Modesto officials honored two firefighters who rescued a woman and her adult daughter who were trapped in a second-story apartment by fire. The fiirefighters also got hugs and thanks from one of the women.

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Californians slipped on water conservation in January, reducing their consumption only 8.8 percent. This marks significant backsliding from December, in which residents conserved 22 percent, raising some alarm as a fourth drought year begins.


Community murals in Modesto

Artists worked Tuesday to complete the latest in a series of murals sponsored throughout Modesto by groups, businesses and individuals as part of the Classic Community Murals project.

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