A police detective on Tuesday revealed details of an apparently botched drug deal in north Modesto that led to the December 2013 shooting death of a 19-year-old Riverbank man behind the Velvet Grill & Creamery restaurant on McHenry Avenue.
The makeover of Modesto Junior College’s East Campus science building and Great Valley Museum educational demonstration Center should be finished in March, and a Patterson satellite center should open by next year, according to an annual report on the Yosemite Community College District’s Measure E bond.
Modesto Irrigation District leaders agree that farmers should pay more for water, but it’s unclear how subsidies borne by electricity customers might be lessened because the board does not want to separate accounting for its two core services: water and power.
A group of six women and girls from Turlock planned to return Monday from what’s become an annual vacation to New York City. But with a potentially historic blizzard bearing down, it seemed clear that was not going to happen.
A judge ordered Jose Fajardo to stand trial on a charge of murder in the stabbing of his wife, Marlene Rubi Sosa Fajardo, at the couple’s home in Modesto’s airport neighborhood. Investigators and the defendant’s brother testified in a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon.
Stanislaus County will increase staffing to manage a growing number of child welfare cases and achieve better outcomes when children are removed from homes because of abuse or neglect. Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors approved the addition of four social workers for the Community Services Agency, as well as two public health nurses and two mental health clinicians.
Downey High School’s P.J. Wilson and Central Catholic’s Hunter Petlansky – both quarterbacks – say less air is better when it comes to footballs. The two weighed in on Deflategate, the football caper involving the New England Patriots and underinflated footballs that were discovered during their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game.
One of the perils left over from the Gold Rush era in the Mother Lode is the number of mine shafts still exposed, as a 1,200-pound Brahma cow named Molly discovered. Molly survived three days in a 35-foot-deep mine shaft before being rescued.
The great thing about a dog park is that anyone can go there with their dog – that’s also the worst thing about a dog park. I’ve been to many, and it’s troubling to see the inappropriate behavior of both dogs and humans on any given day.
Two Modesto restaurants, one around for a long time and one significantly newer, have new owners and new names. In one case, the change is drastic; in the other, a significant shift but not a complete upheaval.
Somerset Middle School teacher Susan Romero discovered that 15 of her students in 2012 had lost loved ones and were dealing with the emotions of those losses. So she persuaded 13 of them to write about their experience and assembled it into a book intended to help other teens face the same dilemmas.