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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.
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.
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.
The California Department of Education released school rankings Friday, two measures showing how well schools are doing compared with others in level of achievement and against schools with similar types of students.
Poorly planned sprawl makes cities poor. That's the claim of a national study pushing smart growth as an innovative strategy to keep local government out of bankruptcy. Cities seeking new revenue might be on better footing if years ago they had grown up rather than out.
The southern portion of the Sac-Joaquin Section earned its respect at the Masters Track and Field Championships. The rare double in the 800 and 1,600 meters by Enochs High senior Faith Makau accented a solid showing Thursday and Friday at Elk Grove High.
If you have just finished college and have a job - congratulations. Still, even with a job, many new graduates are shocked when they find out how difficult it is to cover student loans and other expenses.
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.
The shock of seeing Michael Douglas as Liberace eventually wears off, sometime after the flamboyant pianist, looking like Gordon Gekko in drag, describes losing his innocence to a Green Bay Packer.