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Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Shoppers have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping

Consumer have mixed feelings about Thanksgiving day shopping, according to a study by the shopper loyalty company, LoyaltyOne... Read More

Gas prices continue downward spiral

Gas prices continue downward spiral

Holiday travelers in San Joaquin and Stanislaus counties will see something they haven’t been likely to see since 2009: gas prices under $3 per gallon. ... Read More

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

Soap antimicrobial may damage liver and raise cancer risk, mouse study shows

The study found that triclosan disrupted liver integrity and compromised liver function in mice... Read More

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

Expanding California’s water supply: You can’t store what isn’t there

California’s approval of a $7.5 billion water bond has bolstered prospects for expanding reservoirs and groundwater storage, but the drought-prone state can effectively use no more than a 15 percent increase in surface water storage capacity because of lack of water to fill it, according to a new analysis released Nov. 20... Read More

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families

Obama's immigration plan brings relief to local families


President Obama will announce executive action on immigration in a primetime address on Thursday. His remarks are eagerly anticipated by millions across the country, including families here in Sacramento.

Gloria Casillas came to the United States 10 years ago where she met her husband and had a 6-year-old son who is an American citizen. While waiting for immigration reform, her biggest fear was getting deported and separated from her son.

The president's impending executive action brought relief because it meant she would be able to drive and work legally in the country. But she felt for
those who may not qualify for the protection.

Hughson High School football players cited for hazing


Two high school football players were cited for battery for an alleged hazing incident at Hughson High School, the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said.

Deputy Anthony Bejaran said the department received a complaint on Oct. 31, but would say when the alleged hazing happened. Bejaran said other players were present at the time of the incident and no sexual battery occurred. He did not say where the victims were allegedly hazed on school campus.

The names of the suspects or the victims will not be released because they are minors.

The next step in prosecution is up to officials at Stanislaus County juvenile court.


2 teens arrested in connection with homeless attacks in Sonora


A homeless man in Sonora was attacked for a second time by the same two suspects, according to Sonora police, but this time, the suspects were caught.

Tuesday, two 17-year-old Sonora teens were taken into custody for felony battery resulting in great bodily injury. They were then turned over to the Tuolumne County Probation Department. The names of juvenile suspects are not generally released by authorities.

Sonora police stated the homeless man was attacked around 7:17 p.m. Tuesday near Save Mart on Stockton Street. The man had previously been beaten so severely that he was taken to a Modesto-area hospital for treatment of a skull fracture. A description of the man's injuries in the Tuesday assault was not provided.

Since Oct. 1, police said there have been five attacks on homeless people. One of the teens arrested Tuesday is a person of interest in those crimes, according to police.