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Parade of Lights dazzles Ripon crowd
The young and young at heart lined Main Street Friday evening for the Ripon Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade of Lights awaiting the appearance of old St. Nick. There were 32 brightly lighted floats that moved down the street from Wilma Avenue on the west to Norse Street with parade watchers bund
Animal rights activists meet strong police presence at ranch
About 120 members of an animal rights group, Direct Action Everywhere, protested Sunday afternoon at a ranch north of Oakdale where three of its members were arrested in October while trying to removed an apparently dying calf from the property.
Storm expected to bring rough surf, gusty winds to the coast
A storm system is expected to bring gusty winds and a rough surf to the northern California coast on Sunday. The National Weather Service issued a “high surf warning” along the coast from Sonoma County to Monterey County starting at 9 a.m. Sunday that was expected to continue to 9 p.m. Monday, indic
Girl killed in Turlock DUI crash was an eighth-grader at Dutcher
The Turlock girl killed in a DUI-related crash Friday night near California State University, Stanislaus, was a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Dutcher Middle School. On social media, the girl has been identified in a photograph and by first name, Freida. Turlock Unified School District planned to send
Loved Ones Mourn Girl Killed by Suspected Drunken Driver
TURLOCK -- Bouquets of flowers and a yellow cross marked the spot of a horrific crash that killed one teen and seriously injured two others. Those who knew the Dutcher Middle School eighth-grader say sunflowers were her favorite.
California jewelry store robbery thwarted after owner's nephew pulls out gun
A California jewelry store owner’s nephew pulled a gun on suspects as the two men allegedly tried to rob his uncle’s store, according to reports. The suspects, caught on video, allegedly tried to stab owner Jean Boujekian during the attempted robbery at Vana Watch and Jewelry in South Pasadena on Fr
State Water Board Approves Increased Flows for the Lower San Joaquin River
After a marathon hearing at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted 4 to 1 on December 12 to set a 40% flow standard for three tributaries that flow into the lower San Joaquin River — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers - and a revision of the
‘It was a nightmare.’ Modesto couple, on a diving trip to Hawaii, experiences tragedy
During the nearly three decades Kathy Monday has been a scuba diver, she’s heard of ‘nitrogen narcosis’ twice: the first time during her certification classes in 1991 and the second time in April, in the days following her husband’s deadly diving accident.
Leo Zuber is selected as Ripon mayor
Ripon City Council’s version of musical chairs elevated Leo Zuber to mayor. At Tuesday’s organizational meeting, he moved up from vice mayor or Seat No. 2 to the top spot, taking over as mayor from Michael Restuccia, who dropped down to Seat No. 5.
Vande Pol sworn-in as new Ripon trustee
Chad Husky had one final act on his check list as board president of Ripon Unified School District. He administered the oath of office Monday to Annette Vande Pol. The newest board member ran unopposed for Trustee Area No. 2, taking over the seat held for the past 12 years by Ernie Tyhurst, who opte
New CEO to lead Tracy Chamber of Commerce
The Tracy Chamber of Commerce has hired a new CEO who is expected to help grow membership in the business association. Tamra Spade is the president and CEO of the Ripon Chamber of Commerce. The president the board of the Tracy chamber, Chad Wood, announced her hiring earlier this week.
Modesto’s Prime Shine Car Wash sold to Arizona company which will rebrand sites
Valley residents used to taking their car to Prime Shine for a wash will soon be taking it to a Mister Car Wash instead. Modesto-based Prime Shine Car Wash, which started with a single site in 1991 and grew to be the state’s largest independently owned car wash operator, has been sold. The company h
Modesto Council to vote on eight marijuana dispensaries, city’s first legal pot shops
The Modesto City Council will vote Wednesday whether to allow eight new marijuana dispensaries to open within city limits. The city is recommending the retail cannabis businesses as finalists out of its pool of 20 total applicants following a nearly year-long vetting process. If approved they would
Man Behind Modesto’s Shower Shuttles is Working on a Laundry Shuttle for Homeless
MODESTO -- For the hundreds of people in Modesto living in poverty means going without some of life's most basic necessities such as shelter, a shower or even a chore many of us often take for granted like doing laundry.
Police consider charges against Camp Fire cleanup worker who posted 'reprehensible' photos
REDDING, Calif. – Police in California say they will pursue criminal charges against a cleanup worker who posted photos of himself in properties destroyed in a wildfire that some are calling disrespectful.
Manteca may restrict your household to three dogs & three cats
There may be a fight over dogs and cats for Manteca’s newly installed City Council. Staff is bringing back a proposal to limit households to a maximum of three dogs and three cats at Tuesday’s City Council meeting after the same ordinance changes were rejected on a 4-1 vote by the departing council.
Teen girl killed by drunk driver near Stanislaus State, according to Turlock Police
A teenage girl was killed and two other female occupants seriously injured when an alleged drunk driver hit their car Friday night near California State University, Stanislaus in Turlock, according to police.
Modesto malaise: Uncle's home was his stability, but now seen as residence of last resort
Housing and the stability it promises can be hard to find in California. Take the family of Shelby Humphrey, my great uncle on my mom’s side. After the Second World War, he, his wife Doris, and their 10 children left Southern California for Modesto. They rented 17 different places while the kids gre
Modesto’s newest craft beer spot Persuasion Brewing wants to woo you with flavors
Most people don’t take too much persuasion to drink beer. But at Modesto’s new Persuasion Brewing, the persuasion is about more than just drinking some craft brews. It’s about trying new things and getting out of our comfort zones in different ways. The brewery, which is part of The Market at La Com
Manteca should contract out trash collection
In order to reduce the amount of trash that is no longer “recyclable” I am going to cancel my subscription to the Bulletin when renewal comes up this spring. The report that the Bulletin published last summer that stated the solid waste department had at least one manager too many — a manager that r