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Proposed Modesto marijuana ordinance sent back for more work

Modesto officials’ effort to regulate those who grow medical marijuana is not quite ready for prime time. That was the judgment rendered Monday night by the city’s Planning Commission, which declined to endorse a proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance and forward it to the City Council for possible adoption.


Eight applicants vie to be next top cop in Ceres

Eight people applied to be Ceres’ next police chief. The application period closed Monday after three and a half weeks. City Manager Toby Wells would not say who any of the applicants are, only that all are from California and that one of the applicants is internal.


Detective testifies about deadly shooting in west Modesto

Enrique Garcia Jr. was followed from Vintage Faire Mall to a west Modesto neighborhood, where a gunman walked up to his car and shot him, according to a detective’s testimony in a preliminary hearing for Angel Del Villar, who is accused of murder in the shooting of Garcia.

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Work begins to bring fire-damaged hotel back to life

Cleanup is underway at Coulterville’s historic Hotel Jeffery, with crews tearing out debris from the hotel’s burned and smoke-damaged areas, and it turns out a direct descendant of the hotel’s founder, George Jeffery, still lives nearby. Also, a Modestan shares his dream of transforming Modesto’s Dry Creek into a tourist mecca.

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