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MJC graduation speaker is Berkeley-bound. Middle and high school didn’t go so well  Modesto Bee

The commencement ceremony at Modesto Junior College on Friday, May 3, 2019, will feature a talk by history major Thomas Barker about how he survived ...



These four Stanislaus County teachers are truly at the head of the class  Modesto Bee

The Stanislaus County Teachers of the Year for 2019 were announced on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Modesto, California. They were chosen at four levels from ...



She has attended 53 commencements at Stan State. Now it’s her turn to be honored  Modesto Bee

Longtime benefactor Dorothy Bizzini will receive an honorary doctorate at one of the commencement ceremonies at California State University, Stanislaus, ...



Speakers share dark, important memories at Modesto High’s Day of Respect  Modesto Bee

Day of Respect, in its 20th year at Modesto High in California, brought more than 40 speakers into classrooms. They shared stories that encourage acceptance, ...



John Boer III  Manteca Bulletin

John Boer III, born in Ceres, CA on May 19, 1953, passed away at his home in Modesto on April 26, 2019 with family and friends at his side at the age of 65.



‘This guy is going to be a good one.’ Modesto hires new football coach.  Modesto Bee

Modesto (California) High School has named Dylan Miller as the school's new head football coach. Miller, a 2006 graduate of the high school, will take over for ...



First day of school celebrated in Modesto  KCRA Sacramento

Students and staff of Modesto High School welcome new students, and Burbank Elementary students enjoy a remodeled campus on this first day of school.



What's next for Modesto American Idol contestant Ryan Hammond?  ABC10.com KXTV

Judges did not pick Modesto native Ryan Modesto to move on to the next round of American Idol, but his time on the show sparked hometown pride. He spoke ...



Local Digest: Group of athletes sign at Modesto High; Gardner visits Central Valley  The Modesto Bee

A group of Modesto High School athletes signed their national letters of intent on Friday at Modesto High School in Modesto, CA.



Another Modesto native makes it to “American Idol’; shares dramatic weight loss story  Modesto Bee

Modesto, CA native Ryan Hammond will compete on the new season of “American Idol” starting Sunday on ABC. The singer won the 2015 Valley Talent Project ...



Ceres SWAT team rolls to west Modesto, arrests suspect in October gun disturbance  Modesto Bee

A standoff Wednesday afternoon in west Modesto led to the arrest of the suspect in an October disturbance in Ceres. The SWAT team for the Ceres Police ...



A tough ending to a great season for Modesto volleyball. Find out what went wrong.  The Modesto Bee

A season filled with so much promise came to a screeching end for Modesto Tuesday as the Panthers (29-8) fell 25-19, 25-23, 25-20 to Folsom in the first round ...



Modesto school board members may be forbidden from speaking to the press  ABC10.com KXTV

Modesto City School Board members are considering a new set of protocols that would prevent them from speaking with members of the media.



Special season: Modesto’s Galloway is Bee’s Girls Volleyball Player of the Year  The Modesto Bee

Modesto High School senior outside hitter Tori Galloway is the Modesto Bee's Girls Volleyball Player of the Year. She has signed with California State University, ...



Ex-Modesto band teacher gets jail time  Merced Sun-Star

A former Modesto High School band instructor was sentenced to a year in jail Monday after authorities said he engaged in lewd acts with a 14-year-old student.



Laptops loaned to 15,000 high school students in Modesto. What you need to know.  Modesto Bee

All of the 15000 high schoolers in Modesto City Schools will have a laptop loaned to them by the school district for use in the classroom and at home.



How do you deal with an active-shooter situation? This Modesto seminar will enlighten  Modesto Bee

The flier for the Active Shooter Symposium set for mid-February at the State Theatre in Modesto reads, “It's not if you observe an active shooter, it's when.”.



Release of 2016 grad rates show Modesto high schools improving  Modesto Bee

California released graduation rates for 2016 Tuesday, just weeks ahead of the Class of 2017 marching across the field. The results show big improvements for ...



Local Digest: Area volleyball teams advance to second round  The Modesto Bee

A number of Stanislaus area high school volleyball teams advanced to the second round on Thursday. Also in this notebook, Oakdale High School golf ...



Modesto City Schools computer system hit by virus, district issued laptops on lockdown  ABC10

Modesto High Senior Matthew Soares has been forced to abandon his laptop for old school pen and paper in his advanced English class. "It's been tough.



Sculptor’s likeness of famed baseball coach Windemuth put in place at Enochs High  The Modesto Bee

The finishing touches on Windemuth Field at Enochs High School in Modesto were recently completed. The field, named for the longtime Modesto High School ...



Check out scene of shooting on Oak Street in Modesto  Modesto Bee

Two people were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries after being shot in Modesto on Thursday afternoon. The shooting occurred on Oak Street, ...



CA election results: Denham winning against Harder | Stanislaus  The Sacramento Bee

Early returns show Congressman Jeff Denham ahead in District 10 race in California, but challenger Josh Harder was right on his heels.



Josh Harder upset Jeff Denham. What’s next as he takes his ‘nerdiness’ to Washington?  The Modesto Bee

Clues from Josh Harder's past help flesh out a picture of the man who beat Jeff Denham in the historic 2018 midterm election for the 10th Congressional District ...



An ex-VC is running for Congress—here's a look at his former portfolio  PitchBook News & Analysis

Ninety miles east of Silicon Valley, a venture capitalist is running for Congress in California's 10th District. What sort of deals did Josh Harder pursue during his ...



Modesto Plans a New Road Diet  Streetsblog California

Modesto plans to narrow Paradise Road from four lanes to three, install bicycle lanes, fill in sidewalk gaps, and add other features to make it safer.



Two wounded in Modesto shooting near Maze, MLK  Modesto Bee

Two people were transported to a local hospital after being shot in Modesto on Thursday afternoon.



Modesto high school student collapses in gym class, later dies  KCRA Sacramento

A student with a heart condition who collapsed in his gym class at Gregori High School in California died after being taken to the hospital.



Looking for live chickens or feed? Try this new store in downtown Turlock  The Modesto Bee

Elite Farm Supply has opened on Lander Avenue in downtown Turlock, CA. It specializes in backyard poultry, including live bird sales, but also serves horses, ...



Modesto High soccer looks to take next step under new coach  Modesto Bee

The Modesto boys soccer team hopes an old framework and a new voice will help the program take the next step.



Medical helicopter called after Modesto student ingests a pot brownie  SF Gate

Officials at a Modesto high school called an air ambulance Monday for a student requiring medical attention. They later learned the student had ingested ...



Mother of teen who died by suicide files lawsuit against Modesto City Schools  Modesto Bee

The mother of a Beyer High teen who took her own life in 2015 has filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court against Modesto City Schools, demanding they ...



Teen hailed as hero after saving 2-year-old from busy intersection  ABC10.com KXTV

A 13-year-old is being praised as a hero by police and his school after his quick thinking saved a 2-year-old girl who had wandered out in the middle of a busy ...



Young people weigh the issues, and their civic duty, as election approaches  The Modesto Bee

Young people in Stanislaus County, California, reflected on their concerns as the Nov. 6, 2018, election approached.



High School Campus Clash Turns Into Real Clash In Modesto  CBS Sacramento

MODESTO (CBS13) — A Modesto high school event dubbed “Campus Clash 2017” got out of hand after students themselves started to clash as the event ...



Dodging Deportation: When ICE comes calling, this Stanislaus County group jumps into action  The Sacramento Bee

Faith in the Valley, a nonprofit group offering help to under-served residents in Stanislaus, Merced, San Joaquin, Fresno and Kern counties, launched the Valley ...



SWAT team shuts down street, searches home near Modesto High  Modesto Bee

Modesto High School was locked down Thursday morning while The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Special Team Investigating Narcotics and Gangs (STING), ...



Modesto City Schools releases draft maps for trustee areas  Modesto Bee

Modesto City Schools has released draft maps showing four versions of how the dual district might divide into seven trustee areas. It will take public comment on ...



Modesto High student named state Mock Trial’s outstanding bailiff  Modesto Bee

Modesto High School's Damian Sablan earned the outstanding bailiff honor in the Califonia Mock Trial Championship in Sacramento this past weekend.



Davis High “death” gives students expertise on crime scenes  Modesto Bee

The dead guy at Davis High school in Modesto, CA, Thursday morning was a real dummy. But the mannequin provided criminal justice classes at the school a ...



Local Family Shares Long History In Community  Oakdale Leader

(Editor's Note: This is the second part of a special feature focusing on the Bianchi-Giovannoni family and its history in Oakdale; information was provided to The ...



Modesto High School Teacher Arrested For Having Sex With With Student  CBS Local

MODESTO (CBS13) – Modesto police have arrested a high school teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student. Police were ...



Modesto mayor selects 33 students as this year’s Top Teens  Modesto Bee

Modesto Mayor Garrad Marsh has named 33 students as this year's Mayor's Top Teens. The program honors teens who have demonstrated a strong ...



Modesto City Schools Discusses Arming School Security Officers  FOX40

MODESTO--. A school should be a safe haven for students to learn safely. But these days, young people know -- no school or playground is immune to violence.



Man taken into custody after standoff in west Modesto  Modesto Bee

Police took a man into custody after a 2 1/2-hour standoff in west Modesto on Monday.



Scholarships available for Stanislaus County students  Modesto Bee

The Stanislaus Community Foundation scholarship program offers financial assistance to Stanislaus County residents pursuing studies at an accredited college, ...



Modesto schools retiree Enochs skewered society’s ills in stab at promoting libraries, literacy  Modesto Bee

While focusing on all the mind-boggling innovation happening in school technology for the Eye on Education section coming out in September, a decidedly ...



Candidates in key California House race accuse each other of slogan theft  San Francisco Chronicle

It's only the second week in August, but the candidates in a key California House race have reached a new low: They're each accusing the other of stealing their ...



Duking it out on Twitter: Denham, Harder trade barbs about who's really local  The Modesto Bee

Location, location, location: nothing worse than being linked to liberal Bay Area, Valley congressional candidates fear.



2 young men, Beyer and Modesto high grads, killed in Manteca crash  Modesto Bee

Two young men from Modesto, Peter Funtila and Christian Sangco, were killed in a crash Saturday afternoon in Manteca, the city's Police Department confirmed ...



High School Robotics Team Creates Prosthetic Hand for Iraq War Veteran  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

A team of Modesto high school students are supporting an Iraq War veteran in a big way by giving him a literal helping hand.



Gang colors put limits on Modesto high schools’ dress codes  Modesto Bee

Left to right, Beyer High School juniors Larissa Nieto, Daniel Smith and Cheyenne Murphy are pictured on campus during lunch Thursday. They answer ...



California football program gets big boost from female kicker  USA TODAY High School Sports

It seems more and more females join the high school football ranks every season, and nobody is benefiting from that influx more than Modesto (Calif.)



Modesto QB Club receives encouraging news about longtime advocate Finch  Modesto Bee

Modesto Bee sports writers Joe Cortez and James Burns talk about the latest on high school football news going into Week 1 of play in the Stanislaus District.



Squatters will be Told to Leave Vacant Modesto Home after Neighbors Complain  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

MODESTO -- Fed up with trespassers, families in one Modesto neighborhood are demanding the city take action. The problematic property at 133 Rosedale ...



James Burns: A look at some of the District's top returning baseball players.  Modesto Bee

Gregori High's Julian Favela (8) pitches in a game against Beyer High on Monday afternoon (03-27-17) at Gregori High School in Modesto, Calif. Gregori won ...



Want to be entertained? We have the scoop for Modesto, Mother Lode regions  Modesto Bee

7 p.m. Davis High School Drama Department production. $15-$25. GEORGE BENSON ▫ March 2. Unlimited Digital Access: Only $0.99 For Your First Month.



Modesto High teacher, Big Valley Christian football coach Larry Shimel dies at 58  Modesto Bee

Big Valley Christian football coach Larry Shimel observes his offensive team during practice in Modesto Wednesday September 4, 2013. The Modesto Bee.



Lexus driver killed in crash in front of HS in Modesto  KCRA Sacramento

The driver of a Lexus involved in a crash Wednesday morning in front of a Modesto high school was killed and another driver was hurt, police said. The incident ...



Back rubs with teen girls evolved into sex; another former Modesto pastor accused  Modesto Bee

The founder of a popular megachurch in Arizona admits having sex with girls in his charge when he was a married youth pastor at a prominent Modesto church ...



Modesto man shot, killed after fight at park  KCRA Sacramento

A man was shot and killed at a Modesto park Saturday after getting in a fight with another man, the police department said. Police identified the man killed as ...



Best mayor for Turlock? It’s Bublak. It’s Soiseth.  The Modesto Bee

Letter writers say: Harder a standout. Bee prefers socialist candidate. Bee biased against Denham. Government shouldn't run healthcare system.



Beyer rules at MMC Wrestling Championship  Modesto Bee

Modesto High School sophomore Ronnie Ochoa recognized his opportunity at Friday's Modesto Metro Conference Wrestling Championship.



Modesto High Steps Up Security Despite Unfounded Threat  KTXL

MODESTO - If you were standing in front of Modesto High School at 10:00am, just before fourth period, you would have seen an exodus of students and parents ...



Former Oakland Raider Surprises Modesto High School Players With Golden Football  CBS Sacramento

MODESTO (CBS13) — A high-school football team got a surprise on Monday with an award from the National Football League. While the Downey High School ...



Family first: Alkire leaving Modesto football to be closer to ailing mother  Modesto Bee

Richie Alkire has stepped down as Modesto High School's football coach and will move to Michigan to be closer to his ailing mother. Alkire addressed his ...



Car club Faros the latest inductees into the Graffiti Hall of Fame  Modesto Bee

This year's inductees into the “Legends of the Cruise” are the Faros, the car club immortalized in George Lucas' movie as the Pharaohs. Members remain active ...



Let there be light; Modesto holiday parade draws crowds ready for holiday cheer  Modesto Bee

Annual downtown Modesto Celebration of Lights parade draws big crowd.



Last chance: Modesto, Downey baseball still battling for final berth  Modesto Bee

The Modesto High baseball team needs only to beat Beyer Friday to clinch its first postseason berth in 17 years, but the baseball gods have suddenly turned on ...



Turlock High student vies for Dairy Princess crown  The Turlock Journal

Four young women will compete for the prestigious title of Dairy Princess during ceremonies at the upcoming District 6 Dairy Princess Contest. The 60th ...



Gordon Chan: Without strong support, teachers’ morale will sink  Modesto Bee

Re “Provide Incentives to bring in Teachers” (Page 3D, Nov. 29): State Sen. Fran Pavley and Assemblyman Kevin McCarthy wrote: “Schools can provide the ...



Shocker in Modesto: Former Enochs student, teacher back together  Modesto Bee

After fleeing cross country and making a very public breakup announcement, an 18-year-old Modesto student has moved back in with her 41-year-old former ...



Law enforcement summit puts students in officers’ shoes  Modesto Bee

The five-hour Law Enforcement Youth Summit on Thursday in Modesto brought 66 high school juniors and seniors together with members of the Modesto, ...



Billboard brings up teen drinking hoping to hit the brakes  Modesto Bee

An ad on Maze Boulevard in west Modesto, created by teens, was timed to prom and graduation days to make kids think twice before drinking or riding with a ...



They wouldn’t pitch to him, but Oakdale slugger still MVP of Valley Oak League  Modesto Bee

Oakdale High catcher Bryce Kirk is the Valley Oak League MVP after steering the Mustangs to the title. Kirk was joined on the first team by a league-high five ...



It’s Trump versus ‘Bay Area values’ in tight Central Valley House race  San Francisco Chronicle

MANTECA, San Joaquin County — Many Democrats cast the battle for the House as a referendum on President Trump. In a Central Valley district where voters ...



Wendell G. Reed Feb. 12, 1928 — Dec. 11, 2016  Union Democrat

Wendell Guilford Reed passed away Sunday afternoon at home surrounded by his wife, Norma, his children and grandchildren. He was 88. Wendell had been ...



Turlock, Oakdale open Pedretti tourney with extra-inning wins  Modesto Bee

Oakdale's Cullen Bearden belted a bases-loaded double to right-center, driving in three runs and propelling the Mustangs to a 5-1 victory over Pitman in Day ...



2016 Outstanding Women of Stanislaus County  Modesto Bee

Debbie Soro Adair – Debbie Soro Adair, an Enochs High School (Modesto) English teacher, began the Healthy and Responsible Relationships Troupe in 2014 ...



Who you calling a carpetbagger? California House candidates trade accusations  Sierra Star

A California congressman's out-of-district residence prompts carpetbagger attacks. In 2018, many House candidates are also taking heat for recently moving to ...



Victim’s family speaks in court about killing in west Modesto  Modesto Bee

It's been more than two years since 17-year-old Marty Kent was shot to death during a dispute outside his west Modesto home. There's no question Richard ...



Modesto still ‘in the mix’ for passenger flights  Modesto Bee

A regional airline will be taking another look at Modesto and Stockton as it considers expanding its *service* in California. Great Lakes Airlines – a small, ...



Modesto High’s McCaig shocks Beyer’s Lewis in section tennis final  Modesto Bee

Coby McCaig gained his revenge and his rival's throne.



Modesto Police Arrest Former Teacher Hooker For Sexual Assault On Minor  CBS Local

MODESTO (CBS13) – A former Modesto high school teacher who made national news when he began dating one of his former students has been arrested for ...



Hmong Christian congregation dedicates west Modesto church Saturday  Modesto Bee

Central Grace Community Church on Sierra Drive near Modesto High School will be rededicated Saturday as Central Grace Hmong Alliance Church.



Fraud charges didn’t slow Modesto con artist  Modesto Bee

Freed from custody while awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges, Xue Heu of Modesto in April bilked $6000 from an unsuspecting homeowner in need of ...



Tennis Player of the Year McCaig rode confidence to Section title  Modesto Bee

When he lost the Modesto Metro Conference singles final in straight sets, Coby McCaig didn't splinter his racquet or succumb to frustration.



West Modesto breaks ground on Helen White Memorial Trail  Modesto Bee

West Modesto schoolchildren talked Tuesday about how they will soon enjoy a half-mile trail named for a woman who walked even farther to get an education.



Enochs tops Modesto 72-62 to clinch spot in section playoffs  Modesto Bee

Modesto's Trae Nichols handles the ball at point during the Modesto Metro Conference game with Enochs at Modesto High School in Modesto, Calif., ...



Myers, Martin help Modesto clinch first basketball playoff win since 2005  Modesto Bee

Qimonni Myers tallied 22 of his game-high 26 points in the first half, guiding the No. 16 Modesto High boys basketball team to its first Sac-Joaquin Section playoff ...



Large comes up big as Beyer wins Windemuth for second consecutive season  Modesto Bee

During Beyer High School's 14-1 rout of Ripon in the championship game of the 46th Annual Dick Windemuth Easter Baseball Tournament at Modesto High ...



Stanislaus District High School Football Scoreboard, Week 6  Modesto Bee

Here are the latest scores, Tweets, photos and video from Week 6 of the Stanislaus District high school football season. Follow the games throughout the night, ...



Bay Area Dumps Another $500K to Help Democrat Josh Harder in Rural Seat  Breitbart News

The San Francisco Bay Area kicked in another $500000 to Democrat challenger Josh Harder's campaign in October.



Slain Modesto teen remembered as 'loving,' 'kind'  KCRA Sacramento

More than 100 people gathered outside a Modesto home to remember a 13-year-old girl who was shot and killed early Monday morning.



You got served: Musgrave, Enochs volleyball ace test at Modesto  Modesto Bee

Sophomore Lindsay Musgrave led the Eagles' assault from behind the *service* stripe with a team-high five aces in Thursday's 25-14, 26-24, 25-18 victory.



Modesto eyes $5.4 million deal for fire engines, ladder trucks  Modesto Bee

Modesto is considering spending nearly $5.4 million over 10 years to lease five new fire engines and two new ladder trucks from Wisconsin-based Pierce ...



California Teen Leaves School, Moves in With Former Teacher  ABC News

An angry California mother is alleging abuse now that her 18-year-old daughter is living with her former high school teacher, who left his wife and children to ...



With his coaches’ trust, Alberto kicked Modesto to two MMC championships  Modesto Bee

Modesto High School's Martin Casillas shared a private moment with his striker before every match.



Success & Service: Ceres police honor officers, others at annual event  Modesto Bee

The Ceres Police Department honored Justin Vosbein as its professional staff member of the year and Hector Pulido as officer of the year at its annual ...



Plea deal reached in Modesto teen's baby-poisoning case  Modesto Bee

A teenage Modesto mother accused of trying to place rat poison in her month-old baby's formula bottle accepted a plea deal that will result in a six-year prison ...



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