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Oldest southern sea otter in captivity dies in California

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Charlie, the oldest southern sea otter held by any zoo or aquarium, has died in California. The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach says Charlie died Monday at the age of 22.


Alleged Northern California robbery crew indicted, now facing life in federal prison

SAN FRANCISCO — Three men who allegedly plotted to travel from Illinois to Northern California and pull of a series of violent, multi-million dollar heists have been indicted on robbery and kidnapping charges.


What do we like, dislike about Modesto?

What do we like, dislike about Modesto? Many opinions – and chance to let mayor know Sabatino: Mayor what are you going to do about it?. Residents can tell Mayor Ted Brandvold and other city officials what direction they want the city to go in during a Thursday meeting at Modesto Centre Plaza.


State investigating 2 incidents involving new MUNI trains

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A video obtained by the San Francisco Examiner clearly shows a woman being dragged across the Embarcadero Station platform when her hand got stuck between the doors. It happened on April 12.


Low-Cost Snip Bus Rolls Into California’s Central Valley

Updated: April 23, 2019, 10:42 a.m. Spay Neuter Imperative Project (SNIP), a 501(c)(3) mobile, low-cost spay and neuter clinic serving California’s Coachella Valley, Monterey County, San Benito County and Santa Cruz County, has now purchased a third fully-equipped mobile spay and neuter surgery unit


Fort Funston dog-walker finds dead swimmer

The body of a man who disappeared almost four weeks ago while swimming at a Pacifica beach was found Friday near Fort Funston in San Francisco, a Pacific police sergeant said Saturday.


California police seek man in Maserati suspected of stealing $25,000 in iPhone parts

GLENDALE — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who they believe stole several new replacement iPhone screens from a shop at the Glendale Galleria valued at $25,675 and fled the scene.


2 critically injured in shooting at packed Modesto bar

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman were critically injured during a shooting over the weekend at a packed Modesto bar. The Modesto Bee reports a 25-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were shot Sunday at the Tilted Turtle Bar and Grill.


Modesto attorney on probation after most allegations against him are dismissed

SAN FRANCISCO – Modesto attorney Jakrun S. Sodhi is on probation following a March 6 California Supreme Court order and allegations of misconduct in multiple client matters. The Supreme Court handed down a stayed one-year suspension and placed Sodhi on two years' conditional probation with 30 days o


Parole hearing granted for last Chowchilla kidnapper still in prison

A federal judge says the last Chowchilla kidnapper still in prison for abducting 26 schoolchildren and their bus driver in 1976 is entitled to a new parole hearing because a commissioner at his 2012 hearing had secretly applied for a job with the office that prosecuted him.


Stanislaus County Sheriff's Office and Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) "Shoulder Tap" Operation

On 04/19/2019 Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Deputies, working with under age Sheriff’s Explorers as decoys, conducted a “Shoulder Tap” operation. A “Shoulder Tap” operation is designed to discourage adults from purchasing or furnishing alcohol for minors. A minor working directly with law enforcement


The Saga of Sister Kate: A Fiery Weed Nun on a Mission to Heal the World

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California—In the ‘60s, Jim Morrison was evicted after dangling from a balcony by his fingertips. Keith Richards would regularly hurl television sets out of top-floor windows. And Robert Plant infamously shrieked, “I am a golden god!” while gazing at a billboard for Led Zeppelin’s ne


UC Merced Researchers Help Uncover Soil Biodiversity

A rigorous, first-of-its-kind global study provides new insights into the natural history of soil biodiversity and shows that changes in soil pH during soil development is a major driver of most of that biodiversity.


Sheriff's Department searches property with recent law enforcement activity

Law enforcement activity at Las Palmas and Elm Avenue: The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department received a call of possible trespassing on a large property where a search warrant was recently served.


Drunk Modesto Man Stabs and Shoots His Brother

MODESTO, Calif. – A 911 call was made on the afternoon of Sunday, April 14, 2019, indicating that a man had just stabbed and shot his brother. Jose Sanchez, 63, of Modesto, called 911 after injuring his 61-year-old brother. Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to the 1800 block of Vivi


Central Valley high-speed rail may help solve Bay Area housing, job crisis

Earlier this year Governor Newsom cut the money for a high-speed rail link connecting the Bay Area to the Central Valley - leading some people to dub it "a train to nowhere." Now some Bay Area leaders are questioning whether the Governor's actions will have a chilling effect on the regions housing a


Plane reportedly goes down near Norco prison, CHP en route

Authorities and medical personnel are responding to reports that a plane crashed Monday, April 22, near the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, according to the California Highway Patrol.


E. & J. Gallo Winery unveils Women Behind the Wine empowerment campaign

MODESTO, Calif. — E. & J. Gallo Winery, through its Wine Dialogues platform, launched the Women Behind the Wine initiative to support professional development of women in the food and beverage business. This multi-faceted campaign focuses on the advancement and achievements of women in the industry.


Woman found deceased in Delhi identified

Updated: April 19, 2019, 7:54 p.m. Authorities have identified the woman whose body was found alongside the highway in Delhi and are now seeking the public’s help in finding the driver and vehicle that struck her.


Modesto Junior College Plans Commencement Ceremony

Updated: April 23, 2019, 10:52 a.m. Modesto Junior College is celebrating the Class of 2019 at the 97th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 3 at 6 p.m. in the Stadium on East Campus. A reception for MJC graduates and their guests is held immediately following the graduation ceremony in the Student