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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

Is Brandvold a 1 term mayor?

Modesto Politics, a blood sport.

The mayor reviews the Modesto 2000 PAC and the role of George Petrulakis and Supervisor DeMartini in its creation

Modesto Mayor Ted Brandvold will do something he has not done in the three years since he took office: give a state of the city address. Mayors across the nation give these speeches every year to celebrate their cities' achievements,... more

Mayors Friday Recap

Modesto is acknowledging its employees are facing millions of dollars in unpaid medical claims related to Riverstone Capital, the city insurance carrier that is subject to U.S. Department of Labor legal action. ?We fear it could be several... more

Crews on Tuesday had erected about 150 tents at a site for a city and county-approved homeless encampment underneath the Ninth Street Bridge along the Tuolumne River in Modesto. Homeless people who have been camping at... more

City of Modesto, Stanislaus County and Stanislaus Community Foundation to fund 100 homeless people $13,500 per year ($1.35 million total) to take part in Downtown Streets Team. The teams, comprised of 25 homeless (at one time)... more

City Council Silences the former Mayor. Calls on Chief of Police to come forward at meeting.

Homeless discussion at the City Council meeting