The Modesto Police Department released the name Sunday of the man who was stabbed to death in Mellis Park on Friday night. The suspect, who used a large machete, is still outstanding and has not been identified.
When an auction house in New Jersey planned to put up for bid a collection of artifacts from Japanese Americans who were in internment camps during World War II, Japanese Americans protested to halt the sale. The issue was of particular interest here in the Valley, where thousands of Japanese Americans were evicted from their homes and sent to camps throughout the Western states until the war ended.
A program that has provided programming for abused and at-risk youth in Stanislaus County for 13 years has dissolved, but in a final act of charity gifted its facility to another nonprofit that serves the same population.
As Modesto faces further reductions in how much water it uses, the city wants to help residents learn how they can do their part. It is starting a pilot program in which the city’s water conservation specialist will conduct water audits for the tens of thousands of single-family homes, duplexes and triplexes that use city water. It’s a voluntary program, and residents will have to request an audit.
The Modesto Junior College women’s tennis team clinched the Northern California team title with a hard-earned 5-2 win over Fresno City on Saturday. It was the Pirates’ first women’s NorCal tennis title since 1988.
The Senate passed a Medicare payment reform bill that renews some funding for six primary care residencies in California, including the physician training program at Doctors Medical Center in Modesto. Also, the Burbank Paradise Fire Protection District wants to put a tax increase before voters in the special district.