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One of Turlock's most traveled and most troubled roadways will get a face-lift this fall. Federal funding has been secured to repave Monte Vista Avenue in front of California State University, Stanislaus, between Crowell and Geer roads.
A $3,000 reward offer still hasn't produced an arrest in Newman, where several cats were shot with crossbow darts in February. Now, Modesto attorney Terry Campbell Wallace said she'll sweeten the pot by $500.
Authorities say two men were arrested on suspicion of carjacking in Modesto early Monday after they returned to the scene of the crime where an officer was taking the victim's statement.
Almost half of Stanislaus Countys 68,000 residents 65 and older did not have sufficient income in 2007 to meet their basic needs. In the second part of a two-day series, reporters Kevin Valine and Patty Guerra take an in-depth look at chronic poverty in the county, profile some of those affected and share ideas to combat it. Go to modbee.com/poverty.
A health care crisis is sweeping the Central Valley, devastating middle-class and poor families and threatening to overwhelm the region's fragile safety net. With it lies a troubling new reality: Across class lines, people are struggling to access care or simply are going without.
Their faces tell just one piece of the story. They were young and old, a range of races. They came from all corners of the county, though the majority were concentrated inside Modesto's city limit. They are the homicide victims of Stanislaus County.
The MID and TID have spent millions defending water rights. But efforts to address a very real, potentially dangerous long-term threat to the river's source amount to a virtual trickle.
Super Bowl loss aside, it's still good to be San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He's 25, popular and brings a fresh dynamic to the NFL's most glamorous position. And, despite his very public appearances post-Super Bowl, his eyes remain singularly focused on the prize.
Some opponents claim that Modesto's motivation to annex Salida amounts to a power play, an example of Stanislaus County's largest city throwing its weight around.