City unveils Grow Modesto Fund

Officials will unveil on Thursday today the Grow Modesto Fund, a $500,000 program to provide loans to small businesses that can’t get conventional bank loans.

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Oakdale football coach Trent Merzon believes the rivalry game with Sonora still matters 99 years later, even though the Wildcats have moved out of the Valley Oak League and the game now starts the season rather than ends it. Merzon also talks about the season ahead and the intangibles that might make this year's team special.