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Ranch hands make unexpected discovery: a sea lion - The lost sea lion at the center of a miraculous rescue in the San Joaquin Valley last month definitely earned his name, Hoppie. After all, the sea lion pup had hopped close to a mile from the San Joaquin River before he was discovered at Mape’s Ranch, about eight miles west of Modesto. - Tue, 15 Apr 2014

One teen walker killed, 3 injured by driver - MANTECA - A distracted driver was arrested early Saturday after hitting four teenage pedestrians, killing one and injuring three others, authorities said. - Sun, 20 Apr 2014

Wayward sea lion pup, 'Hoppie,' found in Central Valley orchard - A lost sea lion pup nicknamed Hoppie found at a Central Valley orchard about 100 miles from the ocean is recovering at a marine mammal center in Sausalito after its inland adventure. - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Unconscious Man Rescued From Burning Modesto Home - Firefighters in Modesto were able to save the life of a man who was found unconscious inside of a burning home Monday. - Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Boring places in California - From ziplining through the redwoods in Sonoma to spelunking through the caverns in Carlsbad, California is rife with places just bursting with exciting things to do, see, and eat. Not everywhere in the Golden State is so brilliant, however. - Sat, 12 Apr 2014

West Coast Wild goes for State Cup soccer repeat - Mountain House player key to team's wins - Thu, 10 Apr 2014

Three charged after $1M-plus heroin bust in Aurora - A west suburban man and two north suburban residents were arrested after police seized more than $1.35 million in heroin bound for the Chicago suburbs and $275,000 in cash. - Thu, 03 Apr 2014

Feds up Melones releases; lake level drops - There’s a serious lack of water moving through the drought-stricken Central Sierra foothills this year, except downstream of New Melones Reservoir and Tulloch Dam, where massive torrents of water are being unleashed. The abnormally high releases are stepped-up “pulse flows” intended to aid ocean-bound salmon fry moving through the lower San Joaquin River, west of Modesto. - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Aurora home search turns up 9 kilograms of heroin - Police in Aurora discovered a heroin stash with a street value of well over $1 million during a home search on Tuesday, one of the largest-ever seizures of the drug by a Kane County law enforcement agency authorities said.         - Thu, 03 Apr 2014

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Man accused of shooting two relatives in west Modesto must stand trial - Modesto Bee - A man must stand trial charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting two relatives during a family party last year in west Modesto. Rigoberto Rosales, 35, of Modesto is accused of shooting Ricardo Ramirez and Fidel Ramirez. About 2:45 a.m. ... - Tue, 08 Apr 2014

Guilty verdict in Modesto killing claimed to be motivated by racism - Modesto Bee - A jury on Tuesday found a man guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting of a 28-year-old woman in west Modesto. Attorneys have said in court that the killing was motivated by racial hatred. The jurors determined that Joseph Dixon, 38, murdered ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Putin: no blocks to boosting relations with West - Modesto Bee - MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he sees no obstacles to improving relations with the West, which are fraught with tension over the Ukraine crisis. In an interview on state television shown Saturday, Putin was asked whether relations ... - Sat, 19 Apr 2014

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant - Modesto Bee - West resident hug each other during a moment of silence while attending the 4-17 Forever Forward ceremony, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in West, Texas. Today marks the one-year anniversary of the explosion. WACO TRIBUNE HERALD, ROD AYDELOTTE ... - Fri, 18 Apr 2014

West Africa's Ebola outbreak has claimed 137 lives - Modesto Bee - DAKAR, Senegal — The World Health Organization says an Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed 137 lives. The disease, typically found in central or eastern Africa, has infected people in Guinea's remote forests, its capital and in neighboring ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

West Fresno fire destroys two motor homes - Modesto Bee - The Fresno City Fire Department responds to two recreational vehicles on fire on property along the south side of Olive Avenue west of Highway 99 and just west of Lafayette Avenue Wednesday afternoon, April 16, 2014 in Fresno, Calif. ERIC PAUL ZAMORA ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine - Modesto Bee - UNITED NATIONS — Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there. Assistant Secretary-General for Human ... - Thu, 17 Apr 2014

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