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Three high-level gang members sentenced in Stanislaus crimes

Two high-ranking Nuestra Familia gang members from Modesto were sentenced Monday for racketeering offenses, related to crimes committed in Stanislaus County including robberies, assaults and drug dealing, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. A third defendant, and one of the highest ranking members of the gang, was sentences last month.

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Ranking the states: K-12 spending per student

When it comes to state funding of public schools, it's clear that not all states are created equal. For a variety of reasons, such as the prevalence of successful businesses or the median income in a given area, spending on K-12 students varies greatly from state to state, or even county to county.

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Game of drones: Hobby People opens store in Clovis

Hobby People, the retail chain known for its devotion to dedicated hobbyists, opened its Clovis store nearly two months ago. Local residents may recognize Hobby People from traveling across the state; with locations in San Diego, Santa Clara and Riverside, the hobby store is famous for being largely California-based.

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3 arrested, 1 sought in weekend Turlock homicide

Turlock police have arrested three people in connection with a fatal shooting over the weekend and are looking for a fourth. Devenae Price, 24, of Ceres was arrested on suspicion of murder in the shooting death of Falane Jones on Saturday. The 37-year-old father was gunned down at an apartment complex next to Donnelly Park. He’d just arrived with his uncle to visit another relative when he was shot four times next to his car, said Turlock police Officer Steve Rodrigues.

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California utility casts doubt on blame for deadly wildfire

The state of California is seeking more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line, but the utility says it's not clear that it was to blame for the tree.

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Barricaded man in L Street surrenders

A standoff across from the state Capitol ended peacefully late Monday afternoon when police arrested a man who had barricaded himself in his car on L Street.
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