'); } -->
Ignacio Pizano's forearm used to bear a tattoo of a devil smoking a marijuana joint. Other body art left no doubt about his allegiance to the drug-fueled violence that left him facing a life sentence at 15.
A sunny Saturday packed with promise awoke with organizers already sipping coffee and packing cars. By breakfast, Relay for Life tent cities were up and bike race barricades detoured downtown Modesto traffic.
For the Class of 2013, the next few weeks will be a blur of yearbook signing, senior celebrations and saying goodbye. Among the celebrations will be Gregori High's first graduating class, set to walk in the first event held in its just-finished stadium.
Whenever government builds or rebuilds something, you wonder, "Why does it always cost so much?" The city of Modesto wants to renovate the public men's and women's restrooms at the transit center on Ninth Street downtown. The cost estimate as much as a four-bedroom home.
For inspiration, the 460 graduates of the University of California at Merced on Saturday could draw upon the wisdom of an ex-astronaut, their chancellor, and a fellow student and researcher as they chart their futures.
Markus Sanders refused to let food poisoning get in the way of setting Modesto Junior College history. Sanders threw the discus 184 feet, 1 inch, a personal-best by 9 feet, en route to his second title Saturday at the California Community College Track and Field Championships.
As travelers start thinking about winging off to summer vacations, many could learn a few things from expert fliers to ensure they get the best value for their money when booking flights.
Lily Fern Weatherford began singing southern gospel music in the 1940s when she joined her husband, Earl, in his quartet in in Long Beach.
My friends, we have a social problem here in Modesto a lack of pride and respect. We hear on an ongoing basis from our politicians and city promoters about the need for jobs and attracting business, and these are true and genuine concerns, but first we need to clean up.
An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.