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4 hrs ago | The Modesto Bee

Sylvan school board looks at splitting district into trustee areas

The Sylvan Union School District is asking for voter input on how best to split the district into five trustee areas on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., August, CA, Modesto, CA

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Battle of the Bands

Black Jack Rockin Blues Band singer Kent Gonzales performs during the drug awareness event, "Just Say No, Battle of the Bands", at the Modesto Elks Lodge in Modesto Calif., on Sunday July 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Family, Kids

Merced Sun-Star

Monday Q&A: Modesto heading toward bicycle-friendly

John F. Gerling's bicycle sat in his garage gathering dust for many years, until about a decade ago when he entered a 60-mile bike ride for charity.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Davis, CA

The Modesto Bee

Rural Turlock man questioned after neighbors' travel trailer burns

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department reported that a rural Turlock man was arrested on suspicion of arson after his tenants' home burned to the ground Sunday.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Fire, Denair, CA

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Lend A Hand: Volunteer opportunities in the Modesto region

Volunteers 18 and older for several opportunities ranging from set up, parking, tickets, hospitality, etc.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Ripon, CA, Family, Painting, Arts, Kids

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Modesto may not bring home the bacon

A longtime Modesto meat processor and distributor that employs more than 100 workers is considering expanding its business and creating scores of new jobs – but the growth may not happen here.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Life, Food, Pork, Meat, Boulevard, CA

The Modesto Bee

Farm Beat: Peach crop in Stanislaus County has shrunk from heyday

Last Sunday, this paper had an ad about the 50th anniversary of Mistlin Honda, an institution on the North McHenry auto row.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Modesto, CA, Life, Fruits, Food, Napa, CA

RecordNET

Delta Charter Schools to hold offer online classes for adults

Delta Charter Schools announced this week that it will partner with three other agencies to offer an adult school online.

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The Modesto Bee

Summer fix-ups for aging playgrounds, pools, tracks add up for Modesto schools

Stanislaus County schools will welcome back students starting Aug. 6. Shiloh School students will get to sleep in a while longer, with their classes starting Aug. 25. Truckloads of black asphalt poured stripe after stripe over the aging blacktop of Tuolumne Elementary School.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Family, Kids, Davis, CA, Tuolumne, CA

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Airport neighborhood family arrested 2 days after standoff

After leaving an assault suspect barricaded inside his home after an hourlong standoff earlier this week, Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies on Thursday arrested the man, along with his brother and mother.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Detectives looking for missing Riverbank man find body

According to the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department, detectives from Riverbank Police Services were walking along the river, talking to people in the hopes of locating Juan Alipio Hernandez, 47, when they spotted a body at about 9:30 a.m. The body, located near the river, was not positively identified.

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Related Topix: Riverbank, CA, Hickman, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Study shows health care workers less educated in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties

Health care workers in Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties have less college education than those working elsewhere in America, a report released this week by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program shows.

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Related Topix: San Joaquin County, CA, Medicine, Nursing

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus County Fair attendance up this year

The Stanislaus County Fair saw a bump in attendance this year, with nearly 239,000 people coming through the gates over its 10-day run.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

RecordNET

S.J. ranks low in health workers' education levels

In fact, the county ranks third among the largest U.S. metropolitan areas for health care workers with educations less than a bachelor's degree, according to an analysis being released today by The Brookings Institution.

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Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, San Joaquin County, CA, Stockton, CA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus innovators can enter business contest

A contest for business ideas in Stanislaus County, with a prize of $2,500 in cash and $2,500 in professional services.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA, Patterson, CA, Turlock, CA, Stockton, CA

The Modesto Bee

On Campus: Hopes for, fears of Common Core running high

Spending time with FFA and 4-H kids at the Stanislaus County Fair last week made me think of how much learning those kids get through raising their animals.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids

The Modesto Bee

Girl Power: Inside Look on Fifth Harmony

On July 16, hundreds of kids and teenagers showed their dedication and determination at the Stanislaus County Fair.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Modesto Bee

Around the Region

The Stanislaus County Veterans Advisory Commission meets the fourth Monday of every month.

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Related Topix: Prostate Cancer, Health, Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance gets new, shorter name

For a dozen years, the Stanislaus Economic Development and Workforce Alliance has been burdened with a formal name that was too long and hard to remember.

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Related Topix: Modesto, CA

The Modesto Bee

Authorities identify bicyclist killed by train in Turlock

The Stanislaus County Coroner's office on Tuesday identified a bicyclist who struck and killed Saturday by a train in Turlock Saturday as David Arthur Sanchez, 39, of Turlock.

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Related Topix: Turlock, CA, Modesto, CA

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