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Was That a Glacier I Froze Next to at the Top of Kiersage Pass?

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Lionel Rolfe

At the entrance of the trail where it became forest, were beautiful, almost luminous red flowers -- I don't remember what kind. It seemed as if they were either welcoming us or warning us. Once you enter the forest, you begin a steep climb to the top.

6-Year-Old Finds WHAT In His Front Yard?

The Modesto Bee | | Posted 04.08.2013 | San Francisco

MODESTO -- A boy playing in front of his house Monday afternoon found a loaded gun, Modesto police said. According to Lt. Jolene Gonzales, the 6-year...

Michael McLaughlin

Widow Sues Sheriff For Letting 'Military Freak' Kill Husband

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.30.2013 | Crime

Sheriff's deputies trying to evict a California man believed to be armed and unstable didn't warn the locksmith hired to pick the lock of the man's se...

Aaron Sankin

The Margins: San Francisco's Poorest Exiled To The Suburbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 09.05.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Close your eyes and think about poverty in America. What does it look like? What space does it occupy? The picture is probably someth...

California Dominates This Depressing List

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.26.2012 | Los Angeles

IRVINE, Calif. -- California is still dominating the foreclosure scene. California cities made up seven of the top 10 metro areas with the highest ra...

MUGSHOT OF THE DAY: Man Got Drunk Before Intoxication Hearing, Cops Say

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime

If justice is blind, it can still smell this guy's breath. Modesto, Calif. police released a mugshot late last week of a man suspected of showing u...

10 Cities Where Your Car Is More Likely To Be Stolen

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Car thieves are slacking. The number of auto thefts in the U.S. fell for the eighth consecutive year last year, according to a study recently relea...

Teen Back Together With Teacher Who Left Family For Her

Posted 06.18.2012 | Education

Jordan Powers, the California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together, told local station KOVR that the two...

Eviction Leads To Deadly Standoff, 2 Killed

AP | TRACIE CONE | Posted 06.12.2012 | Crime

MODESTO, Calif. — The body of a man suspected of gunning down a deputy and a locksmith when they tried to serve eviction papers was discovered F...

Teen Breaks Up With Teacher Who Left Family For Her

AP | Posted 04.16.2012 | Education

MODESTO, Calif. -- A Northern California teen who made national news when she and her high school teacher moved in together says she has broken off th...

Student-Teacher Dating Would Become A Felony Under California Bill

AP | HANNAH DREIER | Posted 05.27.2012 | Education

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A 41-year-old high school teacher exchanges a flood of text messages with his student, then leaves his wife and three child...

High School Teacher Resigns After Leaving Family For Student

Posted 03.03.2012 | Education

California teacher James Hooker has left his family and his position at a Modesto high school to live with his 18-year-old former student. The 41-y...

Calif. Woman, 84, Leaves $400,000 Condo To Homeless In Her Will

Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact

Before Leila Boroughs died at the age of 84, the San Francisco, Calif., woman decided to leave her greatest possession to people she had never met. ...

Chopper Makes Emergency Landing On Playground

AP | Posted 02.06.2012 | Weird News

MODESTO, Calif. -- Authorities say a helicopter encountered mechanical problems before making an emergency landing at an elementary school playground ...

96-Year-Old Millionaire Lived Poor, Quietly Donated $1.7 Million

Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact

After one vacation in 96 years and finally trying cable television at age 95, Elinor Sauerwein died with a reputation of steadfast frugality. So wh...

Women Busted For Dead Baby Funeral Scam

Posted 08.21.2011 | Crime

A phony story about a dead baby got two California women plenty of sympathy and more than $600. But it also earned them a number of criminal charges. ...

How Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation Works in Post-Racial America

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Since the civil rights era, most Americans would like to believe that public policy is no longer directed at perpetuating racism and, on the contrary, works to ameliorate it where it still exists. But policy instruments remain that deepen ethnic and racial differences.

Reunited Van Halen Return To The Stage After 23 Years

Rolling Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"You're going to see some tears when they hit that stage," said Modesto, California's Matt Caramella as he waited for Van Halen with David Lee Roth to...