Most talked about Modesto Bee stories

Stanislaus, Merced leaders hope ACE rail comes south — The Altamont Corridor Express, which runs from Stockton to San Jose, could be extended to Modesto, Turlock and Merced if plans go through.

Missing hunter and dog found alive in California — Family members say a 59-year-old hunter and his dog were found alive nearly a week after going missing on a hunting trip in a remote Northern California wilderness area.