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San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as the chamber gears up for ...
A driver crashed into and through a vacant business just off downtown Modesto on Thursday afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m. Thursday emergency personnel were called to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of G and Sixth streets. According to Modesto Fire, a vehicle struck a red sedan at the intersection, ...

The news earlier this week that Toys R Us will likely close all 800 of its stores, including its Babies R Us locations, could leave two gaping holes in Modesto's retail landscape. The city has separate, longstanding Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores about a mile apart on Sisk Road. The Toys R Us at 2700 ...
Catholic dignitaries herald Stockton Diocese's new bishop at Modesto ceremony ... Church leaders and dignitaries from throughout California and beyond attended the invitation-only installation and Mass, which included a presentation by the Most Reverend Christophe Pierre, Pope Francis' representative ...
Spring blooms readied for their closeups on Sunday as members of the Camellia Society of Modesto held a practice show in anticipation of their yearly public extravaganza set for next weekend. The main event, the 57th annual Modesto Camellia Show, returns Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18, at the ...

The Modesto market has been at its same downtown location for all 40 of its years and is among the oldest in California, Uber said. This year's March opening is a couple of weeks earlier than usual, and gets the market -- which now closes in late December each year -- closer to becoming a year-round ...
Firefighters attacked a fire in a burning bedroom Monday afternoon and kept the flames from reaching the rest of the east Modesto home. The fire was first reported about 3:50 p.m. Monday at the small house in the 2800 block of Rodney Avenue, just south of Yosemite Boulevard and east of Riverside Drive.
MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police in Modesto say three men and a woman were shot while sitting inside a closed garage after someone shot through the door. The Modesto Bee reports Tuesday officials say three of the victims have non-life threatening injuries and one is in serious condition. Officials say ...
Authorities arrested 31 people Wednesday who they said are connected to a violent, drug-running multi-state street gang directed from inside one of California's most notorious prisons. The massive sweep by more than 750 law enforcement federal, state and local officers netted 29 suspects on drug and ...
Marcus Smith and Tiffany Moun take part in a remembrance of their son, Xavier Smith, 5, at Mellis Park in Modesto, Calif., on Tuesday (10-31-17). ... The Modesto police Department's crime Scene Unit arrives at Hillglen Drive in Modesto, California, where a 21-year-old man, Cody Lea, was shot and killed ...
Modesto is considering a special fund or a one-time payment to CalPERS. Others are counting on a court ruling to reduce pension costs for those still working. Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state Supreme Court to end the "California rule," which prevents state and local governments from reducing pension ...
A "tremendous" amount of evidence was found at the south Modesto home shared by 19-year-old Daniel Gross and 25-year-old Melissa Leonardo, the suspects in the murder of a Tracy teenager early Monday, an Alameda County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. app-facebook. Alameda County Sheriff's ...
A man was free on bail in a pending Ceres gun assault case when police say he committed two fatal shootings in Modesto. ... of a drive-by shooting that killed a 5-year-old boy and wounded a 6-year-old boy Saturday night (10-28-2017) in the 1400 block of Lake Park Court in east Modesto, California.
Authorities on Sunday had not determined what derailed a freight train late Saturday in Hughson, leaving behind a pile of wrecked boxcars and creating problems for drivers and Amtrak passengers through the next few days. About 30 boxcars were derailed about 11:20 p.m. Saturday near Santa Fe Avenue ...
A young Groveland woman and Modesto man told a Tuolumne County deputy they didn't even know where they were when he found them unconscious in a car sitting in a lane of Highway 108/120 in Jamestown early Wednesday. They knew ... The California Highway Patrol also responded to the scene.

WHAT DID JESUS REALLY SAY? - 11:30 a.m. Feb. 4, College Avenue United Church Of Christ, 1341 College Ave., Modesto. Historical Foundations of the First Gospel, Mark's, instructed by Rev. Michael Schiefelbein. Free. 209-522-7244. GRIEFSHARE - 5-6:30 p.m. Sundays, through April 1, Hilmar ...
A 61-year-old man found dead Tuesday morning outside a business at 10th and E streets appears to have died of natural causes, Modesto police say. A person arriving to work about 6:30 a.m. found the man -- later identified by the Stanislaus County Coroner's Office as Victor Vasquez -- on the ground in ...
Modesto Business Owners Concerned after Recent Spike in Robberies. Posted 6:30 PM, January 30, 2018, by Rowena Shaddox, Updated ... MODESTO -- Seven robberies over the past two days at Modesto businesses has some locals on edge. Sam Bains owns two of the Bottle N' Cork liquor convenience stores in town ...
An armed robber struck a northeast Modesto mini-mart Tuesday night, the eighth robbery reported in the city since Sunday. Officers got a 6:58 p.m. call about a man who brandished a handgun at the Chevron at 2101 Sylvan Ave., said Lt. Aaron Tait of the Modesto police Department. The man fled the store, ...
Modesto firefighters battled a mobile home blaze on Monday night after being called out to a trailer park on Yosemite Lane. No people were injured, but 17 cats and one dog were found dead after the fire was put out, according to a Modesto Fire Department facebook post. Units from the Modesto Fire ...
Modesto police are investigating at least seven robberies at businesses that started at 6 p.m. on Sunday night. Three of them were armed robberies at liquor stores that are believed to have been committed by the same two men, Lt. Aaron Tait of the Modesto police Department said. The others involved an ...
Marcus White on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and attempted murder in connection with a June 12 drive-by shooting in west Modesto that killed a 25-year-old Sacramento man. Terelle Swearengin and a 22-year-old Modesto man were among a group of men walking along the 800 block ...
The women's March Modesto sought to turn anger into action a year into the Trump presidency. The second annual event, part of series of nationwide marches timed with the anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration, brought out an even larger crowd than last year. More than 1,200 people, up from ...
His business ventures included a chain of liquor stores in Modesto and Stockton. He was one of the founders and first president of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, according to Bee archives. He also was a close friend of then Gov. Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, the father of California's current ...
Some 700,000 "Dreamers," a quarter of which reside in California, are living on borrowed time. The status of these immigrants, brought here as children by undocumented parents, must be legalized or they face deportation. Party leaders were on the verge of crafting a deal that appeared to swap money for ...
Hey, here's an idea: Let's rename the L.A. Convention Center for Mayor Eric Garcetti. Right now. And how about a magnet school for L.A. Unified board member Kelly Gonez, now in her seventh month of service? And Doug Jones, that new U.S. senator from Alabama -- he ought to get at least a library or a ...
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday released his last annual budget proposal as he opens his final year in office. His proposal to spend $131.7 billion from the general fund, plus $59 billion from bonds and other revenue sources, kicks off five months of negotiations with lawmakers, who must ...
Anxious family members awaited word on loved ones Wednesday as rescue crews searched grimy debris and ruins for more than a dozen people missing after mudslides in Southern California destroyed an estimated 100 houses, swept cars to the beach and left at least 17 victims dead. "It's just waiting ...
police are seeking the driver of a 2001-2003 Honda Civic two-door that struck and killed a pedestrian in north Modesto on Wednesday morning and then left the scene. The car will have major passenger and front-end damage, including a broken windshield. Investigators also are working to identify the ...
The deadly mudslides that struck Southern California early Tuesday left the celebrities who live there reeling - and asking for prayers for others in their community. Rescue crews continued searching for survivors Wednesday after Tuesday's deadly mudslides claimed at least 15 lives. Torrential rains ...
Situated between the Petco and Office Depot, the shop sold everything for the home crafter from fabrics to flowers and furnishings and much more. Beverly's Vice President Bridget Young said the California chain, which has about a dozen stores statewide, is currently closing three stores: in Modesto, ...
The crash, involving eight vehicles -- two of them big rigs -- occurred shortly before 4:30 on northbound I-5 near the Interstate 580 junction, near the San Joaquin County line. Numerous other people were injured in the crash, California Highway Patrol Modesto-area spokesman Officer Tom Olsen said.
A 32-year-old man working on his vehicle was shot in the La Loma area of Modesto on Sunday night. His wounds were described as non-life threatening, according to Sgt. James Reeves of the Modesto police Department. The shooting was reported at 9:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of Moran Avenue just ...
The California Highway Patrol on Sunday was looking for a vehicle that struck a pedestrian as he was walking across a street near Oregon Park in Modesto's airport neighborhood. The man suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, according to the California highway patrol.
California's top insurance regulator said Thursday that insurers are increasingly refusing to offer homeowner's policies in areas prone to wildfire -- a problem that's likely to get worse as companies respond to last year's devastating blazes. Insurers in 2016 refused to renew more than 10,000 policies in the ...
On Thursday morning, police found the body of 56-year-old Deborah Onsurez on a drive-way near Crows Landing Road. Onsurez had several injuries and died at the scene. Detectives with the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department believed Onsurez was attacked and killed by stray dogs. Over the ...
In the decades since a 1969 oil spill near Santa Barbara tarred sea-life and gave rise to the U.S. environmental movement, politicians and environmental activists have built up ample ways to make it difficult but not impossible for the Trump Administration to renew drilling off California's coast. The Interior ...
Seven dogs believed to be responsible for a deadly attack on a woman in south Modesto last week have been taken off the streets. On Saturday, animal control officers with Stanislaus Animal Services Agency partnered with Modesto Animal Control to search for the dogs that killed 56-year-old Deborah ...
College friends and first-time business owners Adalberto Vega and Sandra Avila run the spot together. It was an idea they came up with while students at California State University, Stanislaus. Instead of just offering the traditional cinnamon dough and cream cheese frosting variety, Krazy Rolls lets you ...
Proposition 64 establishes one ounce of marijuana, or 8 grams of cannabis concentrates, as the legal limit for recreational pot possession for adults over the age of 21. Here are examples of actual amounts of products someone could carry now that California voters approved the ballot measure on Tuesday ...
Modesto, Calif. -- A woman was found dead in a Northern California driveway. Authorities believe she was mauled by stray dogs, CBS station KOVR-TV reports. The death has drawn attention to what some say is a stray dog problem in the area. The attack happened early Thursday morning. Investigators ...
The two boys were playing in a dirt area outside the station at Yosemite Boulevard and Yosemite Meadows Drive in Modesto, just east of Claus Road, around 5 p.m. when they made the discovery, Sheriff's Sgt. Hector Longoria said. According to 11-year-old Noah Gutierrez, he and a friend were playing ...
crime scene tape was left behind where authorities found near 11th and J streets in in Modesto, California. Rosalio Ahumada ... One man was killed and another was wounded when they were struck by gunfire early Sunday at a downtown Modesto parking lot, police said. The 26-year-old man was taken by ...
Three Modesto businesses were robbed at gunpoint within 90 minutes of each other on Friday night, police said. the suspect, believed to be a Latino male in his 20s wearing a gray hoodie sweatshirt and brandishing a black handgun, remains on the loose, according to Sgt. Jim Reeves of the Modesto ...
A pedestrian died early Monday morning after he was struck by a vehicle on West Hatch Road east of Dallas Street in Modesto, authorities said. Eugene DeHart, 77, of Ceres, was ... However, the victim was struck by the right bumper, according to the California Highway Patrol. police, fire and medical ...
An attic fire on Sunday burned a vacant east Modesto house that had burned before, and where authorities believe homeless people had been living. The fire was reported about 12:40 p.m. at the home in the 100 block of Eula Drive, a few blocks of west of McClure Road and north of Yosemite Boulevard.
The person was flown to Memorial Medical Center in Modesto. The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Two vehicles were involved, the CHP said, and there was no indication of any other injuries or the cause of the crash. With Stanislaus Consolidated crews tied up with that incident, crews ...
Hinkley credited the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, the California Highway Patrol, the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office, Homeland Security and the residents who offered tips. Earlier this week on a facebook post, Modesto police sent out surveillance video showing the moments after the ...


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