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Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson is facing questions again about the use of a department helicopter for purposes other than law enforcement this time for a charity fund-raiser outside the county.
Modesto police are looking for two people involved in a takeover-style bank robbery in west Modesto on Thursday morning.
With a spectacular view of Half Dome as a backdrop on a sun-drenched Thursday morning, 64 people hailing from 13 countries became U.S. citizens.
Several hundred people are expected to turn out today for a Delta Blood Bank drive at Three Amigos Auto Center, 301 Mitchell Road.
75 YEARS AGO: Members of the Modesto Skating Club included David Hoover, Vernon Pate, Robert Eastman, William McMillen, Joe Urban, Jack Fostair, Arthur Rockwell, Herman Pankey, Lorraine Collins, Beryle Holloway and Marjory Scranton. The group did their skating at the Mery Garden Ballroom and gave numerous exhibitions.
An opinion survey backed by secret sponsors and casting several Modesto Irrigation District officials and candidates in a poor light may have reached thousands of homes this week.
Occupants of a Modesto home on Sixth Street escaped injury after a fire believed to be purposely set damaged the front room of the house on Thursday morning.
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and Valley Clean Air Now will hold a Tune In And Tune Up car cleanup at the Stanislaus County Fairground on Saturday.
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Now that their home-grown chief executive officer has accepted a new job, Stanislaus County supervisors are pondering how to fill the high-level position. Monica Nino was chosen Tuesday as top administrator for San Joaquin County, just short of 19 months after she was promoted to CEO in this county.
Modesto and Salida fire officials won't have to lay off firefighters or periodically darken fire stations after all, they said Wednesday while adopting a $31 million preliminary spending plan.
News that the Supreme Court essentially struck down California's law against same-sex marriage received positive and negative reaction locally, but those on both sides of the issue agreed on one practice: compassion for everyone.
Modesto and Salida fire officials will confront a bleak financial picture, and perhaps introduce a new fire chief, at today's Modesto Regional Fire Authority board meeting.
Dignitaries and media members got their first look at California's massive new prison hospital Tuesday, but many of its well-paid staff members have been working there for months.
The Modesto City Council took a huge step Tuesday night toward putting a 1 cent sales tax on the November ballot to hire more police officers and firefighters, fix roads and maintain parks.
It's nice to make some money while helping a close relative, Modesto Irrigation District leaders said Tuesday as they put final touches on a short-term deal to sell water to the Turlock Irrigation District.
The Salvation Army has ended its relationship with United Way of Stanislaus County, asking the nonprofit agency to no longer use the army in its promotional materials.
A horrific crash in Santa Nella last week shattered a family from Chile headed to celebrate years of hard work. The accident left a father in a Modesto hospital, his parents dead and his wife in critical condition, while his young children are recuperating in another hospital.
Stanislaus County Chief Executive Officer Monica Nino will leave her position before the end of summer for the same job in a neighboring county.
A federal proposal to protect the Yosemite toad and other amphibians divides Californians, according to participants in a public comment period that conservative lawmakers now hope to extend.
About 18 months after flames severely damaged the historic McHenry Mansion in downtown Modesto, the 130-year-old landmark is ready to make its first official public appearance since the fire.
About 900 job seekers attended two planned informational sessions Tuesday from Amazon to learn more about the company and how to apply for positions at its new Patterson distribution center.
Rylie Dimas wrapped her arms around Colin Kaepernick's legs much like a daughter hugs her father. They're not father and daughter, of course, but the affection was real. Rylie, 10, feels as though she knows Kaepernick, the already famous quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers.
California Highway Patrol officers are seeking help from the public identifying a suspect and the victim in a fatal hit-and-run accident in south Modesto Tuesday morning. The accident was reported at 5:07 a.m. on Crows Landing Road at Blankenburg Avenue. The intersection is just north of Highway 99.
The Stanislaus County coroner's office is looking for the family of a man who died this month in a nursing home. Alen Easley died June 15 at age 59 of natural causes.
Two Modesto City Council members voiced their frustration with how the mayor has handled his upcoming 2013-14 fiscal year budget during a Monday meeting of the council's Finance Committee.
The Salida Municipal Advisory Council will hear a presentation on an incorporation drive when it meets at 7 p.m. today.
The Ceres City Council approved a budget Monday with no major changes to the way staff has been operating for the past few years.
The good news for Riverbank officials crafting a budget Monday night: Property taxes will be higher than expected because of signs of recovery in the real estate market.
A proposed 1 percent sales tax increase would help Modesto maintain its level of services and could be used to combat gangs, put more officers on patrol, take better care of parks and repair roads more quickly, a city report says.
The state's top agricultural official thinks the dairy industry needs to move beyond the "antiquated" system for setting minimum milk prices in California.
The first evidence of West Nile virus in Stanislaus County was announced Monday. Two dead birds in Modesto tested positive for the virus, according to the East Side Mosquito Abatement District.
A little girl drowned in a hot tub during a family gathering in Hughson over the weekend.
We're closing in on the end of June, but it seems a bit more like March out there, with a cloudy sky and rain.
A second consecutive dry year has renewed the discussion of how high Pinecrest Lake should be kept for summer recreation.
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The Bee publishes birth information from Kaiser Modesto Medical Center, Emanuel Medical Center and Oak Valley Hospital. Other hospitals, including Doctors Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center, do not provide the information. Families can place special announcements in our weekly Celebrations section. For information, call (209) 578-2178.
Pam Clemensen of Modesto wrote about the traffic light at Sylvan Avenue and Oakdale Road in northeast Modesto. Here's the skinny.
The community pulled together to build the Regional Water Safety Training Center in Empire. Stanislaus County officials are counting on the same spirit to raise funds for continued operation and maintenance.
Britt Brackett knows exactly what motorists are doing on Modesto streets. She sees them when they are texting, eating breakfast or applying makeup behind the wheel. Brackett is a Modesto Area Express bus driver.
The Riverbank City Council tonight will consider a 2013-14 budget that would keep two police positions vacant to provide for an adequate reserve.
On Friday, National Summer Learning Day, Orville Wright Elementary students showed off the science they learned over summer.