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Modesto Hells Angels VP, Secretary Indicted on Drug Charges

The federal government's investigation into the activities of the Modesto Hells Angels Motorcycle Club yielded new indictments Thursday in Fresno. Chapter vice president Michael Shafer, 31, of Modesto, was charged with conspiring to distribute marijuana, co...
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Modesto City Council Bans Weapons, Masks at Rallies

 Modesto has banned firearms, glass bottles, baseball bats, and other items that can be used as weapons at rallies and protests. The Modesto City Council approved the ordinance Tuesday that also prohibits part...
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Democrat Harder Takes Valley Congressional Seat From Denham

First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham Tuesday, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California. Harder, 32, a venture capitalist, had anchored his campaign to Denham's vote against the Af...