District’s top Sac-Joaquin Section title contenders aware upsets lurk

That Beyer High boys basketball’s teams stunning home loss to Grant in the first round of the Division II tournament last season serves a reminder to the Stanislaus District’s top boys contenders as the postseason gets underway on Wednesday evening. Trip hazards exist at every stop in the journey.

Poll finds voters remain ignorant on budget

Polling by the Public Policy Institute of California consistently shows that California adults are ignorant about how the state budget allocates money among the major spending categories, wrongly believing that prisons come first in spending when, in fact, they come in last.

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CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel

Traffic controls were in place at Donner Summit on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, as heavy snow caused CHP to stop vehicles and turn them back while Caltrans crews tried to clear Interstate 80 of the heavy, wet snow that has been piling up through the latest set of storms.
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CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel 5:52

CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel

Hail falls in Modesto 0:27

Hail falls in Modesto

River Oaks Golf Course under water 0:27

River Oaks Golf Course under water

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding 1:02

Police, fire prepare for Modesto flooding