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Idling, drive thru fast food windows & Valley air quality

Dennis Wyatt On a billboard heading south on Oakdale Road between Riverbank and Modesto you will see a larger-than-life photo of Ceres Mayor Chris Vierra. The message with Vierra's image implores people to "avoid the drive through." It is a reference to the verified fact that idling cars pollute m

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:10:00

City gives direction on general plan policy issues

The Ceres City Council was asked last week to provide policy direction arising from the updating of the Ceres General Plan. The city is in the process of updating the plan, which was last crafted in 1997. A draft of the new General Plan is being written and environmental impact studies performed. Th

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:39:00

Unemployment rate drops slightly in Stanislaus County

The unemployment rate in Stanislaus County recorded a slight decline in August, according to the latest numbers from the Employment Development Department. The unemployment rate in August for Stanislaus County came in at 7.5 percent, below the revised rate of 7.5 percent posted in July. The rate als

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:25:00

Oakdale man found dead in parked car near Empire. Detectives believe he was killed.

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department detectives on Monday were investigating the suspicious death of a 64-year-old Oakdale man who was found inside a parked car along a rural road near The Fruit Yard. Sheriff's deputies responded Sunday to reports of a man found dead in a vehicle on Geer Road, jus

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-18 22:43:00

Oakdale Man, 64, Found Dead In Car In Rural East Modesto

STANISLAUS COUNTY (CBS13) - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead inside of a car in rural east Modesto. The discovery was made late Monday morning. According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to Geer Road, south of Yosemite Boulevard, and found a

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-18 21:56:00

Mary Giventer: Want to meet, question candidates? Here's your opportunity

The League of Women Voters Stanislaus County will be having a series of Candidate Forums to enable voters to meet and question candidates for local offices. The forums will be: Modesto City School Board, Districts 5 and 7- Monday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m., Hughes Elementary School Cafeteria. 512 North McClu

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-19 00:46:00

Homicide investigation underway after Oakdale man found dead in car

Deputies are investigating a homicide after an Oakdale man was found dead in a car, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said Monday. David Brichetto, 64, was found around 11 a.m. Sunday inside of a white four-door sedan parked next to a Modesto canal on Geer Road, south of Yosemite Boulevard

KCRA.COM - 2017-09-19 06:41:00

What's Growing On: 'Go native' at specialized plant sales

The fall planting season has arrived. September, October and November are ideal months to add new water-thrifty plants to home landscapes. Plants native to central California and to parts of the world with a Mediterranean climate are ideally suited to the hot, arid summers and cool, wet winters we e

RECORD - 2017-09-18 16:16:26

Save the date, purchase tickets for Child Haven's annual luncheon

Child Haven's 29th Annual Holiday Luncheon, Toy Drive and Raffle is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano, Don't forget to bring a new unwrapped toy for a child aged infant to 12 or a gift card for a youth aged 12+ in Child Haven's care. Tickets, $30 per person, are

VACAVILLE REPORTER - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Athlete of the Week: Hard work paying off for Will C. Wood golfer Alissa Salazar

When you ask Will C. Wood High School girls golf coach Don Trolinger about Alissa Salazar, it doesn't take him long to point out the junior golfer's work ethic. The Wildcats have jumped out to a terrific start to the 2017 season on the links, and Salazar has been a big reason for it. In two victor

VACAVILLE REPORTER - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Drug-crazed man pulled from dumpster

A man believed to be under the influence of drugs and dancing inside of a store dumpster early Thursday had to be removed through use of a police Taser gun. Police were called at 12:14 a.m. by employees of Chevron in the 1800 block of Mitchell Road about a man who partially barricaded himself inside

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:05:00

Tipsters help police identify, arrest suspect in Modesto store robbery

Six tipsters on the Stanislaus Area Crime Stoppers hotline helped detectives identify and arrest a 23-year-old man suspected of robbing a Modesto convenience store at gunpoint. Todd was arrested on suspicion of robbery, along with an enhancement for allegedly committing the crime with a gun, Modesto

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-20 18:42:00

This Modesto shopping center used to have a zoo. New boutique is part of its rebirth

Things are looking Bellissima in Roseburg Square these days. The new Bellissima Boutique opened earlier this month in the shopping center and is among half a dozen new shops to move in over the past year. This is the third location Bellissima owner Mary Herrera has opened; the other two shops are

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-19 23:56:00

Competancy hearing ordered for Machado

David Machado, the accused murderer of Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Wallace. David Machado, the suspected killer of Stanislaus County Sheriff Deputy Dennis Wallace, will be appearing in court to determine if he is now competent enough to stand trial for the charges against him. Machado, 38, of Keyes is

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:40:00

Things seem sane in Ceres compared to rest of the country

I'm glad I'm covering City Council meetings in sane Ceres and not insane cities like Berkeley. Last week this woman exposes her breasts and goes into a full board strip act and a lunatic tirade about why it should be legal for women to go topless. Berkeley has an ordinance barring women from showing

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:12:00

TID power, irrigation affected by extreme August heat

The summer of 2017 has been exceptionally hot, and August was no different. The month brought record-breaking temperatures, affecting the demand for both power and irrigation water from the Turlock Irrigation District. Of August's 31 days, 24 broke the previous records for that day's highest tempera

CERESCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-20 16:21:00

Prayer, dance and hope at DACA rally in Modesto

A few hundred people rallied in Modesto behind young immigrants hoping not to be deported. The Monday night event at Tenth Street Place featured Mexican music and dance and pleas in English and Spanish for federal action. Ralliers urged permanent extension of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-20 01:27:00

Pit bulls, chihuahuas are county's most over-bred dogs. What's being done about it.

Pit bulls and chihuahuas are the most over-bred dogs in Stanisalus County, accounting for nearly half of the dog population at the Stanislaus Animal Services Agency. To reduce those numbers, the agency has extended and expanded a free spay and neuter program for those two breeds. The program was o

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

Seaside Police Chief to retire in wake of Facebook posts

SEASIDE, Calif. - Seaside Police Chief Robert Jackson announced his retirement after some controversial social media posts may have led the city to place him on administrative leave. In a letter dated Sept. 18 to City Manager Craig Malin, Jackson said he plans to retire, effective October 18. Jackso

SFGATE - 2017-09-20 18:39:00

League begins for most Stanislaus District football teams. Where will you be Friday?

Here's a look at Week 4 in the Stanislaus District, beginning with a non-conference clash Thursday: Thursday Ceres at Atwater, 7 p.m. Friday Central California Conference El Capitan at Golden Valley, 7 p.m. Pitman vs. Merced, at Joe Debely Stadium, 7 p.m. Turlock vs. Buhach Colony, at Atwater, 7 p.m

MODESTO BEE - 2017-09-20 18:30:00