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Modesto residents seeking pain relief from fractured vertebrae underwent two controversial back procedures at double the statewide rate between 2005 and 2010, according to an analysis of state hospital data released last week.
There was one silver lining for Stanislaus County homeowners as they watched their house values plummet during the recession: Property taxes declined for most homes.
You've heard of guys like Sam Montgomery before. Boys who should have been in high school but instead fibbed about their ages to serve during World War II.
Every year, people underestimate the power of local waterways and overestimate their own abilities. Water search-and-rescue teams around the state trained this week in preparation for this Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer.
Faith Makau's strength is matched only by her confidence and experience. And when she hits her special gear, she wins Sac-Joaquin Section Masters championships.
Reader Corrine Renoir wanted me to mention A Taste of the Valley at Vintage Faire Mall. Taste carries Sciabaca's olive oil products as well as local baked goods by Michelle's Golden Brown Breads and items from Sunblest Orchards.
Maybe you've seen the Gallo Center for the Arts' lineup for the 2013-14 season; a story about the new slate of shows ran Wednesday in The Bee.
A man who wears thong underwear and a cape while riding his scooter through Wisconsin's capital city may be a strange sight. But police say he isn't breaking any laws.
In a May 24 Cannes Notebook item about jewelry at the Cannes Film Festival, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Swavorski earrings Milla Jovovich wore cost $321,000. They cost $321.