Max, a German Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, joined the ranks of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department K-9 unit this week through a donation from local Wal-Mart stores.
Despite a variety of new attractions such as the "Showcase of the Stars, Rockin' Idol" vocal contest and the first ever Guitar Hero competition, the Merced County Fair saw a significant decrease in attendance numbers this year.
A Modesto police officer critically injured in a collision seven years ago, died Thursday. Sgt. Steve May, 53, never regained consciousness following the 2002 accident. He died as a result of medical complications, said Modesto Police Sgt. Brian Findlen. In the early hours of July, 29, 2002, May was on patrol looking for a suspect in a stolen black GMC truck wanted for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer. As May approached ...
Capitalizing on a growing reputation as a new research-based university, the University of California, Merced brought in more than $22 million in grants and awards for the 2008-09 fiscal year, according to university officials.
Having a family member deployed overseas can be stressful and frightening, but the Modesto/Central Valley Blue Star Mothers and Families and the American Red Cross are hoping to lessen those fears with information.
Each county in California supports the All-Star Ambassador program. The All-Star program was originally created specifically for high-school aged members to stay involved in the program. However, All-Stars have developed into something much more. This program is now able to provide younger members with older 4-H role models and continued interest in the 4-H program, as well as providing the All-Star youth involved a way to develop leadership, communication and life skills. This position is ...
The Cilion ethanol plant in Keyes was the site of a mock emergency drill Wednesday with several local agencies training in rescue operations.
Planada resident Flora Martinez has been serving her community since 1964, when she volunteered to collect information for a survey being done by the World on Poverty. The information she gathered helped bring awareness to the most urgent needs of that area, made up of mostly migrant workers and their families.
Showing a dedication to public safety that went beyond the call of duty, three Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies were honored by the American Red Cross for their acts of heroism.
When shoppers use a reusable grocery bag at any Raley's, Bel Air, Nob Hill Foods or Food Source, they won't just help the environment, they will also help raise money to eventually preserve a number of California State Parks currently targeted for closure.
Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), issued a warning to consumers not to eat BAVAN Brand Sugar Rewari candy imported from India, after tests conducted by CDPH found unacceptable levels of lead. The candy is also packaged under the names Sugar Redoi and Sugar Reori. Consumers in possession of the candy should discard it immediately.
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