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Modesto council weighs tax hike failure, will outline $11M in cuts

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:45

The Modesto City Council directed staff Tuesday to develop plans for how Modesto could add or cut millions of dollars from its general fund budget depending upon the fate of…

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Husband, father of Modesto fire victims has second chance at $5.2M

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:45

Nothing will bring back the lives of Michelle, Daniel Jr. and Amanda Jones, who died after their Modesto rental home caught fire in 1997. But that middle-of-the-night blaze might not…

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Modesto bank robbery suspect arrested

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:41

A Watsonville man identified as a suspect in a June 27 bank robbery in Modesto has been arrested. Jose Garcia, 22, was taken into custody in Watsonville on June 28.

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Stanislaus County's workers to regain 1% of pay cut

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:21

Stanislaus County supervisors decided Tuesday to reduce a pay cut for county employees because of modest improvements with the budget.

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Dollar General to move to old Sam's Food City sites in Modesto area

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:21

Locations of the former Sam's Food City won't stay vacant long. Dollar General grocery stores will be moving into the three sites in Modesto, Turlock and Livingston.

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Oakdale Irrigation District agrees to help neighbor districts if needed

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:21

Should the water situation worsen for the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts, they have a neighbor willing to help out.

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MOST WANTED: Francisco "Frankie" Carranza Meza

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:21

MOST WANTED: Francisco "Frankie" Carranza Meza…

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Salvation Army's Modesto Corps about to welcome new leaders

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 05:21

The Salvation Army soon will be under new permanent leadership. Majs. Kyle and Martha Trimmer are the new Modesto Corps officers and Stanislaus County commanders.

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Never mind the heat and drought; think flood control in Stanislaus County

Wed, 07/03/2013 - 02:08

An $869,000 effort is under way to plan for flood control on the middle section of the San Joaquin River…

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Stanislaus supervisors reduce pay cut to county employees

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 22:56

Stanislaus County supervisors decided today they could reduce a pay cut for county employees because of modest improvements with the budget.

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Cooling centers open to combat valley's ghastly heat

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 18:53

On what was expected to be the apex of this weeklong, triple-digit stretch, two more cooling centers opened Tuesday in Modesto.

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Former Modesto landlord pleads in '97 fire, set to go free

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 17:24

Even though former Modesto landlord George Souliotes spent 16 years incarcerated for a crime he did not commit, officials refused to let him go Tuesday and were expected to keep…

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Motorcyclist dies in crash south of Sonora

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:10

A 65-year-old Sonora man died Monday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed down a dirt embankment just south of Sonora, the California Highway Patrol reported.

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Valley disaster response evolved after deadly heat of 2006

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:50

Seven years ago this month, the sun bore down and took the lives of 45 people in the Northern San Joaquin Valley.

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Valley heat wave is set to get worse over next few days

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:49

Expectations for a weeklong heat wave scorching the Northern San Joaquin Valley didn't get any better Monday, as forecasters warned that overnight temperatures will not provide much relief.

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BART strike snarls travels, but backup plan used for Modesto buses

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:49

Bay Area commuters sweated in crowded buses, shivered on loaded ferries or inched through thick freeway traffic Monday after hundreds of train workers demanding higher wages went on strike and…

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Gay couples begin marrying in Stanislaus County

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:49

The Stanislaus County clerk-recorder's office started issuing marriage licenses Monday to same-sex couples after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the marriages could resume in California.

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Modesto man gets 151 months in prison on gun, drug charges

Tue, 07/02/2013 - 05:43

A Modesto man was sentenced to 151 months in prison Monday in U.S. District Court in Fresno for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent…

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Retired CEO of Community Hospice in Modesto honored

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 05:40

Nearly 200 people gathered Saturday night to honor Harold Peterson III on his retirement from Community Hospice. The speakers included one of his colleagues from his 23 years at Tri…

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Turlock couple loses $10,000 in scam

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 05:39

When the call came that their grandson was in jail in New York and needed bail money, the Turlock couple knew better. Unfortunately, the couple didn't recognize it when informed…

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