City officials, affordable housing advocates and others gathered Tuesday morning in downtown Modesto for the groundbreaking ceremony of Tower Park Senior Housing, a nearly $13.7 million apartment complex for low-income seniors.
Consultant John Ott‘s cerebral writing on organizational learning might not appeal to every plainspoken conservative in Stanislaus County. But county officials said it should not be confused with New Age spirituality. Rather, Ott is especially skilled at getting diverse groups to cooperate and find meaningful solutions, officials said.
A rumor that shade trees at Fremont Elementary School would be axed over spring break prompted heated discussions, with students starting a letter writing campaign to protect the campus canopy. The trees are safe for now, Modesto City Schools officials said Tuesday, and parents and students will get to have their say at a meeting being planned for later in April.
Tuesday’s mishmash begins with the departure of Belinda Rolicheck, head of the Modesto’s Haven Women’s Center for the past eight-plus years, for a private sector job in health care management; Pearl Harbor survivor’s 100th birthday; pet projects and more.
On a hilltop in Hornitos, with the ranch they both loved within view, two men linked by mutual respect, the cowboy way and final requests are now separated by only thin walls of wood and a few feet of dirt.
The City Council adopted Modesto’s latest strategic plan this week. The plan covers important issues, but offers unintentional comedic relief in renaming three of the council’s four subcommittees. The new names are vague, a mouthful to say, and raise the wrong kinds of questions for the city.