Modesto and Stanislaus County officials say they are making very good progress in replacing two Highway 99 interchanges with new ones that have a combined cost of nearly $100 million and promise to ease traffic congestion in north Modesto.
Whether you want to ring in New Year’s Eve with music, food, dancing or more, an event planned in the Central Valley or foothills should suit your style. A roundup of many of the happenings to help welcome 2015 happening Dec. 31.
Police officers, paramedics, EMTs and other emergency-service providers all responded to a call from Congregation Beth Shalom on Christmas Day, though there was no emergency. The Modesto synagogue put out the call – for the seventh year – inviting all first responders in Stanislaus County who work on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to stop by for a meal.
Modesto police Officer Benito Chavez has served as the liaison between the department and the Shackelford neighborhood in south Modesto, and has worked closely with staff at Shackelford Elementary School. But he wanted to do something special for Christmas, so he and other officers gave a single mother and her four children a holiday they’ll never forget.
Have you heard that sitting is this era’s version of smoking? We are well aware that smoking is extremely harmful to our health. It is now becoming apparent that ill effects of prolonged sitting are also harmful.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Alan K. Cassidy and defense attorney and Modesto City Schools board member Rubén Villalobos will be entering court from the judge’s chambers, taking gavels in Stanislaus Superior Court.
The decision last week to pull the Christmas Day opening of the movie “The Interview” doesn’t sit well with a military veteran who served to protect, among other things, our rights to free speech and expression.