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In Stanislaus, protesters raise voices, banners in solidarity with the people of Iran

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Dozens of demonstrators on Sunday waved flags, held signs and shouted demands for democracy and human rights, hoping their voices echo in Washington and from there are carried to the land they love and the rulers they loathe.

Iranian Americans from Stanislaus County and beyond, as well as supporters, gathered in the afternoon in Turlock, at the corner of Monte Vista Avenue and Countryside Drive.

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Hundreds gather in Turlock to mourn Merced family’s death

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) — Hundreds of people gathered in Turlock to mourn a family that was kidnapped and killed in Merced earlier this month.

“We are just here to show the family there now, they’re not in this alone,” said Mani Grewal, Stanislaus County Supervisor.

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Five Men, Six Days, and 34 Miles Across the Sierra Nevada

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Picture the young man, after a hard day’s travel by foot and horse, jotting down a few words in his journal by the stub of a candle. It’s October of 1833, a searingly cold, snowy season in the Sierra Nevada.

California, along with the rest of the world, is in the grip of what will later be known as the Little Ice Age, a period of punishing temperatures that lasted from 1500 till 1880. 

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Get To Know Your Coronado Police Department: Patrol Officer Amy Beebe

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If there is a common theme in the Coronado police department it is that the officers love their jobs and this community.

Amy Beebe is a 41-year-old patrol officer with the Coronado Police Department. When talking about her job and the responsibility that comes with being an officer, her first thought is about our community.

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Military burn pit bill just signed by Biden includes Harder’s Agent Orange provision

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The military burn pit bill signed Wednesday by President Joe Biden includes a provision from Rep. Josh Harder about an earlier hazard to service members.

The bill mainly provides benefits for more than 3.5 million veterans harmed by pits that disposed of chemical and other materials in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Watchdog wants more accountability in Modesto-area efforts to reduce homelessness

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While commending the efforts of government and others in Stanislaus County to take on the complex and challenging problem of homelessness, a government watchdog says despite spending huge amounts of money, homelessness continues to grow.

The Stanislaus County Civil Grand Jury also reports that it is hard to evaluate the coordination, effectiveness and accountability of these efforts because they are fragmented and there is not enough accountability in how effectively the money is being spent.

The grand jury’s investigation of the efforts to reduce homelessness are detailed in its 2021-22 report.

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Fireworks fundraisers in full effect

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Every year, fireworks booths pop up around every city ahead of Fourth of July celebrations. Each booth is ran by local organizations and are major fundraising opportunities.

Kiwanis of Turlock is one of the oldest organizations to participate in fireworks fundraising, and it’s one of their biggest money makers of the entire year.

“We’ve been doing this for a while,” said Kiwanis member David Martin. “We are one of Phantom’s biggest sellers in the region and it’s by far one of our biggest fundraisers.”

While the fireworks sales help Kiwanis immensely, they aren’t just raising money for themselves.

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Missing elderly man with dementia found safe, Merced police say

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Police say around 4:30 pm Thursday, officers learned Jimenez made his way to a shelter in Turlock. Detective Ed Arias located Jimenez unharmed sitting at a bus stop near the homeless shelter, according to a department news release. Jimenez had caught a bus from Merced to Turlock and had spent the last two nights in the shelter. Jimenez was returned to his home in Merced and was reunited with his family..

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Turlock to Manhattan

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Turlock native Emily Yonan will soon be fighting for justice in the heart of the Big Apple when she starts her new job as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in September.

Yonan, a Turlock Christian High and Stanislaus State graduate, will be finishing her last semester of law school at Washington University in St. Louis, where she serves as managing editor of Washington University’s Law Review and works in the school’s Wrongful Conviction Clinic.

She became a Panetta Institute Congressional Intern in 2017 and found a passion for anti-human trafficking work while interning in the leadership office of a member of the United States House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.

Yonan became interested in becoming a prosecutor during a summer internship in 2020, done remotely, at the department of justice. During that time, she assisted prosecutors with child abuse cases.

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Fire Breaks Out At Home In Ceres

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CERES (CBS13) – Investigators are looking into the cause of a house fire in Stanislaus County.

The incident happened early Monday morning at 800 Pecos Avenue, located in a rural area within the town of Ceres. According to firefighters, the blaze was mainly in the back of the single-story home.

No injuries were reported.

The Stanislaus Fire Investigation Unit was at the scene of the fire.

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