Meet Dr. Kwane Stewart, ‘The Street Vet’ who treats homeless people’s pets across CA for free

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CALIFORNIA (KABC) -- For the last nine years, Dr. Kwane Stewart has spent his free time as a veterinarian treating pets on California's streets for free.

The 49-year-old drives around the state helping the animals of people experiencing homelessness, providing everything from flea treatments to vaccinations and more.

Before he eventually became known as "The Street Vet," Stewart ran an animal hospital and went on to be the county veterinarian for Stanislaus in Modesto, California, according to CCN. But when the financial crisis hit the U.S. in 2008, he was inspired to do more.

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3 People In Monterey County Tested For Wuhan Coronavirus

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MONTEREY COUNTY (CBS SF/CNN) — The Monterey County Health Department confirmed on Wednesday that three people in the county have been tested for the Wuhan coronavirus.

After initially telling KPIX that five people were being tested for the coronavirus, a Monterey County Health Department official corrected herself and said that while five people were assessed, only three of the five met the criteria for being tested.

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Mountain Lion That Attacked Child In Lake Forest Park Killed

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Modesto Uses High-Tech App To Round Up Stolen Shopping Carts

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MODESTO (CBS13) — They’re seen all over town: shopping carts dumped after people take them from grocery stores and use them to transport their belongings.

The City of Modesto and the Modesto Police Department have found a high-tech solution to combat this part of homelessness.

For people like Victor Brummett, these carts hold life’s belongings.

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Suspect went for a gun before Modesto officers shot him, body camera footage shows

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The Modesto man fatally shot by police officers at a Motel 6 on Friday night can be seen lifting a mattress and grabbing a gun in the moments just before he was shot, body camera footage shows.

Modesto police were at the motel at 1920 West Orangeburg Avenue to assist a bail bondsman with taking 54-year-old Raymond Lee into custody. Lee had outstanding felony warrants, according to a press release from the Modesto Police Department.

In the video released by police, officers can be seen and heard banging on the motel room door, announcing they are police, and ordering Lee to come out with his hands up.

They did this for about a minute before using a key card to open the door.

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The top 15 places to travel in Northern California in 2020 | Bartell’s Backroads

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For many, a new year can represent beginnings and resolutions. For Bartell's Backroads, it means a new year and new travels!

If you're looking for an adventure in 2020, take a look at these 15 must-see destination spots.

1. Vacation on the coast at Battery Point lighthouse 

Have you ever wanted to live on the coast? All you have to do is volunteer at Battery Point lighthouse in Crescent City. One lighthouse keeper shared her experience living on the coast of Northern California.

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Lopez: How did I do with my preseason predictions? Well, not too bad

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Only one more night of high school football remains in the Stanislaus District as both Escalon and Ripon vie for CIF State titles on Saturday.

It has been another exciting year filled with games going down to the wire and unexpected breakout players.

Before Saturday, I thought I’d take a look at my preseason predictions, which were published on Aug. 22, the day before the start of the season.

I made predictions for each of the leagues in the Stanislaus District and correctly picked six of the eight winners.

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Newborn survives being ejected from violent Turlock crash

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TURLOCK, Calif. (KTXL) -- A newborn miraculously survived being thrown from a crash Sunday night in Turlock.

The California Highway Patrol says 6-week-old Ezra Benitez's family was driving their SUV south on Highway 99 and crashed near the Main Street exit, flipping several times before coming to a stop.

Ezra was found upside down in his car seat down the shoulder. He only had minor injuries.

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Surveillance video shows suspicious man going door-to-door asking for DNA samples in Turlock

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TURLOCK, Calif. — Lauren Hassett knew something was wrong the moment she was approached by a stranger that didn't even bother knocking on her front door.

The Turlock mother told ABC10 that she was coming out of her house and into her garage when she spotted a man standing there, waiting.

"He said he was with AMBER Alert, and he wanted to finish up a DNA file so he wanted fingerprints," Hassett recalled. "And he specifically asked for five strands of [my daughter's] hair."

Hassett said the man hit her neighborhood on Wednesday night. But a second parent told ABC10 that the same man allegedly hit her neighborhood on the other side of town — at least 15 minutes away on Saturday — with two different stories.

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Orange County Has The Most Opioid Deaths In California

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ORANGE COUNTY (CBSLA) — A new study has found that more people are dying from opioid overdoses in Orange County compared to other parts of California.

According to a study by the county, heroin and fentanyl overdoses have climbed in the O.C. since 2016.

The study also found that the opioid overdose death rate for Orange County is higher than the statewide rate.

Opioid-blocking drugs, like Narcan, have been named the gold standard for combating opioid addiction, however, less than half of Orange County’s addiction treatment centers currently carry the drug.

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