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1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance gets new, shorter name

For a dozen years, the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has been burdened with a formal name that was too long and hard to remember.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

5 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Authorities identify bicyclist killed by train in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Coroner's office on Tuesday identified a bicyclist who struck and killed Saturday by a train in Turlock Saturday as David Arthur Sanchez, 39, of Turlock.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Modesto police recover assault weapons while serving search warrant

In a southwest Modesto home Monday, officers recovered two assault weapons, a handgun, a silencer and several high-capacity magazines for the assault weapons.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

'Nightwalk' aims to reduce gun violence in west Modesto

Organizer Adriana Hernandez-Garcia and event logistics leader Ricardo Garcia are pictured on Monday afternoon at the office of Congregations Building Community which is organizing a night walk through west Modesto this coming Friday.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Stockton, CA, Fresno, CA

The Modesto Bee

Filing opens for city, school races

Candidate filing has started for several city council, school board and health board seats up for election in Stanislaus County on Nov. 4. Interested people have until Aug. 8 to enter a race, or Aug. 13 if the incumbent is not running.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Oakdale, CA, Newman, CA, Modesto, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

Dirk Verdoorn explains wet weather around NorCal

LET'S GET STRAIGHT TO DIRK VERDOORN ON WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW. THAT WEATHER STILL CONTINUING ON THE SOUTH SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE.

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Related Topix: Weather, Sacramento County, CA, Cameron Park, CA, Pollock Pines, CA

The Modesto Bee

Best way to help English learners not as simple as the math

The Dual Language Academy will host an open house with Marla Conteh, newly hired as DLA administrator and Bret Harte Elementary School vice principal.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Modesto, CA, Fairview, CA, Bret Harte, CA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

News & Notes

The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday in the basement chamber of Tenth Street Place, at 1010 10th St., Modesto.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Salida, CA, Turlock, CA, Merced, CA

RecordNET

Drought takes toll on S.J. groundwater

Of the 288 wells studied by county officials in recent months, nearly all of them saw water levels decline this year - in one extreme case, by more than 10 feet.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, San Joaquin, CA, Stockton, CA, Lodi, CA

The Modesto Bee

Last day for fair fling

A new laser light show set to music by the Beatles will shine in the FoodMaxx Arena at 9 p.m. Fiesta Walnut Grove from 1:30 to 3 p.m.; Los Lucero's de Osborn from 3:30 to 5 p.m.; DJ Vargas & Karaoke from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Fiesta Mexicana from 8 to 9:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. to midnight; park and ride free from California State University, Stanislaus , ... (more)

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Beatles, Cal State Stanislaus, Turlock, CA, Hickman, CA, Waterford, CA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County irrigation districts pumping record amounts of groundwater

Modesto Irrigation District wells pumped 311 percent more groundwater this January through June than they did during the same months last year.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis

The Modesto Bee

Assault survivor tells her story in new book

Stanislaus County Clerk-Recorder Karen Mathews stands by a statue of Lady Justice at the Stanislaus County Courthouse after a verdict was reached in 1997 involving nine people accused of beating her.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, San Joaquin County, CA, Federal Prisons, Prison, Lathrop, CA

The Modesto Bee

Program targets at-risk junior high students to raise graduation rates

Three sets of eighth-graders will get an extra hand up over the coming school year, the second year of an intensive program to turn around struggling lives early.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Patterson, CA, University of Minnesota

Inside Bay Area

High-bidding farmers battle in water auctions

Rumors drifted across the parched Central Valley that a bidding war for water might push auction prices as high as $3,000 an acre-foot, up from $60 in a normal year.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Modesto, CA, California, Bakersfield, CA

The Modesto Bee

Local stores to celebrate Caped Crusader during Batman Day

Purchased at a Sacramento newsstand for 10 cents in 1939 by then 13-year old Robert Irwin is this copy of Detective Comics #27, the first appearance of Batman.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Batman, Action Movies, Adventure, Recreational Vehicle, Diamond, Keyes, CA, Adam West, The Dark Knight

The Modesto Bee

Lend A Hand: Volunteer opportunities in the Modesto region

Volunteers 18 and older for several opportunities ranging from setup, parking, tickets, hospitality, etc.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Ripon, CA, Family, Painting, Arts, Kids

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Merced Sun-Star

Out and About

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts perform at 8:30 p.m. on the Bud Light Variety Stage at the Stanislaus County Fair in Turlock.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Joan Jett, Turlock, CA, Merced, CA

The Modesto Bee

Farm Beat: 5 percent ag loss figure doesn’t tell whole story

California will maintain that much of its agricultural output this year, despite the severe drought, according to a UC Davis study released Tuesday.

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, UC Davis, Merced County, CA

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus jobless rate flat from May to June

In this May 13, 2010 file photo, David Ochoa with the University of Phoenix listens to Deborah Metoyer at the Veterans Job Fair in Modesto.

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Related Topix: University of Phoenix, Modesto, CA, Riverbank, CA

Merced Sun-Star

CHP: Turlock man arrested after leading officers in high-speed chase

A Turlock man wanted in Stanislaus County was arrested near Delhi on Thursday afternoon after he led officers on a high-speed chase on Highway 99 in Merced County, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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

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