Plans for a nearly 34-acre subdivision in Village I have come to an abrupt end. The developers were expected to ask the Modesto Planning Commission for permission to divide the land into residential lots, but emailed the city Monday morning asking that the application be terminated.
The seventh annual Paddle to the Sea, a fundraiser for the Tuolumne River Trust, will take place in May and June. People in kayaks, canoes and other craft will cover one or more of the segments, starting with whitewater in the Sierra Nevada and passing calmly by Modesto on the way to San Francisco Bay.
State and federal officials favoring fish habitat are to blame for the Oakdale Irrigation District’s tentative plan to drain Tulloch Lake this summer, OID leaders told dozens of anxious lake-area residents. The board also said it is likely to cancel plans to pay farmers who agree to sell water to out-of-county buyers.
Former Ceres Councilman Guillermo Ochoa died Monday afternoon at the age of 54. The city’s first Latino councilman, Ochoa was appointed to the seat in 2005 and two years later was elected to a four-year term. He ran again in 2011 but was defeated by Mike Kline.
Their families have dubbed them Captain America and Thor. Without pausing to consider the danger to their own lives, a pair of Modesto friends sprang to the aid of a stranger who fell off a 70-foot cliff into the ocean at Point Reyes over the weekend.
Modesto City Schools went through the motions of laying off three elementary teachers and cutting a popular high school program for students hoping to be the first in their family to go to college, but most were simply funding changes and only three people will lose a total of four periods in the end, district officials said.