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Pair Of Weekend Fires

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There were a couple of fires of note in the region as temperatures are rising this season.

There was a 20 by 20 ft. vegetation fire near the south entrance of the Calaveras County Fairgrounds in Angels Camp on Sunday afternoon shortly before one o’clock. The forward progress was quickly stopped. The cause was not immediately released.

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Modesto sees 4 suspected fentanyl overdose deaths in 12-hour period

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Four people died in suspected fentanyl overdoses in four different areas of Modesto. And it all happened in a 12-hour period.

"When we have this number of deaths in such a short period, we don't think that that's just some random anomaly; we know that there's something which has suddenly changed," said Patrick Hogan, deputy district attorney for Stanislaus County.

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New Modesto restaurant is chain’s first beyond Hawaii. What is hot pot, how do you eat it?

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Modesto is rich with culinary options. There are few types of food I wish restaurants in the city served, because if you can think it, it probably exists.

One thing I did long for in Modesto is hot pot, and I recently found out that there is such a restaurant right on McHenry Avenue.

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Modesto Junior College grad shows it’s never too late to seek higher education

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When Ana Fimbres enrolled in Modesto Junior College, she didn’t expect her education journey to extend past two years. Now, she knows this month’s graduation ceremony won’t be her last.

At 37, Fimbres graduated with an associate’s degree in agricultural business from MJC and will start work on her bachelor’s degree at CSU Stanislaus in the fall.

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Vitality Bowls Announces a New Superfood Café is Coming Soon to Turlock

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Vitality Bowls has announced a signed agreement with local entrepreneurs and husband-and-wife duo, Tianna and Lizandro Barragan, to open the café in Turlock.

The couple plans to have their café open by the end of 2024, offering a variety of unique, nutrient-dense foods that cater to local residents, professionals and visitors. Focused on food allergy safety and creating meals packed with antioxidants, Vitality Bowls provides a welcoming environment for those seeking nourishing meal options that don’t compromise on taste.

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Track athletes shine at divisional meets

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For the second consecutive year, Turlock High School’s girls track and field program lifted a blue banner.

At the Sac-Joaquin Section Division 2 meet at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks on Friday, the Lady Bulldogs claimed first in the team competition with a score of 114. Coming in second was Bella Vista High with a score of 66. On the boys side, Turlock settled for second with a score of 69 behind champion Bella Vista and their score of 92.

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Modesto opens new Tuolumne River boat ramp in style. See how many paddlers turned out

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Paddlers came in kayaks and canoes and a 25-foot mock-up of a Viking boat to christen Modesto’s new launch ramp on the Tuolumne River.

It opened Friday off Neece Drive in west Modesto, which has lacked easy connections to the river that runs past it. This is the first paved ramp in Tuolumne River Regional Park, which stretches about 7 miles between the Mitchell Road and Carpenter Road bridges.

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Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary

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Established in May 2009 when it first brewed its well-known flagship Hops of Wrath IPA, Turlock’s Dust Bowl Brewing Company is set to celebrate its Fifteenth Anniversary this May. After a decade and a half of growth, the Central Valley craft beer innovator has a lineup of promotions and parties to recognize the milestone and say cheers to its dedicated beer fans.

“It’s hard to believe we’ve been at this for fifteen years,” shares Founder and Owner, Brett Tate. “So much has changed for our brewery as well as the Central Valley craft beer industry since we first started brewing in ’09.

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Expired baby formula and a moldy ice machine: See latest Stanislaus County inspections

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A local Walmart had expired baby formula on its shelves and a Modesto bar had mold in its ice machine.

These were some of the violations observed during health inspections in Stanislaus County in late April.

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Two drownings lead to closing of local rivers

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The area’s lakes, rivers and streams will pose a tempting relief to the rising temperatures but emergency responders are warning that a quick dip could have hidden dangers for swimmers.

On Monday, Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke issued an order to close the Merced River and San Joaquin River for recreational use. The order comes in the wake of two recent drownings and affects all access areas throughout Merced County.

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