Rick Ferroni calls it his “nightmare on Elm Street” – a Salida lot filled with junk, a homeless man camped behind the home, abandoned vehicles on the street and front yards cluttered with old appliances. He complains that Stanislaus County is not doing enough to require other property owners to comply with codes.
Ripon Christian’s girls basketball team close with a 15-2 to run to spark a stirring, come-from-behind 52-46 win over top-seeded Woodland Christian in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division V semifinal Tuesday at Galt High School.
Several years passed at Covenant Village in Turlock before anyone there knew that soft-spoken resident Herb Miller had survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. But the staff plans to make a big deal out of his service when he celebrates his 100th birthday soon.
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.
The bell rings. Johansen High teens amble out of Debbie Sessa’s French class as she calls out instructions and reminders. “It’s not what you teach them, it’s that you show them you care. It’s good, at the beginning and end of class, to check in,” said Sessa, the newly named California League of High Schools 2015 Teacher of the Year.
Modesto community leaders weighed in on the new TV drama “American Crime,” which uses Modesto as its setting. After watching a screening of the premiere episode, opinions were split on the series and how it portrays the Central Valley city.
Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson no longer is a defendant in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by survivors of a locksmith killed alongside a deputy sheriff in 2012. But others in Christianson’s department remain on the hook, with a trial scheduled for August.