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Mayor Carmen Sabatino

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Join us weekdays @ 5PM The Back Story is an online journal of fact (original reporting) and opinion. It is specifically intended to be an alternative to the local newspaper, where certain news items are under-reported (or not reported at all), where not all points of view make it into print, and where current economic conditions have rendered investigative reporting all but extinct. The emphasis will be on the Stanislaus County area: political, economic, social, cultural that affect those of us who live here. We are not suggesting that we are going to supplant the daily newspaper, but we ARE stating that there is a considerable gap between what happens in and around our communities and what is reported, and we propose to fill that gap. There are individuals, groups and concepts that are considered untouchable, and we think that is very unhealthy and downright dangerous to the concept of representative democracy. There’s a lot going on in our city that affects you – events and issues you need to know about. The Bee has failed us as a reliable news source. You have to look further than the Modesto Bee. Fortunately, you have a choice with news and comment by Mayor Sabatino. You can get the REAL facts about important local issues on The Back Story. Streaming to your computer @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thebackstory – at 5PM Monday to Friday You will notice the difference. Local call-in number (209) 846-1814.

On-Demand Episodes

The scandal involving overpayments to contractors and vendors by the City of Modesto should move into the oversight of the State Department of Justice. Enough of the excuses, outright misstatements of facts, kicking the can down... more

Mayors Friday roundup

The System: creating the poor

Will the Valley Run Out of Fresh Water?

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Terry Withrow used variations of the word ?partnership? 14 times in Tuesday's State of the County speech. The words ?relationships? and ?collaboration? came up an additional 14 times combined, and he threw in ?cooperation? and... more

Withrow's response to letter from constituent ?It's a cowardly act '

The seeds of corupuion have to be planted with consultants and non-profits. Then deals can be made.

Bee gets new Opinion Editor - Garth Stapley - obvious choice, decades of experience. Special guest former Councilman Bruce Frohman stops in.