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Stanislaus County

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  • An acre for an acre: Farmland preservation measure upheld

     
    Before the real estate bust, tract houses were a booming crop in California's farm belt. Parts of the Central Valley were turning into a bedroom community for the Bay Area. So three years ago, Stanislaus County, which has a $1-billion......
  • Father Arrested in 2006 Death of Daughter

    A father was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail this week accused in the 2006 death of his daughter. In August, 2006, 14-year-old Alycia Mesiti disappeared from her Ceres home, her father told investigators she ran away. Alycia’s case went...
  • Dispatch Center Sends Firefighters To Wrong Address

    Dispatch Center Sends Firefighters To Wrong Address
    Three homes were damaged in a residential fire in Oakdale while residents waited for firefighters who were sent to the wrong address in the wrong city. Officials at the Stanislaus County regional 911 center are trying to figure out how the mistake took...
  • Worries Over Orestimba Creek

    Worries Over Orestimba Creek
    With a series of storms backed up past Hawaii, the city of Newman is keeping a wary eye on Orestimba Creek. The reed clogged creek just northwest of city limits has a history of troubles - combining with water from the CCID canal causing widespread...
  • 26 Men Busted in Prostitution Sting

    26 Men Busted in Prostitution Sting
    26 "Johns" are in custody in Stanislaus County after a prostitution sting. In an effort to curb drug and prostitution problems in the South Modesto area, deputies targeted those who solicit sex along South 9th Street. Female deputy decoys were used...
  • Televisions Headed to CA Schools as part of Settlement

    Televisions Headed to CA Schools as part of Settlement
    Over $1.1 million worth of televisions and other audio-visual equipment is headed to schools and public institutions in California. It’s part of a settlement with the Stanislaus County District Attorney’s office and several television...
  • Amber Alert Issued for Stanislaus County Boy

    Amber Alert Issued for Stanislaus County Boy
    An Amber Alert has been issued for a 4-year-old boy who police say has been kidnapped by his mother's ex-boyfriend. The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says Juliani Cardenas was at his grandmother's house in the 300 block of Barros Street when he...
  • Man's Body Found in Canal Where Kidnapped Boy Discovered

    Man's Body Found in Canal Where Kidnapped Boy Discovered
    PATTERSON, Calif. (KTLA) -- A floating body was found Saturday that authorities believe to be the man who kidnapped his ex-girlfriend's 4-year-old son and drove with him into a canal. A California water authority employee saw the body, believed to be...
  • 14 Computers Seized in Statewide Child Porn Bust

    14 Computers Seized in Statewide Child Porn Bust
    Four people were arrested, and 14 computers seized during a state-wide operation to find suspected traders and possessors of child pornography. Operation "Gigabite" involved 20 law enforcement agencies from Los Angeles, north to Redding; about 150...
  • Amber Alert Update: Canal Search Operations Suspended for 48 Hours

    Amber Alert Update: Canal Search Operations Suspended for 48 Hours
    The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department is giving their dive team a break, after about three days of searches for a 2003 silver Toyota Corolla. Investigators believe Jose Rodriguez was driving that car when he kidnapped 4-year-old Juliani Cardenas....
  • Report of Amber Alert Car in Sacramento Turns up Nothing

    Report of Amber Alert Car in Sacramento Turns up Nothing
    A car matching the description from an Amber Alert was seen in Sacramento Monday morning. A driver called authorities saying a silver car like the one believed to be driven by 27-year-old Jose Esteban Rodriguez was driving exiting Highway 50 at 16th...
  • Modesto Officers Bust "Clean and Sober" Living Facilities

    Modesto Officers Bust "Clean and Sober" Living Facilities
    From the outside, it looks like your typical home..."In actuality, it was a warehouse for people with disabilities and they were collecting the funds, the rent, but were not providing services they'd promised," says Sgt. Rick Armendariz. Modesto police...