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Despite adversity, unknowing grand marshal attends parade

It is safe to say nothing was going to keep Al Gilbert away from the Copperopolis Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. The former commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Copperopolis lost an inch of bone off his left leg via amputation the week before. Then, just days before the parade, he fell

CALAVERAS ENTERPRISE - 2017-11-16 22:14:00

What we learned from the last (hooray) odd-year election

Some elections are won, some lost and some hardly matter - at least to voters. That's the first of our three take-aways from the Nov. 7 election. We had yet another election, but most of Stanislaus County hardly noticed. Final results were released Thursday, and at 21.5 percent we saw the lowest tur

MODESTO BEE - 2017-11-18 00:44:00

California has two economies, and one isn't progressing. Here's a plan that might work

It is a frequently repeated fact: If California were a nation, our gross domestic product would rank us as the sixth largest economy in the world. Sounds impressive, doesn't it? But recent numbers confirm that not every area of the state is doing quite that well. Compare two regions, the Bay Area

FRESNO BEE - 2017-11-17 22:35:00

Court rules against 'Empire' copyright challenge

When Fox TV premiered its "Empire" show in 2015, about a fictional hip-hop music label called Empire Enterprises, it chose a name already in use by the real-life Empire Distribution, which has been turning out hip-hop, rap and R&B albums under its label since 2010. No problem, says a federal appeals

SFGATE - 2017-11-17 21:44:00

Kids learn about food and farm at Agriculture Field Day

Oakdale Heights fourth-grader Bodey Wilkey smells a honeycomb as he and other students learn about bees during the 10th annual Student Agriculture Field Day at Patrick Ranch on Thursday in Durham. Bill Husa - Enterprise-Record By Dani Anguiano, danguiano@chicoer.com, @Dani_Anguiano on Twitter Je

OROVILLE MERCURY-REGISTER - 2017-11-16 08:00:00

Up Close | Gregori tight end takes big hit, stays in playoff game

Domestic dispute leads to deadly crash in Modesto A Modesto man died Sunday after he tried to ram his wife's vehicle and crashed his car on Highway 99 in Ceres, the California Highway Patrol reported. Latest News Scene of fatal crash on Standiford Avenue in Modesto A man died Sunday morning


Sheriff's Department releases name of woman whose death is under investigation

The woman whose Nov. 7 death in Riverbank is under investigation has been identified by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department as 26-year-old Silvia Stiles. The Modesto and Stanislaus Consolidated fire departments responded at about 2:35 a.m. that Tuesday to a report of a traumatic injury in the


Ratings: 'The Blacklist' Audience Grows With Shocking Character Death

"The Blacklist" stunned its fans on Wednesday, when the show killed off a key character. Combined with big gains for 10 p.m. series "Chicago PD," NBC actually didn't finish that far off of CBS' total-viewer tally, which set the pace for primetime. Fox was first in ratings with a 1.6 rating/6 share i

SFGATE - 2017-11-16 16:44:00

Chief: Public benefited from 'suspect' details

SUNBURY - Sunbury Police Chief Timothy S. Miller is arguing that announcing to the public that Joseph Walter "Mike" Egan may have killed Barbara Miller is a key part of his job. An attorney for Miller said in preliminary objections filed Thursday that the chief is immune from defamation and false li

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Good Will firefighters, leaders proud to be back in service to Sunbury

SUNBURY - The leadership and firefighters at Good Will Hose Company say they are excited to again be serving the people of Sunbury after taking themselves out of service for five months. The city firefighting organization is also back in favor with the city government. City officials reinstated the

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-17 03:34:35

Sunbury to receive $423,677 grant to repair, replace river embankment

SUNBURY - The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved the city of Sunbury's $423,677 funding request through the state's Flood Mitigation Program to repair and replace the stone embankment preventing erosion beneath the cement of the flood wall along the waterfront, state Rep. Lynda Schlegel

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Students give downtown Sunbury a festive makeover

SUNBURY - Twenty-three elementary students from Shikellamy School District took to the streets on Friday to make downtown Sunbury a bit more festive for the holiday season. Armed with paint brushes and assistance from art teachers and members of the Sunbury Hill Neighborhood Council, the young artis

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-18 01:46:24

Enthusiasts plan to fund, build new skate park in Sunbury

Robert Inglis/The Daily Item Jeremy Lauer holds up a proposed desing for a new skate park in Sunbury that he is trying to raise money to build. An artist's rendering of the intended skate park as designed by Grindline Skateparks. SUNBURY - A group of skaters and BMX enthusiasts are looking to build

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-17 02:21:56

Free Sunbury Thanksgiving gathering moving to new site

SUNBURY - A popular annual free Thanksgiving meal hosted by Rhonda Fisher and volunteers dubbed angels is switching locations for the first time in 15 years. The 19th annual dinner that feeds at least 800 people will be held this year at Zion Lutheran Social Hall at Fifth and Market streets instead


UPMC Susquehanna notifies patients of data breach

WILLIAMSPORT - UPMC Susquehanna has notified 1,200 patients treated at various UPMC Susquehanna locations that their personal information - including names, dates of birth, contact information and Social Security numbers - may have been inappropriately accessed. In a release sent out Friday morning,

DAILY ITEM - 2017-11-17 16:46:00

'A national treasure' AOAA dedicates conservation area to surprised guest of honor

CHRIS J. GREGO/STAFF PHOTO Pictured from left, Dr. Blair Carbaugh, guest of honor and American Chestnut tree conservationist, DCNR Secretary Cindy Dunn and Senator John Gordner listen to Sara Fitzsimons of The American Chestnut Foundation examine and talk about chestnut trees that were planted insid

NEWSITEM.COM - 2017-11-17 08:00:00

Robots Being Made in Lake Forest

FANUC Americaspecializes in factory automation. They are part of a global corporation with offices in 46 countries including Asia and Europe. They make products used in automotive, industrial, medical devices, electronic, and other industries. FANUC has more than 240,000 robots installed in North an


Man charged with vehicular manslaughter in 2016 crash that killed motorcyclist in O.C.

SANTA ANA - A Trabuco Canyon man made his first court appearance Thursday on vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run charges stemming from a crash that killed a motorcyclist and injured his wife in Modjeska Canyon. Arraignment was rescheduled to Dec. 1 for Damon Ellery Block, 43, who was arrested Wed

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-17 02:22:11

LCHS Marching Band, Color Guard to let down their hair in 'Rapunzel' Friday

Members of the La Canada High School Marching Band and Color Guard have worked since August to perfect an 8.5-minute field show designed to stun audiences and showcase what hundreds of hours of planning and practice can accomplish. On Friday at 6 p.m., students will let down their hair in a one-time

LA TIMES - 2017-11-16 03:00:00

Candidates and Corruption - Part 3 (Tettemer)

Earlier this week I talked about the flow of special interest money into the campaign coffers of Mark Tettemer during the 8 years he was on the City Council. Tettemer didn't reply to my question about whether or not he intended to use special interest money and I said -"Mark Tettemer didn't reply. B

PATCH - 2017-11-17 11:00:00