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Memorial Medical Center hires new chief operating officer

Memorial Medical Center hires new chief operating officer

MODESTO —  Memorial Medical Center in Modesto has named Tina Pollock as its chief operating officer. She began her new role at the end of January.

Pollock came to Modesto from Dallas where she was the chief executive officer of dallas regional medical center, after holding prior leadership positions including chief operating officer and chief nursing officer... Read More

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Scuffle leads to fatal stabbing in Modesto


A 23-year-old man was arrested and booked after he fatally stabbed a man Sunday night in Modesto, confirmed Modesto Police Department's spokesperson Heather Graves.

David Cutler, 23, was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for murder according to Graves. Graves informed that at 2:49 p.m. police were called to investigate a stabbing on 600 Coffee Road. When officers arrived they learned the victim, 25-year-old Trevor Bolton, had been involved in an altercation and was stabbed multiple times.

Bolton had been skateboarding with a young child and an adult friend when he exchanged words with a man driving in the area. Shortly afterwards, the driver pulled into a nearby parking lot and he confronted Bolton. The two scuffled and Bolton was stabbed multiple times.

Skateboarder stabbed in Modesto


A skateboarder's condition is improving after he was stabbed Sunday afternoon, Modesto police said.

The 25-year-old victim was injured in the 600 block of Coffee Road, police tweeted. Officers learned he was stabbed during an exchange of words with the suspect. Security detained the suspect until police arrived.

The victim was transported to the hospital for surgery.

Police say they have security camera video of the stabbing.


Tracy’s Amazon fulfillment center to hire 100 more workers

Tracy’s Amazon fulfillment center to hire 100 more workers

TRACY — Amazon announced today it is adding 100 new full-time positions at its fulfillment center in Tracy in order to meet increasing customer demand.

“Amazon has been a great neighbor here in Tracy since the day they opened the doors,” said Tracy Mayor Michael Maciel. “In addition to their ongoing community involvement, the company’s continued growth directly benefits the city and surrounding areas. We are very glad to have them here.”... Read More

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Gas prices rise after steep decline

Gas prices rise after steep decline

STOCKTON — Those sinking gas prices that drivers across the nation enjoyed during the winter months are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

The cheapest prices in the Stockton and San Joaquin County was $2.45 per gallon as of March 2 while most stations across the area were near or above $3, according to gas price web site gasbuddy.com.

Modesto’s cheapest station checked in with a $2.81 per gallon. Like San Joaquin, most stations in Stanislaus County were showing prices near $3, according to gasbuddy.com. One month ago, many area stations were under $2 per gallon... Read More

Spring is in Full Bloom in Yosemite/Mariposa County

Spring is in Full Bloom in Yosemite/Mariposa County

Mariposa, Calif. (March 06, 2015) – Yosemite/Mariposa County, home to Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove, is blooming for the springtime, and travelers are invited to witness the beauty. Experience Yosemite/Mariposa County as the waterfalls are flowing, the wildflowers are blossoming and the warm sun returns for outdoor adventures. While visiting, travelers can experience breathtaking adventure around every corner.

Does ABC's 'American Crime' offer a true picture of Modesto?


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Viewers who tuned in Thursday night to watch the premiere of ABC's new drama "American Crime" were shown a slice of life in a Central Valley city.

The show tells the story of a hate crime in Modesto and how that affects victims' families, the detectives investigating the crime and the criminals involved.

But do residents think the show reflects what's really happening in Modesto?

"I do think there's crime in every town and unfortunately, there's some here in Modesto," resident Stephanie Gines said.