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Car used as weapon

Car used as weapon

Fence boards exploded in every direction in a Grant Avenue alley near Sutter Street at 5:20 a.m. Friday  when the driver of a late model Hyundai allegedly ran down a 20-year-old man on foot behind his home and crashed through rear fences in three back yards.

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VETERANS & TEENS

VETERANS & TEENS

Steven Reed didn’t know what to expect when the group of teenagers stepped up to the microphone in Woodward Park Friday evening. 

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Gatto proudly served

Bennie Gatto wanted to be a lifer. 

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Drought goes from very bad to simply bad

Things have gone from very bad to bad on the Stanislaus River watershed that’s critical for South County farms and cities,

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Memorial Day cemetery ceremony Monday at 10

The fallen will be remembered during traditional Memorial Day ceremonies at 10 a.m. at the East Union Cemetery at Union Road and Louie Avenue.

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Calla High grads overcome adversity

Calla High grads overcome adversity

Calla High graduation on Friday had its fair share of memories.

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be.tech career academies graduate their second class

be.tech career academies graduate their second class

Larissa Castillo learned through be.tech that procrastination really doesn’t work.

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Five candidates already vying for 12th Assembly

The 2016 election may be over a year out, but five candidates have already tossed their hat in the ring to represent the 12th Assembly District, a seat presently occupied by Kristin Olsen (R–Riverbank).

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Posted: may. 22, 2015 10:16 p.m. | | Five candidates already vying for 12th Assembly Comments 0 Comments


MJC stages New Play Fest

MODESTO — The Modesto Junior College Theater Department presents the New Play Festival featuring “world premieres” of original one act plays written and directed by MJC theater students. 

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Grand jury probes PG&E ties with CPUC

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating ties between executives with California’s largest utility and state regulators, a newspaper reported Friday.

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Assembly advances ban on microbeads in cosmetics

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Assembly on Friday advanced one of the nation’s toughest bans on plastic, exfoliating microbeads that are polluting waterways.

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MJC nursing program marks 50th year

MODESTO – It has been 50 years since the first class of nursing students completed their two year Associate Degree Nursing Program (ADN) at Modesto Junior College.

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Turning food waste into fuel

Spoiled food and table scraps you toss into your brown Toter will eventually help fuel the City of Manteca refuse trucks that collect your garbage, recyclables and yard waste.

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FINALLY SAYING GOOD-BYE

FINALLY SAYING GOOD-BYE

Chris Lambert was thankful. 

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Silverman pans $2M freeway landscaping

Silverman pans $2M freeway landscaping

It is safe to say Councilman Richard Silverman isn’t impressed with the just completed $2 million landscaping project along the 120 Bypass and Highway 99 corridors through Manteca.

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Teens who robbed Ripon market with guns going to prison

Five teens — 18 and 19 years old — who robbed Ripona Market  at gunpoint last August have been sentenced to multi-year state prison terms.

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State parks still have space — if you hurry

State parks still have space — if you hurry

Planning on hitting the lake or the mountains this weekend?

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Free ‘Concert at the Wall’ tonight for area youth

A free “Concert at the Wall” for junior high and high school students takes place this evening at 6 p.m. as part of the Not Forgotten Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at Woodward Park.

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Biomass fire may burn thru Saturday

TRACY — Efforts to extinguish the biomass fire in Tracy that is making air quality poor in Lathrop, Manteca and Ripon are continuing with officials hoping to have it out by Saturday.

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Farmers with oldest water rights face cuts

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — Farmers in drought-stricken California with nearly guaranteed rights to water are bracing for historic orders to stop diverting water from rivers and streams. Regulators are expected to announce on Friday whether some farmers can avoid a total cut off if they voluntarily conserve.

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California home prices hit 7.5-year high

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California home prices climbed to a new 7 1/2-year high in April as low interest rates and job growth lured buyers, a research firm said Thursday. Sales were brisk.

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Regulators deny request to idle PG&E nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday turned away a request from environmental activists to idle California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant to determine if its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

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5 elementary students get funds for daily water use app

FRESNO (AP) — Fresno residents should be able to download a free app measuring daily water use by the time the five boys who came up with the idea head back to school in the fall.

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Man arrested after stealing dump truck

COLMA (AP) — Authorities say two people in the San Francisco Bay Area were injured when a man in a stolen dump truck crashed into a minivan.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS CALIFORNIA

• FARMER HALTS HARVEST TO SAVE BABY TRICOLORED BLACKBIRDS: TIPTON  (AP) — A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests.

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Appeals court delays sex change surgery for inmate

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A federal appeals court delayed sex reassignment surgery for a transgender prison inmate in California on Thursday, hours after a state panel recommended that she be paroled.

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Rolling Stones rock small LA club ahead of stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones ripped through the intimate Fonda Theatre Wednesday with enough energy to fuel their entire 15-city North American tour.

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Environmentalists seize on latest Santa Barbara oil spill

GOLETA (AP) — The latest oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast is just a drop in the bucket compared with the area’s catastrophic blowout in 1969, but it has become a new rallying point for environmentalists in their battle against drilling and fossil fuels.

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UC board OKs 8 percent tuition hike for nonresidents this fall

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Undergraduates from outside California and graduate students preparing for careers outside academia will pay more to attend the University of California in the fall under a revised plan approved by the 10-campus system’s governing board on Thursday.

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Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said.

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Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks.

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Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban law

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.

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Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed

WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

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Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.”

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Officer shoots, kills suspect who cut deputy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to cut a sheriff’s deputy when officers were serving a warrant has been shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer.

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