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1 hr ago | 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

7 hrs ago | 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

20 hrs ago | 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

The Modesto Bee

Mosquitoes begin hatching despite a hot and dry spring

It's shaping up to be a hot and dry spring in the San Joaquin Valley, but the drought hasn't stopped mosquitoes from hatching.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, West Nile Virus, Health, California

Mon Apr 14, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Swapping seeds and tips

Gardeners of all ages took part in a community seed swap at the Keyes branch of the Stanislaus County Library on Monday.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Case for state lawmaker's husband ends with plea deal in Stanislaus County

Rod Olsen, right, and his lawyer Robert Forkner speak with reporters after he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor disturbing the peace for making loud and unreasonable noise at the Stanislaus County Courthouse on Monday in Modesto, April 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

RecordNET

El Concilio to provide Migrant Head Start preschool services in S.J.

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and El Concilio have announced a new partnership that will provide Migrant Head Start preschool services in San Joaquin County.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA

Sun Apr 13, 2014

The Modesto Bee

News & Notes

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking to fill 7,000 officer positions.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Parole denied in '86 Modesto motel killing

A 64-year-old prison inmate has been denied parole for killing a man nearly three decades ago at a Modesto motel, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's office.

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Related Topix: Prison, Modesto, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Questions swirl around Stanislaus County courthouse land deal

The buildings along 9th Street between G and H sit on the preferred site for the new Stanislaus county courthouse.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Incumbent, challenger set cordial tone in race for Stanislaus County sheriff

Incumbent Adam Christianson has far more education, leadership experience, endorsements and campaign money.

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Related Topix: Ceres, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Faith based group paints over gang tagging on west Modesto building.

Vandals hit a vacant commercial building, at Maze Boulevard and Madison Street on Modesto's west side, with violent graffiti messages including the "187" that is a threat of murder.

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

The Modesto Bee

Our Views: Groundwater is a hot topic in Turlock

Wayne Zipser, with the Stanislaus County Farm Bureau and keynote speaker, shows he can fit into his original FFA jacket at the 2013 Harvest Luncheon at Graceada Park.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Cal State Stanislaus, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Fri Apr 11, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Sister: Defendant upset over girlfriend leaving before fatal shooting near Keyes

Title: Courts reporter Coverage areas: Criminal cases, breaking news Bio: Rosalio Ahumada has been a reporter at The Bee for more than seven years, previously covering crime and public safety issues.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Keyes, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

The Modesto Bee

Brothers take action against investigators in Kauffman case

Two brothers who've been subjects of multiple searches and police interrogations in the slaying of Korey Kauffman have protested their treatment by law enforcement and now have hired a private investigator to look into what they say is ongoing harassment and a violation of their civil rights.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Turlock, CA

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies working with 'Hot...

Stanislaus County sheriff's officials now hit the road with a list of suspended drivers with DUI convictions.

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Related Topix: Riverbank, CA, Waterford, CA, Hughson, CA

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