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Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

Keep Your Home California Receives $383.3 Million in Funding to Help More Homeowners

SACRAMENTO – Keep Your Home California will receive an additional $383.3 million in funding from the federal government, allowing the mortgage-assistance program to help prevent foreclosure for more homeowners struggling with financial hardships.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the additional funding Wednesday, the second phase of additional funding approved for the Hardest Hit Fund program during the past two months.

The combined $383.3 million will allow the state-managed program to help at least 12,000 more homeowners. Qualifying homeowners can receive up to $100,000 in mortgage payment assistance from Keep Your Home California.

Turlock Chamber of Commerce chooses new leader

Turlock Chamber of Commerce chooses new leader

TURLOCK — The Turlock Chamber of Commerce has a new CEO and President. Karin M. Moss was selected Tuesday from a pool of more than 20 candidates. She replaces interim CEO Paul Wright who stepped in after long-serving CEO and President Sharon Silva retired in August.

Moss’s career has spanned more than 30 years in a wide range of corporate and nonprofit association leadership roles. She provided executive direction to economic development and downtown revitalization programs in several cities throughout California. She has also served as a board member of the Kings Mountain (NC) Downtown Association, City of Gastonia’s Reinvestment for Community Program and the Blue Ridge Parkway Association... 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 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.

3-year-old ejected from car in Modesto crash


A 3-year-old child was ejected from a vehicle after the vehicle's 68-year-old driver lost control while driving in Modesto. 

The single crash happened at around 10 a.m. on Yosemite Boulevard and South Morton Boulevard, according to Modesto police spokesperson Heather Graves. The vehicle struck several objects before it ejected the child and came to a stop just off the roadway.

Graves said the woman, later identified as Elvira Yearwood, and the child, were both taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries and continue to receive treatment.

 


Women robbed at gunpoint leaving Modesto mall


Two women were robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening walking to their car in a Modesto mall parking lot.

The women had just left the JC Penney on the west end of the Vintage Faire Mall around 7:30 p.m. when they were approached by at least two men in a red pickup truck, said Heather Graves, a spokeswoman with the Modesto Police Department.

Graves said one of the men pointed a gun at the women and took a cell phone and a purse.