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Immigrants Praise Bill to Allow Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented

Oct 24, 2014
Immigrants Praise Bill to Allow Driver’s Licenses for the Undocumented

MODESTO- A sigh of relief for hundreds of undocumented immigrants in the Central Valley. Thursday night, they learned of a new bill which clears the way for them to obtain a driver’s license legally in California. Organizers said about 250 people showed up at the event;  potential drivers who will be getting their chance...

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Dig, Child, Dig!

Dig, Child, Dig!

F.C. Joyce Elementary School: Photo Courtesy of Eli Bob
Dig, Child, Dig! Dig until it hurts! And then dig just a little bit more. I can still remember my mother's commands -- even after all of these years. For -- the love and joy that is digging in...

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Modesto Man Arrested for Homicide after Suspected DUI Crash

Oct 19, 2014
Modesto Man Arrested for Homicide after Suspected DUI Crash

MODESTO- A man is facing charges including homicide after a deadly DUI crash Sunday in Modesto. According to Modesto Police, a man driving a Chevrolet Malibu hit an Audi sedan at the intersection of 8th and L Street around 2:10 p.m. The driver of the Audi, who police say is a 38-year-old man, died...

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App Wins Modesto Round of Stanislaus Innovation Challenge

Oct 10, 2014

The app would help local governments, realtors and developers fill vacant public and private spaces and empty storefronts by soliciting suggestions from local residents.

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Police: Dad Beats Up Homeless Man Threatening to Assault Daughter

Oct 9, 2014
Police: Dad Beats Up Homeless Man Threatening to Assault Daughter

MODESTO- Modesto Police say a homeless man threatened to sexually assault a woman in her front yard Tuesday. The woman had just returned home from work when 48-year-old Rusty Weston accosted her and asked if she had a lighter, police said. She told him she didn’t, and went inside. Investigators say when she came...

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Health Officials Warn Against Ebola Overreaction, Stress Communication

Oct 7, 2014
Health Officials Warn Against Ebola Overreaction, Stress Communication

MODESTO- The Stanislaus County Public Health Officer is warning residents not to overreact to the possibility of the Ebola virus coming to the central valley. “The risk is low for Ebola virus infection,” said Dr. John Walker who once worked at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta. He did say that the county...

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Plan to Provide Free Wi-Fi in Modesto Needs Work, Committee Says

Oct 7, 2014

Council members raised concerns about the service being financially self-sustaining, whether it is the government’s job to provide free Wi-Fi and whether it is appropriate to spend as much as $100,000 on the project as Modesto struggles to have enough police officers and firefighters.

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Modesto Police Find ‘Unique’ Drug Lab

Oct 3, 2014
Modesto Police Find ‘Unique’ Drug Lab

MODESTO- Modesto Police said they found a “unique” THC extraction lab this week. An anonymous tip led investigators at a home on Fairfax Avenue, officers said. Inside, police say they found a “pot rocket,” a dangerous, 9-foot-tall device used to extract a chemical in marijuana. Officers say they also found two handguns, 184 pounds of...

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Sign Language Instructor Training Deaf Lyft Drivers

Sep 10, 2014
Sign Language Instructor Training Deaf Lyft Drivers

MODESTO- Mark Medina Jr. gives his passenger the familiar fist bump that Lyft drivers give their riders upon entering his car, but virtually nothing is said because rider Heath Conway is deaf. Instead of the congenial conversation that is the hallmark of the ride-sharing service, Medina uses sign language to communicate. “Deaf people are...

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Modesto Native Goes from Second Screen to Big Screen

Sep 10, 2014
Modesto Native Goes from Second Screen to Big Screen

Modesto native Drew Monson takes a seat on the big red couch with Paul and Bethany to let them know about his upcoming film, “Not Cool.”

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