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First thing women notice about other women? How fat they are

First thing women notice about other women? How fat they are

If you've ever met a woman that you thought was sizing you up and judging you based on your appearance... you were probably right. A new study shows that women first size you up (literally) and decide whether you're fatter than they are.

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Stanislaus County drug felon pleads guilty for ammunition possession

Stanislaus County drug felon pleads guilty for ammunition possession

United States Attorney Benjamin Wagner announced that convicted felon, Sergio Garcia, 32, of Riverbank, pleaded guilty Friday to felony possession of rifle ammunition.   

According to court records, in 1998, Garcia was convicted of a felony for offering to furnish a controlled substance to a minor. In 2004, he was convicted of another felony for drug trafficking. These prior felony convictions made it illegal for Garcia to possess firearms or ammunition.

“When we deny convicted felons access to ammunition, we prevent imminent violent crime from occurring in our neighborhoods,” stated Special Agent in Charge Stephen Herkins. “ATF will continue to work diligently with our law enforcement partners to deny those who are prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.”

Garcia faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release.

Oakdale student wins national scholarship

Oakdale student wins national scholarship

Oakdale Student Wins National Scholarship
Oakdale Leader
Oakdale High School senior Serina Ahm has gone through an emotional and academic evolution over the course of her high school career. Her inspiring story caught the attention of decision-makers at the Jostens organization and she was ...

Athlete of the week - Markie Arnold

Athlete of the week - Markie Arnold

Athlete Of The Week - Markie Arnold
Oakdale Leader
Oakdale High's varsity girls soccer team battled through two extremely tight first and second round games, May 17 and 19, both decided in extra periods or by penalty kicks on the home field at OHS. The first win, a 2-1 victory over Galt in the ...

Woman convicted of killing man with hammer

Woman convicted of killing man with hammer

MODESTO - Stanislaus County District Attorney Birgit Fladager announced Wednesday that Kathy Bronzini, age 51, of Riverbank, was convicted on May 13, 2011 of second degree murder. Bronzini also admitted having a prior conviction in 2004 for assault with a deadly weapon, a "strike" under California’s "Three Strikes" law.

Deputy District Attorney John Baker prosecuted this case on behalf of the people.

On October 24, 2007, Bronzini repeatedly struck her 80-year-old roommate, Joe Garcia, on the head with a hammer inside his Riverbank home. Eventually, Garcia was able to flee outside where neighbors intervened and stopped the attack. Garcia subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department detectives responded to the scene and investigated the incident. Det. Mark Copeland obtained a confession from Bronzini. The Honorable Ricardo Cordova sentenced Bronzini to 30 years to life in state prison.

Turlock man, 21, arrested for 2010 drive-by shooting

Turlock man, 21, arrested for 2010 drive-by shooting

TURLOCK - Police arrested 21-year-old Omar Davila, of Turlock, Wednesday afternoon in connection to an attempted murder case. Davila had a $3 million arrest warrant for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, and additional gang and weapons charges related to a shooting incident on August 28, 2010 in Turlock.

In that incident, Davila and 20-year-old Julio Mancillas, of Turlock, allegedly drove by a group of people standing in a carport in the 1200 block of Lambert and began shooting into the crowd, according to Turlock Police Lt. Ron Reid. One person was hit in the abdomen but survived his injuries. Mancillas was later arrested but Davila, identified as the shooter, remained at large.

Turlock police investigators received information Wednesday about where Davila was hiding out and avoiding authorities. He was arrested without incident at a residence in the 300 block of Bothun Road just before 4 p.m., said Reid.

News reporter joins staff - Patterson Irrigator

News reporter joins staff - Patterson Irrigator

News reporter joins staff
Patterson Irrigator
by PI Staff Former Turlock Journal reporter and news editor Nick Rappley began covering the city and police beats for the Irrigator this week, replacing reporter Kendall Septon, who is moving to Colorado, where her husband recently landed a job. ...