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An 18-year-old from Jamestown suffered minor injuries and his 79-year-old passenger major injuries in a single-car accident on Highway 49 Monday. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident was reported at 8:55 a.m. near High School Road southwest of Jamestown.
City officials want Modestans to submit their digital photos of what they think best represents their hometown as part of the city's "Visions of Modesto" campaign.
Stanislaus County has launched social media efforts for emergency communication.
Downtown has a prime location with easy access to Highway 99; still, the business vacancy rate is near 50 percent.
Refinancing a loan on a water treatment plant should save about $4.7 million over the next decade, say Modesto and Modesto Irrigation District officials.
A Modesto clinic and local doctors have agreed to a $5 million legal settlement for a teenage girl who faces a lifetime of severe disability after failures to diagnose her with spinal tuberculosis.
Hiring has begun for the new Amazon distribution center in Tracy, with hundreds of jobs up for grabs.
A 31-year-old motorcyclist from Sparks, Nev. died Friday after a head-on collision near Santa Nella, authorities said. The first crash was reported at 5:18 p.m. Friday on Highway 33, north of Centinella Avenue, according to officer Jesse Lopez.
A plane reported missing since last December was found in Yosemite National Park over the weekend, authorities said. Its pilot was found dead near the location.
Faced with saving crops or friendships, Roger Smith chose crops. Home water wells owned by several neighbors went dry after the farmer drilled a huge agricultural well to keep alive the corn and alfalfa that feed his dairy cows.
Families and friends gathered on the shores of Woodward Reservoir just outside Oakdale on Saturday night for the annual Fourth of July fireworks show.
Firefighters from the Modesto Regional and Stanislaus Consolidated fire departments responded to a fire that quickly spread through dry vegetation between Hillside Drive and Santa Cruz Avenue, near Legion Park and the Tuolumne River in south Modesto, about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
South Modesto families came for the festival feel and free food, but between bites of donated hot dogs and chips came safety tips from the 911 crews so often called to the neighborhood. On this night, engines and ambulances mustered good will and law enforcement relished being the good guys.
Stanislaus County leaders gave a mixed reaction to the Modesto Chamber of Commerce's plan for prosperity, with some calling it a starting point for further discussion about the county's future. The chamber is suggesting that Modesto diversify the local economy by designating thousands of acres for new industry west of Highway 99.
About 1,400 girls with steely eyes and a mean swing converged on the region this weekend, competing in the California State Fast Pitch Championships of the National Softball Association.
Firefighters extricated one person trapped in a car after a two-vehicle accident on Tully Road north of Standiford Avenue about 1 p.m. Saturday.
A new wave of scam robocalls is spreading throughout the region. The Better Business Bureau serving Northern California is warning people about automated calls offering free medical alert systems that prompt consumers to disclose credit card information.
Modesto Regional Fire Authority Division Chief Sean Slamon said Modesto firefighters assisted Friday afternoon on a Woodland Avenue Fire Protection District call for a child who was pulled unconscious from the water.
Crews with the Modesto Regional Fire Authority put out two grass fires Saturday morning, said Division Chief Sean Slamon. At 8:30 a.m., firefighters were called to Emerald and Kansas avenues for a blaze that burned a quarter of an acre.
The Modesto Elks club turns 100 years old Tuesday, continuing its service to the community. Over the past century its members have helped veterans and handicapped youth, promoted Americanism and provided scholarships.The Elks started a lodge at 10th and H streets where the new Stanislaus County Courthouse is expected to be built.
The City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to put a temporary 1 cent sales tax on the November ballot, which could bring in $156 million over its six-year life. Supporters say the tax would let Modesto balance its general fund budget, hire more police officers and firefighters and restore services cut in the recession.
Hop aboard in downtown Modesto, kick back in comfort for two hours and arrive in the Silicon Valley in time for work. It might not be a high-speed train, but it could be reality in five years. The Altamont Corridor Express ACE commuter trains wants to expand service to Modesto, Turlock and Merced. ACE is trying to fast-track those plans, and it has lined up tax dollars to study its options and prepare the necessary environmental reports.
After 17 years as chief executive officer of Community Hospice of Modesto, Harold Peterson III has retired.
New health insurance mandates will take effect soon, but Stanislaus County business owners still are trying to figure out what Obamacare means for their companies.
An Asiana Airlines flight from Seoul, South Korea, crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday, forcing passengers to jump down the emergency inflatable slides to safety. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries.
BALLICO Emiko Tanioka wore an apron as she helped dozens of students roll balls of mochi, a traditional Japanese rice cake, the way she learned as a child.
The busiest Fourth of July in years for Modesto-area firefighters was eased slightly by the support and cooperation from numerous agencies in the area, authorities said.
100 YEARS AGO: The firm of Browdy & Shopera filed articles of incorporation to operate a gentlemen's furnishing store in the Murray & Jones building at the corner of J and 10th streets. Karen Aiello
Volunteers, supplies and financial support are needed for the Homeless Veteran Stand Down planned for Sept. 19-21 at the American Legion Hall, 1001 S. Santa Cruz Ave., Modesto.
The San Joaquin County Historical Museum at Micke Grove Regional Park in Lodi hopes to entice visitors with a new Critter Corral that will provide encounters with live farm animals on weekends through Sept. 1, according to The Record newspaper in Stockton.
Stanislaus County court officials this week released the names of 19 residents who were selected to serve on the 2012-13 civil grand jury.
A dry winter and the culmination of six consecutive days of triple-digit temperatures will make for prime fire conditions come Independence Day. Police and firefighters will be on the lookout for illegal fireworks over the next week, enforcing state and local laws prohibiting their use.
About 25,000 people lined downtown streets Thursday for a Modesto institution the city's 139th annual Fourth of July Parade. Spectators sat and stood in the shade, trying to stay cool while more than 100 entries passed by.
One moment 18-year-old Lizzie Moore was eating pancakes and talking to fellow staff at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park. The next she heard a cracking sound and screams and looked up to see the top of a tree coming crashing toward her.
For the kids at Camp Taylor, the measure of a human heart is not how well it beats, but how well it lives.
Area residents will get a little relief from the heat starting today. After several days of triple-digit heat that contributed to at least one fatality that of a 77-year-old Ceres man Tuesday today's high in Modesto is expected to reach just 94.
Wayne Brown runs one of the very few for-profit fireworks stands still in Modesto, but for 18 years says he's tried to do his part to support worthy causes. Each year, he welcomes churches and other groups, which sell $10 scrip tickets for use at his booth and keep 25 percent.
75 YEARS AGO: A fight against grasshoppers in the Oakdale area was started by Mel F. McNamara, deputy county agricultural inspector. McNamara with a one-man crew was combating the hoppers by placing a poison mixture in the fields. Karen Aiello
Modesto-area residents will get a little relief from the heat starting Friday.
Celebrating Independence Day shouldn't end with partygoers in a jail cell, or worse. Authorities will be on patrol today looking for those who choose to use illegal fireworks or get behind the wheel after drinking.
Stanislaus County has announced the following "cool zones," places where people can escape the heat over the next couple of days.
Little Modesto Village had been in existence for just 3½ years when its residents celebrated the community's first Fourth of July.
Stanislaus County officials Wednesday announced the first death believed to be caused by this week's severe heat, a 77-year-old Ceres man whose air conditioner malfunctioned.
One staff member was killed and four injured at Camp Tawonga east of Groveland when a tree fell beside the camp dining hall this morning. The 250 third- through ninth-grade campers were inside the hall eating breakfast at the time and were not injured, officials said.