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Police release sketches of suspects in downtown Modesto assault and theft
The Modesto Police Department released sketches Thursday of two suspects in a weekend assault and theft against a woman near 10th and L streets. A department Facebook post said the victim, in her early 20s, was unlocking her vehicle just after midnight Sunday when one of the men attacked her from be
Patterson's Past: 75 Years Ago- Military personnel book drive
Patterson High Principal Vince Rucobo earned $1,000 for his school scholarship fund in the annual lip-sync contest in Modesto. Laurence Kolding will chair the annual Lions Club Student Speakers Contest next Wednesday evening.
MAGA-hat wearing teen claims California high school wouldn't permit her to wear hat
A high school student who reportedly wanted to sport her “Make America Great Again” hat at her California school this week wasn’t able to because of the dress code. Clovis North High School senior Maddie Mueller sought to wear the hat bearing President Trump’s campaign slogan on Wednesday upon the r
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.
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.
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.
Trump administration ends talks with California on emissions, climate change
The Trump administration Thursday broke off negotiations with California over limits on greenhouse gas emissions from cars, blaming state officials for failing to offer “a productive alternative” to the White House’s plans.
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California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas
Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa
No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways
A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.
It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!
That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i
Girl Scout cookie fans in Stanislaus County: Your day has arrived
It’s Girl Scout cookie time, Stanislaus County. For the third straight year the Girl Scouts Heart of Central California have held the Mega Cookie Drop at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds. Area troop leaders, parents and Scouts picked up 255,000 packages of cookies for distribution. Volunteers, staf
Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city
Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho
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.
See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it
In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.
Embattled California DMV gets its third director in just 32 days
The agency struggling to register licenses is also struggling to find a leader. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has gone through two directors in just over a month. The latest leadership shake-up came on Jan. 30, when acting director Kathleen Webb replaced acting director Bill Davidson,
California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits
Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit
Modesto dad arrested after DUI collision with toddler
A Modesto dad was arrested Tuesday night when he was found, allegedly under the influence, walking away from a collision scene with his 2-year-old daughter. Joshua Matthew Jones, 34, was driving with his daughter when he hit another vehicle at Conant and Veneman avenues in north Modesto at about 7:2
California Man Allegedly Killed His Parents & Housekeeper, Then Went To ER
ORANGE COUNTY, CA — A 27-year-old man has been charged with three counts of murder after police discovered the bodies of his mother, his father, and their housekeeper in the family’s Newport Beach home.
A tax penalty could help shore up Obamacare in California. Gavin Newsom wants to try it.
When Kate Green calculated her health care costs last year, it just didn’t add up for her to stay insured. The 30-year-old worker in a real estate referral company had signed up for the lowest-cost plan possible, but it came with high out-of-pocket costs. Premiums ate up money Green had planned on s