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The sign outside St. Francis Anglican Church reads think FORGIVE act. Action and forgiveness were the themes of the day, as the parishioners gathered Sunday for one last time at their church on Main Street before walking several blocks away to begin a new church in rented facilities.
Do you ever need to get somewhere quickly, but seem to hit every red light? A couple of readers complained about the lack of synchronized traffic lights, so I drove a trial loop around Modesto right about 5 p.m. last week.
The Modesto City Council will start its deliberations today on Mayor Garrad Marsh's budget proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year, which starts July 1. Marsh's budget focuses on public safety, directing nearly all of the city's expected revenue growth to police and fire.
Seth Nitschke runs cattle on grassland in Mariposa County, far from the Midwestern feedlots he used to frequent. He is part of the grass-fed beef movement.
Data Path's co-founder David Darmstandler contends that Stanislaus County would benefit if more high-tech firms could be attracted here and helped to expand.
The San Francisco Giants' prized pitching rotation took one more pounding. Barry Zito couldn't get on track in a second consecutive ineffective outing, and the Giants lost 5-0 to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.
Lily Fern Weatherford began singing southern gospel music in the 1940s when she joined her husband, Earl, in his quartet in in Long Beach.
A Valley Springs family faces the brutal loss of a child, purportedly at the hands of an intruder. Area residents rally to help. Then the family learns of a further possible tragedy, that a sibling may have committed the crime.
A manager of Chicago's Navy Pier rode the tourist spot's Ferris wheel for more than two days, bringing the world record for the longest ride to the birthplace of the amusement park favorite.
The outpouring of affection for Mel Brooks (and of items from his considerable catalogue) has included TV specials, box sets of his film and TV work, and an "American Masters" documentary premiering on PBS on Monday.