Brian Clark, The Modesto Bee

Brian Clark

The Modesto Bee

Modesto, CA, United States

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Past articles by Brian:

Brush fire west of Patterson burning at more than 500 acres, Cal Fire reports

A brush fire west of Patterson CA in Stanslaus County broke out on Tuesday night. Cal Fire reports the blaze along Del Puerto Canyon Road has spread to about 500 acres. → Read More

SCOE, Stanislaus Community Foundation support of journalism a victory for our region

Thanks to the GroundTruth Project’s Report for America initiative, the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Stanislaus Community Foundation, The Modesto CA Bee hired a children’s health reporter. → Read More

‘The sheer numbers (of seniors) is going to be a problem.’ The Bee discusses Thursday

Two critical and growing populations will be the focus of The Modesto Bee’s California Priorities event — Focus on Health Care: How do we solve for issues facing children and seniors? It’s at the Gallo Center. → Read More

‘The sheer numbers (of seniors) is going to be a problem.’ The Bee discusses Thursday

Two critical and growing populations will be the focus of The Modesto Bee’s California Priorities event — Focus on Health Care: How do we solve for issues facing children and seniors? It’s at the Gallo Center. → Read More

From the Editor: Here’s why you need us and why we need you

Journalists are great at telling stories. We’re just not great at telling our own. → Read More

Update: Three people shot – two critically injured – during show at central Modesto nightclub

Three people were shot in Modesto CA early Sunday after gunfire broke out at the The Tilted Turtle, a nightclub at 710 N. Ninth Street. There was a concert scheduled with Lil Blood, a hip-hop rap artist. → Read More

Modesto police close Oakdale Road near Orangeburg after suspicious package report

A suspicious package has forced the closure of Oakdale Road just north of Scenic drive while Modesto police investigate the situation. There was no immediate estimate on when the busy stretch of road would be open. → Read More

Details emerge about how the body of 5-year-old Matilda Ortiz was recovered

The body of Matilda Ortiz, the 5-year-old girl who fell into the Stanislaus River, was found on the south side of the river near the 17000 block of Frymire Road near Knights Ferry, CA. → Read More

State titles, playoff chances on the line for Modesto-area basketball, soccer teams

Two basketball teams – the Modesto Christian boys and Stanislaus State women – along with the Hilmar High boys soccer teams play big games in California Saturday with CIF titles and CCAA playoff hopes at state. → Read More

Modesto Christian coach upbeat after Crusaders receive NorCal Regional home game

The Modesto Christian boys basketball team was given a No. 3 seed and a home game for the CIF State Northern California Regionals, where they will face Archbishop Mitty. Soccer pairing also were announced. → Read More

Wrestling Update: Pitman’s Freitas becomes school’s first State Meet champion

Pitman High School’s Lilly Freitas won a CIF State Meet wrestling title at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California, with a victory Gianna Anaya of San Fernando. Turlock’s Michael Jeffus → Read More

CIF State Wrestling: Nine Stanislaus District athletes vying for championships

Here is a look at the Modesto-area boys and girls results after Day 2 of the CIF State Wrestling Meet at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California. The action continues Saturday. → Read More

Atwater, Modesto and Downey players garner Player with Drive scholarship awards

Three football players from the Stanislaus District — Atwater’s Darius Hyde, Modesto’s Grant Sutter and Downey’s Jackson Betz. were awarded scholarships by Central Valley Automotive in Modesto, California. → Read More

Modesto Christian hires Green as coach; highly regarded QB son coming with him

Modesto Christian High School hired former Denair and University of the Pacific coach Ryan Green as head coach of the football program. His son, an ex-star quarterback at Downey, is transfering to MC. → Read More

Live Updates: Day of viewing in Newman, Modesto; Trump calls Ronil Singh’s family

There are a couple of viewings Friday to honor Newman, CA, Police Cpl. Ronil Singh, who was shot to death the morning after Christmas. The suspect, Paulo Virgen Mendoza, is in Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto. → Read More

2018 stories that meant the most to our reporters

Here are some of the works Modesto Bee reporters felt were their best or most important, or stories they just enjoyed writing. → Read More

More photos emerge of man suspected of killing Newman Police Department corporal

More photos of the man suspected of killing a Newman Police Department corporal have emerged. The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department released the photos of the man they believe shot and killed Ronil Singh, 33. → Read More

CHP: Single-vehicle accident takes life of 24-year-old man southeast of Modesto

A 24-year-old man was killed early Monday morning after the 2005 Scion he was driving went off the road in an unincorporated area southeast of Modesto, California, according to the California Highway Patrol. → Read More

Three killed after wrong-way driver causes crash on Highway 99 in Modesto

Three people were killed in Modesto, California, early Saturday morning after a driver in a GMC Yukon drove north in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 and collided with a Chevrolet just north of Pelandale Avenue. → Read More

Sign dedicated to slain Stanislaus County deputy goes up on Highway 88 in Waterloo

Family, friends and former co-workers of Bob Paris Jr. gathered on Highway 88 in San Joaquin County on Sunday for a dedication of a stretch of highway for a fallen Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department deputy. → Read More