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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

A brief conversation with new Modesto Bee Editor, Brian Clark, proved to be most enlightening for me despite the wide gap of experience between us. He had a great deal to tell me.

Modesto leases exceeded spending limits; fixes aim to prevent future problems BY ROSALIO AHUMADA rahumada@modbee.com October 25, 2018 03:41 PM Updated October 25, 2018 04:09 PM Modesto officials have found lease... more

Tune into tonight at FM93.3 - The Modesto City Council cut ties with its first auditor on grounds he didn't uncover wasteful spending. The current auditor is in hot water with top city officials perhaps because she's doing too much. Top... more

Tune in at 5:00 at FM93.3 as Guest Warren Yates returns to revisit the Modesto Chamber as well as look at the Deham/Harder race through the lens of national discussions of abolishing ICE

Josh Harder interview

BY CRAIG FORMAN This isn't fake news. It's local news, and it still matters McClatchy president and CEO October 21, 2018 02:30 AM Updated 2 hours 22 minutes ago The search for truth, the encouragement to ask questions and the... more

Mayor reviews past weeks news

Tune into 93.3 @ 5PM to hear the Mayor discuss next months election . Guest Warrren Yates is on for the discussion. "Mayor Carmen Sabatino - If Mike Zagaris and George Petrulakis can put Tony Madrigal on the Board of Supervisors,... more

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF STANISLAUS COUNTY Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Stanislaus County District Attorney Debate at 7:30 pm. City/County Chambers 1010 10 St or Channel 7 Modesto Bee endorsed John Mayne and... more

In an effort to help sort out the individuals involved with the current dysfunctional environment within the City Council, we have assembled a list of the parties involved. Join the Mayor as he starts sorting the whos-who of the current... more