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Hydro Massage (credit: JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Massage Therapists, Day Spas Complain New Bans Are Hurting Business

Massage therapists and day spa owners say they are being hurt by a 45-day moratorium city lawmakers imposed on the opening, expansion and relocation of bodywork businesses.

05/31/2015

In this handout photo provided by the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, Chandra Ann Levy of Modesto, CA poses in this undated file photo. Levy vanished April 30, 2001 after completing a federal internship in Washington, DC. Police continue their search for Levy, and on July 16, 2001 expanded their efforts into Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department via Getty Images)

Man Convicted Of Killing Chandra Levy Expected To Get New Trial

A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the “interests of justice” would best be served by one.

05/22/2015

Authorities raided a suspected chop shop in Oakland on September 30, 2014. (Alameda County Regional Auto Theft Task Force)

Study Links Spike In California Auto Thefts With Flood Of Inmates Released Early

A new study says California continues to see a spike in auto thefts since a change in prison policy four years ago forced many local jails to release more inmates early.

05/20/2015

Almond tree being ripped out in Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Almond Farmer Rips Out Trees To Save Water, Business

While most of us are scrambling to save water, California almond growers are taking heat for planting more and more trees amid a historic drought.

05/18/2015

Orange traffic cones on road

Overturned Big Rig Spills Wine Onto Busy Road Near Modesto

A big rig carrying wine has crashed, spilling liquid all over Maze Blvd. near South River Road in Stanislaus County Wednesday morning.

04/15/2015

Crews remove walnut trees from farmer Paul Wenger's orchard due to the drought. (CBS)

Some California Farmers Destroy Orchards To Save Other Crops In Drought

Last summer, Paul Wenger thought his grove was strong enough to handle another drought. Instead, a reduction in water allocations this year has him forced to take down the old trees in order to give his new trees a chance at surviving the drought.

04/14/2015

The Save Mart in Pacific Grove was one of several former Albertsons stores acquired in 2007. (Amin Eshaiker, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert Piccinini, CEO Of California’s Largest Family-Owned Supermarket Chain Dies At 73

Piccinini, who stepped down as chief executive officer in September, oversaw the transformation of Save Mart from a Central Valley chain into a $4.5 billion regional competitor.

03/26/2015

Laurie London’s body was found burned in an orchard in Central California. (CBS Sacramento)

Young Mother’s Body Found Burned Near Modesto Orchard; Killer At Large

A woman whose body was found burned near a Modesto orchard has been identified, but police aren’t sure if she actually died there.

03/19/2015

Gallo Glass of Modesto. (CBS)

Central Valley Wine Bottle Maker Sued Over Putting Arsenic, Other Toxic Materials Into Glass

A company in Modesto that makes wine bottles is being sued by the state over claims of putting toxic materials into its glass.

03/03/2015

Islamic State fighters. (CBS)

Central Valley Family Says Relative Was Among Christians Abducted By ISIS In Syria

A Central Valley couple said they believe their brother was among as many as 150 Christians abducted from a village by Islamic State militants.

02/25/2015

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