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An earthquake in far northeastern California was felt by thousands of people as far away as San Francisco and in two other states, but there have been no reports of injury or serious damage.
Deputy Dennis Wallace, who is suing Stanislaus County for alleged discrimination, testified in a trial Thursday about a January 2011 meeting in which sheriff's officials said he was no longer physically fit enough to do his job.
Stanislaus County officials are working on a project to relieve traffic congestion on Claribel Road, east of McHenry Avenue. The $15.2 million effort will widen Claribel to four lanes from McHenry to Oakdale Road and put a signal at the Coffee Road intersection.
The sign outside St. Francis Anglican Church reads think FORGIVE act. Action and forgiveness were the themes of the day, as the parishioners gathered Sunday for one last time at their church on Main Street before walking several blocks away to begin a new church in rented facilities.
The Modesto City Council will start its deliberations today on Mayor Garrad Marsh's budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1. Marsh's budget focuses on public safety, directing nearly all of the city's expected revenue growth to police and fire.
Data Path's co-founder David Darmstandler contends that Stanislaus County would benefit if more high-tech firms could be attracted here and helped to expand.
A fight among several drunk people led to some bad decisions that ultimately resulted in three arrests, Turlock police said. According to authorities, police were called to a fight in the 200 block of Angelus Tuesday evening.
Here's a message for tourists passing through Modesto or Merced on their way to Yosemite National Park: Stop and pick some cherries. Or visit a waterfowl refuge. Or walk in the footsteps of George Lucas. Speakers offered those ideas Wednesday at a conference in Turlock on how to increase tourism in the San Joaquin Valley.
Changes to a lawsuit stemming from last year's high-profile murders of a locksmith and a sheriff's deputy place much blame on the deputy for his "cavalier attitude toward safety."
Of all the concerns authorities have with how Shaun McGuire conducted his funeral home and burial service, misidentifying the remains isn't one of them.
Memorial Day weekend is shaping up to be picture perfect, if not the best conditions for taking a dip. In the Modesto area, the National Weather Service is predicting sunny conditions with highs around 80 and lows in the 50s through Monday.
Tenet Healthcare Corp. will pay $131 million to acquire the nonprofit Emanuel Medical Center of Turlock, according to publicly disclosed terms of the sale.
If it happened in any other place or time, home prices soaring by 62 percent in one year would be astounding. But in Patterson, such a price increase is merely a step in the right direction.
California State University trustees on Wednesday announced the appointment of Joseph F. Sheley as permanent president of CSU Stanislaus. Sheley has served as interim president of the Turlock campus since June.
A judge on Wednesday suspended a case against a man accused of trying to abduct an 8-year-old boy last month in north Modesto; a psychologist has determined the defendant is not mentally fit to be prosecuted.
Members of the Alzheimer/Dementia Support Group in Modesto are precious to Alison Hetrick because many have been where she is going, endured what she is enduring or face what she is facing.
SWAT teams from 17 agencies trained for hostage situations, active shooting scenes and rescues of fallen officers Wednesday at the Fresno Police Department's new regional training facility.
The San Francisco 49ers suddenly have a huge void in their receiving corps as they chase another Super Bowl berth: Michael Crabtree is sidelined after surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
Annika Jasek-Rysdahl, a 14-year-old freshman, says she began the journey to becoming a guide dog trainer because she has always been intrigued by the opportunity of helping people through animals.
Because of increasing complaints starting earlier this year, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department and district attorney's office launched an investigation into McGuire Cremation and Funeral Service in Modesto.