Blue Shield, Sutter Health sign a new contract

Blue Shield of California and Sacramento-based Sutter Health announced today they signed a new, two-year agreement giving covered patients access to Sutter Health hospitals and medical groups. The contract takes effect Sunday and runs until Dec. 31, 2016. The previous contract expired Dec. 31, causing affected Blue Shield members to fear they may be assigned to other doctors.

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Kevin Valine

Lots of room for growth in Modesto

The City Council’s Economic Development Committee will review on Monday how much land Modesto has for homes, stores and industry. The short answer: an awful lot. The city’s urban growth review identifies 1,680 acres within the city for development.

Marijke Rowland

All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ remake? Bring it on

A new all-female cast for the remake of “Ghostbusters” has made big news. Which is great. But wouldn’t it be nice if it was a little less big? We make up 51 percent of the population yet somehow, to Hollywood, we remain a riddle wrapped in an enigma shoved into a chick flick. Women seem to be a constant mystery for Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers.

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