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One Accused Released, Two Others Face Trial for Brutal Assault in Bar Fight

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MODESTO, CA – Twin May bar fights—one female and another male victim—led to a preliminary hearing held here last week in Stanislaus County Superior Court, and in the end, one man was released and two people face trial.

Three people who were alleged to have been involved in the attack that resulted in the victim needing stitches were identified as Angelica Lopez, Arthur Peralta and Vincente Ruiz.

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Patterson homeowner shoots, kills intoxicated intruder

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The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a home intruder dead. 

According to officials, the homeowner shot and killed an intruder in self-defense to protect her husband, who was fighting to keep the intruder out of their home.

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‘Not a homicide,’ Modesto police say of death of woman found in car in church parking lot

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The death of a woman found in a car in the parking lot of a Modesto church on Saturday afternoon is “not a homicide,” a Modesto Police Department spokesman said Sunday.

It is “classified as a death investigation at this point and will stay as such unless an autopsy says otherwise,” Sgt. Kalani Souza said in a text message to The Bee on Sunday afternoon after the Police Department posted about the case on social media.

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Survivor Luncheon Draws In Dozens To Celebrate

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The grounds surrounding Duarte Nursery in Hughson was the setting this year for the Survivor Luncheon, a day to honor cancer survivors, as part of the Relay For Life celebration.

The Relay For Life of Greater Stanislaus County – which brings together teams from Modesto, Oakdale, Turlock and beyond – is scheduled at John Thurman Field in Modesto on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 8 and 9. 

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‘Mommy, I am dying.’ Car crashes into 3 siblings walking home from school, CA cops say

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When Jami Hanlin heard her three children had been hit by a car while walking home from school in Antioch, the California mom rushed to the scene.

“I just know it was like a horror scene to me,” Hanlin told KNTV after the crash Friday, Sept. 16, recalling “seeing my son covered in blood telling me, ‘Mommy, I am dying.’”

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New San Francisco-based sourdough sandwich chain opening three Modesto, Turlock shops

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We West Coasters know a thing or two about sourdough. So then it shouldn’t be too surprising that three restaurants from a new chain based on sourdough are set to open in Modesto and Turlock.

West Coast Sourdough, a San Francisco-based restaurant franchise, has three new locations opening in Stanislaus County in the coming months.

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Modesto man killed in Highway 108/120 crash identified

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A Modesto man who died in a crash on Highway 108/120 east of Knights Ferry over the weekend has been identified.

Andrew Ramsey, 33, was involved in a solo vehicle crash east of Tulloch Road around 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Turlock Community Gardens a Labor of Love

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Half a mile from Stanislaus State, the Turlock Community Gardens serves as a public park and a congregation for local growers that has been built on the backs of hard-working volunteers.

Two Stan State graduates who serve as members of the garden’s board of directors, President Melissa Been and Composting Committee Chair, Hector Vera, shared how they came to be involved in the project, their advice for novice gardeners, and their future goals.

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Cops put woman in police car parked on tracks, CO officials say. Then a train came

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A 20-year-old woman inside a police car parked on railroad tracks north of Platteville was injured when a train struck the vehicle, Colorado officials reported.

A Colorado Bureau of Investigation news release said a Platteville police officer investigating a road rage incident stopped the woman at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, near U.S. 85 and Weld County Road 38.

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Governor Newsom signs CARE Court Into Law; Glenn County among the first cohort

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With more than 100,000 people living on California Streets, Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday enacting CARE Court to provide individuals with severe mental health and substance use disorders the care and services they need to get healthy.

“With overwhelming support from the Legislature and stakeholders across California, CARE Court will now become a reality in our state, offering hope and a new path forward for thousands of struggling Californians and empowering their loved ones to help,” said Governor Newsom.

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