Details released in Sonora shooting

Tuolumne County officials have released more details of the Nov. 22 gunbattle between an armed parolee and a police officer and two sheriff’s deputies in downtown Sonora that left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded. The details include video from the camera inside a police car showing the parolee firing upon a police officer during a traffic stop.

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TID could have deal with workers

The Turlock Irrigation District finally could have a new contract with its electrical linemen Tuesday, ending a saga that included a controversial pair of power failures in 2012.


Denham sets 10th District January mobile office hours

U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, R-Turlock, has announced his mobile district office hours for January, an opportunity for 10th District residents to meet with the congressman and staff to hear more about his work, have questions answered or get help with specific casework.

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Jeff Jardine

Santa’s cover blown at Orville Wright Elementary

For decades, Bob Conway would walk into the office of Orville Wright Elementary School in Modesto’s Airport Neighborhood and give officials money to buy children Christmas gifts. He, too, grew up in what is one of Modesto’s poorest areas and wanted to give back to the community. He just wanted it to be his little secret. It’s a secret no more.

Pat Clark

The 10 best television shows of 2014

I’ve surprised myself a little this year. Now that it’s time to rank the 10 best television shows of 2014, it turns out one of my most beloved for several years could not, in all honesty, be included.

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