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Motorcyclist dead after head-on collision in north Modesto

A motorcyclist who was reportedly driving too fast was killed after colliding head-on with an SUV Saturday evening in north Modesto. According to California Highway Patrol Officer Samuel Mendoza, the 59-year-old male motorcycle driver died after being transported to a hospital following the accident

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 03:55:00

Four detained after series of armed robberies in Modesto, Riverbank

Four men were surrounded by police and ordered from a vehicle at gunpoint in front of the Crossroads Shopping Center in Riverbank Saturday morning following a series of incidents that began with brandishing firearms at people on the street and escalated into armed robberies. During a 15-minute span

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-23 19:32:00

What's worth watching on TV this week

1) "Young Sheldon" debut, 8:31 p.m. Monday, CBS. The primetime season officially starts at 8 p.m. Monday ... and introduces its best new show, just 31 minutes later. The producers of "The Big Bang Theory" (which starts its season at 8) have the old Sheldon (Jim Parsons) narrating tales of when he wa

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA - 2017-09-24 13:00:02

Were you among the revelers Saturday at Modesto's Graceada Park?

A celebration of German food and culture or a happy excuse to drink a lot of beer? Both, perhaps? The eternal Oktoberfest questions returned Saturday evening as the fledgling Graceada Oktoberfest hit the park near downtown Modesto. An authentic Oktoberfest was promised by promoter Chris Ricci, with

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 04:02:00

Modesto police looking for violations this week to reduce motorcycle deaths, injuries

The Modesto Police Department this week will conduct an enforcement operation as part of an effort to reduce deaths and injuries in motorcycle crashes. Additional police officers on Monday and Saturday will be patrolling areas frequented by motorcyclists and where motorcycle crashes occur. The offic

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-25 00:40:00

Hungry for tri-tip? Vintage Faire Mall getting popular Northern California BBQ chain

Hey, Modesto, do you like tri-tip? Sorry, silly me, that's like asking if you like kittens and puppies and sunshine. Of course you like tri-tip (vegetarian and vegan friends excluded, but gosh you're missing out). So it only stands to reason that you're going to be pretty excited to hear the Buckhor

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-23 23:54:00

What Modesto band Grandaddy is saying to fans after canceling 2 Gallo Center shows

Still grieving over the passing of one of its own, Modesto-spawned indie rock band Grandaddy has canceled its two shows at the Gallo Center for the Arts next month. One of the shows scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 21, had sold out the Foster Family Theater and the band had agreed in July to add a secon

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-22 20:23:00

Han Solo Movie: Ron Howard Teases 'Desperate and Dangerous Times' in New Photo

"Han Solo" director Ron Howard on Saturday teased "shooting a scene about desperate and dangerous times in the Galaxy" and shareda new behind-the-scenes photo. The new photo appears to have been taken on a dusty surface, with a lot of what appears to be junk piles. Neither of these things is new to

SFGATE - 2017-09-23 20:27:00

Gallo Center, proving skeptics wrong for 10 years, invites you to its birthday party

They built it, and many have come. So this weekend, Modesto's Gallo Center for the Arts will open its doors to the public to celebrate a decade of success that some doubted possible and others outright scoffed at back when the downtown venue was proposed. A free 10-year anniversary open house will b

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 00:44:00

Empire Fire in Yosemite shows that not all wildfires are bad. It is 'a good fire'

Standing near flames burning hot through wilderness dusted by an early September snow, Kelly Martin gets excited as she starts to imagine spring. She talks about new wildflowers, wildlife and trees returning to a forest floor that was much denser before an Aug. 1 lightning strike started the Empire

FRESNO BEE - 2017-09-22 23:14:00

Drinks, food, music, fun - region's ready for fall

Can you feel it? That early morning chill in the air? The cool breeze on the patio as the sun starts to set? Sure, the heat's still on in the Valley in the afternoons, but you can sense the winds of seasonal change coming. October brings a feeling that fall actually is in the air. It also brings a b

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 00:44:00

Modesto-born filmmaker scores again with TV network

For a second year, short films created by a Modesto native and her husband will be aired on filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's ("Sin City," "From Dusk Till Dawn") El Rey Network. The "Animation Edition" of the program "The People's Network Showcase" features 15 films that will be broadcast Sunday and also

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-22 21:17:00

Summer officially ends Friday. So did Modesto set a record for 100-plus days?

The autumn equinox happens at 1:02 p.m. Friday, the official end to a Modesto-area summer that has been unusually hot. But did it set a record, as measured by the number of days at 100 degrees or more? Yes and no. The National Weather Service says yes, based on its thermometer at Modesto Airport at

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-22 01:19:00

Trees and People: Overlooked tree cable systems

After a recent high school reunion, I got together with a good friend I had not seen in many years. When I visited with him and his wife at their home in Sacramento, he took the opportunity to ask me one of those "well, since you are here, can you look at my tree?" questions. I get a lot of those an

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER - 2017-09-22 21:48:00

Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day returns in October

A variety of animals have made appearances at The Great Valley Museum's Wild Planet Day - from eagles and pythons to kangaroos. On Oct. 14, the event returns to the Modesto Junior College West Campus, this year celebrating California's Brown Bear. For obvious reasons, there won't be one on site. Onc

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 00:43:00

Modesto looks to raise bus fares, restructure routes

Modesto Area Express riders could pay more to ride the bus and see other changes that are expected to improve service on popular routes while reducing service on routes with far fewer riders. The City Council on Tuesday will be asked to approve this proposal, but the fare increases and other changes

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-24 00:45:00

How Modesto helped make native son Robert Ulrich's labor of love a Hollywood reality

After years of ups, downs, encouragement and doubt, Modesto native Robert Ulrich finally will see a Hollywood labor of love realized on Saturday. And his hometown of Modesto had a role in getting him there. The Emmy-winning casting director's first foray into film producing, "Juvenile," has its pre

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-22 01:03:00

Robbery suspects caught in Riverbank

Peterson Archives: Sharon Rocha building relationships from the trial With the 2017 summer broadcast of the documentary series, "The murder of Laci Peterson", The Modesto Bee is re-releasing selected 2007 interviews conducted by reporter Garth Stapley with some key figures in the case. In this video

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-23 07:00:00

Thieves Ram Stolen Truck Into Convenience Store, Fail To Steal ATM

WATERFORD (CBS13) - A family-run business in Stanislaus County remains closed after a group of men crashed a stolen pickup truck into their storefront. The convenience store is located on Yosemite Boulevard in Waterford. Owners say the suspects were attempting to steal an ATM, but the sound of a sec

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-23 01:11:00

Modesto store gives back, a windfall for community food bank

Alex Bartlett is an iron worker by trade, but he's a food bank volunteer when he's off. "A lot of food goes out to the kids. It's nice to help out every once in awhile," said Bartlett. The Second Harvest Food bank warehouse in Manteca holds 11,000 square feet of food and staffed by 20 workers and vo

ABC10.COM - 2017-09-23 01:03:50