Stanislaus County planning staff recommends approval of a land use permit for a controversial scrap-metal recycling business in south Modesto. The county permit would allow Central Valley Recycling on South Ninth Street to collect up to 2,000 tons of scrap metal per month. The business had asked for a monthly maximum of 2,500 tons.
It seemed like they’d just been through this, saying goodbye to a friend and cowboy in Hornitos. And they had, twice in the less than three years. Cowboys who worked the same ranch were buried close by, in the same cemetery. The coffin was made by the same friends who made the last one, with a notable exception: Instead of helping build it, Gary Thompson was inside it, destined to join his two dear friends in the rocky ground at the top of the hill.