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MODESTO CON is your Con 209

MODESTO CON is your Con 209

Modesto Con tickets sales went live online for $4, Saturday at noon. Excitement and anticipation for the event to already be here is palatable.

Modesto Con will be happening on July 9th and 10th at the Modesto Centre Plaza. This is the first two day Pop Culture Convention to happen in the Modesto Area.

Modesto Con also announced it's first celebrity guest, Doug Jones, best known for his rolls in the Hellboy series(Abe Sapien), Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer(Silver Surfer), Pans Labyrinth(Pan and the Pale Man), along with roles in DOOM, Batman Returns, Tank Girl, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Arrow and so much more. I personally am thrilled and delighted to see him come to Modesto. More guest will be announced soon.

What else can you expect at Modesto Con? Artists, a wide varity of vendors, cosplayers, the 501st Central Valley Garrison, the Batmobile and that is just the tip of the "Iceburg".

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Dust Bowl Brewing Company gets OK for vintage-style sign

Dust Bowl Brewing Company gets OK for vintage-style sign

TURLOCK — Turlock will get a new landmark when Dust Bowl Brewing Company finishes its new building late this spring.

The craft beer company received approval from the city’s planning commission Thursday to erect a neon sign on the roof of its new taproom and restaurant under construction at 3000 Fulkerth Rd.

The sign will be made of individual, red neon letters that spell out the company’s name. According to the company’s plans, the letters will be 4 feet 8 inches tall, 77 feet wide and will be visible from Highway 99... Read More

1 arrested in alleged rooster fighting ring


Hundreds of roosters, allegedly used for a rooster fighting operation, were found Sunday near a Modesto home. It's one of the largest cockfighting operations in Stanislaus County.

Initial calls to police reported possible dog fighting at a home along Grimes Avenue. Stanislaus County Sheriff's Deputies instead found about 300 roosters, and around 50 dead birds near the home.

Several men ran when deputies pulled up to the home, but 20 men were initially detained for questioning. The man who lives at the home, 37-year-old Efrain Marcucci, was arrested for animal cruelty.

Deputies found an enclosed pen where they allege rooster fights happened in the back yard. Deputies also found metal fighting spurs and bloodied birds.

Modesto business offers great escapes

Modesto business offers great escapes

MODESTO — If you’re looking for a way for your employees to bond, you might sign up for an escape.

Escape Modesto opened recently downtown. The adventure-style activity, with a crime-solving twist has gained popularity in Europe and large metropolitan areas around the United States. Escape rooms have been featured on popular television shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Bachelorette.”... Read More

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Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Sacramento to Celebrate Heart Month with Go Red For Women Event at Arden Fair

Featuring a Macy’s fashion show, healthy cooking demos, CPR trainings, giveaways and more

WHAT:  The American Heart Association in Sacramento will celebrate American Heart Month with its own Go Red fashion show at Arden Fair on Saturday, February 6. The fashion show will feature local adult and children heart disease survivors, cardiologists and volunteers. The event will also feature healthy cooking demos, free health screenings, CPR trainings and giveaways. Women, men and families of all ages are invited to attend the celebration and to help raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of women by wearing red.       

WHO:  The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women is asking everyone to help America Go Red!

Modesto Police locate missing 11-year-old boy


Modesto Police have located the Riverbank 11-year-old boy who went missing earlier Friday morning/

Christian Bazan, 11, had last been seen on Claribel Road wearing a blue Captain America t-shirt and a backpack, according to police.

Serial robbery suspect arrested in Modesto


Modesto Police Department officials are crediting the use of social media in the apprehension of a suspect involved in multiple robberies in and around the Modesto area.

On Tuesday, officers served a search warrant at the Shasta Avenue home of the suspect, Manuel Gonzalez, 35.

Inside the home, officers found a marijuana grow operation and cocaine, according to police. They also found Lorena Cruz, 33, who, according to police, they also arrested on charges of child endangerment, accessory, possession of a controlled substance, and cultivation of marijuana.