Saturday Nov 30
The Modesto Bee
Business Beat: Of careful shopping, cheese anniversaries and the elusive cronut
As the holiday shopping season gets underway, Bianca Johnson of the Better Business Bureau offers advice on how to protect your wallet during shopping trips, both to brick-and-mortar stores and online.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Political briefs -- Published Nov. 29, 2013
Verber Salazar has been with the prosecutor's office for 25 years. She is a member of the gang-homicide unit, which prosecutes some of the most dangerous and hardened criminals in the system.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Film roles tempt hundreds in Turlock
Nov. 26--TURLOCK -- They waited in line by the hundreds. Some brought chairs. Some brought blankets.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Three-day Stuff the Bus event kicks off in Stockton, Lodi, Escalon
Enrique Amezcua barely had to break stride to hand off a turkey as he wheeled his shopping cart past volunteers collecting donated food for the annual Stuff the Bus food drive.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
The Modesto Bee
Pedestrian killed in McHenry Avenue accident
According to the California Highway Patrol, the man was walking in the southbound traffic lane of McHenry when he was hit at 6:20 p.m. His name was not released pending notification of his family; authorities identified him as a 48-year-old from Riverbank.
Briefs -- Published Nov. 20, 2013
Motorists on French Camp Road should watch for lane closures Thursday night as part of the work to improve the interchange with Interstate 5, according to the California Department of Transportation.
New locations for recycling dropoff
The Stockton Color Center, 2104 Pacific Ave., and the True Value Hardware on Main Street in Escalon have been added to a list of 14 businesses participating in the California PaintCare program, which launched in 2012.
Sun Nov 17, 2013
RTD ready to roll out 15th annual holiday food drive for needy
It's a hungry time of year as food banks try to stuff their pantries to feed the needy during the fall and winter holiday season.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Walnut crop falling short
As California's annual walnut harvest winds down, experts report the crop is coming up shorter than expected and prices are running high.
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Stolen Escalon walnuts recovered
The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office has recovered more than 140,000 pounds of walnuts that were stolen from an Escalon orchard, authorities said.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
Central Presbyterian Church of Merced joins Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians
Central Presbyterian Church of Merced is one of a growing number of churches that have been dismissed from the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. in order to join A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians .
Attend a Veterans Day parade, celebrate Hmong New Year or catch a movie
Check fandango.com for showtimes, ticket prices and theater locations. 2. Manteca Kindred Arts presents the Felici Piano Trio.
Charleston Daily Mail
Police seek thief of 70 tons of walnuts
Authorities in California are trying to crack the case of a nut thief who made off with 140,000 pounds of walnuts.
Thu Nov 07, 2013
Escalon thief gets away with 140,000 pounds of nuts
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Sacramento Bee Newspaper
CA thief gets away with 140,000 pounds of walnuts
Authorities in California are trying to find a thief who recently squirreled away 140,000 pounds of walnuts in the latest nutty heist.
Wed Nov 06, 2013
The Modesto Bee
News & Notes
Thom Clark, community development director for Hughson, will become Oakdale's public services director Nov. 25. The Oakdale City Council voted to hire him at an annual salary of $129,456.
Someone Stole 140,000 Pounds of Walnuts From a California Farm
Thieves struck a farm in Escalon, California, Sunday night, making off with truckloads full of walnuts.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Walnut thefts making Calif. farmers a little nuts, latest heist worth nearly $400K
ESCALON, Calif. - A brazen crime wave is proving a tough nut to crack, and threatening to push farmers out of business.