Crime

One dead, one in custody in Salida hit-and-run

A man in a truck drove up onto the front lawn of a house in Salida, fatally hitting another man before driving off. Authorities have one man in custody, according to Stanislaus County Sheriff’s deputy Anthony Bejaran, spokesman for the department.

Education

Beyer High Winter Formal a dance to remember

On a dance floor filled with shuffling clumps of self-conscious teenagers, they were easy to spot. They were the ones having fun. The small crowd of merrymakers arrived in one van with Beyer High PALS volunteer Katarina Argandar, joining other Beyer Patriots at the school’s Winter Formal on Saturday night.

Jeff Jardine

Jeff Jardine: Young Modesto writers make healing personal

Somerset Middle School teacher Susan Romero discovered that 15 of her students in 2012 had lost loved ones and were dealing with the emotions of those losses. So she persuaded 13 of them to write about their experience and assembled it into a book intended to help other teens face the same dilemmas.

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Pets

Lisa Moore: Dog parks are not for every pet

The great thing about a dog park is that anyone can go there with their dog – that’s also the worst thing about a dog park. I’ve been to many, and it’s troubling to see the inappropriate behavior of both dogs and humans on any given day.

Local

Stanislaus County expects to see garbage fee proposals from cities

Stanislaus County officials are awaiting proposals from cities for new agreements on garbage disposal fees. The county has offered to make its fee structure more attractive to cities such as Turlock, which is sending garbage to a lower-cost landfill in Merced. If other cities were to send most of their rubbish to out-of-county facilities, it could cause a countywide solid waste partnership to unravel.

Blogs & Columns

Ken Carlson

More Latinos signing up through health exchange

Covered California reported that a larger number of Latinos are applying for insurance from the state’s health exchange. Through Monday, more than 300,000 state residents had inquired about coverage and were found to be eligible under the federal health law. Latinos made up 50 percent of those who gave information about their ethnicity.

Pets

Lisa Moore: Dog parks are not for every pet

The great thing about a dog park is that anyone can go there with their dog – that’s also the worst thing about a dog park. I’ve been to many, and it’s troubling to see the inappropriate behavior of both dogs and humans on any given day.

Jeff Jardine

Jeff Jardine: Young Modesto writers make healing personal

Somerset Middle School teacher Susan Romero discovered that 15 of her students in 2012 had lost loved ones and were dealing with the emotions of those losses. So she persuaded 13 of them to write about their experience and assembled it into a book intended to help other teens face the same dilemmas.

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