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Armenian food bazaar scheduled near downtown Fresno
The First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno will hold its 2014 Merchants’ Lunch and Country Store from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at 430 S. First St. The event will celebrate the 225th anniversary of the first National Day of Thanksgiving in the U.S. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 7:59pm

Chukchansi members gather to address tribe’s problems
Chukchansi members gathered Saturday at their tribal offices in hopes of exercising their political muscle to solve the tribe’s problems — which many say aren’t being adequately addressed by their feuding leaders. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 9:22pm

Eagle Mountain Casino donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity
Eagle Mountain Casino has donated $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity and also contributed $1,500 towards the organization’s annual golf tournament. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 6:44pm

Central Valley Veterans to host Star Spangled Ball
Central Valley Veterans will host its 3rd annual Star Spangled Ball on Nov. 15 at the Sunnyside Country Club in southeast Fresno. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 6:15pm

Valley woman honored as outstanding Latina leader
A local woman was among three Latinas honored Friday as a leader who is making an impact by Hispanas Organized for Political Equality at its 25th anniversary dinner. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 5:51pm

Casino has brought cash — and turmoil — to once impoverished Chukchansi tribe
On a June day in 1999, close to 20 Chukchansi members burst into tribal headquarters, banging on doors, screaming and terrorizing staff members inside. Daisy Liedkie, the Chukchansi tribal chair at the time, later said one of the aggressors spit on her. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 5:38pm

Man carried to safety as east-central Fresno home goes up in flames (video)
An unknown man was being heralded as a hero on Saturday for carrying a man out of a burning duplex near McLane High School in east-central Fresno. Read comments
18 Oct 2014 at 8:08pm

Clam Festival comes to Pismo Beach this weekend
Pismo Beach’s 68th annual Clam Festival started Friday and runs through Sunday with a parade, surfing, a clam chowder contest and clam dig. Read comments
17 Oct 2014 at 9:11pm

Kings County section of Highway 41 to close Wednesday, connector ramp to reopen
A section of Highway 41 from Highway 33 in Kings County to the Highway 46 interchange in San Luis Obispo County will close from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday for guardrail repair. Read comments
17 Oct 2014 at 9:03pm

Madera County section of Highway 99 to close
Northbound and southbound lanes of Highway 99 near Avenue 12 in Madera County will close next week as part of an interchange improvement project. Read comments
17 Oct 2014 at 9:00pm

Ben Carson addresses San Joaquin Community Hospital physicians

Last year's annual San Joaquin Community Hospital medical staff meeting drew 50 people.

Sunday night nearly 300 attended to hear celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon, best-selling author, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Dr. Benjamin Carson share recollections of his journey to medicine and his dreams for the future.

19 Oct 2014 at 10:13pm

Funeral services for Oct. 20, 2014

Services scheduled

Frankie Maie Scott, 93, Bakersfield, Oct. 16. Visitation 4-7 p.m. Oct. 20, Basham Funeral Care, 3312 Niles St. Graveside service 2 p.m. Oct. 21, Haven of Rest at Historic Union Cemetery. Basham Funeral Care.

19 Oct 2014 at 5:33pm

PHOTO GALLERY: Carnales Unidos brings out hundreds of vehicles

The Carnales Unidos show featured an array of vehicles -- motorcycles, classic rides, tricycles -- and entertainment. Organizers estimated about 300 entries participated in the event held Sunday at the Kern County Farigrounds.

Californian photographer Felix Adamo shares these images from the day.

19 Oct 2014 at 5:08pm

ASK TBC: Can people blow greenwaste into the street?

Q: Why are gardeners allowed to just blow clippings and leaves into the street instead of onto the property they are tending?

This happens daily by private and both city/county landscaping crews. Last week I was driving through my neighborhood with my windows down enjoying the weather and got pelted by clippings and dust from a careless gardener blowing everything into the roadway.

19 Oct 2014 at 5:00pm

Mountain biker rescued after crash near Kernville

Michael Gruszczynski was bombing downhill Saturday afternoon near the bottom of the Cannell Trail as part of the Kern Mountain Bike Festival Shuttle-Fest when his left pedal clipped a rut.

Gruszczynski felt his Specialized Stumpjumper bike jolt to the left before he was thrown to the ground and skidded about 10 feet.

19 Oct 2014 at 3:32pm

ELECTION 2014: Chiang seeks shuffle from controller to treasurer

This is one in a series of stories looking at the issues and people on the November ballot. Previous installments can be found at

LOS ANGELES -- Termed-out as state controller, Democrat John Chiang is playing political musical chairs by running for state treasurer and appears to be a shoo-in to win.

19 Oct 2014 at 3:00pm

LOIS HENRY: More intrigue in the (say what?) assessor's race

I feel like this column should come with a diagram, a portable fan and a stiff drink.


18 Oct 2014 at 10:21pm

Pride festival place for fun, acceptance

Just two hours into Bakersfield Pride on Saturday, event organizer Whitney Weddell was already calling it: The 11th annual gay pride festival was the biggest yet.

"There's a different energy and buzz this year," said Weddell, chairwoman of Bakersfield LGBTQ, which presents Pride. "If I could, I'd bottle (this energy and bring it back) for next year."

18 Oct 2014 at 9:08pm

Saturday heart walk brings survivors together

Despite being born with only half of a heart, the remaining piece inside Brianna Bravo radiated with compassion Saturday as she said those with heart conditions should never give up.

Bravo, 20, of Bakersfield, attended the Kern County Heart and Stroke Walk and the Lawyers Have Heart Run at Cal State Bakersfield.

18 Oct 2014 at 5:49pm

Funeral services for Oct. 19

Services scheduled

Irene Alice Boyce, 87, Bakersfield, Oct. 15. Graveside service 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21, Delano Cemetery. Basham Funeral Care.

18 Oct 2014 at 4:50pm

Modesto Bee

Get lost in maze of fun at Dell’Osso Family Farm

For the 18th year, families are finding pumpkins and getting lost in a corn maze at Dell?Osso Family Farm in Lathrop.

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19 Oct 2014 at 8:32pm

Ceres’ Adtech owner treats staff to Texas barbecue

Jim Lawson combined his wife?s reunion in Texas with a food run to famed Franklin Barbecue of Austin. He fed meat the same day to employees of his company, Ceres?

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19 Oct 2014 at 8:48pm
by (Garth Stapley)

Film about legendary Yosemite climbers comes to Modesto

Rock climbing?s golden era, the legendary climbers who were at its forefront ? including Modesto?s own Royal Robbins ? and the majesty of Yosemite National Park will be celebrated Thursday…

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19 Oct 2014 at 6:01pm
by (Pat Clark)

Fatal crash near downtown Modesto leads to homicide arrest

A 38-year-old man died of injuries suffered in a collision at about 2:10 p.m. Sunday near downtown Modesto, according to the Modesto Police Department.

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19 Oct 2014 at 8:49pm

Monday Q&A: MJC’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ director shares what scares

Modesto Junior College theater professor Michael Lynch talks of horror and ?Mr. Hyde.?

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19 Oct 2014 at 9:19pm
by (Deke Farrow)

Modesto schools board to discuss new approach to student wellness

The Modesto City Schools board will have a lengthy closed session Oct. 20 followed by a short agenda for its regular meeting, including new job descriptions and an overhaul of…

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19 Oct 2014 at 9:07pm
by (Nan Austin)

Modesto area men strike plea deals in Texas real estate scam

A Modesto man and an Oakdale man have agreed to plead guilty in a short-lived Texas real estate scam, while an alleged Modesto conspirator faces fraud charges in Texas and…

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19 Oct 2014 at 7:14pm
by (Garth Stapley)

Undocumented Central Valley immigrants prepare to obtain driver’s licenses

Starting Jan. 1, California residents who can?t prove they are in United States legally will be allowed to obtain driver?s licenses under Assembly Bill 60, which Gov. Jerry Brown signed…

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19 Oct 2014 at 6:58pm

Bee Investigator: It’s slow-going to improve ugly north Modesto roundabout

The two roundabouts in front of Enochs High School feature lush green grass and plants and a pop of color when the crape myrtle trees bloom. Northwest of the Sylvan…

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19 Oct 2014 at 6:45pm
by (Erin Tracy)

Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department incidents for Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The latest crimes being reported by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department , according to

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19 Oct 2014 at 6:56am

Recordnet Stockton Local News

SJ County's new farm leader settles in
STOCKTON — Tim Pelican, who last week took over as San Joaquin County agricultural commissioner and responsibility for overseeing and fostering a $2.9 billion industry, said he likes a challenge.Coming from Stanislaus County, where he served as a deputy agricultural commissioner for six years, Pelican noted San Joaquin produces a greater mix of crops, as well as contains larger urban areas.Because of that, he expected to face issues such as the Asian citrus psyllid, [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 2:25pm
by Reed Fujii Record Staff Writer

Vintage trailers gather this weekend
LODI — Vintage camper trailers will come to Towerpark KOA, 14900 Highway 12.Some 150 trailers built before 1969 will be gathered, and many will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday as part of an open house, according to Paul and Caroline Lacitinola, who publish Vintage Camper Trailers magazine.Vendors, a classic car cruise-in and vintage bicycles will also be featured at the fourth annual Trailerfest Rally.For more information, go to www. [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 4:22pm
by The Record

Invasive insect found in Lodi, Manteca
Asian Citrus Psyllids, an invasive insect, have been found in Manteca and Lodi, according to San Joaquin County Agricultural Commissioner Tim Pelican.He is working with the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to survey areas surrounding the areas where the psyllids were found, both in residential neighborhoods.The psyllids pose no threat to humans, but they can carry the [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 1:30pm
by The Record

Tracy man guilty of phone scam
SACRAMENTO — A Tracy man pleaded guilty Tuesday to four counts of mail fraud and wire fraud, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner.Kirit D. Patel, 71, was the owner and president of Broadway Global Master, a company that said it was a debt collection company, according to court documents. From 2010 to 2012, callers operating outside the United States placed more than 2 million phone calls to consumers impersonating law enforcement officers and [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 12:30pm
by The Record

Winery hosting chili cookoff
As the weather cools down, think about warming up with a spicy bowl of chili.Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Winery is sharing a recipe for Merlot Chili with Record readers in honor of its 12th annual California State Championship Chili Cookoff & Car Show, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the winery in Acampo.More than two dozen chili chefs will be competing in the event, which is a fundraiser for the Lodi Public Library Foundation. The event also features [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 11:04am
by Jo Ann Kirby Record Staff Writer

Tracy officials asking for public's help to identify vandals
TRACY — Recent vandalism of public facilities in Tracy’s Civic Center Plaza has prompted city officials to ask residents for help in identifying the suspect or suspects responsible for the damage.Two incidents occurred earlier this month that are believed to be related.On the afternoon of Oct. 3, a Friday, police received a report of vandalism at the Tracy Community Center, 950 East St. One or more people entered the building after hours and discharged a fire [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 7:56am
by The Record

State Farm Bureau endorses Cooper for Assembly
In the race to represent Lodi in the state Assembly, the California Farm Bureau has picked Jim Cooper over challenger Darrell Fong.Cooper, Elk Grove vice mayor, and Sacramento City Councilman Fong are running for the 9th Assembly District seat. It is open because Assemblyman Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is running for state Senate. Both candidates for the office are Democrats with backgrounds in law enforcement.“As a Sacramento County sheriff’s captain and as a city [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 7:23am
by The Record

Halloween crafts featured at Manteca library
MANTECA — Families are invited to the Manteca Library for Happy Halloween Crafts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.Children will make fun crafts and are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes to add to the merriment.The Manteca Library, 320 W. Center St., is part of the Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library System.For more information, call (209) 937-8221 or go to
14 Oct 2014 at 6:17am
by The Record

Bass Pro Shops hosting Halloween events
MANTECA — Bass Pro Shops will offer Halloween activities for kids from 5 to 8 p.m. nightly Oct. 24 and Oct. 27-31.Among the activities are a free 4x6 photo with lifesized cutouts of Peanuts characters Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, Sally and Lucy; free coloring sheets; and decorating a stuffed owl. While supplies last.On Saturday, Oct. 25, and Sunday, Oct. 26, the event runs from noon to 5 p.m. with photos, coloring sheets and decorating a felt jack-o-lantern. There [...]
14 Oct 2014 at 4:57am
by The Record

Daughters of Isabella to hold annual fall boutique
The Daughters of Isabella’s annual fall boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at St. Anne’s Hall, at the corner of Church and Walnut streets, in Lodi.There will be a large assortment of crafts including unique jewelry, quilts, handcrafted leather, holiday items, yard art, baked goods, jams and jellies, embroidered items and collectibles. More than 25 vendors will be on site.Lunch will be available between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.Information: [...]
13 Oct 2014 at 6:43am
by The Record

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