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Congressional candidates Duarte and Gray face off in public Modesto Bee debate

in Community/Government/News

Brace yourself, and educate yourself.

That’s our advice to voters as campaign season heats up.

Brace, because the November ballot will be long, busy and perhaps confusing. Voters will be asked to choose candidates on all levels of public office — local, state and federal. All will vie with seven statewide propositions for voters’ attention, as anyone with a TV already knows.

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1 arrested, 2 wanted for deadly stabbing in Turlock

in Community/crime/News

TURLOCK, Calif. — One man has been arrested and two others remain wanted after police say they stabbed and killed a man in Turlock.

Police were called to the area of Lander and Bernell Avenues Friday morning. When they arrived, a 28-year-old man was found stabbed, he was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

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Modesto, Turlock districts keep producing power in heat wave but face record temps, demand

in Community/News/Weather

The Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts, which provide electricity to nearly all of the homes, businesses, schools and other consumers in Stanislaus County, continue to power through the prolonged heat wave.

Spokeswomen for both districts in Tuesday emails thanked their customers for conserving and urged them to keep at it, especially from 4 to 9 p.m. The two districts have about 230,000 customers.

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SSJID canals could be used to generate hydro & solar power

in Environment/News/technology

Water and power.

It is what drives economic prosperity.

That is why South San Joaquin Irrigation District that has spent the last  113 years securing, developing and protecting water supplies for Manteca Ripon, and Escalon is pursuing a three-prong strategy in a bid to harness the same water to generate lower cost “green” electricity.

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Energy emergency alert level upgraded by Cal ISO | Tracking California power outages amid heat wave

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CALIFORNIA, USA — Update: 6:40 p.m.

The California agency managing the state's energy grid recently upgraded its energy emergency alert from level 1 to level 2.

"(Independent System Operator) requests emergency energy from all resources and activated emergency demand response program. Consumers urged to conserve energy," the description says.

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Driver killed when he strikes power pole, is ejected from vehicle, which then runs over him

in Accident/Community/News

A driver who was ejected upon crashing into a power pole and then was run over by his vehicle died at the scene just outside Turlock late Saturday night, the California Highway Patrol reported.

According to a news release on the crash, the 51-year-old Stockton resident was driving a 2011 Honda west on West Monte Vista Avenue at about 60 mph.

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Elderly woman robbed outside Modesto’s Costco store. Two Stockton men arrested

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Modesto police detectives arrested two Stockton men on suspicion of robbing an elderly woman in the Costco parking lot on Pelandale Avenue on Wednesday.

The 71-year-old victim was sitting in her vehicle just after noon when one of the men opened the passenger door and grabbed her purse from the seat, said Police Department spokeswoman Sharon Bear. Her purse contained her credit cards, cell phone and money.

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Deputies break up sideshow at former airfield in Crows Landing. Merced man arrested

in crime/News

Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies broke up a large illegal sideshow at the former Crows Landing Naval Air Station on Sunday night and arrested one driver who fled at speeds over 100 mph, authorities said.

The department’s helicopter unit spotted about 200 vehicles at the airfield on Bell Road south of Patterson just before 7 p.m., said Sgt. Luke Schwartz.

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His Way Recovery House may operate homeless shelter

in Community/News

His Way Recovery House — a nonprofit with a successful history in Manteca of helping people deal with substance abuse — is poised to take over the city’s emergency homeless shelter on Sept. 1.

The City Council when they meet Monday, Aug. 29, at 5 p.m. is being asked to approve a $777,616 agreement for His Way Recovery to operate the shelter through June 30, 2023.

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Pilot project will cover Central Valley canals with solar panels

in Community/Environment/News

CENTRAL VALLEY, Calif. - A pilot project has been funded to cover some of California's irrigation canals with solar panels.

The Turlock Irrigation District's "Project Nexus" is designed to as an "innovative, multi-benefit, water-energy nexus project that can further California's push toward water and climate resiliency.

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