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A city of central California in the northern San Joaquin Valley southeast of Stockton. Founded by the Central Pacific Railroad in 1870, it grew as an agricultural center.
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(məˈdɛs toʊ)

a city in central California. 178,559.
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A 25-year-old Palatine man was killed last week when struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked along a road in central California, the Modesto Bee is reporting.
In his new role, Nelson will be responsible for managing branch operations and business development opportunities in the Modesto area.
Carvana announced earlier that it was launching in three new California markets, offering as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery to Stockton, Modesto and Vallejo area residents."Offering as-soon-as-next-day vehicle delivery in our first market in California in 2017 was a significant milestone in our coast-to-coast growth," said Ernie Garcia, founder and CEO of Carvana.
Judge Fidelina Molina of the Municipal Trial Court here issued the warrants against Carigara Vice Mayor Mildred Modesto and Councilor Rachel Makabenta with P36,000 as recommended bail.
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"As we anticipated, we have sold the Modesto facility subsequent to the quarter end and are in the process of completing the orderly liquidation of the Modesto operations," Seneca President and CEO Kraig Kayser said in a statement.
The latest one-man show of the artist Fernando Modesto features a collection of paintings that seem to be overflowing with euphoria, delight and rapture.
'Bliss from Bygone Days' the latest one-man show of Fernando Modesto opens May 2, at Globe Art Gallery at The Globe Tower.
Last January I stopped by a classic car show in the spacious parking lot of a Modesto Pep Boys store as the second annual Women's March passed by on McHenry Avenue.
In a bracket filled with talented newcomers from the youth program in Modesto, Calif, Vince Ford battled his way to the B title over fellow club member Jon Silva in an 11-8 tiebreaker.
Modesto has reached a new settlement for $240,217 with its former solid waste manager after the California Public Employees' Retirement System objected to the original one.