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2 hrs ago | CBS Local

Modesto Homeowners Accused Of Stealing Water From Canal, Face $1,500 Fines

Six Modesto homeowners face $1,500 fines for stealing water from the Empire Canal behind their homes.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Ceres, CA

6 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Coroner seeking family of Fremont man

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is looking for the family of a 68-year-old man who died Monday.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

11 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Merced County hires expert to help draft groundwater ordinance

The topic of groundwater is a complicated one, but regulating the scarce commodity – which is as precious as liquid gold for struggling farmers in a drought year – is even tougher.

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Related Topix: Merced County, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Fresno, CA, Merced, CA

15 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus dispatchers top in region for pay

Modesto and Stanislaus County formed the Stanislaus Regional 911 center in 1999 through a joint powers agreement.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Yolo County, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA, Merced, CA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

Modesto's interim Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department director is leaving to become general manager of the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District in Ventura County.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Ventura County, CA, Riverbank, CA

SFGate

Valley Dems take issue on climate change

Challenger Michael Eggman's campaign denied that the Democrat is avoiding talk of climate change in his race for a Central Valley House seat held by Rep. Jeff Denham , R-Turlock , as t he Hill reported Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Challenge, CA, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, Turlock, CA

Examiner.com

Man gets 30 years for having kiddie porn

A San Joaquin Valley man turned over to federal authorities by Google was sentenced to 30 years in prison for one count of possession and distribution of child pornography , the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Monday.

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Related Topix: Escalon, CA, Ceres, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Sales tax campaigns launch in Turlock, Oakdale

Campaigns have been launched for a pair of sales tax increases on the Nov. 4 ballot – one to pay for Turlock street repairs, the other to help fund city services in Oakdale.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Oakdale, CA, Ceres, CA

The Modesto Bee

West Modesto crowd voices anger at Highway 132 bypass plan

West Modesto's King-Kennedy Memorial Center on Monday nearly burst at the seams with people, many of them passionately opposed to a future freeway that they fear could endanger their quiet homes, their health and their property values.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, West Modesto, CA, Boulevard, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Stanislaus County could end four-year wait on adjusting development fees

The Board of Supervisors will hold a regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, at 1010 10th St., Modesto.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Riverbank, CA, Patterson, CA, Waterford, CA

Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Jeff Jardine: Stanislaus-area Korean War veterans sought for honors

Stan Holtz shows off one of the 50 or so pieces of ceramic art he'll display during a show at the Mistlin Gallery that runs through September.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Turlock, CA, US National Parks, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Modesto, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Two arrested for Delhi toddler's death

Kalena M. Olson, 22, of Delhi, was arrested Saturday by the Turlock Police Department in connection with the death of her daughter, Hennessy Fagin, who was found dead April 21 at a home in the 9600 block of Hillside Drive in Delhi, the Merced County Sheriff's Department told the Sun-Star on Monday.

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Related Topix: Delhi, CA, Turlock, CA, Merced County, CA

Merced Sun-Star

Officials trying to locate family of bicyclist killed by train in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Coroner's Office is looking for family members of a man who was struck and killed by a train on Saturday night in Turlock.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Merced, CA

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Chemo Crew volunteers offer support those those undergoing cancer treatment

Bridgette Eilers of Riverbank counted on support from her husband, parents, in-laws and friends during chemotherapy for ovarian cancer three years ago.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Riverbank, CA, Ovarian Cancer, San Joaquin County, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Authorities arrest 18 in Stanislaus County anti-DUI effort

Authorities arrested 18 people on suspicion of driving under the influence through Saturday night as part of an 18-day enforcement campaign throughout Stanislaus County that ends on Labor Day.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA, Modesto, CA

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Dirk Verdoorn's Saturday NorCal Forecast 8.16.14

HAND TODAY. MID TO UPPER 90'S. WE ARE IN THE 90'S IN SACRAMENTO. SOUTHWEST WINDS BLOWING AT 10 MILES PER HOUR CURRENTLY.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA, Manteca, CA

My Mother Lode

Traffic Delays Next Week

Caltrans reports that 20-minute delays can be expected on Highway 4 in Calaveras County, near Douglas Flat.

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Related Topix: Calaveras County, CA, Douglas-Flat, CA

The Modesto Bee

Lend a Hand

Call the Volunteer Center of United Way at 524-1307 or e-mail volunteer@uwaystan.org or visit their site at http://getconnected.uwaystan.org Volunteers 16 and older are needed to help with setup Oct. 11 and setup and cleanup Oct. 12. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to walk in this local event and to raise donations from family, friends, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Medicine, Health, Breast Cancer, Recreational Vehicle, Security, Ripon, CA

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Jail expansion is largest project in county history

Sheriff Adam Christianson, second from left, and the Board of Supervisors shovel dirt at the groundbreaking.

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Related Topix: Prison, Modesto, CA, Maximum Security, State Prisons

News10.net

News10 viewers share photos, stories of their adopted homeless pets

This is norman we got him from the humane society of Stanislaus county. We were his 5th foster home and when my husband found out he was very upset so he decided we should keep him! They became fast friends and he began to hit the road with my husband! It's the cutest friendship I've ever seen News10 viewers share photos, stories of their adopted ... (more)

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Related Topix: Rescue, CA, Granite Bay, CA, Diamond Springs, CA, Acampo, CA, 9

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