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  • Woman, 56, is mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in her driveway in California

    01/01/2018 7:14:02 PM PST · by george76 · 99 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 1 January 2018 | Mary Kekatos
    Deborah Onsurez, 56, was found Thursday morning in Modesto, California. Authorities believe multiple stray dogs attacked her in the driveway of her home. Onsurez's injuries were severe and she was pronounced dead at the scene. ... Stray dogs everywhere, that's Stanislaus County for you ... They're a big problem in area known as South Modesto. ... dog attacks aren't uncommon. In November, a pit bull attacked at least three people in Elk Grove, a suburb of Sacramento that's about 60 miles from Modesto. And in 2014, two separate pit bull attacks in Stanislaus County - one left a man dead.
  • San Francisco ISIS Terrorist Attack Thwarted

    12/22/2017 6:21:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 22, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Authorities have arrested a 26-year-old man connected to the Islamic State (ISIS) who was allegedly plotting a terrorist attack in San Francisco over the Christmas holiday. The FBI reports that they arrested Everitt Aaron Jameson, a truck driver from Modesto, California. He referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordon. He is charged specifically with attempting to supply support to a foreign terrorist organization and he has posted pro-ISIS and pro-terrorist posts on Facebook. His intended target was San Francisco’s famous Pier 39. Jameson was apparently unknowingly chatting with an undercover FBI agent and was arrested earlier this week. A search...
  • Man accused of plotting terror attack on SF’s Pier 39

    12/22/2017 1:33:21 PM PST · by VanShuyten · 13 replies
    SF GATE ^ | Dec.22, 2017 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Federal authorities on Friday charged a 26-year-old Modesto man with planning a terror attack on San Francisco’s Pier 39 after an undercover investigation that unfolded in recent weeks. Everitt Aaron Jameson, a tow-truck driver and discharged Marine, was charged in a criminal complaint filed at the U.S. District Court in Sacramento with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization — in this case the Islamic State. ...... Jameson explained that he also desired to use explosives and described a play in which explosives could ‘tunnel’ or ‘funnel’ people into a location where Jameson could inflict casualties,” McKinney...
  • FBI: Man planned Christmas terror attack for SF's Pier 39

    12/22/2017 1:23:53 PM PST · by DFG · 11 replies
    ABC7NEWS ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    Officials have stopped a man who reportedly stated that "Christmas was the perfect day" for a terror attack in San Francisco and "did not need an escape plan because he was ready to die." We've learned the FBI has arrested a man by the name of Everitt Aaron Jameson from Modesto. According to a handwritten letter obtained by the FBI, Jameson also referred to himself as Abdallah adu Everitt ibn Gordo
  • Staying in Modesto, CA

    06/19/2017 12:09:27 PM PDT · by rey · 16 replies
    19 June 2016
    We are attending an event in Modest near Enochs High School What are some decent, safe, affordable hotels there? Amenities are not important, just a place to sleep that isn't 1000 degrees or dollars. Thanks
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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:
  • 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,...