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Man Armed with a Sword Arrested in Modesto

Dec 17, 2014
Man Armed with a Sword Arrested in Modesto

MODESTO- A man armed with a sword was arrested Wednesday morning in Modesto, after the transit center was barricaded for more than an hour. The man was seen near the Modesto Transportation Center on 8th Street around 7 a.m. holding a foot-long sword. Officers talked with him, and eventually were able to arrest him. During...

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Tree Falls into Modesto Home

Dec 12, 2014
Tree Falls into Modesto Home

MODESTO- A rude awakening in Modesto as a 40-year-old tree is uprooted after heavy rainfall.  FOX40 spoke with the woman who was sleeping when she found herself face-to-face with a tree inside her home. Tears welled up in Jessica Morrison’s eyes as she looked toward the now damaged home she had built with her family. “Just...

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VIDEO: Man Hit by Car While Blowing Leaves, Driver Slows then Speeds off

Dec 8, 2014
VIDEO: Man Hit by Car While Blowing Leaves, Driver Slows then Speeds off

MODESTO- A 65-year-old man and his family are looking for the hit-and-run driver who struck him while he was blowing leaves in Modesto Saturday afternoon. “I usually take care of it for the whole street and all the driveways. I hate retirement. I’m bored to death,” Larry Crawford said. Crawford joked about being bored...

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Obama’s Action on Immigration Praised in Modesto

Nov 21, 2014
Obama’s Action on Immigration Praised in Modesto

MODESTO- President Obama’s executive action to delay deportation for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants got high praise Friday in Modesto. Going grocery shopping for Gloria Sanchez, who is in the country illegally, has always been a bit stressful. “‘O.K., you know, what’s going to happen today? Who’s going to knock on my door and say, you...

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Building Belonging to Modesto Church Burns Over Night

Nov 15, 2014
Building Belonging to Modesto Church Burns Over Night

MODESTO- An early morning structure fire has left a Modesto church and charity deeper in debt. The fire started early Saturday morning on Dale road near Pleandale Avenue. The building that caught fire is separate from the actual church, but it was often rented out for weddings and other events. It was also full...

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Modesto Approves Plan to Renovate Historic Homes

Nov 10, 2014
Modesto Approves Plan to Renovate Historic Homes

MODESTO- The City of Modesto has approved a plan to renovate several historic homes that have been neglected for years, but the project could force out people who still live there. Construction has already begun on a few of the 11 bungalows that make up Casa Blanca Court. Al Nazmo bought the properties in...

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The Blue Muse
Fly Girl in Training: Short cross-country solo flying

Fly Girl in Training: Short cross-country solo flying

Flying my short cross country solo to Modesto (KMOD) & Los Banos (KLSN)"Skylane 5887B, state your intentions."Crap, crap, crap I thought as I somewhat but not quite frantically looked from the chart to the parallel runways below me and back again. ...

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Spooked Out!

Spooked Out!

Spooktacular Pumpkins!Happy Halloween! I have a small confession to make. My name is Bill. I am 51 years old. And I'm really just a child at heart. I mean, really. While other 51 year old men are captains of industry or finding a cure for one disease o...

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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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Sacramento Vegetable Gardening
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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