gun disturbance

A standoff Wednesday afternoon in west Modesto led to the arrest of the suspect in an October disturbance in Ceres. The SWAT team for the Ceres Police Department arrested Loual Cordova, 43, at a house on the 300 block of Ash Street, a news release said.


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Lucas plans March 16 Crab Feed

Lucas Elementary School will be hosting a Crab Feed on Saturday, March 16 at the Ceres American Legion Memorial Building, corner of Ninth and Lawrence streets, Ceres. Proceeds will benefit the school’s scholarship fund.


Police arrest Cost Less gunman from October

The man who allegedly pulled a gun that misfired on another man in front of a Ceres grocery store last October was arrested Wednesday after being flushed out of his Modesto home.


Can Gavin Newsom put California high-speed rail back on track? It may be up to Trump

It’s survived cost overruns, lengthy delays and a public scolding from the new governor. Now California’s controversial high-speed rail project faces what may be its toughest test yet: presidential opposition.


Modesto homeless get a fresh start under 9th Street Bridge

MODESTO, Calif. — Dozens of homeless people in Modesto were moved over to a new homeless park, set up by the city underneath the 9th Street Bridge. As ABC10 reported on Tuesday, they're moving into a set of uniformed tents supplied by the city from Beard Brook Park. It's just one solution being trie


It’s official, Bill Lyons joins Gov. Newsom’s staff as a voice of the Valley

SACRAMENTO – Bill Lyons officially became the Agriculture Liaison to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday afternoon. What is the Agriculture Liaison? That’s something Lyons will have to help figure out. The position is new, apparently created specifically for Lyons and for a governor trying to deepen his


Guitarraganza 2019 - Guitar Festival February 27 - March 2

(Modesto) – The Music Departments of Modesto Junior College, San Joaquin Delta College, University of the Pacific and California State Universities of Sacramento and Stanislaus present the Guitarraganza 2019 – Guitar Festival, February 27 through March 2.


See 2 big names booked for new Modesto amphitheater as it readies a full 2019 season

After opening last summer, the new amphitheater at The Fruit Yard in Modesto is waking up from winter with news on two big acts booked for this year, ticket sales dates and even a new name.


Residents Left Unsettled by Dead Coyotes Found Hanging on Stanislaus County Fence

STANISLAUS COUNTY -- A shocking sight along a rural Stanislaus County road had drivers stopping to take notice. Seven dead coyotes were strung up and hanging from a fence along 26 Mile Road in Farmington, according to the Department of Fish and Wildlife.


Coroner seeks family of 34-year-old who died at his Modesto home

The Stanislaus County Coroner’s Office is seeking the family of Christopher Alan Slater, 34, who died Monday at his Modesto home. The cause of death is pending. People with information can call Detective Frank Leyva at 209-567-4480.


The very best movies screening in Modesto this week

On the hunt for date night ideas? Don't miss this week's lineup of acclaimed movies showing on the big screen in and around Modesto. Read on for the highest rated films to catch, based on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes' Tomatometer Score, which reflects the opinions of hundreds of film and televi


Hundreds of Stanislaus County’s Homeless to Move Into Tents Under Modesto Bridge

MODESTO -- Some of Stanislaus County's 1,600 homeless will transition into new tents in Modesto Wednesday morning. Eventually, 300 tents will fill up space under the 9th Street bridge. One hundred and twenty of them were already in place Tuesday.


Former Modesto Irrigation District attorney claims discrimination in lawsuit

The Modesto Irrigation District’s former attorney is suing the utility, alleging that she endured sexual discrimination and gender-based harassment that male managers weren’t exposed to before she was fired in November.


Victim of fatal shooting outside Modesto bar identified

Police have identified the man shot and killed outside a north Modesto bar and billiards hall Sunday night as Thomas Hinchman, 22. The shooting was reported about 9 p.m. at the CR2 Bar and Billiards in a strip mall on the southeast corner of Oakdale Road and Sylvan Avenue.


Ceres man could spend life in federal prison for trying to sell meth to investigator

A 26-year-old Ceres man could spend the rest of his life in federal prison for reportedly trying to sell 15 pounds of methamphetamine to an undercover investigator. On Monday, Jose Manuel Sotelo-Mendoza pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute meth, the U.S. A


Modesto’s unpaid medical claims may reach millions of dollars

Modesto is acknowledging its employees are facing millions of dollars in unpaid medical claims related to Riverstone Capital, the city insurance carrier that is subject to U.S. Department of Labor legal action.


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


New president selected for Modesto Junior College

James Houpis, dean of academic support and learning technologies at Skyline College in San Bruno, has accepted the offer to become president of Modesto Junior College, the Yosemite Community College District announced Thursday.