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.
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.
Modesto Christian, which won both the section and state girls basketball titles in Division III last year, needed a strong second-half effort to defeat Del Oro (Loois) 63-48 and advance to a section championship game for a second consecutive season.
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.
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.
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.
Struggling to come up with a dinner menu? Tired of wading through wads of grocery coupons? Know there was a reward coming but can’t find it? No worries, Save Mart shoppers. There’s an app for that. The company announced the launch Wednesday of the Save Mart smartphone app for stores throughout the Central Valley, Sacramento and Reno.