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  • Grass-Roots Leaders to Gather in California at Invitation of Vatican

    01/28/2017 5:46:06 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/26/17 | Dennis Sadowski
    Pope Francis has called for a World Meeting of Popular Movements February 16-19 in Modesto, California. More than 600 people -- whom the pope calls protagonists, meaning people facing everyday struggles -- from throughout the United States will be attending to discuss poverty, racism, housing and immigration.WASHINGTON, D.C. - For 27 years, Pat Campbell-Williams has worked on Detroit’s West Side, organizing her neighbors to tackle tough economic justice issues. It’s good work, she acknowledged, but she didn’t know if anyone cared beyond the city limits. Pope Francis changed her outlook. Campbell-Williams, 60, co-founder of MOSES - Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling...
  • Vallejo named fourth in list of most dangerous California cities

    05/18/2016 2:34:09 PM PDT · by DFG · 22 replies
    Vallejo Times Herald ^ | 05/17/2016 | Matthew Adkins
    A study newly released by the California-based law offices of Graham Donath lists Vallejo as the fourth most dangerous city in the state. The list was determined after comparing a number of factors, including 2014 crime rates, investment in police presence, community risk factors and geopolitical issues. Coming in ahead of Vallejo was Modesto, which was ranked third most dangerous. Stockton took second place and San Bernadino took the uncoveted honors of first place. Oakland was ranked the sixth most dangerous city in the study despite having the largest amount of violent crimes. For every 100,000 residents, 1685 violent crimes...
  • Student Banned from Handing Out Constitutions

    09/19/2013 4:48:16 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 15 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 19, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    The liberal stranglehold on our educational system continues to choke the life out of our basic liberties. I wish I was making this up, but a student was barred from passing out pamphlets of the US Constitution at Modesto Junior College in California. The student in question, Robert Van Tuinen, was passing out the copies when a campus police officer told him that he couldn't because "there are rules." To add irony to the situation, this occurred on September 17th, otherwise known as Constitution Day. The police officer took Van Tuinen to an administrative office where he was shown a...
  • California College Forbids Passing Out Constitutions...On Constitution Day

    09/19/2013 12:52:17 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    http://thefire.org ^ | September 19, 2013
    In a stunning illustration of the attitude taken towards free speech by too many colleges across the United States, Modesto Junior College in California told a student that he could not pass out copies of the United States Constitution outside the student center on September 17, 2013—Constitution Day. Captured on video, college police and administrators demanded that Robert Van Tuinen stop passing out Constitution pamphlets and told him that he would only be allowed to pass them out in the college’s tiny free speech zone, and only after scheduling it several days or weeks ahead of time. The Foundation for...
  • Detroit Tops 2013 List Of America’s Most Miserable Cities

    02/22/2013 11:26:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/21/2013 @ 2:20PM | Kurt Badenhausen
    Forbes put Detroit Mayor Dave Bing on its cover in 2011 for a story with the optimistic headline: “City of Hope.” The premise was that the city had hit rock bottom and was poised for a turnaround. “Right now, it’s all about survival,” Bing told Forbes. Two years later, Detroit’s problems continue to multiply, sadly. It is still dealing with high levels of violent crime and unemployment. Home prices, already at historic lows, plummeted a further 35% during the past three years to a median of $40,000 as net migration out of the city continued. The latest blow was Tuesday’s...
  • Enochs High teacher resigns after leaving wife, kids for student, 18

    03/02/2012 12:29:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 2/28/2012 | Nan Austin
    MODESTO -- A 41-year-old Enochs High School teacher in Modesto has resigned and moved in with an 18-year-old student. The reaction has been largely shock, disapproval and betrayal. The teen's mother has waged a very public campaign on Facebook since last week, when her daughter moved out of the family's home and into a Modesto apartment with the man. He has left his wife and children, one of whom is a junior at Enochs. Modesto police are investigating whether there was inappropriate contact before the girl turned 18 in the fall. And school district and teachers union officials worry that...
  • Controversy Swirls Around School Board Candidate

    11/07/2011 12:09:43 PM PST · by Commander8 · 5 replies
    KCRA ^ | November 7, 2011 | Unattributed
    Embed this VideoxEmailFacebookDiggTwitterRedditDelicious Link Share Modesto school board candidate Mylinda Mason fires up controversy after taking a stand on SB 48, which requires schools to include historical contributions of homosexuals in the curriculum. Read more: http://www.kcra.com/video/29699254/detail.html#ixzz1d3GyPbHb
  • Thousands Stand in Line For Low Income Housing in Modesto (Video)

    11/17/2010 9:32:27 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 5 replies
    HAP ^ | 11/17/10 | hap
    "It's a a sign of the times" says one person..More than 8K show up and wait in line for hours for 4K vouchers that puts them on a waiting list, then they have to go through the approval process (Video and photo from news10)
  • Levy asks to attend trial

    09/05/2010 12:01:49 PM PDT · by Saundra Duffy · 22 replies
    The Modesto Bee ^ | September 4, 2010 | Michael Doyle
    WASHINGTON — The mother of murdered intern Chandra Levy is asking a judge's permission to attend the trial of the accused killer. In a new legal filing, Modesto resident Susan Levy states she wants the opportunity to be in the courtroom "for the entire trial," set to start Oct. 4. She requires permission to watch because she could also be called to testify. "I'm a mother," Susan Levy explained in a telephone interview Friday. "As hard as it's going to be, it's something a mother has to do."
  • Modesto man arrested on suspicion of cashing stolen treasury bonds

    06/22/2009 11:54:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 471+ views
    MODESTO BEE ^ | Wednesday, Jun. 17, 2009 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "It was discovered, according to police, that McFarland allegedly cashed stolen saving bonds at the same bank five days earlier. McFarland, a wanted parolee, was booked at the San Joaquin County Jail on charges including burglary, forgery, possession and use of fake identification cards, possession of stolen property, and an outstanding Santa Clara County warrant and parole violation."
  • Officer, dog square off against Modesto mob of 60

    03/31/2009 7:33:16 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 48 replies · 2,354+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 31 Mar 2009 | Leslie Albrecht
    A Modesto police officer had to pull his gun to keep a hostile crowd at bay early Sunday. The officer sustained minor injuries in the southwest Modesto incident, said police spokesman Sgt. Brian Findlen. Police are not releasing the officer's name. The officer's dog was assaulted but not seriously injured, Findlen said. Police arrested several suspects in connection with the incident. A loaded assault rifle was found later at the scene of the struggle, which unfolded about 2 a.m.
  • Modesto Bee plans to print in Sacramento (80 Obama embeds gone - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/18/2008 3:05:46 PM PDT · by abb · 10 replies · 121+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | July 18, 2008 | Staff
    The Modesto Bee is moving forward with plans to print the newspaper at The Sacramento Bee. In an update to employees, Publisher and President Margaret Randazzo said that based on an analysis of printing The Modesto Bee in Sacramento, "it is clear that this move makes both financial and operational sense." "This regional synergy with our sister McClatchy paper allows us to combine resources and streamline processes, resulting in significant cost savings and the avoidance of future capital expenses," Randazzo said in her memo Friday. "This is consistent with combining operations across the entire industry," including at other McClatchy papers....
  • Teaching Not Preaching In CA Bible Belt

    06/25/2008 7:39:58 AM PDT · by ZGuy · 7 replies · 87+ views
    CBS ^ | June 24, 2008
    Modesto is known as the bible belt of California. It has deep conservative roots in farmland and a vocal Evangelical community. But increasingly, some less familiar notes are echoing through California's Central Valley, CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports. Like many other places, Modesto is becoming more religiously diverse. But unlike any other place, religion is a required course in high school here. "We can't preach, but we can teach," teacher Yvonne Taylor said. Using "Teach Don't Preach" as her motto, Taylor guides the world religions course at Johansen High. "And now we're going to be looking at Judaism, Christianity,...
  • (Forbes) Worst Places: America's Most Miserable Cities

    01/31/2008 9:39:40 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 163 replies · 6,367+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/30/08 | Kurt Badenhausen
    <p>Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro.</p>
  • Support the Troops in Modesto Sept. 4th at 7:00 AM

    08/18/2007 9:03:06 PM PDT · by AVNevis · 1 replies · 427+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | Mary Pearson
    The National "Fight for Victory Tour" Modesto Event Modesto, CA - Sept. 4, 2007 - 7:00AM Join Move America Forward and a coalition of other pro-troop groups as we promote the national "Fight for Victory Tour" (a patriotic pro-troop caravan that crosses the nation) for our fourth Pro-Troop Rally. The "Fight for Victory Tour" continues on Tuesday September 4th with this 7:00 AM rally in Modesto then crosses the nation before concluding with "The Gathering of Eagles" and a giant pro-troop rally in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 15th. The rally takes place at the Modesto at Marriot Courtyard,...
  • Amtrak train collides with small SUV near Modesto, killing six

    05/08/2007 8:42:43 PM PDT · by jdm · 14 replies · 751+ views
    MODESTO, California: An Amtrak passenger train collided with a compact sports utility vehicle Tuesday, killing all six people inside the car. None of the 70 passengers or crew members aboard the Oakland-bound train was injured, Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham said. Shortly after 2 p.m., the driver of a Chevrolet Tracker stopped on the tracks before the railroad crossing arms came down, said Steve Mayotte, chief of the Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District. She attempted to back up and then drive forward to escape the approaching train, he said. "When the driver attempted to back up, she hit the railroad arm...
  • Tanker Crashes into California Home (Modesto, Hazmet on scene)

    01/28/2006 4:58:20 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 22 replies · 584+ views
    All Headline News ^ | Jan. 28, 2006 | Denise Royal
    Modesto, California (AHN) - A big rig tanker crashed on near State Route 99 south of Ceres this morning, releasing hazardous fumes and forcing evacuations. The California Highway Patrol and emergency crews were called to the scene just before noon. The tanker careened off of the highway into the backyard of a house, with the cab barely missing the back of the home. There are reports it is difficult to breathe in the area because of fumes emanating from the tanker, which was carrying formic acid. Formic acid is a combustible product derived from alternative fuels combined with acid. It...
  • Radio station switches to Spanish-language format

    12/28/2005 4:10:47 PM PST · by Icelander · 50 replies · 1,080+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | December 28, 2005 | MARIJKE ROWLAND
    Rock 'n' roll may never die, but Modesto's active rock station has bitten the dust. New Rock 96.7 FM, a Clear Channel station, switched to the Spanish-language format "La Preciosa" early Tuesday. It now broadcasts a Spanish variety format,
  • Rochas suing for wrongful death

    06/14/2005 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Sally II · 20 replies · 689+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | June 14, 2005 | Susan Herendeen
    Sharon Rocha and her exhusband are pressing forward with a wrongful death lawsuit against Scott Peterson, and on Monday a Stanislaus County Superior Court judge said the case will go to trial next spring. Their daughter's husband is on death row, Scott and Laci Peterson's Covena Avenue home in Modesto has been sold, and money from an insurance policy on Laci Peterson will go to Sharon Rocha. But the grieving parents don't want to leave any stone unturned. "We just want to make sure there's a very substantial judgment in there — that Mr. Peterson never sees any green from...
  • Felon asks to stay in the States

    03/11/2005 1:56:44 PM PST · by Sally II · 14 replies · 611+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | March 10, 2005 | Susan Herendeen
    Margarito Origel has finished serving time in prison for his role in the beating death of Megan Mendez, a preschooler who authorities found buried in his south Modesto back yard four years ago. Now Origel wants to stay in the United States. But he is not a citizen, and, as a convicted felon, he is subject to deportation to his native Mexico.