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16 min ago | The Modesto Bee

Fire destroys large metal shop building, shed and carport near Keyes

A large metal shop and outbuildings at a farm on Gondring Road east of Keyes caught fire Saturday afternoon and continued to burn into the evening.

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Related Topix: Fire, Keyes, CA, Modesto, CA, Ceres, CA

1 hr ago | The Modesto Bee

Challenge by deputy Letras eerily familiar to Christianson

Deputies Tom Letras, left, and Andrew Winter, right, stand ready as locksmith Robert Owlsley, center, drills out the lock at a home on Barbera Way in Modesto on Feb. 14, 2013.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, Ceres, CA

9 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Counties tell Brown they need money for his law

In this March 25, 2014 photo, inmates carry their belongings as they enter the new 192-bed facility at the Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Modesto, CA

Fri Apr 18, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Man pleads not guilty in body in freezer case

A Central Valley man has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge stemming from a body found inside a freezer at his auto body shop.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA

The Modesto Bee

Modesto councilman challenges Dick Monteith for District 4 seat on Stanislaus County board

Dick Monteith is seeking a third term on what is sometimes considered Modesto's seat on Stanislaus County's Board of Supervisors.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, San Jose, CA, Ceres, CA, Prison

The Modesto Bee

Candidates for sheriff, district attorney in Stanislaus County set for public debates

The four candidates for two offices – Sheriff Adam Christianson and deputy Tom Letras, and District Attorney Birgit Fladager and defense attorney Frank Carson – will appear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kirk Lindsey Center, 1020 10th St., Suite 102, Modesto at an event hosted by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce and the King-Kennedy ... (more)

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Related Topix: Carson, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Modesto police chief looks at ways to protect core services

An officer with the Stanislaus County Drug Enforcement Agency helps eradicate pot plants in west Stanislaus County on Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Drug Enforcement Administration

Free Republic

California adds 11,800 jobs, unemployment rate rises slightly to 8.1%

California's economy added 11,800 net new jobs in March, a meager showing after robust gains the month before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

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Related Topix: California, Madera County, CA, Merced County, CA, San Joaquin County, CA

The Modesto Bee

Around the Region

The Stanislaus County Animal Shelter will be at 2014 Earth Day in the Park to offer dogs and cats for adoption.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Drought at forefront during Modesto hearing on water bond

But the crowd and state legislators at Thursday’s water bond hearing in Modesto could not escape the frustration of a more immediate problem: drought.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California, Newman, CA

Thu Apr 17, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County assessor's race attracts candidates from diverse backgrounds

Bachelor's degree in bioagricultural science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1983; postgraduate courses in accounting and financial, managerial and cost accounting Bachelor's degree in sociology and criminal justice, California State University, Stanislaus, 1988; master's degree in public administration and urban government, San Francisco ... (more)

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Related Topix: Colorado State University, Cal State Stanislaus, Modesto, CA, Turlock, CA

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Capitol Alert: FPPC delays decision on Berryhill money-laundering case

The board of California's political ethics watchdog Thursday postponed action on a recommended $40,000 money-laundering penalty against state Sen. Tom Berryhill , his brother and Republican central committees in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA, Twain Harte, CA

The Modesto Bee

Suspect formally charged in death of man found in Ceres freezer

Prosecutors today filed a criminal complaint against a former Ceres business owner accused of murder after authorities found a dead man in his abandoned auto shop.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA, Modesto, CA

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Modesto Regional Fire Authority gets interim chief

Modesto Regional Fire Authority Division Chief Sean Slamon has been appointed the agency's interim fire chief.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Salida, CA

The Modesto Bee

Wood Colony and Highway 132 are central issues in county District 3 race

Terry Withrow is pictured on Wednesday morning in the Modesto Bee photo studio. Incumbent Terry Withrow and Scott Calkins are running for the District 3 seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Salida, CA

RecordNET

Interim ag chief named for county

San Joaquin County's agricultural commissioner, a job charged with helping oversee the county's $2.8 billion a year farm industry, will be filled on an interim basis by Gary Caseri, who formerly held that same post for Stanislaus County.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, San Joaquin County, CA, Tuolumne County, CA, Merced County, CA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus GOP committee considers disciplining one of own

Republican leaders in Stanislaus County will consider punishing one of their own for airing dirty laundry, publicly questioning U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham's integrity and harming the local GOP fundraising effort.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Jeff Denham, Republican, US House of Representatives, Modesto, CA, August, CA, Santa Ynez, CA

The Modesto Bee

Oakdale Irrigation District discusses possible expansion into eastern ...

OID managers held an invitation-only meeting with Paulsell landowners last week, and they were surprised so many of the farmers showed up.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Fresno County, CA

The Fresno Bee

California man finds body in abandoned freezer

Carissa Higginbotham of the Ceres Police Department said the property owner found the body after opening the freezer while looking around the abandoned shop.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Around the Region

Genealogical Society of Stanislaus County meeting featuring society member Pam Atherston, who will present a program regarding her published fictional tale based on true facts about the experiences of people of German heritage in Russia just prior to WWII.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Life, Veteran Affairs, Turlock, CA, Hickman, CA

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