The walnut harvest is in full swing, about midway through its roughly 40-day run, according to Stanislaus County Supervisor Jim DeMartini, whose DeMartini Inc. started growing the nuts in 1989.
Monday was the first day of autumn and, while it was hardly crisp outside, the high of 86 in Modesto as recorded by the Modesto Irrigation District was a degree less than the historical average temperature.
Nearly four years since a jury convicted Salvadoran immigrant Ingmar Guandique of killing former Washington, D.C., intern Chandra Levy of Modesto, the stage is set for a potential reprise. Guandique wants a new trial. Prosecutors say there’s no...