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2,500 pounds of pot seized by sheriff’s deputies serving warrant near school in Modesto

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A search warrant served at an illegal pot grow in Modesto on Friday morning found about 900 plants plus processed marijuana, the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The search was conducted about 7 a.m. at a residence on the 900 block of Lenore Court, just east of Mark Twain Jr. High School in west Modesto. Thirteen people initially were taken into custody and four firearms were seized, Sgt. Luke Schwartz told The Bee.

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Downtown readies for holiday revelers

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With just 12 days until Thanksgiving, that means we’re only 13 days away — less than two weeks — from the annual Friday-after-Thanksgiving tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Turlock.

The holiday season will officially get underway on Nov. 24, when the city’s Christmas tree in Central Park is lit for the first time.

The three-hour downtown event starts at 5 p.m., while the tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. by Mayor Amy Bublak, for whom the holiday traditions never get old.

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Man caught up in Stockton sideshow had foot amputated after hit by vehicle

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A sideshow in Stockton over the weekend sent one person to the hospital after one of the cars lost control.

Sideshows are illegal car shows that often lead to blocked parking lots, streets, or highways. Participants, often by the dozens, crowd around a handful of vehicles that perform donuts.

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We have in-your-face homelessness due in part to horrible court decision

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The Boise decision was a horrible one.

I’m referring to the Martin v. Boise decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in response to a 2009 lawsuit by six homeless plaintiffs against the city of Boise, Idaho regarding the city’s anti-camping ordinance.

The ruling held that cities cannot enforce such ordinances if they do not have enough homeless shelter beds available for their homeless population. It did not necessarily mean a city cannot enforce any restrictions on camping on public property.

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Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in turlock, CA?

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Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near turlock.

Animal shelters and pet rescue groups work hard to care for unhoused pets and connect them to loving homes.

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COURT WATCH: Stanislaus County Judge Reduces Charge to Misdemeanor after Testimony

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 Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Dawna Reeves last week reduced the accused’s charge from a felony to a misdemeanor in an alleged assault case after hearing testimonies from two witnesses and the arguments presented by Deputy District Attorney James Howard Langston and Deputy Public Defender Amy Elizabeth Kennedy.

Ruling there were inconsistencies between the alleged victim’s report and witness testimony, the judge contended she could not charge, even as a misdemeanor, the punishment for an act resulting in significant bodily injury or death, citing the victim’s demeanor and odd behavior.

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Officer gets special swearing-in ceremony at Modesto hospital after son’s birth

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A Modesto police officer had a special swearing-in ceremony at Memorial Medical Center in Modesto after his wife went into labor on graduation day.

Modesto Police Officer Trent Kersey was planning to graduate with the other new officers on Halloween but his new son was not going to wait.

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Vehicle Left Abandoned Stuck On Railroad Tracks With Incoming Train

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At about 11:32pm Friday night, Turlock Police responded to a traffic hazard at W. Monte Vista Avenue and N. Golden State Boulevard, for a vehicle stuck on the railroad tracks.

When officers arrived on scene, they located the vehicle facing south just south of the railroad crossing. It was unoccupied.

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Ex-roommate who ambushed and shot Stanislaus dairy worker is convicted of murder

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A Bay Area man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former Modesto roommate on New Year’s Day 2021, the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office reported Saturday. The jury also found that Eric Mills was “lying in wait,” a special circumstance, when he shot Teodoro “Teo” Gutierrez, 52.

East Palo Also resident Mills, now 41, had been roommates with the victim. According to previous Bee reporting, Gutierrez’s girlfriend told detectives Mills was kicked out six months earlier due to his drug use. She said Mills threatened to kill Gutierrez but they never made a police report, according to the arrest affidavit.

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Valley Students Speak Out Amid Israel-Hamas Conflict, Urge UC Merced, Stanislaus State to Act

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As the conflict in the Gaza Strip escalates in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, the war’s shock waves are being felt here in the San Joaquin Valley.

Students gathered in Turlock at California State University Stanislaus’ quad on Monday to chant for Palestinian rights, as the war’s death toll continues to rise, particularly among civilians in the Gaza Strip.

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